Since periodontal diseases are some of the most common infectious diseases afflicting man and given the burden of these diseases on the health system and the importance of preserving teeth and the health of the surrounding tissues, it is absolutely important to train periodontists. Considering rapid advances in science in all the branches, especially the biomedical sciences, and changes in treatment methods and attitudes, the Supreme Committee of periodontics was founded in order to revise the syllabus of periodontics specialty course. The Committee evaluated the curricula all over the world comprehensively and analyzed the existing situation in order to revise the curriculum and prepare new educational guidelines for this specialty course.
Periodontics is a branch of dental science that deals with the protection, preservation and promotion of the health of periodontal tissues and implants (including prevention, diagnosis and treatment), reconstruction of hard and soft tissues of jaws and replacement of lost teeth with dental implants. This dental branch lays great emphasis on preservation of the health of teeth and dental implants by using all the preventive and new treatment modalities.
At the end of the program learners will be competent in performing following procedures:
- Accurately evaluating and examining the patients, the intraoral and extraoral soft and hard tissues and arriving at a correct diagnosis based on this information and information collected from patients’ complaints and histories;
- Determining prognosis by considering all the collected data;
- Preparing a treatment plan for comprehensive treatment (disciplinary and interdisciplinary);
- Preparing a report and register the patients’ medical records;
- Carrying out phase I periodontal treatment;
- Carrying out various periodontal and implant surgeries, including periodontal flap surgeries, gingivectomy, curettage, biopsies, various reconstructive and resective periodontal surgeries, root resection and hemisection, periodontal plastic surgeries, preprosthetic surgeries and implant surgeries to place them in all the oral cavity regions and edentulous areas, various bone reconstruction surgeries, including bone grafts, guided tissue regeneration, sinus lifting procedures and implant-related soft tissue surgeries;
- Minimizing pain and discomfort after surgeries if necessary;
- Managing wounds;
- Evaluating the outcomes of treatment to render adjunctive treatment to maintain or improve the treatment outcomes if necessary;
- Diagnosing and treating any biologic complications around implants;
- Designing and carrying out a relevant research project, including literature review, statement of problem and the aims and hypotheses of the proposed research;
- Preparing scientific articles;
- Correctly observing the infection control principles;
- Evaluating the conditions and complications of other dental therapies in terms of damages to periodontal and peri-implant tissues;
- Rendering periodontal and implant treatments to special patients;
- Resuscitating patients (basic and advanced);
- Rendering treatment under general anesthesia and sedation;
- Managing medical emergencies.
General Requirement: To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.
Specific Requiremetns: Degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S) by one of the Iranian or foreign universities.
The eligible candidate should have successfully completed an approved general physician program and should be proficient in English or Persian.
Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.
However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31.
Education Fees and Yearly Expenses
For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.
Total Course Credits
The common basic sciences 11.5
The specific sciences 11.5
The related sciences 13
faculty-presented related sciences 80
For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Periodontics .
In case of any inquiries, you can contact the Office of Vice-Dean for International Affairs at TUMS School of Dentistry through the following:
Contact Person: Dr. Pouyan Amini Shakib
Tel.: (+9821) 42794266
Address: Faculty of Dentistry: End of North Kargar Street, Tehran, 1439955991, Iran
To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:
Tel.: (+98 21) 8890 2090-93, Ext.: 169
Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Ir
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