How to Apply

Graduate Periodontics Residency Program

The University of Colorado Graduate Periodontics Residency 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. The application cycle opens on March 1st. Applicants must submit a completed application by July 15th in order to be considered for admission for the next year. The application process is forever evolving during this time and you will be notified after July 15th of the next steps. Upon acceptance, a $3,000 deposit is required to hold your position. This deposit will be applied toward tuition.

*Please note that we have approved observation programs for the 2024 application cycle. We suggest a 1-5 day observation. This will allow you to observe clinic and didactic as well as day-to-day operations in the Graduate Periodontics residency. You will be in charge of travel and lodging while you are here. Email the Program Director at

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. If your college/university can send official transcripts via email, these will be accepted going forward.
  • National Board Examination scores (official report or certified copy) can be sent via email.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters can be sent via email from the person who is recommending you.
  • Application fee of $75.00 paid online.

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. If any of the above statements apply to you, the GRE is required. For GRE scores, please use 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 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. 

Applications can be sent via email (preferred method) or mailed to:

ATTN: Angelica Maez 
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine
Postdoctoral Program in Periodontics
Mail Stop F-847
13065 E. 17th Avenue (For FED-EX/UPS, include Room 130) 
Aurora, CO 80045

Applications will be updated in your file at the beginning of every month, starting March 1st, as long as we have your application in hand. 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. If we do not have your application, no update will be given. Thank you for your patience on this. 


Website updated: 3/5/2024

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