Tufts University

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: School of Dental Medicine
Department of Periodontology
One Kneeland Street
Boston, MA 02111
Program Chair Bjorn Steffensen, DDS, MS, PhD
Postdoctoral Director Y Natalie Jeong, DMD
Predoctoral Director Samuel Koo, DDS, MS, DMSc
Dean Nadeem Y. Karimbux, DMD
Website: dental.tufts.edu
Tufts University participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics.
Application Deadline: September 1 
Application Fee: $125
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 42 faculty members (7 full-time, 11 half-time, 23 Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology)
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: Yes
Length of Program in months: 36 months
State License Required: No
Degrees/Certificates Offered: Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Periodontology, Master of Science, PhD
Prerequisites: Graduate of Dental School, TOEFL (if applicable), Official Transcript, Three Letters of Recommendation in English
Tuition per year: $76,000
Instruments & Equipment: N/A
Salary and/or Stipend: N/A
First Year Enrollment: 6-8 students
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:18
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: See website for course descriptions
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 24 hours per week (average for three years)
Type of Implant System Taught: Branemark, Replace Select, 3i
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 120 average
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 30% average for the three years
Percent of Time spent in research: 5%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 63%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 7%
Clinical Setting: Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Associated Hospitals: None
On-Call Arrangements: N/A
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 400
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 55
Research Requirements: All students are required to participate in a clinical research project of their choice.
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Endodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Orthodontics, Prosthodontics

DISCLAIMER: The American Academy of Periodontology provides online Periodontal Program Information as a resource for dental students and periodontal residents. Individual periodontal programs are responsible for ensuring the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information placed on these pages.

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