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Preceptorship in Periodontics

The Department of Periodontics offers a one-year Non-Provider Preceptorship Program as an additional training option for an improved understanding of periodontology and surgical implantology. This program will enhance the preceptor’s knowledge necessary for comprehensive evaluation and treatment of patients with periodontal diseases and implant needs.

Preceptors participate in the seminars and lectures along with the postgraduate residents each semester. Topics include advanced implant dentistry, oral pathology and conscious sedation; implant treatment-planning, multi-disciplinary case presentations, departmental case conferences, literature review, periodontal clinical techniques and pathogenesis of periodontal disease.

Clinical practice will be limited to observation and chair-side assistance at pre-surgical and surgical procedures. Preceptors will get excellent opportunities to observe and learn a variety of surgical procedures, as well as treatment philosophies from experienced periodontists. 

Acceptance into the Non-Provider Preceptorship Program in Periodontics does not in any way guarantee acceptance to the Graduate Periodontics Residency Program. Interested individuals are required to apply to the residency program through normal mechanisms.

The preceptor program does not award academic credit. Those who complete the program receive a letter of completion.

The program is administered by the Office of Continuing Dental Education. For more information, contact the CDE office at 713-486-4028, by fax at 713-486-4037, or by email at