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University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston / Periodontics

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Srinivas Ayilavarapu 

        University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 

        7500 Cambridge Street 

        Ste. 6423 

        Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene 

        Houston, Texas  77054 

        Phone (Work): 713-486-4390 


        State Program located in: Texas 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: August 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07012021

        Length of Program:  36 months

        Program Number: PERIO806

        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: Certificate & MSD

        Does your program participate in MATCH? Yes

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 4

        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)?:  Yes

        If available, please provide the web address for additional information:  Please contact Dr. Srinivas Ayilavarapu, Director for Advanced Education Program in Periodontics. 713-486-4390

      Program Description ↑ 

      This is a 36 month post-graduate advanced education program in Periodontics.  It has a strong clinical and interdisciplinary component.  Our residents experience all classic periodontal procedures with approximately 50% of the program dedicated to implant related surgical procedures.  Our residents have the ability to work with 8 different implant systems, various virtual implant planning softwares, guided implant surgical cases, and a variety of guided bone regeneration techniques. Residents will also have opportunity to work with videoscope, lasers and PRF centrifuges.  Teaching and research are important components of our program as well.  All residents will perform and publish a Masters of Science in Dentistry thesis project in areas including clinical research, microbiology, immunology, dental informatics.  As part of teaching requirements, residents are also expected to teach in the undergraduate clinics one half day each week and participate in various preclinical laboratories conducted for the undergraduate dental students. There are opportunities to participate in various inter-disciplinary post doctororal seminars including prosthodontics,endodontics, orthodontics, AEGD and GPR. Hospital based anesthesia rotations are also available. UTHealth Houston is one of the largest medical centers in the world and offers opportunites for clinical and research collaborations. 


      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: Yes

        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): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        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: Yes

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 

        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: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Please note that ADA ADAT or GRE scores are mandatory only for international or foreign trained applicants. 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 50.00

        International Applicants: 50.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Make Checks or money orders payable to "UTHealth, Department of Peridontics". Mail  your checks along with a 2" x 2" photo and a brief biography including your NBDE scores, class rank, ADAT or GRE scores if applicable, honors and publications. 

        Mailing Address:

        Dr. Srinivas Ayilavarapu

        Director, Advanced Education Program in Periodontics

        Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene,

        7500 Cambridge St, Suite 6423,

        Houston, Texas -77054, USA

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Our interviews are scheduled on Tuesdays during the month of September 

      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        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: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: No

        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 a U.S. dental school: No

        Must be a graduate of a Canadian dental school: 

        Additional Information: 

        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: 

        For international applicants or foreign trained dentists, who have graduated from a non-accredited dental school, Part 1 and Part 2 National Dental Board Examination scores are preferred, but not required. However, ADA ADAT or GRE scores are mandatory towards consideration of their application. ADAT or GRE must have been taken within the past 5 years from the application. Minimum TOEFL iBT score requirement is 92 taken within the last 3 years from the application. Foreign transcripts evaluation must be through ECE or WES.