Periodontology represents one of the foundations of science for all clinical dentistry. The Periodontics Program at the Ostrow School of Dentistry offers two courses of study:
- a 36-month, 180-unit course leading to a certificate in periodontology
- a 36-month, 183-unit course leading to both a certificate in periodontology and a Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology
Both courses prepare residents in all aspects of periodontics, including:
- scientific literature
- research methodology
Emphasis is placed on the interaction of periodontics with other specialties and within general dentistry. Residents also gain teaching experience in didactic and clinical settings. Multiple avenues exist to interact and learn more about the clinical and didactic aspects of the residency program through our preceptorship, externship, or exchange programs. Requests for participation in any of the programs can be submitted to the Advanced Periodontology Program Director, Dr. Homa Zadeh. Graduates of the Periodontology Program have gone on to practice with great distinction as program directors and in private practice in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
PASS deadline: September 1
How to Apply
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses theAmerican Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs. Supplemental materials are not to be sent to Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
In addition to the PASS application, all Periodontics Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants) online or by mail.
To pay online, visit our Online Payment Portal. An email confirmation will be sent once payment is submitted.
USC will also accept personal check, cashier check, or money order made payable to USC School of Dentistry. Please include your PASS ID number on the check or money order and mail to:
USC School of Dentistry
925 W. 34th Street, DEN 201
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641
Cost of Attendance
This program does not provide a stipend.
Estimated cost of attendance for 2017-2018
|Direct Costs||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Instrument Management System Fee||$920||$915||$915|
|Dental Equipment||Please contact your department|
|Dental Gown Usage Fee||$165||$165||$165|
|Topping Student Aid Fund||$16||$16||$16|
|Student Programming Fee||$80||$80||$80|
|Student Service Fee||$28||$28||$28|
|Total Direct Costs||$95,011||$94,945||$94,945|
|Allowances for Indirect Cost|
|Room & Board||$21,996||$22,272||$22,272|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$122,995||$123,205||$123,205|
U.S. Department of Education Disclosure
For certificate programs that meet federal Title IV eligibility, USC is required by the U.S. Department of Education to disclose certain Gainful Employment (GE) information. The following Gainful Employment Disclosure Template link provides information regarding related jobs, cost, loan debt and completion rate for the program:
Please note that all matriculating students must comply with the university’s health requirements.