Advanced Education Program in Periodontics

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About the Program

The Advanced Education Program in Periodontics is a 36-month, full-time program beginning July 1. It is designed to meet the eligibility requirements of the American Dental Association for specialization in periodontics and for the certifying examination given by the American Board of Periodontology. Three students are accepted each year.

Training is provided at the School of Dental Medicine and at affiliated teaching hospitals, including Stony Brook University Medical Center. The program objective is to produce highly educated and clinically competent periodontists proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of the various forms of periodontal diseases. Significant training is given in implantology, oral and periodontal plastic surgery, oral reconstructive surgery, parenteral intravenous moderate sedation, and periodontal medicine. Educational objectives are accomplished through lectures, seminars, case presentation conferences, and clinical practice.

The receipt of a certificate in periodontics is dependent upon satisfactory completion of all scheduled courses, a portfolio of 20 written completed case reports, and passing in-service, oral comprehensive examinations and simulated American Board of Periodontology examinations.

 

Coursework Requirements

The didactic curriculum complements the residents’ clinical experiences. The core curriculum offers the knowledge and experience required in the medical and dental management of the pediatric and special needs patient. In addition, the curriculum meets the eligibility requirements of the ADA Committee on Dental Accreditation Standards for Advanced Education in Pediatric Dentistry and the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Year I Requirements

Course Title

Hours

Introduction to Postdoctoral Periodontics

95

Geriatrics

9

Physical Diagnosis and Medical Risk Assessment

12

Oral Pathology and Medicine

36

Implantology

40

Normal and Reparative Tissue Development in the Oral Cavity (HDO 531)

26

Host Parasite Interactions (HDO 532)

26

Regional Anatomy, Orofacial Neuroscience and Pain Conditions (HDO 533)

26

Anesthesiology

160

Sedation

60

Restoring Dental Implants

18

Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders

10

Statistics and Data Analysis (HAS 550)

45

Ethics and Professionalism in Dental Practice

9

Literature Review (Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium (HDO 530)/Clinical Periodontology)

70

Current Periodontology and Implantology Literature Review

50

Conferences in Clinical Periodontics I

76

Surgical Seminars I

720

Periodontal Clinic I

45

Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review and Treatment Planning Seminar

10

Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar

10

Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics

8

Postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds

9

Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminars

12

Research Project in Clinical Periodontics I (Elective)

 TBD


Year II Requirements

Course Title

Hours

Periodontal Clinic I

1088

Conferences in Clinical Periodontics II

76

Surgical Seminars II

45

Current Periodontology and Implantology Literature Review II

50

Treatment Planning Seminars in Implant Dentistry

50

Literature Review (Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium (HDO 530)/Clinical Periodontology)

70

Prosthodontics

12

Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review and Treatment Planning Seminar

10

Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar

10

Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics

8

Postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds

9

Research Project in Clinical Periodontics II (Elective)

 TBD


Year III Requirements

Course Title

Hours

Periodontal Clinic III

1088

Conferences in Clinical Periodontics III

76

Surgical Seminars III

45

Current Periodontology and Implantology Literature Review

50

Treatment Planning Seminars in Implant Dentistry

50

Literature Review (Biology and Pathology of the Periodontium (HDO 530)/Clinical Periodontology)

TBD

Practice Management

6

Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review and Treatment Planning Seminar

10

Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar

10

Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics

8

Postdoctoral Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds

9

Research Project in Clinical Periodontics III (Elective)

 TBD

Research Opportunities

To explore research opportunities within Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine, please visit the Office of Research page or contact Dr. Stephen Walker, Interim Director for Research. 

Tuition and Fees

The State University of New York (SUNY) determines the tuition. Information about tuition and fees can be found at the following website: https://dentistry.stonybrookmedicine.edu/dentalfinancial/cost.

 

Meet Our Team

Program Director:  Hossein Bassir, DDS, DMSc
Phone: (631) 638-3664 | Email: seyed.bassir@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Faculty:
John A. Diana, DDS
Kathleen M. Frost, DDS
Vincent J. Iacono, DMD
Brandon G. Katz, DDS
Gary D. Kitzis, DMD
Jennifer L. Kraus, DDS
Srinivas Myneni, DDS, MS, PhD
Alex G. Pappas, DDS
Georgios Romanos, DDS, PhD
John A. Rose, DDS
Caroline Rubino, DDS, MA
Steven M. Zove, DDS

 

 

Application Information

 

Application Requirements:

  • Passed Part I, National Dental Board Examination
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Report postdoctoral Dental Match Program Code to PASS
  • Submit PASS application on line
  • Application requires a $100.00 fee. Visit our PASS website for the link to submit your payment

Admission Requirements:

  • Passed Parts I and II, National Dental Board Examination
  • Earned a D.M.D./D.D.S degree or equivalent

Application: 
The application deadline is August 1 of the year preceding matriculation. The Stony Brook University Advanced Education Program in Periodontics participates in the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) PASS program and the National Matching Service program.

Questions regarding the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics can be directed to Sdm.periodontics@stonybrookmedicine.edu.