The one-year full time Endodontic Fellowship position commences when the summer term begins (usually after July 4th). 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 Fellowship in Endodontics is a key position in the Undergraduate Endodontic clinic and the Urgent Care clinic. 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 Undergraduate Endodontic Clinic and Urgent Care Clinic.
When not assigned to the Undergraduate Endodontic Clinic or covering the Urgent Care 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.
During the Summer term (six weeks), teaching responsibilities are divided between the Undergraduate Endodontic Clinic and Urgent Care Clinic. Between the Summer and Fall terms (six week undergraduate break), teaching commitments are reduced to Urgent Care Clinic. This is an excellent time to commence the research project.
During the Fall, Winter and Spring terms, two half days are spent in the Urgent Care Clinic and the remaining half days are divided between teaching responsibilities in the Undergraduate Endodontic Clinic and research time, which can vary during different terms.
During the Spring term, the Fellow will teach in the sophomore Endodontic Laboratory course. A copy of the Endodontic Undergraduate Clinic Guide and sophomore Endodontic Laboratory Manual will be provided as a guide of the undergraduate students' basic knowledge and skills. The Fellow will also audit the endodontic undergraduate lecture courses (ENDO 723, 733, 743, 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.
Holidays will be followed as shown on the School of Dentistry Academic Calendar. The time between terms may be taken as vacation time. Vacation time (2 weeks) should be coordinated with Dr. Sedgley.
The present Endodontic Fellow is:
Dr. Tina Nguyen
Tina Nguyen received a BS in General Science at Portland State University in 2004. She attended the Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry, class of 2009. Tina worked in private practice in the Portland metropolitan area prior to beginning her Endodontic Fellowship at OHSU. She enjoys a variety of recreational activities and sports, in addition to spending time with her friends and family.