The one-year full time Endodontic Fellowship position commences July 1st. This is primarily a teaching position under endodontic faculty supervision that provides excellent on-the-job training in endodontics. The teaching experience is invaluable for those who may be interested in eventually seeking a teaching appointment. In addition to teaching, the Fellow also conducts a research project during the year which includes preparation of a manuscript for publication. Following successful completion of the Fellowship year, the Fellow begins the two year Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics as an endodontic resident on July 1st the following year.
The Fellowship in Endodontics is a key position in the predoctoral endodontic clinic and provides an excellent opportunity to interact with the predoctoral endodontic program director and the part-time endodontic faculty. Clinic hours are relatively short, but can be intense and require the clinic instructors to be alert and immediately available. There is a schedule for assignment to the predoctoral endodontic clinic. When not assigned to the clinic, time will be available for research, to interact with the endodontic residents (e.g. seminars), and for other activities in the School of Dentistry and on the OHSU campus. The Fellow will participate in the Current Literature Seminar and audit the postgraduate Case Presentation Seminar.
Teaching responsibilities in the predoctoral endodontic clinic can vary during different terms. Between the Summer and Fall terms the fellow will focus on their research project. During the Winter and Spring terms, the Fellow will teach in the sophomore Endodontic Laboratory course. A copy of the Endodontic predoctoral endodontic clinic guide and sophomore Endodontic Laboratory Manual is provided as a guide to the predoctoral students' basic knowledge and skills. The Fellow will also audit the endodontic predoctoral lecture courses (ENDO 723, 733, 743) and the Endodontic Honors course (ENDO 748).
If all of the residents attend the annual AAE meeting and Marshall Baumgartner Study Group meetings, coverage of endodontic resident patient emergencies may be required.
Public holidays will be followed as shown on the School of Dentistry Academic Calendar. A total of 2 weeks vacation time is provided and should be scheduled when there is no predoctoral clinic scheduled. Vacation time needs to be approved in advance by the Department Chair, Dr. Sedgley.
The present Endodontic Fellow is:
Dr. Jason Kung
Dr. Jason Kung received his BS in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, then taught at public schools before pursuing dentistry at the University of California at Los Angeles. He received the Oral Biology Award from the American Association of Oral Biologists and graduated with a Masters of Science in Oral Biology and Doctor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Kung served as a resident at St. Barnabas Hospital, Level One Trauma Center in the Bronx, before practicing general dentistry in California where he developed a passion for Endodontics. He enjoys yoga, meditation, photography and recently trekked to Everest Base Camp in India.