36 months
26186 EUR/year
26186 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Periodontology programme at the University of Amsterdam is to train postgraduate students in periodontology at a specialist level in periodontology.


Graduation Profile in Periodontology

This is done through a programme of seminars and tutorials, which include an extensive review of the literature. Furthermore, considerable time is allocated to the treatment of patients suffering from specific periodontal diseases who are referred by general practitioners. Also education and clinics in implant dentistry specifically for periodontontitis patinets will be provided. 

Extensive training in research within the broad field of periodontology or implant dentistry is also part of the Periodontology programme at the University of Amsterdam. The results of the research project conducted must be presented in the form of a manuscript (thesis) suitable for publication. The programme includes a residency in an accredited private periodontal practice, enabling the students to put theory into practice. 


After passing the final exams and successfully defending the thesis, the candidate will be awarded a ‘Diploma in Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry’ by the Department of Periodontology at ACTA, and an ‘EFP Certificate of Completion of Specialized Training (CCST) in Periodontology, Periodontics and Implant Dentistry’. 

A joint Master’s degree in Oral Health Sciences will be awarded by both the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam. 

Programme Structure

  • The programme is organised by the Department of Periodontology. Prof. Bruno Loos is profile director and Dr Monique Danser course director. Professor Loos obtained a MSc in Periodontology from the Loma Linda University, USA in 1985. In 1992, he received a PhD in Oral Biology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, USA. Dr. Danser obtained her PhD in Periodontology from ACTA in 1996 and her MSc in Periodontology in 2005, also at ACTA.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You have a (international) Master’s degree in dentistry that is recognised under Dutch law. 
  • You have at least 1 year work experience in a general dental practice after graduation. 
  • You have a Dutch BIG registration or are at least eligible for BIG registration.
  • You are fluent in English (C1 level).
  • You have a basic command of Dutch (levels B2/C1). International applicants will have to pass a Dutch language exam as part of BIG registration.
  • Application form 
  • Proof of experience in general dentistry after graduation (minimum of 1 year)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation
  • (International) Master’s degree in dentistry (recognised under Dutch law)
  • BIG registration number 
  • Copy of Hepatitis B vaccination and titer determination, officially translated into English or Dutch
  • Reanimation & AED certificate (not older than 2 years) 
  • Radiology certificate 

Work experience

  • You have at least 1 year work experience in a general dental practice after graduation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26186 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26186 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    26186 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26186 EUR per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /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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