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Periodontics Admission Policies

Applications are invited for the Periodontic post-graduate program at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in Detroit, Michigan.


Students must have a DMD/DDS from a dental education program accredited by the American Dental Association Council on Dental Accreditation.

Applicants should have successfully completed part I of the National Board Examination prior to making application for admission and must complete part II before they can begin the program.

Candidates for admission should possess good academic credentials and should demonstrate a definite interest in periodontics.  Priority is given to candidates with a US or Canadian license, but candidates with non-US DDS license are encouraged to apply.

Additional experience beyond dental school including internships, residencies, private practice, etc will strengthen the applicant's credentials. 


Application process through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service program (PASS).

The Department of Periodontology and Dental Hygiene at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry accepts three students each year into the graduate program. Applications for admissions to the periodontic program will be available in May through ADEA's PASS program.


The application must be completed and returned to PASS by November 2nd of the year preceding your desired registration. The completed PASS application should include all documents requested by PASS. On the PASS web site is a connecting link to the University of Detroit Mercy's periodontic program.

The University of Detroit Mercy is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all regardless of age, sex, race, creed, national or ethic origin handicap, weight and sexual preference.

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