Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education

Application and curriculum information about this dental school's postdoctoral program in periodontics.
Address: Department of Dental Specialties
200 First Street, SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Chair Scott F. Gruwell, DDS, MS
Postdoctoral Director Scott F. Gruwell, DDS, MS
Dean Steven H. Rose, MD
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education participates in the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program for Periodontics
Application Deadline: August 1
Application Fee: N/A Contact the program director prior to applying
Start Date: July 1
Accreditation Status: A - Approval Without Reporting Requirements
Number of Faculty Members: 2 full-time
Accept students not trained in a US or Canadian dental school?: No, Full Minnesota licensure is required.
Length of Program in months: 36
State License Required: Yes
Degrees/Certificates Offered: MS degree, certificate
Prerequisites: National Board Exam, TOEFL, dental degree, 2 letters of recommendation (at least one from a periodontist) plus dean's letter, class rank
Tuition per year: Mayo Clinic residents in the Periodontics program do not have tuition fees.
Instruments & Equipment: All instruments are supplied, including intraoral cameras
Salary and/or Stipend:

Periodontic resident stipends are:

First Year = $57,653 

Second Year = $59,662

Third Year = $62,130

In addition, a generous benefits package is also available for residents, including 15 paid vacation days per year. Details can be found online at:

First Year Enrollment: 1
Ratio of Acceptances to Applicants: 1:18
Specific Training and Duration of each in hours: pathology-20 hours, anesthesia-120 hours, implants-30 hours, nitrous oxide-12 hours,IV sedation-120 hours
Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: Approximately 30 hours a week
Type of Implant System Taught: Nobel Biocare, Straumann 
Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency: 75-100
Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 10%
Percent of Time spent in research: 5%
Percent of Time spent in clinical: 80%
Percent of Time spent in teaching: 5%
Clinical Setting: hospital
Associated Hospitals: Rochester Methodist, St. Mary's Hospital
On-Call Arrangements: none
Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 175 - 200
Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 50
Research Requirements: M.S Thesis
Residency Programs available in other Dental Specialties: Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics, Orthodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency

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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