Jul 07, 2020  
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 
University of Alberta Calendar 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

The Degree of MSc in Medical Sciences - Periodontology [Graduate]

General Information

The Department of Dentistry offers an MSc in Medical Sciences - Periodontology. Through a combination of didactic and clinical courses, the program is structured to prepare the dental graduate for a Periodontology practice and/or an educational academic appointment. This is a thesis-based program. In addition the clinical requirements involve successful completion of selected teaching cases. (See also Medical Sciences ). Information about the program may be found at www.ualberta.ca/school-of-dentistry/programs-and-admissions/graduate-studies/msc-periodontology. The deadline is September 1 for the following September admission. 

Entrance Requirements

A Doctor in Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent dental professional designation is required. In addition to the general entrance requirements (Dentistry ), applicants to the Periodontology program must:

  1.  Provide an official letter from their dental school noting their class ranking upon graduation from dentistry. 

  2. Have at least one year of experience as a licensed dentist prior to the start of the program. Proof of clinical involvement as a licensed dentist not later than two years before application. Letter(s) of good standing from current and previous licensing bodies must be provided. 

  3. Complete a required personal interview if short-listed. Those applicants will be advised of the arranged interview date by e-mail. 

Admission is dependent upon the recommendation of the Division of Periodontics Selection Committee, the Department of Dentistry's Graduate Committee and the Medical Sciences Graduate Program Committee. 

For applicants that are not licensed by Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C), a condition of admission is for candidates to obtain registration on the Education and Research Register from the ADA&C by August 1 prior to starting the program in the fall term. Candidates who already possess a full license from the ADA&C do not need to obtain additional licensure. 

Financial Assistance

See (Dentistry ).

Program Requirements

The requirements for the degree include coursework, a clinical component and a thesis. Student progress will be monitored through an annual written and/or oral assessment. Feedback from this assessment serves to identify areas that require additional attention by the student. The assessment will permit the development of specific clinical and/or didactic improvement objectives before the next annual assessment. The program of study and professional development requirements are determined in consultation with the supervisor and supervisory committee.

Length of Program

The minimum time required to complete the MSc is three years.