36 months
30921 CAD/year
23529 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Dalhousie University's Periodontics program is designed to train clinicians for the specialty practice of Periodontics, using an evidence-based approach. The program involves a variety of clinical experiences and participation in a research project. The school puts emphasis on thoroughness of patient evaluation, accuracy in diagnosis and treatment planning, evidenced-based approaches to treatment.


Areas of Training

Students will be trained to the level of proficiency in management of patients in need of treatment for a variety of periodontal diseases and mucogingival defects, treatment for Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMDs), as well as dental implant therapy and conscious sedation.

The Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University is home to an array of research programs, ranging from basic research on materials, tissue regeneration and oral pathogens to improving the oral health of vulnerable populations. It also offers the Periodontics programme degree. 

Potential Careers

Upon graduation, residents will meet requirements for certification and licensure as dental specialists in Periodontics in Canada and the United States, and be qualified for academic educational positions in Faculties of Dentistry in North America. They will be eligible to sit Fellowship exams for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Periodontology Diplomate.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Dentistry
  • Periodontics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of a four-year DDS (or equivalent) from a university-based dental institution with a minimum overall average equivalent of A- (85%).
  • A certified (by a lawyer or notary public) copy of your diploma must be provided plus an original letter from the dean of the university certifying your graduation and the date of graduation.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and write in English.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30921 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30921 CAD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    23529 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23529 CAD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /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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