The Postdoctoral Periodontics Program at Columbia began in 1947, and is one of the oldest such university-based dental programs in the world. The full-time, 36-month-long, strongly clinically focused program within the Division of Periodontics prepares licensed dentists to practice the specialty of periodontics, either in private practice or in research. The program includes courses in the theory and practice of periodontics and implantology, as well as in the basic biological and related medical sciences. Students are also given the opportunity to assist in clinical instruction in the predoctoral dental program. Two parallel tracks are available:
A primarily clinical track that leads to a Certificate in Periodontics, and
Many of the program’s clinical faculty members—who represent a variety of approaches to clinical problems—are Diplomats of the American Board of Periodontology. The program’s alumni association now includes more than 280 members, including nine Presidents of the American Academy of Periodontology, eight Directors of the American Board of Periodontology, two deans, and several department heads, as well as authors of numerous research projects, peer-reviewed articles, and textbooks.
Prospective postdoctoral students seeking admission for the 2016 starting class may submit applications online through July 1, 2015. All applications must be received online. Applicants must have a DDS/DMD or equivalent dental degree (LDS, BDS, etc.). This program does not require the GRE. In addition to your application, you must submit the following:
Some applicants will be chosen for admission interviews, which are required before acceptance.
Please send all supporting documentation to:
James B. Fine, D.M.D
Division of Periodontics
College of Dental Medicine
630 West 168th Street
P&S Box 20
New York, NY 10032