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 AY 2021-2022 Credits Hours
Introduction To Postdoctoral Periodontics 4 148
Geriatrics 0 8
Physical Diagnosis and Medical Risk Assessment 0 12
Implantology   1 40
Normal and Reparative Tissue Development in the Oral Cavity  (HDO 531) 2 26
Host Parasite Interactions (HDO 532) 2 26
Regional Anatomy, Orofacial Neuroscience and Pain Conditions (HDO 533) 2 26
Anesthesiology 4 160
Sedation 1 60
Restoring Dental Implants 1 18
Occlusion and Temporomandibular Disorders 0 10
Research Design and Biostatistics 0 18
Ethics and Professionalism in Dental Practice 0 9
Literature Review (Biology & Pathology of the Periodontium [HDO 530]) 4 70
Current Periodontology and Implantology Literature Review I 1 50
Conferences in Clinical Periodontics I 1 76
Surgical Seminars I     1 45
Periodontal Clinic I 15 720
Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review/Treatment Planning Seminar 0 10
Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar 1 20
Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics 0 9
Implant Treatment Planning Considerations  0 9
Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology Seminars 0 12
Research Project for MS in Biomedical Sciences   TBD
Sub-Total 40 1582
Year II AY 2022-2023 Credits Hours
Periodontal Clinic II 18 1088
Advanced Oral Pathology & Medicine 2 18
Conferences in Clinical Periodontics II 2 76
Surgical Seminars II  2 45
Current Periodontology and Implantology Literature Review II 2 50
Treatment Planning Seminars in Restorative/Implant Dentistry I 3 50
Literature Review (Clinical Periodontology) 4 70
Prosthodontics 0 12
Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review/Treatment Planning Seminar 0 10
Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar 2 20
Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics 0 9
Laser Dentistry and Advances in Laser-Assisted Periodontal and Implant Therapy 1 16
Implant Treatment Planning Considerations  0 9
Research Project for MS in Biomedical Sciences 2 TBD
Sub-Total 38 1473
Year III AY 2023-2024 Credits Hours
Periodontal Clinic III 18 1088
Conferences in Clinical Periodontics III 2 76
Surgical Seminars III 2 45
Current Periodontology and Implantology Literature Review III 3 50
Treatment Planning Seminars in Restorative/Implant Dentistry II 3 50
Practice Management 0 6
Orthodontic and Periodontal Literature Review/Treatment Planning Seminar 0 10
Periodontic/Prosthodontic Treatment Planning Seminar 2 20
Unexpected Outcomes in Periodontics 0 9
Implant Therapy in Practice 0 18
Provisionalization of Dental Imlants 0 24
Implant Treatment Planning Considerations  0 9
Research Project for MS in Biomedical Sciences   TBD
Sub-Total 30 1405
                                                                   Total 108 4460

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/student/costofattendance.

 

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.