Program description

Mayo Clinic's three-year Periodontics Residency is designed for dentists who are interested in a career in clinical periodontics. During the program, you learn how to effectively diagnose and treat oral mucous membrane diseases, critically review and analyze pertinent scientific literature, and organize and conduct research projects.


The program fulfills the training requirements as defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the certifying examination offered by the American Board of Periodontology.

Program history

The Periodontics Residency began in 1966. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

Oct. 11, 2017