Master of Dentistry Program in Periodontics

General Program Information: Admission Requirements:

General Program Information:


Program Description

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. In addition, two faculty prosthodontics rotate through the graduate periodontics clinic 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.

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 medical anesthesia department.

The application deadline to be accepted for the program in 2012 is September 1st, 2011.

Equipment and Facilities:

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 also have a rotation to the hospital dental clinic at the adjacent Health Sciences Centre. 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.

Residents are required to supply their own instruments (est. $6,200.00) and a camera set-up suitable for clinical photography (est. $2,400.00). They are expected to have a suitable laptop computer and office software.

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Current tuition fee information for domestic and international students is available on the registrar's website:

For International students, who are government sponsored, there is an additional fee assessment.

Note: The University reserves the right to make changes and revisions to tuition and other fees.

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Courses Offered:

Specialty Courses:

  • Advanced Clinical Periodontics
  • Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium Part I & II
  • Clinical Practice in Periodontics
  • TMD/Occlusion
  • Review of Periodontal Literature
  • Implantology

Research Course

  • Dental Implantology

Basic Science Courses:

  • Advanced Anatomy of the Head and Neck
  • Infectious Diseases and the Oral Cavity
  • Advanced Oral Pathology

Supportive Courses:

  • Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis
  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Biostatistics
The student 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.


Research project in a specified area selected in consultation with the Program Director and the Department Head, is a requirement.

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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) applicants must attain a score of at least 550; IELTS applicants must attain a score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 on the written component will also be accepted.

International Students:

Please follow the link below regarding more information for International Students

Applications must be submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by September 1st of the year preceding admission.

Application forms can be obtained from the University of Manitoba Graduate Studies website .

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  • Graduate Studies application form
  • Two letters of reference
  • Dean's Letter - Dean of the dental school from which you received your dental degree
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of Intenet
If you are interested in applying for the Graduate Periodontics Program, please submit the above to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre
Universityof Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada
Ph: 204.474.9377  Fax: 204.474.7553

Ensure that you have read over the Academic Integrity notice:

Commencement dates and required equipment:

Successful applicants are expected to start their program in August of their acceptance year.

Applicant's are advised that they will be required to purchase the following items:
  1. Digital Camera
  2. Up to date laptop computer
  3. Periodontal instrument kit
  4. Surgical scrubs
  5. Recommended textbooks
  6. ACLS certification course to be provided during training but not included in the tuition fees
 download the "Dean's Letter" here
(PDF document, 1 page, 26 kb)

  You will need Adobe Acrobat to open these documents. 

For more inquiries, please contact:
Graduate Periodontics Program
Dental Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry
University of Manitoba
D343 - 780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB Canada, R3E 0W2

Fax: 204.272.3077

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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.