Periodontic/Orthodontic Program

Periodontic/Orthodontic Program

Program Director: Dr. Nipul Tanna, contact

Program Overview

Applicants to this joint program must be accepted by both the Periodontic and Orthodontic admissions committees. It features two tracks:

The Clinical Track (Duration of program: 4 years)

In this track, the first year provides a comprehensive background in periodontics through extensive literature reviews, seminars, and clinical practice. Selected periodontal case are continued into the second year, which focuses on formal training in orthodontics, orthodontic preclinical laboratories, and the beginning of clinical training in several multi-band techniques. The third and fourth years consists primarily of orthodontic seminars, clinical practice of periodontics and orthodontics, and evaluation of post-treatment periodontal cases. Third- and fourth-year students also do limited teaching.

Graduates in this program are fully certified and board eligible in both periodontics and orthodontics. The four-year track will develop skilled clinicians who will be able to practice and teach in a clinical setting.

The Academic Track (Duration of program: 5 years)

The academic track is designed to prepare students for full-time academia as highly-trained clinicians in periodontics, orthodontics, and dental educators. This program is planned in cooperation with a research preceptor and leads to a Master of Science in Oral Biology. The program is planned and balanced by the Departments of Periodontics and Orthodontics and the research preceptor, so students can undertake clinical research while also being competently trained as a clinician.

Students will also have courses in the School of Education and have teaching responsibilities.

Clinical Education

The clinical portion of the program is the same for both tracks. The first year focuses on periodontics with selected periodontal cases continuing into the second year, which includes the beginning of clinical training in several multi-band orthodontic techniques. Students continue to build their clinical skills the third and fourth years, practicing in both periodontics and orthodontics.

All clinical practice takes place in Penn Dental Medicine’s Brainerd F. Swain Orthodontic Clinic and its D. Walter Cohen and Morton Amsterdam Periodontal Clinic.

Admissions Process

Application Deadline: October 1 — See Graduate Dental Education Programs Admissions Requirements and Procedures for detailed information and instructions.

An applicant to be considered for admissions to the Periodontics-Orthodontic Dentistry Program requires:

Participation in PASS

Please note that the ADEA PASS website will accept applications until February 7, 2020.

Supplemental Application sent directly to the school by October 1 — See Graduate Dental Education Programs Admissions Requirements and Procedures for detailed information and instructions.

All application materials will be reviewed by the Periodontics-Orthodontic Program Admissions Committee. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who have already committed to another program will not be considered/ Decisions to interview applicants will be made by the Committee and such decisions will be communicated to applicants directly from the Orthodontic Department. Qualified candidates are selected for an interview based upon the following criteria, but not limited to: past academic performance, class standing, motivation and interest, personal and career goals, experiences beyond pre-doctoral education, evidence of scholarly activity, letters of evaluations.

Although the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score is not a requirement for admission, GRE scores will be accepted for those applying to the Periodontics-Orthodontics Program. Please use the GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code Number 6962 and indicate Penn Dental Medicine as the official score recipient to submit score reports.

A personal interview is required as part of the selection process. Selected applicants are invited to interview at Penn Dental Medicine on a single day. Interview invitations will be sent via email shortly after the application deadline. Travel and lodging information will be sent to you via email from the administrative staff of the Orthodontic Department. The interview day will be scheduled with both the Periodontics and Orthodontics Departments.

Official letters of acceptance are sent within 10 days of the release of Match results from Penn Dental Medicine’s Office of Graduate Dental Education. The accepted candidate is obligated to submit a non-refundable acceptance deposit in the amount of $1,000 within ten business days of acceptance notification from Penn Dental Medicine. The Office of Graduate Dental Education provides assistance to coordinate pre-enrollment activities such as establishing a PennKey for access to the University’s online resources, establishing a university email address, and initiating the visa process for international students.

Applicants to this joint program must be accepted by both the Periodontics and Orthodontics admissions committees.

Admissions & Academics
Program Faculty

Nipul Tanna

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics, Director of Postdoctoral Periodontics/Orthodonics Program

Manjunatha Benakanakere

Research Assistant Professor

Chun-Hsi Chung

Associate Professor of Orthodontics,
Chauncey M. F. Egel Endowed Chair,
Director, Postdoctoral Orthodontics Program

Joseph P. Fiorellini

Professor and Director, Postdoctoral Periodontics Program

Dana T. Graves

Professor, Vice Dean for Scholarship and Research Director, Doctor of Science in Dentistry Program

Uri Hangorsky

Interim Chair and Clinical Professor of Periodontics Associate Dean for Student Life, Admissions & PASS Program

Geelsu Hwang

Research Assistant Professor

Hyeran Helen Jeon

Assistant Professor of Orthodontics

Solomon Katz

Professor Emeritus

Hyun (Michel) Koo

Professor

Jonathan Korostoff

Professor of Periodontics, Director, Master of Science in Oral Biology Program

Kensuke Matsumoto

Instructor, Co-Clinical Director in Orthodontics

Campo Perez

Instructor

Alan M. Polson

Professor Emeritus

Yu (Taylor) Wang

Instructor

Mahsa Abdolhosseini

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Ali Aratsu

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Lyusya Badishan

Clinical Associate

Paul J. Batastini

Clinical Professor

Paul Batastini, Jr.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Harold S. Baumgarten

Clinical Professor of Periodontics

Meryl A. Baurmash

Clinical Associate

Robert M. Benedon

Clinical Professor of Periodontics

Jean Bichara

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Daniel Bills

Clinical Associate

Alan Borislow

Adjunct Associate Professor

Normand Simon J. Boucher

Clinical Associate Professor

I. Stephen Brown

Adjunct Professor

Matthew Busch

Adjunct Assistant Professor

John J. Cacovean

Lecturer

Daniel W. Cassarella

Clinical Associate

Stefani Cheung

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Minn Alexandre Cho

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Kimberly F. Christie

Clinical Associate

Guy T. Coby

Clinical Associate Professor of Orthodontics, Co-Director of Orthodontic Clinic

Caleb Cross

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Patrick Taylor Cuozzo

Clinical Associate

Harold A. De Haven, Jr.

Clinical Professor of Periodontics

Robert Denmark

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Hayward Drane

Clinical Associate

Howard Paul Fraiman

Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics and Director Post Doctoral Periodontal Prosthesis Program

Lizeng Gao

Adjunct Professor

Gail Childers

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Rebekka Gerson

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Joseph Ghafari

Adjunct Professor

Peter Michael Greco

Co-Director Orthodontic Clinic and Clinical Professor of Orthodontics

Guoqiang Guan

Clinical Assistant Professor

Douglas Harte

Clinical Associate

Pouya Hatam

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

John Hayes

Clinical Associate

Eric Howard

Clinical Associate

Sam Kadan

Clinical Associate

Brian Kasten

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Mark R. Kazmierski

Lecturer

Yongkun Kim

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Daniel Kubikian

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics, Adjunct Assistant Professor

Atsushi Kubota

Adjunct Professor

Ernesto Lee

Clinical Professor of Periodontics

Kee Joon Lee

Adjunct Professor

Barry Paul Levin

Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics

Richard Levitt

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Kevin Patrick Lucas

Clinical Assistant Professor

Arnold J. Malerman

Clinical Professor

Alan M. Meltzer

Clinical Professor of Periodontics

Edward A. Marcus

Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics

Rosario Felizardo Mayro

Clinical Associate Professor

Vincent D. Mongiovi

Clinical Associate

Vanessa Morenzi

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Jeffrey M. Morton

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

David R. Musich

Clinical Professor

Hyun-Duck Nah-Cederquist

Clinical Associate Professor

Mana Nejadi

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Michael Robert Norton

Adjunct Professor

Robert Anthony Penna

Clinical Associate

Michael Angelo Perillo

Clinical Assistant Professor

Giulio Rasperini

Adjunct Professor

Louis F. Rose

Clinical Professor of Periodontics

Andre Ruest

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Hector L. Sarmiento

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Shalin R. Shah

Clinical Associate

David R. Silver

Clinical Associate Professor of Periodontics

Jerome H. Sklaroff

Clinical Professor

Mehrdad Soheili

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Tejjy Thomas

Clinical Associate

Gustavo Viggiano

Lecturer

Vanessa Wang

Clinical Associate

Arnold Weisgold

Adjunct Professor

Eric C. Weiss

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Douglas W. White

Clinical Assistant Professor

Leslie Anne Will

Adjunct Professor

Michael D. Yasner

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Endodontics

Howard Yen

Clinical Assistant Professor of Periodontics

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