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Dentistry (Concentration in Periodontics), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) , VA,
The didactic requirements of the M.S.D. are combined with the goals of the M.S.D. program to provide the student with a strong clinical background which is supported by a strong background in research methodology.

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Program goals:

  • To provide an academic environment for inquiry in which expertise and knowledge in basic sciences and clinical periodontics can be achieved
  • To provide a sound background in medicine as it applies to the periodontal patient
  • To provide a sound background in oral pathology
  • To be able to interpret, critique and apply periodontal and associated literature
  • To develop sound diagnostic, clinical, nonsurgical and surgical skills
  • To provide didactic instruction and clinical training in the area of dental implants
  • To provide methods of pain and anxiety control, including ADA certification in intravenous conscious sedation
  • To provide an environment for the interpretation and implementation of research
  • Enable successful completion of the American Board of Periodontology exam
  • To develop sound lifelong didactic and clinical learning skills
  • To provide specialists in periodontics for community health care, professional service and dental education
Student learning outcomes:
  • To provide an academic environment for inquiry in which expertise and knowledge in basic sciences and clinical periodontics are achieved
  • To provide a sound background in medicine as it applies to the periodontal patient
  • To provide a sound background in oral pathology with a100 percent completion of oral pathology rotation
  • To be able to interpret, critique and apply periodontal and associated literature with a 100 percent completion of periodontal courses measured
  • To develop sound diagnostic clinic, nonsurgical and surgical skills
  • To provide didactic instruction and clinical training in the area of dental implants
  • To provide methods of pain and anxiety control, including ADA certification in intravenous conscious sedation
  • To provide an environment for the interpretation and implementation of research with a100 percent successful completion of biostatistics and research design in dentistry course
  • Enable successful completion of the American Board of Periodontology written and oral examinations
  • To develop sound lifelong didactic and clinical learning skills
  • To provide specialists in periodontics for community health care, professional service and dental education with a 100 percent graduate participation in specialty clinical practice

Accreditation

  • Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Introduction to Periodontics
  • Principles of Periodontics
  • Implantology
  • Medicine: Oral Medicine Seminar
  • Periodontal Literature Review

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    119 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

  • Application to graduate study, including the application for Virginia in-state tuition.
  • Personal statement submitted with the online application.
  • $70 application fee.
  • T​​hree reference letters submitted through the online application.
  • Transcripts from each institution you attended are required. 
  • Official test scores, if required by your program.
  • Your resume, if requested by the department to which you are applying.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27971 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27971 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    14497 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14497 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Richmond

  • 1071 - 1750 USD/month
    Living Costs

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