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.
USC application deadline: September 1 PASS deadline: August 18
How to Apply
The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC uses theAmerican Dental Education Association’s Postdoctoral Application Support Service’s (PASS) centralized application for its specialty certificate programs.
In addition to the PASS application, all Periodontics Program applicants must submit a non-refundable processing fee of $85 ($145 for international applicants) to the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Office of Admissions. We will accept a personal check, cashier/bank check, or money order made payable to USC. Please indicate the program you are applying to on the check.
If you are applying to the optional combined master’s program, also submit:
- Official undergraduate transcripts
- Official Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) results
Mail your supplementary packet, all in one envelope, to:
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
Office of Admissions
File No. 121452
Los Angeles, CA 90074-2145
Cost of Attendance
This program does not provide a stipend.
Estimated cost of attendance for 2014-2015
|Direct Costs||Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Student Health Center Fee||$671||$761||$761|
|Gown Usage Fee||$220||$165||$165|
|Topping Student Aid Fund||$16||$16||$16|
|Graduate Orientation Fee||$50||$0||$0|
|Grad Student Programming Fee||$75||$75||$75|
|Grad Student Services Fee||$25||$25||$25|
|Total Direct Costs||$86,200||$86,148||$84,651|
|Allowances for Indirect Costs|
|Room and Board||$21,344||$21,344||$21,344|
|Estimated Cost of Attendance||$113,340||$113,288||$111,791|
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.