The Master of Medical Sciences program provides an interdisciplinary platform for individuals to become clinical scholars in the field of periodontology. All residents are required to complete an advanced degree (M.M.Sc. or D.M.Sc.) in conjunction with the periodontology certificate. The HSDM Division of Periodontology develops clinical scholars for careers in clinical practice, education and research through excellence in education, patient care and scholarship emphasizing the art and science of periodontology, implantology and regenerative medicine.
The Doctor of Medical Sciences is a four-year program which involves a combined D.M.Sc. and certificate in periodontology. Most students in this program seek careers in academics following graduation.