The advanced dental education program in Endodontics offers the student a comprehensive 24-month course of study in clinical and didactic endodontics. The program is designed to educate qualified individuals to pursue careers as teachers, researchers and practicing clinical specialists of endodontics. The program meets the educational requirements for limitation of practice to the specialty of endodontics, and prepares the student for examination by the American Board of Endodontics.

The program is composed of two interrelated components: 

  • Lecture courses that provide the student with a firm biological basis for patient care, and lectures, seminars and clinical training designed to produce clinical proficiency in endodontics. Research experience is gained through completion of an individual research project and master's thesis. 
  • The clinical curriculum will occupy approximately 50-60% of the resident's time and the didactic, teaching, and research components make up the remaining 40-50% of the program.

Students completing the program earn a certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry degree. Students must complete the requirements for the master's degree prior to being awarded the certificate.

The program in endodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.