Foundation: The PhD program was founded in 2000 and the first graduates received their degrees in 2005.
Aim: The aim of the Periodontology PhD program is to can practice the profession of Periodontology. The graduates will be able to not only do non-surgical periodontal therapy but also surgical periodontal. This program consists of a didactic, a clinical and a research component. The didactic component is delivered using different learning methods, but includes an extensive overview of the periodontal literature, both current and historical. The clinical component includes the treatment of all patients referred for periodontal therapy and the fulfilment of a set of competencies and proficiencies defined by the European Federation of Periodontology and competence-based curriculum according to the ADEE. The research component includes the undertaking of a research project by the graduating students, whose results should be presented in the form of a written report.
Objective: Our main objective as the department of Periodontology is to produce specialists with self-confidence who are compatible with the society, who are able to make independent decisions and assume responsibilities, who are research-minded, scientific, productive, committed to medical and ethical principles and who are aware of the significance of lifelong learning.
Qualification Awarded: The PhD degree in Periodontology is awarded to the graduates who have succesfully completed all courses in the curriculum.
Language of Instruction: %100 English