The Endodontics advanced education program is designed to prepare a dentist for a career in clinical endodontics, research and teaching. The overall goal is to educate dentists to become competent clinical endodontists who will serve the public and the profession at a high level of excellence. It stresses the importance of knowledge and skills in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases associated with the dental pulp and related periapical tissues. Didactic and clinical training is also conducted in other related areas within the scope of practice of the field of endodontics as established by the Endodontic Standards of the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
The correlation of basic sciences and clinical sciences is an integral part of the program. A research project is required and comprehensive oral examinations must be successfully completed.
The full time 24-month program begins July 1 and runs over six continuous semesters.
Concurrent enrollment for an MS degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences (OCS) is also possible. The OCS program requires a separate application after the student has been accepted into the Endodontics program. An additional time commitment of three to six months is likely required to complete the OCS MS degree.