This program aims to train future microsurgery leaders and to build long-term relationships with graduates by providing formalized microsurgery training using a systematic approach through didactic education, hands-on exercises, clinical observation and scholarly activity.


Dentists who have some basic periodontal and implant surgical experiences and are ready to bring their surgical skills to the next level are encouraged to apply.


After finishing this program, the graduate will receive a University of Michigan School of Dentistry Program Completion Letter and become an alumnus of the Academy.


The curriculum will be tailored to each individual based on their learning objectives and learning efficiency. Trainings include didactic lectures and practicing surgical procedures on typodonts, pig jaws and human cadavers with desktop microscopes, etc. The trainees will have a unique opportunity to observe standard and minimally-invasive periodontal and implant related surgeries, including periodontal regenerative surgery, guided bone regeneration and implant placement.

Applicants select a 6-month or 12-month program. The 12-month program will have a complete periodontal/implant literature review course, additional hands-on exercise, and research activity. In the 12-month program, trainees will have an opportunity to perform microsurgery on research patients once meeting all requirements.

For other microsurgery training opportunities and information, please visit Periodontal and Implant Microsurgery Academy.


Program Application Deadline Start Date
12-month Program March 1 July 1
6-momth Summer/Fall Term March 1 July 1
6-month Winter/Spring Term September 1 January 1


Prospective participants should apply directly to the Department of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Dental Postgraduate Program in Periodontal and Implant Microsurgery.

The application must be completed before it is reviewed by the Program’s Admission Committee. The following items must be provided in the online application:

  1. The Program Application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Official transcripts of all pre-doctoral and post-doctoral dental education. Official transcripts are required in the original language accompanied by a certified English translation.
  4. Certification of dental degree is required. A diploma from a recognized dental school in the original language accompanied by a certified English translation is required.
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation. The letters should include an assessment of the applicant’s dental background, knowledge, character and clinical skills as well as the potential for success in an advanced dental education program.
  6. Personal statement on your interests in this Program.
  7. If your dental school instruction was NOT in English, you must provide documentation of English language proficiency by submitting TOEFL scores. A minimum TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) of 84 is required.


International applicants must be eligible for an appropriate visa to enter the US. International applications are required to complete the International Student Application Form. For questions regarding visa eligibility, please contact the UM International Center directly by email icenter@umich.edu or phone 734-765-9310.


6-month $15,750
12-month $31,500

Fees may increase following the School’s guideline.

If you are admitted to the program and you are not a US citizen of permanent resident you will need to submit financial certification documents in order for the University of Michigan to issue an appropriate I-20 for study. Do not submit financial documents now. Further information about the financial certification process will be provided to the applicants selected for admission.


Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry
Assistant Program Director, Periodontics Graduate Program

Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Dentistry

Application Form Curriculum Periodontal and Implant Microsurgery Academy