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Application Deadline is August 1, 2023.

Eastman Institute for Oral Health / Educational Programs / Periodontology Residency Program

Periodontology Residency Program

The EIOH Periodontology Residency Program was named one of the best in the U.S.!

Alexandra Tsigarida

Alexandra Tsigarida, DDS, MS
Program Director

The Advanced Education Program in Periodontology and Dental Implant Surgery at Eastman Institute for Oral Health is a three-year program that provides training in all aspects of periodontal and dental implant therapy, by focusing on didactic, clinical, research and teaching training. Our program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and offers a Certificate in Periodontics, while a Master's degree and PhD are also available.  

The primary goal of this program is to produce well rounded Board Certified Periodontists with advanced knowledge in the field of Periodontal and Dental Implant science, with excellent clinical skills and good exposure in research, able to understand and implement evidence based treatment approaches. The ultimate goal is to develop future Leaders either through an academic or clinical setting.

About the Program Director Welcome from the Chair

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What Sets Us Apart


Our Residents

Meet the people who work side by side with you.


Our Faculty

See the core periodontic faculty who will mentor you in residency.


Resident Life

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

Discover the Periodontology Residency

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What Our Residents Say...

Leah Baldinger

"To join the Periodontics residency program at Eastman Institute for Oral Health was an easy decision for me. This program provides its residents with the foundation to learn from the experts in the specialty, supports clinical decisions by teaching evidence-based techniques and permits for a strong clinical experience.

The small group of residents allows for an environment to foster robust relationships between residents and faculty. Our program director, Dr. Tsigarida, and supporting faculty encourage us to strive for excellence and help show us our full potential as specialists in the oral health profession." 

Leah Baldinger, DDS  (PGY-3)

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