Admissions Requirements

The Periodontology and Oral Implantology graduate program accepts four applicants per academic year. Applicants should have a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental school, according to the standards of the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). 

Preference is given to applicants with one or more years of clinical practice experience or completion of a General Practice Residency or an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. Applicants should have advanced degrees in basic science and/or biomedical fields, contributions to scientific publications, and research experience and training.

How to Apply

  1. Submit your application through the American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS). You should confirm with PASS that your application has been received, as the organization only forwards completed records to Temple for processing.

  2. PASS deadline: Sept. 15 of the year preceding the expected date of enrollment

  3. Submit the supporting materials listed below to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.

  4. Register with the National Matching Service (MATCH) Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program, which pairs applicants with postdoctoral dental education programs. Applicants who are accepted into the Periodontics Certificate (Graduate) program will be rank ordered and their names will be submitted to MATCH. You will be notified of your match with a program on the date chosen by the National Matching Service. 

Supporting Materials

Admission Deadlines

  • Application deadline: Oct. 1.

Additional Requirements for International Students

If your native language is not English, the TOEFL is required. The minimum score for the TOEFL is 79 iBT or 600 PBT.


For additional admission information, including the status of your application, contact or call 215-707-3305.