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Preceptorship Program in Periodontology

Course Description

The Preceptorship Program in Periodontology is intended for graduates of dental schools outside of the United States and Canada. The program offers a didactic training as well as clinical exposure and observation. The Preceptorship in Periodontology is a full time program. Prospective students will participate in lectures, seminars and hands on activities along with the postgraduate residents. Clinical activities are limited to observation and assistance in the planning and execution of non-surgical and surgical procedures. Preceptors will have the opportunity to participate in research activities. 

Course Schedule:

    The program is a full time program offered over a 12 month period.

Instructor Bio:

Course Director

Dr. Maria Hernandez obtained her dental degree from the University of Carabobo in Venezuela. She later earned a Certificate in Advanced Periodontics from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hernandez is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and a Diplomate of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.Dr. Hernandez is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Periodontology at Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine. She has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Hernandez is also a practicing clinician, seeing patients in the NSU Dental Faculty practice. 

Required Materials:

Admission Process and Application Requirements

Prospective students should apply directly to the Department of Periodontology. Applications will be reviewed by the Department’s Admissions Committee. Deadline for application is December 1 and the anticipated start date of the program is July 1. Personal interview will be required for acceptance into the program.

The following requirements must be provided:

  1. Preceptorship Program Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. A personal statement
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Copy of a Diploma of Dental Degree.
  6. If dental school training was not in English, applicant must provide TOEFL scores
  7. Official transcripts from all dental education completed. Coursework taken at foreign institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence. This coursework must be evaluated by one of the following services:

World Education Services, Inc.
 P.O. Box 745
 Old Chelsea Station
 New York, NY 10113-0745
 (212) 966-6311
www.wes.org


Josef Silny & Associates, Inc.
 International Education Consultants
 7101 SW 102nd Avenue
 Miami, FL 33173
 Phone: (305) 273-1616
 Fax: (305) 273-1338
 www.jsilny.com

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
 P.O. Box 415070
 Milwaukee, WI 53203
 (414) 289-3400
www.ece.org

 Foundation for International Services, Inc.
  14926 35th Avenue West, Suite 210
  Lynwood, Washington 98087
  (425) 248-2255
  (425) 248-2262 fax
  www.fis-web.com  

Please mail your completed packet to:   

       Preceptorship Program in Periodontology
       Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
       Department of Periodontology
       3200 South University Drive
       Fort Lauderdale, FL  33328

Additional Information:

This program is not accredited by any local or national accreditation body. Upon successfully completion of the program, preceptors will received a certificate of attendance.  Admission and completion of the program does not guarantee acceptance to the Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontology.

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