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Graduate Periodontics Program

How to Apply


The University of Colorado Graduate Periodontics Program DOES NOT PARTICIPATE in ADEA/PASS or MATCH Programs. To apply, please follow the guidelines below. 

The number of applicants accepted varies each year based upon positions available and Commission on Dental Accreditation limitations. Candidates should possess strong academic credentials. A personal site visit and interview are scheduled for all invited candidates in August of each year. Applicants must submit a completed application by July 1 in order to be considered for admission for the next year. Upon acceptance, a $3,000 deposit is required to hold your position. This deposit will be applied toward tuition.


​Application requirements:

  • Completed Postgraduate Periodontics Program Application 

  • Regents Questionnaire  

  • Official transcript in a sealed envelope from each college/university attended. International transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited foreign credentialing service. Please contact our office for a list of such services. Transcripts cannot be sent via email. We understand at this time mailed transcripts may not be an option per your university. If this is the case please have them electronically sent from the university to
  • National Board Examination scores (official report or certified copy) We do understand that Board Exams have been rescheduled, postponed, or even cancelled. If this has affected you please inform Alyssa Russo via email.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation addressed to the Director of Graduate Periodontics​. Recommendation letters can be sent via email from the person who is recommending you. 
  • Application fee of $50.00. Please be aware that the deposited checks will be delayed and we apologize for this inconvenience. At this time we are not set up to receive the fee electronically. Once we are able to deposit these checks we will reach out to you individually to inform you before the deposit is made.  
  • More detailed information can be found on the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) website.

Additional documents required, if applicable:

  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores: Required for all applicants who graduated from a dental school not accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation or schools that do not rank or provide grades. GRE scores taken more than five (5) years before the application date will not be accepted. For GRE scores, please use the institution code 7209.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores: Required for international applicants. TOEFL tests taken more than two (2) years prior to the date of application will not be accepted. For TOEFL scores, please use the institution code B785.
  • Permanent Resident Green Card: If an applicant is now a permanent resident of the United States, the applicant must provide their full, legal name as it appears on immigration documents and a certified copy of the front and back of their federal Green Card. 

If we can be of any assistance, please contact Alyssa Russo, Residency Coordinator, at 303-724-6243 or

Applications can be sent via email or mailed to:

University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Postdoctoral Program in Periodontics
Mail Stop F-850 (For FED-EX/UPS, include Room 104D)
13065 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Due to Covid-19, updates on applications will be delayed. We will update you when we have more information. Thank you for your patience. 

*Applications will be updated in your file at the beginning of every month. We will reach out by the 5th of each month leading to the deadline to verify that your application is complete or if there is anything missing. Thank you for your patience on this. 

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