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Preceptorship in Periodontics

The Department of Periodontics offers a Non-Provider Preceptorship program as an additional training program 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.

Preceptor will 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 conference, 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 opportunity to observe and learn variety of surgical procedures as well as treatment philosophies from experienced periodontists. In addition, preceptor will also participate in multi-disciplinary case discussions and presentations.

Acceptance into the Non-Provider Preceptorship program in periodontics does not in any way guarantee acceptance to the graduate periodontics residency program. Individuals will be required to apply to the graduate periodontics residency program through normal mechanisms.

The Preceptor program does not award academic credit. Upon completion of the program the individual will receive a letter of completion.

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