Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) Periodontics

MDS (Periodontology) is a three year educational and training program which delivers the graduate student a broad academic background in Periodontics to enable them to diagnose and manage diseases of the periodontium. Periodontology focuses on handling defects and diseases of the periodontium. The course inculcates the essential knowledge and principles in dento-facial aesthetics. It is an internationally renowned surgical dental specialty.

The objective of the Masters (Periodontics) program is to prepare graduates for a fruitful and dynamic career in the speciality of Periodontics. The curriculum is intended to develop the clinical, academic, research and communicative services that will provide for expanded career opportunities. The educational experience is broadminded in nature offering increasing responsibilities as a resident’s progress through the program. A unique feature of this program is instant participation in all aspects of patient care. Most of the employers were employing Periodontists in their clinics/ centres/ hospitals. One-third of the employers were currently employing Periodontists in their clinic suggesting that there is an ever-expanding need for Periodontist across all the emirates.

Ability to provide a wide range of therapy choices for periodontally involved teeth was one of the competencies the employers were looking for in their Periodontists.  However, they also expected a range of other competencies extending from performing routine scaling to performing guided tissue regeneration.

The scope of this speciality is widespread and concerns the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the periodontium, dento-alveolar complex and oral mucosa including the occlusion and the temporo-mandibular joint. The Periodontist frequently work together with other specialists including general dental practitioners, endodontists, orthodontists, prosthodontists, oral radiologists, oral pathologists, oncologists, and other medical professionals when treating medically compromised patients with periodontal complications.

Admission Criteria for AY2018-19

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2011) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry (BDS, DMD, DDS)from an accredited University in the UAE or equivalent one from outside the UAE.
  • Distinct undergraduate performance of GPA of 3 on a 4-point scale, or equivalent grade (“B”)
  • Attested Internship certificate
  • A Valid license to practice Dentistry issued from MoH / DHA / HAAD
  • A graduate who has completed his / her undergraduate education in an English-medium institution and in a country where English is the official language are exempted.


Required Documents

  • Attested copy of the baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of credit/s earned from all institutions of higher education previously attended
  • Attested Internship certificate
  • Equivalency Certificate of the baccalaureate degree from the Ministry of Education, UAE
  • Passport copy and Emirates ID Card (For UAE Nationals Family Book and Ethbara)
  • Copy valid English Proficiency Scoresheet (EmSAT/IELTS/TOEFL etc.) or evidence to state the medium of instruction in undergraduate education
  • Copy of valid license to practice Dentistry issued from MoH / DHA / HAAD
  • Passport-size Photographs x 10
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement of purpose and objectives
  • Health Fitness certificate