University of Manitoba - Rady Faculty of Health Sciences - Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry - Dental Diagnostic Surgical Sciences - Master of Dentistry: Periodontics
Master of Dentistry: Periodontics



Admission requirements:

Application Requirements (North American accredited dental program degree)

  • Possess a dental qualification which makes them eligible for licensure in a province of Canada;
  • Hold a National Dental Examining Board of Canada certificate;
  • Comply with provincial requirements for licensing of Dental interns and residents 

Application Requirements (Non-accredited dental program degree)

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Application Materials
(Canadian/Permanent Residents & International Applicants):

Please submit an online application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies containing the following:

• Complete Curriculum Vitae
• Dean’s Letter
• Two current letters of reference; one from your current or recent position (note: reference
   letters are sent to referees through the online system)
• University Transcripts
• Letter of Intent
English Language Test Score (if applicable)

The Department requires a $50 processing fee and the Faculty of Graduate Studies requires a $100 processing fee. Fees are submitted online with the application.

Applicants are advised that they will be required to purchase the following items:

• Digital Camera
• Laptop computer
• Periodontal instrument kit (purchased through Dental Stores at the Faculty of Dentistry)
• Surgical scrubs
• Recommended textbooks
• ACLS certification course (provided during training; not included in tuition fees)

The degree program in Periodontology offered at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba is an accredited Master of Dentistry program in Periodontics. Its goal is to provide advanced education and training in the field of periodontology and surgical implant dentistry to prepare graduates to pursue careers in clinical practice, academics and research. The program minimum of 36 months duration and two to three dentists are accepted every 2 continuous years (total of 5 residents in the program at any given time).

During the three years of study, a considerable portion of time is devoted to clinical practice and in exposing residents to all facets of modern periodontology and surgical implantology. In addition residents will receive training to certify them in the use of in-office IV conscious sedation.

The program is further enhanced by close collaboration with Oral Pathology, as well as with the Graduate Orthodontic Program through joint seminars and case presentations; more complex prosthodontic cases are treated in collaboration with two implant fellows. In addition, faculty prosthodontists rotate through the graduate periodontics clinic monthly to provide comprehensive treatment planning experience for the residents.

From a research perspective, emphasis is placed on clinical research with expectations of original research and a manuscript suitable for submission for publication. Research in the oral systemic domain is of particular interest in the division, since the Faculty of Dentistry has a unique center in oral systemic disease.  Additionally clinical research in the field of ailing/failing implants is of interest to the division of Periodontology.

Strengths of the program include low instructor/resident ratio, well balanced clinical and didactic programs with a critical approach to literature, opportunities for clinical research and a comprehensive IV sedation course administered by the Faculty of Medicine - Anesthesia department.  The use of dental microscopes and an introduction to microsurgery are also part of the training in our institution.

General Program Information:

The Graduate Program in Periodontology has at its disposal a graduate clinic containing seven fully equipped dental units, radiographic equipment, and treatment planning space. Residents have personal lockers, office space and dental assistants and hygienists, and dental hygiene students are available to support activities of the Program. In addition to full time Periodontists, practicing Periodontists from the community also teach in the Program part-time.

The residents will accumulate a minimum of 1,200 hours clinical experience of which approximately 100 hours will be spent in the hospital dental clinic. The clinical program will lead to proficiency in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of periodontal diseases, management of patients with facial pain and temporomandibular joint dysfunction and experience in Implantology.

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Research project in a specified area selected in consultation with the Program Director and the Department Head, is a requirement.




For more inquiries, please contact:

Admission documents such as official transcripts, and any documents you did not upload, should be sent to:

Faculty of Graduate Studies
500 University Centre
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Graduate Periodontics Program
Dental Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences

Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

D343 - 780 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB Canada, R3E 0W2