Faculty member from the Periodontics Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, uses a model of a jaw while speaking with a resident.
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The Periodontics Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is a three-year, full-time specialty-training program designed to prepare dentists for careers in clinical periodontics, research, and teaching. You will be trained in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal diseases, abnormalities, and conditions, as well as assessing and managing the relationships between periodontal diseases and systemic health. Additionally, you will experience this advanced education with surgical clinical experiences in both periodontology and implantology, utilizing the most current instrumentation and techniques. 


The program fulfills the training requirements as defined by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.


After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to take the certifying examination offered by the American Board of Periodontology.

Program history

The Periodontics Residency began in 1966. We anticipate that one trainee will complete this program annually.

Also see: Mayo Clinic Dental Specialties Residencies & Fellowship Website

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