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Goals & Objectives

  1. EDUCATION GOAL: The Division of Periodontics will educate graduate students to be qualified professionals with the knowledge and competencies to be successful in the specialized practice of periodontics.

    OBJECTIVES TO SUPPORT THE EDUCATION GOAL:
    1. All periodontics residents will successfully complete all of their didactic coursework and periodontal seminars by the end of the three year program.
    2. At completion of the three-year residency program, all periodontal residents will be competent to treat a variety of patients for comprehensive periodontal treatment.
    3. All graduates will take Part I and Part II of the American Board of Periodontology exam.
    4. Upon completion of the three year residency program, graduates will recognize that they have received training in all required areas of periodontics.
    5. All graduates will enter careers centered on the specialty of periodontics whether in private practice, military service, teaching, research, or a combination thereof.

  2. PATIENT CARE GOAL: The Division of Periodontics will provide quality patient care fulfilling the parameters of care established by the American Academy of Periodontology.

    OBJECTIVES TO SUPPORT THE PATIENT CARE GOAL:
    1. All patients treated in the Division of Periodontics will receive comprehensive periodontal diagnosis and treatment needed to attain periodontal health.
    2. Patients treated in the Division of Periodontics will be provided with continuity of care until all periodontal treatment has been completed.
    3. Patients perceive that they are receiving quality periodontal care.

  3. RESEARCH GOAL: The Division of Periodontics will strive to increase the scholarship of discovery, as well as the scholarly activities related to teaching, integration, and application.

    OBJECTIVES TO SUPPORT THE RESEARCH GOAL:
    1. All graduates must complete a research project and thesis leading to a Masters of Science Degree.
    2. Graduate students will produce research suitable for presentation or publication in a refereed journal.

  4. SERVICE GOAL: The Division of Periodontics will enhance the School’s service-oriented, patient-driven, oral health-care system, which serves as a framework for education and provides service to the community and the profession.

    OBJECTIVES TO SUPPORT THE SERVICE GOAL:
    1. All graduates will be active members of organized dentistry and periodontal professional organizations at the local and national level.
    2. Graduate students will engage in teaching, continuing education, and community education.
    3. Graduate students will provide periodontal treatment to an underserved community of patients.