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 that is fully accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. It is designed to be a comprehensive didactic, clinical, and research experience in all aspects of endodontics. 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 and 32 additional credit hours would be required if pursuing the Certificate and the MS in Oral Biology simultaneously.

Application requirements include a DDS/DMD (or equivalent foreign dental degree), letters of recommendation, letter of motivation, resume, competitive class ranking, and passage of a national board exam (NBDE or INBDE). Graduates of a foreign dental school must submit Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores if they cannot provide national board exam scores.

This program also 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.

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

The application deadline is July 15 of each year, for matriculation the following June. The program uses the ADEA Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).

For more information on the Endodontics Certificate program, visit our website.