Periodontics Externships

Short term programs:

The Department of Periodontology offers a one to two week externship opportunity to highly motivated dental students desiring to explore the full scope of the specialty beyond what students are traditionally exposed to during their dental training. The program provides externs exposure to both didactic and clinical portions of the Graduate Periodontics Program at the University of Tennessee. All applicants must be a matriculated third or fourth year dental student and in good standing with their respective institution. Deadline to apply: N/A; can be arranged by email. Students are expected to contact the program at least 4 weeks prior to the anticipated start date.

Long term programs:

The Department of Periodontology also offers a 3, 6, and 12 month externship opportunity to highly motivated dentists desiring to explore the full scope of the specialty. The program provides externs exposure to both didactic and clinical portions of the Graduate Periodontics Program at the University of Tennessee. Cost of program: Varies depending on length of program

 

These externship programs give the externs an opportunity to gain insight into Periodontics resident life. Externs participate in all lectures and seminars, clinical program that includes exposure to oral implantology, bone regeneration techniques, soft tissue augmentation, and periodontal surgery and spend time in the clinical and basic science research components of the graduate periodontics program. This experience will provide the extern with the opportunity to evaluate his/her own interest in the specialty of Periodontics and, in particular, this program.

Attendance does not guarantee acceptance into the graduate periodontal program.

Apply for an Externship

All interested students/dentists should complete the following:

  • Letter of intent for externship and dates available
  • Current Curriculum Vitae (GPA, Class Rank, Board)
  • Letter from Dean or Periodontics faculty certifying student’s good standing
  • Verification of insurance coverage (Liability/Malpractice) 

All inquiries and applications should be forwarded to the following: 

Attn: Dr. Najib Ghadri
Externship Director
Department of Periodontology
University of Tennessee School of Dentistry
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-6242
Fax: 901-448-1294
Email: mghadri1@uthsc.edu

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Contact Us

Graduate Periodontology Program
875 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-6242

Program Director: Marty S. Green DDS, MS