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Residency Program in Periodontics
The residency program in periodontics provides 36 months of formal training leading to board certification in periodontics within the guidelines established by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Upon completion of the residency program, the recently trained periodontist will be a clinician familiar with and competent in theoretical and practical knowledge and technical skills pertinent to the specialty. Successful completion of the program enables the resident to participate in the Qualifying Examination of the American Board of Periodontology after graduation. The resident is eligible to participate in the American Board of Periodontology oral examination within one year of completion of the program leading to certification by the American Board of Periodontology. The curriculum also includes military subjects that enable dental officers to undertake contingency roles and to perfect their skills in military leadership and personnel management.

Contact Information​

NPDS - Periodontics
Naval Medical Leader and Professional Development Command
Naval Postgraduate Dental School
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Building 1, Floor 2
Naval Support Activity - Bethesda
Main: (301) 295-0077
DSN: 295-0077
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday
0730 - 1600

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