The Program in Endodontics is designed to give advanced education to an individual committed to the practice, teaching, or research of endodontics. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the student will receive a certificate in endodontics and will be educationally qualified to pursue certification by the American Board of Endodontics. The student will spend approximately 60 percent of the assigned time in clinical practice and the remaining in basic- and clinical- science lectures and seminars, research and teaching. Clinical experience will include the complete scope of endodontic practice. Medically compromised as well as healthy patients are treated under appropriate supervision. The range of treatment includes emergency and diagnostic treatment, non-surgical and surgical therapy, microscopic endodontics, vital and non-vital bleaching procedures, intentional replants, and root-extrusion techniques.
Three applicants are accepted annually. Applicants must have graduated in the upper portion of their dental school class and have successfully completed both parts of the National Board Examination. Research experience and clinical experience beyond dental school (such as private practice, military experience, residencies, or teaching), will strengthen the applicant’s credentials.
The deadline for completed applications for PASS is August 1 of the year preceding anticipated enrollment. Interviews are held August through October with notification upon acceptance.