Mission and Goals


The overall mission of the Advanced Education Program in Periodontics is to train specialists in the knowledge, skills and practice of Periodontics and in the process foster a philosophy of continuing scholarly activity, professional development and lifelong learning.


  1. To provide the special knowledge and skills required to train specialists to diagnose and treat all forms and severities of periodontal diseases.
  2. To prepare and graduate individuals whose knowledge is biologically and evidence based.
  3. To foster an attitude of lifelong learning.
  4. To prepare and encourage graduates to seek board certification by the American Academy of Periodontology.
  5. To instill in students a commitment to community service.