This is part of our graduate education: MSc or PhD program with specialist clinical training.


Program director 

Dr. Vanessa Mendes

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Length of program

MSc: 3 years (minimum)

PhD: This program is currently under review and not being offered.

Important dates

Application window: April 1 – June 1

Interview notifications: Mid July

Program start: First week of July

Number of spaces available across MSc and PhD 3
Main teaching team

Dr. Douglas Deporter

Dr. Michael Glogauer

Dr. Michael Goldberg

Dr. Jim Yuan Lai

Dr. Vanessa Mendes

Dr. Howard Tenenbaum

You will prepare for a career in periodontics by experiencing all facets of modern periodontology and implantology. 

You will be trained in advanced surgical techniques, including:

  • periodontal regeneration
  • periodontal plastics
  • guided bone regeneration
  • sinus lifts 
  • immediate implants and restorations
  • single drug IV sedation. 

You will also take part in hospital rotations covering:

  • hospital-based periodontics
  • craniofacial pain
  • oral medicine 
  • oral pathology. 

How you will spend your time

(on average, may vary from year to year)

Clinic (patients) 45%; research 30%; lectures/seminars 20%; hospital rotations 5%

What this program enables you to do

The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada and the Commission on Dental Accreditation in the United States through a reciprocal agreement.

Completion of this program will allow you to take the:

  • National Dental Specialty Examination (the National Dental Examining Board of Canada)
  • Fellowship Examination (Royal College of Dentists of Canada)
  • Diplomate Examination (American Board of Periodontology).

How to apply

Follow the standard application process on How to become a specialist dentist.