Endodontics - Certificate

Endodontics is concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the human dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic and clinical sciences including biology of the normal pulp, the etiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular conditions. In addition, these specialists are involved in the use of magnification modalities and non-surgical and surgical endodontics treatment and retreatment. The certificate program in Endodontics is a 27-month graduate program, fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation, designed to be a comprehensive, didactic, clinical and research experience into all aspects of endodontics.

All courses within this program are taught face-to-face, on campus at the College of Dentistry in Dallas. This program may require off-campus assignments at local, Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex hospitals or dental clinics.

Application requirements include a DDS, DMD, or an equivalent foreign dental degree, letters of recommendation, a letter of motivation, a resume, a competitive class ranking, and passage of the National Board Dental Examinations or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) if a graduate of a foreign dental school. Application is made through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). The deadline to apply is July 15 of each year, with a start date of the following June.

The program provides the graduate student with the tools necessary to be a clinically proficient endodontist, an astute diagnostician, a critical thinker, and a sound “endodontist-scientist.” In addition, the program prepares the student for the American Board of Endodontics certification examination.

An optional MS in Oral Biology is available through the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Additional time in residence would be required if pursuing the Certificate and the MS in Oral Biology simultaneously.

This program prepares students for the opportunity to pursue an occupational license.  Please refer to the Notification for Students Pursuing an Occupational License in our catalog for additional information.

AEGD 604Practice Management I1.5
ENDO 600Current Literature Review I1.0
ENDO 601Current Literature Review II1.0
ENDO 602Current Literature Review III1.0
ENDO 603Current Literature Review IV1.0
ENDO 604Current Literature Review V1.0
ENDO 605Current Literature Review VI1.0
ENDO 606Current Literature Review VII1.0
ENDO 607Endodontics Treatment Planning Conference I1.0
ENDO 608Endodontics Treatment Planning Conference II1.0
ENDO 609Endodontics Treatment Planning Conference III1.0
ENDO 610Endodontics Treatment Planning Conference IV1.0
ENDO 611Endodontics Treatment Planning Conference V1.0
ENDO 612Endodontics Treatment Planning Conference VI1.0
ENDO 613Endodontics Treatment Planning Conference VII1.0
ENDO 614Special Problems in Endodontics I1.0
ENDO 615Special Problems in Endodontics II1.0
ENDO 616Special Problems in Endodontics III1.0
ENDO 617Special Problems in Endodontics IV1.0
ENDO 618Special Problems in Endodontics V1.0
ENDO 619Advanced Special Problems in Endodontics I1.0
ENDO 620Advanced Special Problems in Endodontics II1.0
ENDO 622Clinical Endodontics I2.0
ENDO 623Clinical Endodontics II2.0
ENDO 624Clinical Endodontics III2.0
ENDO 625Clinical Endodontics IV2.0
ENDO 626Clinical Endodontics V2.0
ENDO 627Advanced Clinical Endodontics I2.0
ENDO 628Advanced Clinical Endodontics II2.0
ENDO 691Research4.0
OBIO 611Research Design and Methodology2.0
OBIO 621Applied Biostatistics2.0
OBIO 651Sensory Neurobiology and Pain1.0
OBIO 660Teaching Skills for Health Professions Educators1.0
OBIO 670Clinical Pharmacology1.5
OBIO 671Applied Medical Physiology2.0
OBIO 672Head and Neck Anatomy1.5
OBIO 673Oral Microbiology2.0
OBIO 674Immunology1.0
OMFP 619Advanced Oral Pathology2.0
OMFR 611Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1.0
OMFS 610Conscious Sedation1.0
OMFS 625Physical Diagnosis and Internal Medicine1.0
PERI 650Dental Implants1.5
Total Semester Credit Hours61

Must complete 27 months of residency, total credit hours specified, any noncredit courses specified, and be approved by the Promotions Committee for this certificate to be awarded.

In accordance with Student Rule 10.4.1, grades of S or U may be assigned in certain officially designated certificate courses.