Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics
ماجستير جراحة الأسنان في علوم اللثة


Program Director

  • Dr. Bhavna Jha Kukreja
    Assistant Professor of Periodontology

The Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics program offered by the College of Dentistry at GMU is aligned with the mission and vision of the CoD and Gulf Medical University. The program received the initial accreditation in 2018 by MOE CAA, UAE. Program learning outcomes are inspired by Australian Dental Board (ADB) and aligned with the level of qualifications awarded and are consistent with the UAE National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Level 9.

Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics (MDS-Periodontics) is a full-time 3-year competency-based program, structured to enhance the candidate skills to be able to practice periodontology at a specialist level. Furthermore, the program intends to build candidates’ abilities in research and academia, so they could be part of any academic healthcare system. The curriculum of the MDS-periodontics builds the candidates’ knowledge and skills relevant to the prevention, diagnosis, non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontal diseases, placement of dental Implants and management of peri-implant diseases, bone grafting, dento-facial aesthetics using Laser, piezo technology, and management of complex clinical cases in collaboration with other dental and medical specialties.

The candidate will have the opportunity not only to acquire clinical skills in performing periodontal and implant-related procedures but also to develop and conduct different types of research projects leading to a master thesis. The candidate will also be exposed to teaching experience by assisting lead faculty in undergraduate clinical supervision.

MDS Periodontics Program aspires to be recognized internationally for quality education, excellence in research and innovative practice. This program envisions developing periodontists whose expertise, discoveries and voices will strengthen the quality of periodontal services rendered to individuals and communities worldwide.


To be recognized as a unique program in the region in graduating periodontists, who can practice at the specialist level in the community and in any academic healthcare system.


To graduate competent periodontists, who have acquired theoretical knowledge, clinical and academic training, which enable them to work as specialists serving patients in the community and in any academic healthcare system.

Program Description and Local Accreditation

The Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics program is committed to pursuing excellence in clinical skills, research and evidence-based practice. Graduates will have the ability to contribute to healthcare services for the UAE while meeting the social and cultural needs of the public. MDS Periodontics is a full time three year educational and training program, spanning over six semester’s and offering a total of 80 credit hours.

The program started in AY 2018-2019 and is accredited by Commission of Academic Accreditation of the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health, UAE.  The Program provides graduate students with a broad academic background in biomedical disciplines and codes of periodontal surgery. The objective of the Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontics (MDS Periodontics) is to prepare graduates for a successful career in the specialty of periodontology.

The curriculum is intended to develop clinical, academic, research and communication skills, thereby widening career prospects for graduates. As students’ progress through the program, they are given increasing responsibilities for meeting the needs of the patients, preparing them to capable and responsible healthcare providers. A unique feature of this program is active participation in all aspects of patient care.

Program Goals

  • To advance the dental profession in the specialty of periodontics in the UAE as well as globally by graduating Periodontists who demonstrate highly competent, evidence-based practice and professional behavior in a dynamic healthcare environment.
  • To prepare highly skilled and competent Periodontists who will be able to work with the advanced state of the art technology in the field of periodontics to deliver comprehensive patient-care.
  • To educate future Periodontists who will respond ethically to the needs and use the critical thinking skills in the workplace to strengthen the professional environment.
  • To promote the graduating Periodontists into lifelong learning with leadership qualities in the healthcare team in an ever-changing society.
  • To prepare a scholar, who can conduct research and critically appraise literature to take an evidence-based decision.

Core values

  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Safety standards
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate outcome indicators are as follows:

Domain Competencies
Professionalism 1.1 Apply ethical standards and professional responsibility.

1.2 Show familiarity with the organization, financing and provision of oral healthcare, and healthcare policies and guidelines in the UAE.

1.3 Comply with national legal and regulatory requirements in the provision of dental care.

1.4 Provide clinical care to the highest ethical and technical standards in line with scientific based evidence in the field.

1.5 Maintain responsibility and accountability for their clinical practice

1.6 Recognize professional and individual scopes and limitations of practice or refer patients to professional colleagues when indicated.

1.7 Ensure that patient safety is paramount in all decisions and actions.

1.8 Apply principles of risk management including risks to the patient and to the dental team and mitigate risk in emergency and unforeseen circumstances.

1.9 Ensure that all actions focus on the patients’ best interests and respect patients’ dignity, rights, and choices.

1.10 Demonstrate empathy and caring behavior towards patients, their families, and members of the community.

1.11 Apply relevant strategies to ensure patients’ privacy and confidentiality.

1.12 Engage in the stewardship of healthcare resources.

1.13 Apply quality assurance, assessment, and improvement concepts.

1.14   Demonstrate understanding of skills needed to manage and lead a clinical team.

1.15 Participate with dental team members and other health care professionals in the interdisciplinary management for all patients.

1. 16  Recognize the importance of continuing education and professional development for self and all members of the dental team.

Health Promotion 2.1 Evaluate the social, cultural, and environmental factors which contribute to health or illness.

2.2 Recognize and appreciate the need to contribute to the improvement of oral health beyond traditional clinical practice settings.

2.3 Assess the risk factors and behaviors such as nutrition, smoking, drugs, and diseases that can have an impact on oral healthcare

2.4 Assess the level of risk of disease and disease progression and provide oral hygiene instructions, dietary counselling, and nutritional education for client groups relevant to the area of dental specialization.

2.5 Respond to the needs of the communities or populations by advocating change in a socially accountable manner.

2.6 Advocate the provision of oral health services for client groups relevant to the area of dental specialization.

2.7 Collaborate with dental team members and other health care professionals in the management of oral health care and health promotion for all patients

2.8 Apply the principles of health promotion strategies and disease prevention to promote oral and general health, quality of life and wellbeing

2.9 Provide oral health education to patients from different backgrounds and cultures as relevant to the area of dental specialization.

2.10 Formulate strategies to overcome barriers and challenges to dental care for patients with special health care needs.

2.11 Design, implement and evaluate evidence-based health promotion programs

2.12 Demonstrate creativity in promoting oral health within the community using a variety of platforms

Communication and social skills 3.1 Recognize cultural diversity and apply cultural competency in caring for patients and communities.

3.2 Understand patients’, their families’, caregivers’ and guardians’ expectations of dental care goals and outcomes

3.3 Communicate and engage patients, their families and caregivers and guardians in relation to oral health and treatment decisions.

3.4 Display emotional intelligence when communicating with a diverse range of stakeholders.

3.5 Maintain effective relationships with peers, other healthcare providers, patients and their families, and respect professional boundaries.

3.6 Apply appropriate interprofessional and communication skills that allow building a teamwork approach to the delivery of oral healthcare

3.7 Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills in mentoring and participating in activities within a healthcare team.

3.8 Document and share written and electronic information about the dental encounter to optimize clinical decision making and patient safety.

3.9 Present clear information to patients in a timely manner, that ensures that they are advised of and understand prognoses and the different treatment options including risks and benefits.

3.10 Communicate sensitive clinical issues and difficult decisions effectively with patients and their families.

3.11 Communicate responsibly and professionally, including when using social media.

3.12 Communicate effectively within the organizational hierarchy.

3.13 Effectively use an appropriate range of communication technologies and modalities.

Scientific and clinical Knowledge 4.1 Identify, retrieve, synthesize and critically appraisal scientific and clinical literature and information relevant to periodontics.

4.2 Synthesize complex information, problems, concepts, and theories.

4.3 Critically evaluate emerging healthcare trends and recent advanced technological developments in periodontics.

4.4 Demonstrate inquiry, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

4.5 Apply integrated scientific and evidence-based information in assessment and management of patients with periodontal disease to improve their oral health.

4.6 Design, implement and disseminate the findings of research in the field of periodontology using sound scientific and clinical principles.

4.7 Apply basic sciences (biomedical, physical, chemical, and behavioral sciences) in clinical practice.

4.8 Apply clinical foundational knowledge, including sterilization, disinfection, infection control, pain control and radiology to advanced clinical practice.

4.9 Demonstrate understanding of the principles of epidemiology in periodontics.

4.10 Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the etiology and clinical presentation and management of inherited and acquired oral diseases related to periodontics.

4.11 Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of material science relevant to periodontics.

4.12 Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of tissues regenerative processes.

4.13 Demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of management and treatment planning with multidisciplinary engagement for complex cases, including compromised patients.

Patient-centered  care 5.1 Perform comprehensive periodontal examination using periodontal chart.

5.2 Select and interpret diagnostic images and other diagnostic procedures for the individual patient relevant to periodontal practice.

5.3 Diagnose disease or abnormalities of the dentition, mouth, and associated structures, including periodontal and peri-implant tissues, and identify conditions which require management.

5.4 Recognize the manifestations of systemic disease and how the disease and its management may affect the delivery of periodontal care and vice versa.

5.5 Perform non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy for teeth and its substitutes including placement of dental implants following all principles of infection control.

5.6 Perform mucogingival and regenerative treatment and plastic periodontal surgeries

5.7 Manage developmental or acquired occlusal abnormalities and injuries, including trauma (splinting)

5.8 Perform atraumatic extractions of teeth and ridge preservation.

5.9 Perform periodontal surgery to improve patient aesthetics.

5.10 Evaluate and manage the periodontium-endodontium problems of periodontic origin with surgical and non-surgical treatment plans.

Program Learning Outcomes Aligned with QF Emirates. [Link]

Cost of studying in the program: 1,70,000 AED per year including 5% vat.

Dental Faculty

Dr. M Sesha Reddy

Lecturer and Specialist in Periodontics


Dr. Jovita Lawrence D’souza

Lecturer & Specialist in Periodontics

Dr. Jayadevan Sreedharan

Professor of Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Dr. Razia Khanam

Professor of Pharmacology

Dr. Janita Rita Trinita Pinto

Associate Professor of Microbiology

Dr. Anusha Sreejith

Assistant Professor of Demography

Dr. Ramya Rathan

Associate Professor of Anatomy

Dr. Pooja Narain Adtani

Chairperson, Department of Basic Medical and Dental Sciences
Assistant Professor of Oral Histopathology


Dr. Bhavna Jha Kukreja

Assistant Professor of Periodontology

Dr. Srinivas

Dr. Srinivas Sulugodu Ramachandra

Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Dr. Mohamed Atef

Assistant Professor of Periodontics

Dr. Diaaeldin Saad Awad Farag

Associate Professor of Fixed Prosthodontics

Admission Criteria
Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology (MDS Periodontics)

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2019) 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 minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale, or equivalent grade (B)
  • The Applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant can fulfil the English proficiency requirement via the TOEFL, IELTS, or UA CESL Endorsement Exam, minimum requirements are listed below. TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrolment.
    • EmSAT: Score of 1400 and above
    • TOEFL: Score of 79 on the iBT or 550 PBT (web-based) test or higher.
    • IELTS: Overall score of 6 is required, with a score of no less than 5 on any individual band or module.
  • Attested Internship certificate
  • A Valid license to practice Dentistry issued from MoH / DHA / HAAD is preferable

Conditional Graduate Admission Read More

  • Graduate with less than the minimum score in English proficiency may be provided conditional admission that the student registers 6 credit hours in the first semester of his/her studies and obtains a “B” average or above.
    • Applicant must achieve and EMSAT score of 1400 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent by the end of first semester of study
    • Applicant must achieve a minimum of CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent, in the first six credit hours of credit bearing courses studied for the Master’s program
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 to 2.9 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be conditionally admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is allowed take a maximum of nine credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the period of conditional admission and
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of courses studied for the graduate program to progress to second semester or be subject to dismissal.
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 to 2.4 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be conditionally admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is required to complete a maximum of nine graduate-level credit hours as remedial preparation for the graduate program. These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of remedial courses in order to progress to the graduate program or be subject to dismissal.

Admission to the program will be confirmed upon submission of:

  • Original Attested Degree Certificate & Transcript from a University / Institute listed in WHO directory of Medical Schools.
  • Original Internship Completion Certificate
  • Equivalency Certificate of the Bachelor’s degree from the Ministry of Education, U.A.E
  • Valid English Language Proficiency Test (IELTS / TOEFL)
  • Passport with color copy of passport
  • Emirates I.D. card with color copy of ID
  • Family book and Ethbara (For U.A.E. nationals)
  • 5 passport-size photographs
  • Updated CV
  • Statement of Purpose and objectives
  • 2 Letters of recommendation / Experience letter
  • Vaccination record with valid BLS certificate

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MDS Periodontics Program Study Plan

The MDS Periodontics Program spans over 3 years with 6 semesters and 2 summer courses. The program is structured to be delivered in 15 weeks duration (Semesters 1 to 6). Two summer courses are delivered in 6 weeks duration.

Some Courses of one semester are pre-requisites for courses of the subsequent semesters so that important concepts are built on each other and revisited in a spiral fashion to reinforce learning making a strong base in biomedical and periodontal sciences. Most courses are delivered as a mix of didactic sessions and clinical /activity sessions. Some may be only didactic or only clinical based depending on the content and learning outcomes.

Year 1 Semester 1

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
BMS 601 Basic Medical Sciences 1 1 1
BIS 601 Biostatistics 1 2 3 2
BCP 601 Basic Clinical Periodontology I 1 15 16 6
Total hours per week 3 15 2 20
Total Hours x 15 weeks 45 225 30 300 9


Year 1 Semester 2

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
REM 602 Research Ethics & Research Methods 1 2 3 2
BCP 602 Basic Clinical Periodontology II 1 9 10 4
PED 602 Periodontal diagnosis 9 9 3
REP 602 Research Project I 6 6 3
Total hours per week 2 18 2 6 28
Total Hours x 15 weeks 30 270 30 90 420 12


Summer Clinical Course I (6 Weeks Duration)

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
SCC 603 Summer clinical course I 30 30 4
Total hours per week 30 30
Total Hours x 6 weeks 180 180 4


Year 2 Semester 3

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
LAP 701 Laser in Periodontics 1 12 13 5
PTP 701 Periodontal Treatment Planning 1 9 10 4
REP 701 Research Project II 6 6 3
Total hours per week 2 21 6 29
Total Hours x 15 weeks 30 315 90 435 12


Year 2 Semester 4

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
MDP 702 Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan I 18 18 6
PSS 702 Periodontal Surgical Sciences 18 18 6
Total hours per week 36 36
Total Hours x 15 weeks 540 540 12


Summer Clinical Course II (6 weeks duration)

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
SCC 703 Summer Clinical Course II 30 30 4
Total hours per week 30 30
Total Hours x 6 weeks 180 180 4


Year 3 Semester 5

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
ACP 801 Advanced Clinical Periodontology I 18 18 6
MDP 801 Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan II 18 18 6
Total hours per week 36 36
Total Hours x 15 weeks 540 540 12


Year 3 Semester 6

Course Code Title Didactic Clinical Practical Research Contact hours Credit hours
ACP 802 Advanced Clinical Periodontology II 21 21 7
MDP 802 Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan III 24 24 8
Total hours per week 45 45
Total Hours x 15 weeks 675 675 15
Total Hours in the program 105 2,925 60 180 3,270 80


Course Description

Brief course descriptions for all courses of the MDS Periodontics Program including the general education courses are listed below. Details of each course are available in the course syllabus document.

The course syllabi of all courses are hyperlinked to the title of each course.

Semester 1

BCP 601: Basic Clinical Periodontology I

This course aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the scientific foundations of periodontal health and disease. It will cover topics such as the biology of the periodontium, general concepts of oral microbiology, and the epidemiology and classification of periodontal diseases. The course will emphasize preventive periodontal care, with a focus on evidence-based clinical practice for diagnosis, treatment planning, and initial periodontal therapy. By the end of the course, students will have the knowledge of core principles of periodontal health and disease, as well as the skills necessary to provide effective preventive care and treatment to their patients.

BIS 601: Biostatistics

This course will equip the students with advanced knowledge in the application of descriptive and inferential statistics in medical research. The focus will be on numerical computation and interpretation of outcome from a given data set. This course will help students to develop advanced skills in analyzing and interpreting data from Health and Allied Health settings through classroom demonstrations and ‘hands on’ experience with MS Excel for data management and Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) for data analysis. This course will focus to communicating complex statistical information effectively.

BMS 601: Basic Medical Sciences

This course provides the students with necessary applied knowledge and skills that are of importance for clinical practice. This course designed to impart relevant information pertaining to of embryology, applied Anatomy of head and neck, concepts of wound healing, microbiology, immunity and inflammation and pharmacological aspects and its application in day-to-day dental practice as a specialist.


Semester 2

BCP 602: Basic Clinical Periodontology II

This course aims to equip students with comprehensive knowledge about the scientific foundation of non-surgical and surgical approaches for managing periodontal diseases. Through this course, students will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical expertise by treating patients with advanced periodontal disease using modern techniques. The academic curriculum will encompass significant topics such as the influence of systemic conditions on periodontal health. This will enable students to incorporate medical and dental histories while devising an appropriate treatment plan and refine their ability to modify it in accordance with the patient’s systemic health. Doing so will improve their critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and professionalism.

PED 602: Periodontal Diagnosis

This course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to accurately measure and digitally record periodontal parameters required for the diagnosis of various periodontal diseases and conditions, taking into account the dental and medical history of the patient. Through the course, students will gain an in-depth understanding of the clinical features of periodontal diseases and their correlation with underlying biological changes. They will also learn about the role of radiology, various imaging techniques, and other diagnostic tests in the diagnosis and prognosis of periodontal diseases. By the end of the course, students will have gained proficiency in using diagnostic tools to identify periodontal diseases, assess their risk, and provide effective treatment and care for their patients.

REM 602: Research Ethics & Research Methods

This course offers an overview of the different approaches, considerations and challenges involved in medical research. This course provides an opportunity to the students to advance their understanding of the principles of quantitative research, developing a research question, choosing study subjects, method of exposure measurement, study designs, planning for data management and analysis. The course also focuses on the ethical and legal principles pertaining to research, research fraud, academic misconduct, confidentiality, and conflict of interest. The course covers international, national, and institutional guidelines regarding research in human, animals, and vulnerable populations.

REP 602: Research Project I

This course aims to enhance students’ knowledge, professional skills, ethics, critical thinking abilities, effective communication, professionalism, and research methods for the development of research protocols in the field of periodontology. The course introduces students to essential tools required for designing, executing, and interpreting clinical and clinically related research, culminating in the production of a thesis. Each student will work on an approved research protocol provided by their supervisors and the institutional ethical committee. The research may involve different types, such as narrative and systematic reviews, in vitro studies, clinical research, and questionnaire surveys. Through the scientific project, students will gain critical thinking skills, organizational abilities, and extensive knowledge in periodontal research.

SCC 603: Summer Clinical Course I

The aim of this clinical course is to provide students with ample hands-on experience in patient care within the field of periodontics, with an emphasis on comprehensive care and treatment planning. Students will be given patients who have various periodontal conditions and are expected to develop a thorough diagnosis and treatment plan, which includes clinical patient care. This may involve non-surgical as well as periodontal flap procedures.


Semester 3

LAP 701: Laser in Periodontics

This course has both theoretical and clinical components aimed at equipping students with a comprehensive understanding of laser-assisted dentistry for conditions related to the periodontium and associated structures, ensuring safe and effective practice. The course will cover Laser Physics, mechanisms of action, indications, and contraindications of different types of hard and soft tissue lasers commonly used in dentistry, as well as Laser safety protocols. Through the course, students will learn to apply laser technology in clinical cases based on international guidelines for safe practice in periodontology.

PTP 701: Periodontal Treatment Planning

This course will enable students to create a treatment plan for their patients. The case presentations will showcase the student’s proficiency in all stages of the process, from taking a patient’s medical history and conducting an examination, to consultation, investigations, and diagnosis. Through this comprehensive learning experience, students will gain expertise in evaluating, diagnosing, and devising treatment plans for periodontal diseases. Additionally, the assessment and treatment planning aspects will incorporate elements of other pertinent dental disciplines.

REP 701: Research Project II

In this course, students are required to carry out research using an approved research protocol from their supervisor and the institutional ethical committee. This scientific work helps students enhance their critical thinking skills, organizational abilities, and knowledge of periodontal research. The research can include various types, including narrative and systematic reviews, in vitro studies, clinical research, and questionnaire surveys. Upon completing the course, students must submit a report summarizing their research results and their interpretation of the findings. Additionally, their submission and presentation of their research work will be assessed.


Semester  4

MDP 702: Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan I

This course is designed to provide students with comprehensive training in preventive periodontal care, as well as in the diagnosis, treatment planning, and management of periodontal diseases of varying levels of complexity using both non-surgical and surgical procedures in conjunction with other dental specialties. The course will also focus on enhancing students’ leadership and communication skills, enabling them to take a more active role in the dental healthcare team. Through the course, students will gain the necessary knowledge and practical experience to effectively manage interdisciplinary cases involving periodontal disease.

PSS 702: Periodontal Surgical Sciences

This course offers students an evidence-based and illustrated approach to a comprehensive range of surgical procedures, such as open flap debridement, regenerative, and resective osseous surgical techniques. During the course, students will learn to diagnose periodontal conditions, design, and implement effective treatment plans, and perform periodontal surgical procedures in line with the principles and practice of periodontal surgery. By the end of the course, students will have gained the knowledge and practical skills necessary to competently and confidently perform a variety of periodontal surgical procedures, enabling them to provide optimal care to their patients.

SCC 703: Summer Clinical Course II

This clinical course is designed to enhance students’ clinical training by providing more practical experience in patient care within the field of periodontics. The course focuses on patient care and treatment planning, and students are assigned patients with more complex periodontal conditions. They are expected to establish a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan that includes advanced surgical procedures, both conventional and laser techniques, as well as clinical and patient care.


Semester 5

ACP 801:  Advanced Clinical Periodontology I

This course aims to train students in designing treatment plans for advanced periodontal diseases, as well as practicing surgical techniques such as root coverage procedures, gingival depigmentation, gingivectomy, frenectomy/frenotomy, and osseous surgeries using conventional, LASER, and piezo surgical techniques. Additionally, students will be trained to interpret CBCT scans and formulate appropriate treatment plans for dental implants.

MDP 801: Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan II

Building upon the objectives of the previous course, this course aims to equip students with the skills necessary to manage complex patient cases that require a multidisciplinary approach, including ortho-perio, perio-restorative/prosthodontics, and perio-endo cases, using modern periodontal techniques.


Semester 6

MDP 802: Multidisciplinary Treatment Plan III

This advanced course is the final component of the multidisciplinary treatment plan series. Students will receive in-depth training in guided bone regeneration and ridge augmentation procedures, as well as other techniques for managing the esthetic aspects of Periodontics. The course will also cover surgical complications and common reasons for implant failure, providing students with the skills necessary to competently perform procedures for managing implant-related complications.

ACP 802: Advanced Clinical Periodontology II

Building upon the skills and knowledge gained in ACP I, this course will focus on training students to develop comprehensive treatment plans for complex periodontal cases. Along with mastering advanced surgical techniques, students will also learn to evaluate and diagnose a broad range of restorative-related issues, including the placement of dental implants, using digital dentistry applications such as CBCT for diagnosis and planning. Additionally, the course will cover the treatment of gingival hyperpigmentation, gingival enlargement, and frenectomy/frenotomy using advances such as LASER technology, Piezo surgical techniques, and Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF) techniques.


Grading Policy and Assessment

  • Grading Policy
Classification Marks % Grade Grade Value
90 – 100 A 4
      85 – 89 B+ 3.5
 80 – 84 B 3
Fail       < 80  F 0


  • Program Assessment

Program assessment reports at the GMU are mainly generated by the program Director and approved by the college dean. Multiple assessment tools are utilized to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Some of the direct assessment tools used to evaluate program outcomes includes:

  • Student progress and achievements
  • Capstone and graduation projects
  • Evaluation of practical training performance
  • External evaluation of practical training
  • Theses and dissertations

Other non-direct assessment tools used include student exit survey, retention rates, graduates’ employment rates, student enrolment and graduation/success rates.

In addition, program assessment reports include a breakdown of outcomes results using specified performance indicators with specific demonstration of how these results will be used to achieve continuous improvement for the program.

Course Assessment reports are generated by faculty members and approved by the program Director or and college dean. Each course outcomes is assigned a specific assessment tool and a performance indicator to measure its achievement. Some of the assessment tools used to evaluate course outcomes include:

  1. Student grades analysis
  2. Midterm and final examinations
  3. Teaching projects
  4. Problem solving assignments
  5. Laboratory assignment
  6. Clinical Assessment Sheet
  7. Accepted Number of Patients Performed
  8. Workplace Based Assessment

Completion Requirement for Graduation

  • Satisfactory completion of the clinical requirements as demonstrated by case report submissions, Logbooks documentation and supervisors report.
  • Satisfactory completion of the research project and thesis defence.
  • Submission of scientific abstract for poster and oral presentation and one scientific publication in National Conference.
  • Obtain a minimum of 80% and Passed in the Final Exit Examination as assessed by the external examiners board
  • Completion of credits required for the program (80 credit hours)
  • A minimum overall  CGPA of 3.0 on scale of 4
  • A minimum pass mark of 80% (Grade B) for each course
  • A minimum attendance of 80

A periodontist can venture into private practice, teaching and research or opt for careers with government sectors.

Private Practice: A periodontist works in solo private practice or in partnership with other dentists where they provide consultation services.

Academia: A periodontist can opt for being a full-time clinical faculty in a dental college where they are involved in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate students, provide clinical training, mentor student’s research projects and actively participate in dental camps.

Government Practice: A periodontist can render their services exclusively for governmental sectors.

Research: A periodontist collaborates with other industrial scientists in projects dealing with oral health sciences.

International Health Care: A periodontist provides services to populations abroad and work for agencies such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Hospital dentistry: Hospital dentistry contributes a great deal to Interprofessional Education. A periodontist treats patients with medical conditions and disabilities alongside physician colleagues, often in operating rooms and emergency departments.