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Dental Surgery in Periodontics

36 months
37090 EUR/year
37090 EUR/year
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The Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics (MDS-Periodontics) from Gulf Medical University is a full-time 3-year competency-based residency program spanning over 6 semesters with a total of 80 credit hours. 


The Dental Surgery in Periodontics program from Gulf Medical University's delivery depends on blended approaches by implementing both students’ and teacher centered instructions that involve lectures, team-based learning, flipped classroom, assignments, case-based discussion, and clinical training in the workplace setting. Moreover, the clinical training is based on adult learning, experiential learning, community of practice and social constructivism learning theories within the workplace as it involves coaching through appropriate supervision and feedback by faculty members.

The program structure is guiding the candidate to be able to practice periodontology at a specialist level. Furthermore, the program intends to build candidates’ abilities in research and academia, so they could be part of any academic healthcare system. 

The curriculum of the MDS-periodontics builds within the candidates’ knowledge and skills relevant to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases, placement of dental implants and management of peri-implant diseases, bone grafting, aesthetics and management of complex clinical cases in collaboration with other dental and medical specialties empowering interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches and communication skills to provide an integrated patients centered care.

The candidate will have the opportunity not only to acquire clinical skills in performing periodontal and implant-related procedures but also to develop and conduct research projects leading to a master thesis. The candidate will also be exposed to teaching experiences by being enrolled in the undergraduate and dental internship programs as a clinical instructor.

The growing demand for qualified and trained periodontists in the United Arab Emirates and the Gulf region warrants designing a post-graduate program at the level of master’s degree. The College of Dentistry at the Gulf Medical University, Ajman is at a strategic location to offer this program serving patients in the community.


To be recognized as a unique program in the region in graduating periodontists, who can practice at specialist level in the community and in any academic healthcare system.


To graduate competent periodontists, who have acquired theoretical knowledge, clinical and academic training, which enable them to work as specialists serving patients in the community and in any academic healthcare system.

Program Description and Local Accreditation

The Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics program is devoted to the pursuant of excellence in clinical skills, research and evidence-based practice. The graduate will be able to add to healthcare services for the UAE serving the social and cultural requirements of the public. 

Program delivers the graduate student with a  broad academic background in biomedical disciplines and codes of periodontal surgery. The objective of the Master of dental surgery in Periodontics (MDS Periodontics) is to prepare graduates for a fruitful and dynamic career in the specialty of innovative Periodontology. The curriculum is intended to develop the clinical, academic, research and communicative services that will provide for expanded career opportunities. The educational experience is broad-minded in nature offering increasing responsibilities towards patient needs. A unique feature of this program is active participation in all aspects of patient care. MDS Periodontics


The program was initially accredited by CAA UAE in 2018 under the UAE NQF level 9.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Biostatistics
  • Basic Clinical Periodontology
  • Research Ethics & Research Methods
  • Periodontal diagnosis
  • Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


80 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2019) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry (BDS, DMD, DDS) from an accredited University in the UAE or equivalent one from outside the UAE.
  • Distinct undergraduate performance of minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale, or equivalent grade (B)
  • The Applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Attested Internship certificate
  • A Valid license to practice Dentistry issued from MoH / DHA / HAAD is preferable

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37090 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37090 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    37090 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37090 EUR per year during 36 months.

AED 154,350/year


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