University of Kentucky Program Information

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: College of Dentistry
800 Rose St Rm M-122
Lexington, KY 40536-0297
Chair Mohanad Al-Sabbagh DDS, MS
Phone:(859) 257-3003
Postdoctoral Director Dr. Dolphus R. Dawson, III
Phone:(859) 323-4735
Predoctoral Director Samuel J Jasper Jr., DDS
Phone:(859) 323-5786
Dean Stephanos Kyrkanides
Phone:(859) 323-1884
Phone: (859) 323-4735
Fax: (859) 257-1847
Application Deadline: July 30
Application Fee: None
Start Date: June 20
Accreditation Status: A   (About Accreditation)
Number of Faculty Members: 6 full-time, 6 part-time
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school: Yes
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: Yes
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Master's and Certificate in Periodontology
Prerequisites: Dental degree, class rank, National Board Exam
Tuition per year: $10,772 for Kentucky residents and $22,838 for non-residents;  scholarships are available
Instruments & Equipment: N/A
Salary and/or Stipend: TBD
First Year Enrollment: 2
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:12
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: Periodontal biology, pathology, and treatment; nitrous oxide, IV sedation; esthetic plastic surgery; implantology, sinus elevation, and implant-site development
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: About 70% of time is spent in clinical care
Type of Implant System Taught: ITI Straumann
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: Residents place 85-130 fixtures; 15+ sinus lifts
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 20%
Percent of Time spent in research: 5-10%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 65-70%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5-10%
Clinical Setting: Medical Center
Associated Hospitals: UKMC
On-Call Arrangements: Residents must take call on rotating basis
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): Variable, but substantial
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: Variable, but substantial
Research Requirements: Must complete Master's project and defend
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: OMFS, Ortho, AEGD, Pedo


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