M.Sc. On Campus

Dentistry (Concentration in Periodontics)

Virginia Commonwealth University

36 months
25956 USD/year
25956 USD/year
12618 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The didactic requirements of the M.S.D. are combined with the goals of the Dentistry (Concentration in Periodontics) program from Virginia Commonwealth University to provide the student with a strong clinical background which is supported by a strong background in research methodology.


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

Program objectives

The objectives of the Dentistry (Concentration in Periodontics) program from Virginia Commonwealth University:

  • To be exposed to the basic sciences and be able to apply concepts to clinical periodontics
  • To be able to critically critique and interpret the old and new literature
  • To have an understanding of oral pathology and medicine as it applies to management of the periodontal patient
  • To have residents become exposed to and proficient in multiple nonsurgical and surgical treatment modalities
  • To become competent in the treatment planning, site preparation, surgical placement and maintenance of dental implants
  • To obtain competency and certification in enteral and parental conscious sedation
  • To complete research, M.S.D. and prepare a paper for presentation and publication
  • To prepare the student to successfully complete Part I and II of the American Board of Periodontology examination
  • To develop communication and presentation skills and lifelong learners

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Update in Practice Administration

  • Biostatistics and Research Design in Dentistry
  • Orthodontic-Periodontic-AEGD Conference 
  • Interdisciplinary Care Conference 
  • Thesis Guidance 
  • Dentistry
  • Physical Diagnosis
  • Anesthesiology Rotation
  • Conscious Sedation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


119 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Personal statement
  • Academic documentation
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Additional academic requirements and regulations
  • Foreign transcripts
  • Financial certification
  • Application fee

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    25956 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25956 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    12618 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12618 USD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Richmond

1071 - 1750 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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