Program Directors: Dr. Joseph Fiorellini, Periodontics and Dr. Nupur Patel, Prosthodontics, contact

This five-year program is a dual certificate program designed to provide postgraduate students with training in both periodontics and prosthodontics. Upon successful completion of the program, residents will be issued specialty certificates in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics and will attain board eligibility in both specialties. The dual training program integrates three essential areas: basic science, periodontics, and prosthodontics. Basic science includes highly integrated core courses, presented at a level to enhance and expand on the student’s knowledge of oral biology. Periodontics is a major focus of the didactic program, with emphasis on etiology, diagnosis, treatment planning, and treatment of periodontal diseases. The major emphasis of this program lies in clinical education to develop specialists who have a scholarly approach to clinical problems. The prosthodontic specialty curriculum provides progressive clinical, laboratory, and didactic training, closely supervised, at the postgraduate level in fixed, removable, implant, and digital prosthodontics. Dental microscopy, maxillofacial prosthodontics, surgical implant planning, placement, and restoration, full digital dentistry workflow, aesthetics, and the interrelation of other medical/dental clinical specialties are integrated aspects of the training.

The Dual Graduate Program in Periodontics and Prosthodontics will enroll students over five years. Students admitted into the certification program in Advanced Standing Program Periodontics will be enrolled as students for the first two years.   Students will complete their 3rd and 4th year education in the Advanced Standing Prosthodontics Program and their 5th year education in the combined Periodontics and Prosthodontics curriculum. Applicants from accredited American and Canadian dental schools, as well as international dental schools, are eligible to be considered for admission provided they submit a completed application to the Office of Graduate Education at Penn Dental Medicine. Students/residents who want to pursue the 5-year periodontics and advanced standing prosthodontics programs must first apply to the periodontics program. At the beginning of year two, the periodontics student will apply to the advanced standing program in prosthodontics for admission to the third year of the program. If the student is not admitted to the advanced standing program in prosthodontics, the student will complete only the stand-alone 3-year program in periodontics.

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