Program/Department Chair: Timothy Svec
Program length: Two Years
Admit by cohort: Yes
Authorized Award(s): Certificate in Endodontics (CIP Code: 51.0401)
Minimum number graded credit hours: 110 units
Minimum acceptable GPA: 3.0 PA
Program Purpose Statement
The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics is designed to train competent endodontic practitioners with a solid background and understanding of clinical and biological sciences, research methodology and teaching. The scope of this educational experience thoroughly prepares the student for specialty clinical practice or for a career in research and/or teaching. The program is also designed to prepare the graduate for certification by the American Board of Endodontics.
Student Learning Outcomes Statements
All of our graduates will be able to:
- Achieve in depth knowledge of biomedical and clinical sciences as they relate to the art and science of dentistry and endodontics.
- Apply this knowledge to achieve an academic and clinical understanding of the normal and pathologically involved pulp, periradicular and adjacent structures.
- Use this knowledge to evaluate and diagnose orofacial pain, pulpal and periradicular conditions.
- Effectively provide non-surgical and surgical therapies with appropriate follow-up care, recall and interactions with related medical and dental disciplines.
- Perform proper patient physical evaluations, effectively treat medically compromised patients and to properly recognize and respond to medical emergencies.
- Develop skills for the critical evaluation of dental literature, research and new products.
- Understand research methodology and apply it to his/her own research project.
- Teach and thereby encourage academic pursuit as well as to learn to analyze and constructively critique the abilities and development of others.