Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth or their substitutes and the maintenance of the health, function, and aesthetics of these structures and tissues.

For more information, please refer to the Canadian Academy of Periodontology.

Examination Information

The Fellowship Examination is an oral examination composed of multiple case scenarios. Candidates will be presented with colour slides or digital images, and questioned on their interpretation of findings and subsequent case management.

Part 1: Oral Examination1 hour
Part 2: Oral Examination1 hour

Case scenarios used in the oral examination sessions are realistic situations covering a sample of the following topics. Please note that all domains may not necessarily appear in every examination.

  • Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
  • Anxiety and Pain Management
  • Medical History and Physical Exam
  • Dental and Oral History
  • Periodontal Evaluation
  • Occlusion
  • Radiographic Interpretation
  • Diagnosis-General
  • Periodontal Diagnosis
  • Etiology
  • Treatment Planning
  • Prognosis
  • Non-Surgical Therapy
  • Surgical Therapy
  • Mucogingival Therapy
  • Bone and Osseous Surgery
  • Regeneration
  • Implantology
  • Wound Healing
  • Evaluation of Results
  • Supportive Therapy
  • Perio-Orthodontics
  • Perio-Prosthodontics
  • Perio-Endodontics

Candidate Study Guide

The intent of this guide is to provide the candidate with an understanding of the format in which questions may be asked during the Fellowship Examination. The content used in these sample questions is used for illustrative purposes only, and should not be construed as an example of the level of difficulty of the examination questions.

Study Guide

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