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About the Program

Eastman Institute for Oral Health at a Glance

Program Overview

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.  

Program Goals

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.

Program at a Glance

  • Number of Faculty: 4 full-time, 10 part-time
  • Length of Program in months: 36
  • State License Required: No
  • Rotations: Oral Pathology, General Anesthesia rotation 6 weeks; OMFS/IV Sedation twice per month; Lit review and treatment planning 5 hrs/wk.
  • Hours spent in Clinical patient treatment: 24/Week
  • Type of Implant System Taught: Straumann, Zimmer Biomet, Biohorizons
  • Number of Implant Cases Completed per Residency:
    • 50-60 cases, 80-150 implants 
  • Percent of Time spent in courses/lectures/seminars: 25%
  • Percent of Time spent in research: 7.5%
  • Percent of Time spent in clinical: 60%
  • Percent of Time spent in teaching: 7.5%
  • On-Call Arrangements: None
  • Average Number of Surgical Procedures per residency (excluding implants): 200
  • Average Number of Cases completed per residency: 40-50