Program Information

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:

  1. Achieve in depth knowledge of biomedical and clinical sciences as they relate to the art and science of dentistry and endodontics.
  2. Apply this knowledge to achieve an academic and clinical understanding of the normal and pathologically involved pulp, periradicular and adjacent structures.
  3. Use this knowledge to evaluate and diagnose orofacial pain, pulpal and periradicular conditions.
  4. Effectively provide non-surgical and surgical therapies with appropriate follow-up care, recall and interactions with related medical and dental disciplines.
  5. Perform proper patient physical evaluations, effectively treat medically compromised patients and to properly recognize and respond to medical emergencies.
  6. Develop skills for the critical evaluation of dental literature, research and new products.
  7. Understand research methodology and apply it to his/her own research project.
  8. Teach and thereby encourage academic pursuit as well as to learn to analyze and constructively critique the abilities and development of others.