The degree program in Periodontology offered at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Manitoba is an accredited Master of Dentistry program in Periodontics. Its goal is to provide advanced education and training in the field of periodontology and surgical implant dentistry to prepare graduates to pursue careers in clinical practice, academics and research. The program minimum of 36 months duration and two to three dentists are accepted every 2 continuous years (total of 5 residents in the program at any given time).
During the three years of study, a considerable portion of time is devoted to clinical practice and in exposing residents to all facets of modern periodontology and surgical implantology. In addition residents will receive training to certify them in the use of in-office IV conscious sedation.
The program is further enhanced by close collaboration with Oral Pathology, as well as with the Graduate Orthodontic Program through joint seminars and case presentations; more complex prosthodontic cases are treated in collaboration with two implant fellows. In addition, faculty prosthodontists rotate through the graduate periodontics clinic monthly to provide comprehensive treatment planning experience for the residents.
From a research perspective, emphasis is placed on clinical research with expectations of original research and a manuscript suitable for submission for publication. Research in the oral systemic domain is of particular interest in the division, since the Faculty of Dentistry has a unique center in oral systemic disease. Additionally clinical research in the field of ailing/failing implants is of interest to the division of Periodontology.
Strengths of the program include low instructor/resident ratio, well balanced clinical and didactic programs with a critical approach to literature, opportunities for clinical research and a comprehensive IV sedation course administered by the Faculty of Medicine - Anesthesia department. The use of dental microscopes and an introduction to microsurgery are also part of the training in our institution.
General Program Information:
The Graduate Program in Periodontology has at its disposal a graduate clinic containing seven fully equipped dental units, radiographic equipment, and treatment planning space. Residents have personal lockers, office space and dental assistants and hygienists, and dental hygiene students are available to support activities of the Program. In addition to full time Periodontists, practicing Periodontists from the community also teach in the Program part-time.
The residents will accumulate a minimum of 1,200 hours clinical experience of which approximately 100 hours will be spent in the hospital dental clinic. The clinical program will lead to proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of periodontal diseases, management of patients with facial pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction and experience in Implantology.
DDSS 7010 - Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium Part I & II
DDSS 7050 - Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis
DDSS 7120 - Advanced Clinical Periodontics
DDSS 7130 - TMD/Occlusion
DDSS 7150 - Review of Periodontal Literature
DDSS 7210 - Clinical Practice in Periodontics
DDSS 7220 – Essay/Research Project
DDSS 7230 - Advanced Oral Pathology
DDSS 7300 - Implantology
Research project in a specified area selected in consultation with the Program Director and the Department Head, is a requirement.
Applicants for admission to the program of study leading to a Master of Dentistry (Periodontics) must have:
• Dental Degree
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) applicant must attain a score of at least 550; International English Language Testing System IELTS applicant must attain a score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 on the written component.
International Students Application Requirements
• Comply with provincial requirements for licensing with the Manitoba Dental Association
• Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) certificate /International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
The Department of Dental Diagnostic and the Faculty of Graduate Studies are involved in the application processing; therefore, two separate (non-refundable) fees are required.
Our Department requires a $50 processing fee and the Faculty of Graduate Studies requires a $100 processing fee.
Along with your application documents, please enclose two cheques or money orders made payable to the University of Manitoba (ONLY CHEQUES/MONEY ORDERS THAT ARE IN CANADIAN FUNDS WILL BE ACCEPTED).
1. Graduate Studies application form
2. Two letters of reference
3. Dean's Letter - Dean of the dental school from which you received your dental degree
4. Curriculum Vitae
5. Letter of Intent
Applicants are advised that they will be required to purchase the following items:
• Digital Camera
• Laptop computer
• Periodontal instrument kit (purchased through Dental Stores at the Faculty of Dentistry)
• Surgical scrubs
• Recommended textbooks
• ACLS certification course (provided during training; not included in tuition fees)
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For more inquiries, please contact:
Graduate Periodontics Program
Visit the Graduate Studies website
If you are interested in applying for any of the Dentistry Graduate programs, please visit the U of M Graduate Studies Department website for the required forms and information.