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 AY2020-21
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 required

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