Graduate Periodontics


About the Program

OU College of DentistryThe Department of Periodontics at the Universtiy of Oklahoma College of Dentistry offers a three-year graduate program in periodontics leading to a specialty certificate and a M.S. degree in periodontics. The primary focus of the program is production of excellent clinicians, who are also well educated in relevant basic sciences and principles of scientific investigation. Graduate students are required to complete an original research project and thesis.

The program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, and graduates are educationally qualified for examination by the American Board of Periodontology. All of the full-time faculty members in the Deparment of Periodontics are diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology. The starting date for this 3 year program (36-months) course of study in graduate periodontics is July 1st of each year.

The program provides a variety of clinical, didactic and research experiences. The clinical experiences available include a broad range of periodontal treatment, including the placement and maintenance of dental implants. Graduate students work closely with the other postdoctoral programs in the College of Dentistry and also assist in the education of dental students and dental hygiene students. Graduate students spend a portion of all three summers during the program in hospital rotations at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center. These rotations provide experiences in medicine, physical diagnosis, emergency medicine, ENT, maxillofacial surgery and anesthesiology. Graduates of this progarm are well prepared for careers in clinical practice and/or academic dentistry.

To apply to the program, follow this link.

Graduate Periodontics (405) 271-6531

Eros S. Chaves, DDS, MS, DMD, MBA, Program Director 

Staff Contact: Kelly McCown