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Graduate Dental Education Programs » Periodontic Residency

Program Director: Dr. Panagiota Stathopoulou,, contact

Program Overview

Approved by the American Dental Association, the periodontic residency program is designed to provide postdoctoral students with advanced training in periodontics and implantology. Upon successful completion of the program, students are issued a certificate in periodontics and are qualified for examination by the American Board of Periodontology.

In addition to the core basic science courses required for all graduate students, the department arranges further basic science courses related to periodontics. Other features of the program include clinical seminars, planned reading seminars, interschool symposia, and an extensive guest lecture series.

The highly respected research environment at Penn Dental Medicine and throughout the University of Pennsylvania provides a valuable opportunity for students applying to residency programs to combine their specialty training with advanced research and academic opportunities. To that end, Penn Dental Medicine offers a Master of Science in Oral Biology (MSOB) and a Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) that can be earned concurrent with a specialty certificate, preparing students to successfully enter the field of academic dentistry while also becoming skilled clinicians in specialty care. Through the MSOB and DScD programs, students are encouraged to pursue their individual research interests with projects that can span the diverse disciplines and research labs within Penn Dental Medicine’s basic and clinical sciences and across the University.

Academic Track: MSOB and certificate (3 years), DScD and certificate (5 years)
Clinical Certificate Track: certificate only (3 years)

Clinical Education

This program has a strong clinical component. Students are exposed to all facets of clinical periodontics, including complex restorative treatment, periodontal prosthesis, tooth movement and adjunctive orthodontics, orthodontics for periodontically-involved cases, periodontal surgery, implant therapy, and integration of all facets of complex dentistry.

Program Faculty

Program Director

Standing Faculty

Academic Support Staff/Associated Faculty

  • Harold S. Baumgarten, DMD

    Clinical Professor of Periodontics

  • Uri Hangorsky, DDS, MS

    Clinical Professor of Periodontics
    Associate Dean for Student Life

  • Ernesto Lee, DMD

    Clinical Professor of Periodontics
    Director, Postdoctoral Periodontal Prosthesis Program

  • Michael Robert Norton, BDS, FDS, RCS(Ed)

    Adjunct Professor
    Departmet of Periodontics

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University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030