Apply for Specialist Training in Periodontology


Are you a dentist with at least 2 years of clinical experience, interested in specialising in Periodontology? The admission for dentists applying to enter the Specialist Dental Training Program (SDTP) in Periodontology in September 2025 is now open.

Welcome to Gothenburg 

The Specialist Clinic for Periodontology is located on the Medical Hill, across the road from Sahlgrenska University Hospital, where you will find the renowned Institute of Odontology. The globally recognized faculty and modern clinical facilities attract many international dentists to the postgraduate programs.

The concentration of specialist dental care in one place allows close interaction between the Public Dental Service in Region Västra Götaland and the Institute of Odontology at the University of Gothenburg. The result: a research-intensive environment for clinical practitioners that maximizes value for the patients. 

Upon completion of the program you will have gained more in-depth knowledge of the Swedish healthcare system with its emphasis on quality, value-based leadership and patient-centred care. Wherever in the world your journey as a specialist continues, we hope that this will contribute to developments in dental care. 

Join our team  

You will join a specialist clinic that offers modern, person-centred dental care based on science and proven experience. We treat patients with all types of periodontal diseases, which means diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the tissues surrounding teeth and dental implants.

Is this you? 

We are looking for a person with excellent hand to eye coordination as well as communication and interpersonal skills and a very good command of English. An important part of your job will be to involve the patient and educate them on how to take care of their teeth during and after treatment. To achieve good communication with the patients you need to be able to express yourself well in Swedish. 

Note that if you are applying for a Swedish dental licence, you need to show a certification of proficiency in the Swedish language at level C1 (in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). For dentists without an EU dental licence, proficiency in Swedish at level B2 is required. Sahlgrenska International Care can arrange with language studies prior program start. 

Tuition fee

The tuition fee is SEK 749 000 (2024) excluding VAT.


Read more about the program description Postgraduate Program in Periodontology i Göteborg, the program layout, and application procedure  to see if this is the right position for you. Remember to submit your application no later than December 31 2023. 

After the deadline we will review the applications and select a few candidates for digital interviews on Teams in November. Those who successfully pass that step will be invited to a second interview. 

Our Education Manager is happy to help if you have any questions. 

We look forward to finding out more about you!