The Advanced Education Program in Periodontics is a graduate program of 36 months' duration leading to a Master of Science degree and currently accepting four students per year. The experience is structured as a comprehensive didactic and clinical program. Didactically each student receives a broad education in basic sciences, as well as in those areas pertaining specifically to periodontics. Seminar sessions reviewing all the classical and current literature dealing with periodontics, occlusion, and implants are given throughout the program. Courses in clinical research design and biostatistics are also required. The clinical experience expands throughout the three years. It includes all aspects of periodontal therapy and implants covering all the range of periodontal procedures and oral regenerative techniques. Students also become proficient in conscious sedation, and a rotation in general anesthesia is included. Special clinical rotations are part of the training to gain experience with special patient populations and integration with other specialties is promoted. The completion of a research project is mandatory as a requirement for the MS degree. Upon completion of the program students will be eligible to take the examination given by the American Board of Periodontology to achieve diplomat status. Upon satisfactory completion of the program students receive a certificate in periodontics and a Master of Science degree from the School of Dentistry.