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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. 6470 

        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? 07/01

        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: 3

        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:  We accept 3-4 externs who are in their third year DDS, every spring semester in the months of May and July. Please contact early Spring for application process.

      Program Description ↑ 

      This is a 36 month post-graduate advanced education program in Periodontics.  The mission of the program is to  provide outstanding education program in postdoctoral periodontal education that prepare exceptional, contemporary and ethical periodontal residents while enhancing periodontal/ oral health through innovation, distribution and utilization of evidence-based information in clinical practice.  Our goal is to create modern, competitive, innovative curricula Advanced Periodontics programs by utilizing dynamic, and contemporary teaching methods and technologies. The ultimate goal is to create competent, responsible, knowledgeable and capable clinicians with in-depth understanding of the practice of Periodontics and implant dentistry.

      The program has a dedicated 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  different implant systems, various virtual implant planning softwares, guided implant surgical cases, 3D printers and a variety of guided bone regeneration techniques. Residents will also have opportunity to work with videoscope, lasers and PRF centrifuges.  IV sedation and anesthesia rotations are part of the training. 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, artificial intelligence software applications and dental informatics.  Our curriculum and program is well intergrated for the residents to successfully complete the written and oral components of the board certification in periodontology. Residents also get the opportunity 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: 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): No

        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: Yes

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        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: 

        Please note that ADA ADAT scores are accepted in lieu of INDBE 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:  $ 55.00

        International Applicants: 55.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Supplement application fee payment can be made online as mentioned below;

        Online payment portal

        1. Please enter your first and last name and application ID number

        2. Under patient account no. mention PERIO806

        3. Enter the amount for $55.00. Choose Debit/credit card.

        4.Enter Continue button to enter the next page for payment details.

        Additional Information

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Interviews are held on Tuesdays in 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: 

        Integrated National Dental Board Examination (INBDE) scores are preferred for your application. For NBDE part 1 and part 2 scores submission to be considered, the tests must have been taken within the last three years from your application. 


        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: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident
        US/ Canadian citizen, US/ Canadian permanent resident
        Non-US citizen/resident (no sponsorship)
        Other - Contact the program
        Non-US citizen/resident (need sponsorship)

        Additional Information: 

        International candidates with "scholarship":
        One to two resident(s) per year may be recruited from candidates who obtain a scholarship from their government or university. 

        For more information, please contact Mrs. Aniqua DeClouette at or Mrs. Karli Clark at or Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay at


        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: No

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: No

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

        Additional Information: 

        International Applicants Only

        For international applicants or foreign trained dentists, who have graduated from a non-accredited dental school, Submission of successful NBDE (National Board of Dental Examiners) part  I and II or INDBE (Integrated National Dental Board of Examiners) and/or ADA ADAT (Advanced Dental Test) scores is mandatory within the last three years. ADAT must have been taken within the past three years and have a minimum score of 440.  Minimum TOEFL iBT score requirement is 92 taken within the last 3 years from the application. Foreign transcripts evaluation must be through ECE (Educational Credential Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services). 

        International candidates with "scholarship":
        One to two resident(s) per year may be recruited from candidates who obtain a scholarship from their government or university. 

        For more information, please contact Mrs. Aniqua DeClouette at or Mrs. Karli Clark at or Dr. Sudarat Kiat-amnuay at