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University of Minnesota / Periodontics

All application materials must be submitted to ADEA PASS no later than August 1, 2021. Applications will not be considered complete until the supplemental fee is received. Applicants must also be registered with MATCH. 



  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Flavia Lakschevitz 

        Division of Periodontology 

        University of Minnesota SOD 

        7-368C Moos Tower 

        515 Delaware Street SE 

        Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455 

        Phone (Work): 6126255166 

        Email: laksc001@umn.edu 

        State Program located in: Minnesota 


        Mrs.  Shelby LaFreniere 

        Division of Periodontology 

        University of Minnesota SOD 

        7-368 Moos Tower 

        515 Delaware Street SE 

        Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455 

        Phone (Work): 612-625-5166 

        Email: shelbyl@umn.edu 

        State Program located in: Minnesota 


      Website:


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: August 1


      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 06/20

        Length of Program:  36 months months

        Program Number: PERIO801

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: 1) Certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery with MS in Dentistry (three years) 2) Certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery with MS in Clinical Research (four years) 3) Certificate in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery with PhD in Oral Biology (six years) https://www.dentistry.umn.edu/degrees-programs/advanced-education-programs/periodontology

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 2-3 MS, 1 PhD

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  No


      Program Description ↑ 

      Time is approximately allocated for our 3 year MS program as follows: 70% clinical experience [250 - 350 cases], 20% didactic, 5% research and 5% teaching predoctoral dental students. Students obtain clinical experience in: guided tissue regeneration, conscious sedation, implantology, guided bone regeneration, and conventional forms of periodontal therapy. Residents will also have the opportunity to work with various virtual implant planning software, 3D printers, lasers, and PRF centrifuges.  A multidisciplinary approach to therapy is available through joint treatment with other advanced education programs in: prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, oral & maxillofacial surgery, and pediatric dentistry. PhD candidates obtain similar clinical experience as MS students. However, their curriculum is distributed over 6+ years with expanded opportunities in didactic and research activities (approximately 35% clinical, 30% didactic, and 35% research). 

      Additional details on the Advanced Education Program in Periodontology can be found at:  

      http://www.dentistry.umn.edu/degrees-programs/advanced-education-programs/periodontology/courses


      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 


        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): Yes

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Personal Statement:

        • Short and long-term goals in dentistry.
        • Why you are applying to the Advanced Education Program in Periodontology at the University of Minnesota.
        • Your perception of how a residency program will help your future.
        • Any other information that you consider pertinent to your application.

        Diversity Statement

        • Please write a brief statement about your commitment to diversity in the field of dentistry.

        We will contact you to schedule an interview appointment by the end of August if you are being conseidered for the residency program. At this point, we cannot confirm if interviews will be in-person or via Zoom.

         


        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 100.00

        International Applicants: 125.00

        Other (Please explain)  $ $0.00

        Additional Information:  $

        All applicants are required to pay the Division of Periodontology a supplemental application processing fee of $100 for domestic applicants or $125 for international applicants. This fee must be paid online at https://sod-umn.nbsstore.net/advanced-education-program-in-periodontology-aeppApplications will not be considered complete until the supplemental fee is received. 

        If you have any questions on this process, please contact the program's Administrative Specialist, Shelby LaFreniere, at shelbyl@umn.edu.


        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interview invitations will be sent out by the end of August. Interviews will be conducted between September and November by the Program Director and Admissions Committee. It has not yet been determined if interviews will be conducted in-person or if they will be via Zoom.

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: No

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: No

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 


        Background

        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: No

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: U.S. or Canadian Dental School

        Additional Information: 

        Apllicants do NOT need to have graduated from a US or Canadian dental school. We accept international applications.


        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: Yes

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        International applicants are required to submit their TOEFL® iBT examination score indicating a total score equal to or greater than 102 or an IELTS score equal to or greater than 7.5, obtained within two years of application date confirming levels of high/good in reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Scores should be submitted in the "additional documents" of your application.