Certificate Program 

The graduate certificate program in Periodontology is designed to qualify candidates for specialty practice and examination for certification by the American Board of Periodontology. It is a 36 month, continuous program (12 academic quarters). The program consists of course work in the basic sciences, laboratory, theory, clinic, and research in related fields. The program begins on July 1 each year.

Selection Process

More information on applying to our Advanced Education programs

Completed PASS applications and all required supporting documentation received in the Office of Admissions by the specified PASS/Program deadline will be forwarded to the Department of Periodontology for review. Interviews are by invitation only and are granted to those applicants that present competitive applications. Applicants are generally notified of their status in December.

Master of Science Degree

A Master of Science degree in a basic science (e.g. oral molecular biology) may be completed along with the required course work for the graduate certificate. The graduate degree program is designed to provide the candidate with additional research and didactic experience to include a thesis or research paper.

Specific questions regarding the program should be directed to:

James A. Katancik, DDS, PhD
Interim Director, Advanced Education Program in Periodontics
Professor & Chair, Department of Periodontology
School of Dentistry
2730 SW Moody Ave. 
Portland, OR 97201
Phone (503) 494-8874
Fax (503) 418-2001

Supplemental application materials and specific questions regarding the application process should be directed to:

Admissions Office
School of Dentistry
2730 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97201
Phone (503) 494-5274
Fax (503) 494-6244

Gainful Employment Regulations

Federal regulations require disclosure of certain information for graduate certificate programs that the U.S. Department of Education defines as "Gainful Employment " programs.  Click on the link for information on the U.S. Department of Labor's Standard Occupational Classification, program length, estimated tuition and fees as well as other information for the Periodontic certificate program.