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DMSc Periodontology

 Course Level
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

58050 USD
58050 USD

Application fee

International 105 USD
National 105 USD
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600
GRE (avg)330

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About this course

Over the last 50 years, the Division of Periodontology of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) has been dedicated to the mission of educating leaders for careers in patient care, research and academics. This mission, achieved through excellence in clinical training linked to critical thinking and the scientific method, has enabled our graduates to achieve success in private practice; in full time academics (in both faculty and administrative roles); in leadership positions in national dental organizations such as the American Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology and the International Association for Dental Research; and in discovery level and clinical research.

This academic program provides an interdisciplinary platform for individuals to become clinical scholars in the field of periodontology. All residents are required to complete an advanced degree (MMSc or DMSc) in conjunction with the periodontology certificate. The clinical component of the program is closely coupled with experience in a related discipline, such as biomedical, clinical or health care delivery research. In the clinical component, the resident is expected to become proficient in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of periodontal disease, including the management of advanced cases, which require interaction with other clinical disciplines.

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Eligibility Criteria

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100
  • TOEFL-PBT: 600
  • GRE: 330

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Course Modules

The length of the program ranges from 45 to 57 months, depending upon student research. This four-year program involves a combined DMSc and certificate in periodontology. Most students in this program seek careers in academics following graduation.

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How to Apply

  • Official transcripts (submitted to AADSAS) - Submit official transcript from all schools attended.
  • Letters of recommendation (submitted via AADSAS) Three individual letters of recommendation or one letter from a Pre-Health Committee are required. Three individual letters should be from faculty members who can speak to your academic abilities and potential for success in the program and field. At least two of these letters must be from professors in the sciences. HSDM does not accept personal references.
  • Official DAT scores - US or Canadian- submit via AADSAS
  • HSDM Application Fee* ($75 in US funds, check or money order only)  A non-refundable application fee must be submitted no later than December 15 to be considered for admission. Include the Applicant Name and Dentpin on the payment. Cash or credit cards are not accepted. Submit to:

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