Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics (PhD/Dip. Periodontics)


This combined program option is a clinical specialty program that is offered in conjunction with a PhD in Craniofacial Science. The program provides to successful applicants holding a DMD degree or its equivalent, education and training for potential clinicians, researchers, and teachers. Completion of the Diploma in Periodontics requires completion of the clinical and didactic requirements associated with the diploma program in the Faculty of Dentistry, and successful completion of the PhD in Craniofacial Science course requirements, and successful defense and submission of their thesis to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. In this program option, the degree and the diploma are awarded conjointly and both must be completed to graduate. The combined program will require a minimum of six years to prepare the student for clinical practice and a research career. Graduates will be eligible to take the examination for specialty certification in prosthodontics offered by The Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Periodontics.

What makes the program unique?

Program strengths are diverse faculty, well balanced clinical and didactic programs with critical approach to literature, opportunities for research and outstanding implant program.

Quick Facts

Doctor of Philosophy in Craniofacial Science and Diploma in Periodontics
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Registration options
Program Components
Faculty of Dentistry


TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement


IELTS Overall Score Requirement


Criminal Record Check

This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.

Prior degree requirements

DMD degree or its equivalent

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$102.00$281.00
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$6,037.17$14,355.17
Program Fee$54,334.53$129,196.53
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Student Fees (yearly)$923.38 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
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