Periodontology Residency

Thank you for your interest in Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital Periodontology Residency Program. In partnership with the University of Detroit Mercy, the Periodontics Graduate Program is a 35-month full-time comprehensive program that offers a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science. The program accepts 3 positions per year.

Program Education

The curriculum was developed so that upon completion, the student will have attained competency in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal diseases, among many other skills.  Residents will attain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare the for a successful clinical practice, or a position in academics or research. 

During The First Year,

During the first year, residents begin the summer semester with didactic courses as part of the core curriculum. These include courses for advanced head and neck anatomy and embryology, microbiology, epidemiology and pharmacology, and online educational courses.

Residents receive a major part of the didactic training, and learn to employ all of the diagnostic and therapeutic techniques employed in clinical periodontics on the patients assigned to them during the course of their first year in the program. The residents clinical experiences are enhanced by in-depth reviews of both current and classic periodontal literature throughout their training, beginning in the first year.

At the end of the first year of training, the residents will attend a didactic course in Light Parental Conscious Sedation.

The Second Year

The second year is devoted to comprehensive treatment of complex cases, further acquisition of an in-depth knowledge of the periodontal literature, and refinement of skills in the more sophisticated treatment techniques.

During The Third Year,

During the third year, residents conduct in-depth reviews of current technologies and topics of current interest in periodontics. Clinical skills in periodontics and IV sedation are refined and results of therapy are carefully analyzed.

Medical Student Rotation Experience

In addition to clinical experience in the dental school, each Periodontics Graduate Resident assists in hospital oral surgical procedures and is also given the opportunity to perform certain procedures.

For More information about the Ascension Macomb-Oakland Periodontology Residency contact the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Lucci, BS, C-TAGME,