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Endodontics | Curriculum

The twenty-six (26) month curriculum is structured to create a balanced course load, adequate time for broadening the student’s clinical experience, and an opportunity for students to gain research experience in an area of special interest.

The Master of Science in Dentistry will only be offered in conjunction with a dental clinical specialty Certificate program offered by the College of Dental Medicine.  A student may not enroll in the Master of Science in Dentistry program if not also concurrently enrolled in a dental specialty program.

The format outlined below is subject to change based on availability of courses, instructors, and continued relevance to the overall curriculum.

Core Courses for all Post-doctoral Programs
To be taken in 2-3 years.

Course Name

Course Number

Credit Hours

Research MethodologyCRFB 8002
Statistical MethodsGDENT 8072
Graduate Dental CoreSTOMA 8612
Advanced RadiologyGDENT 8342
Advanced Oral and 
Maxillofacial PathologySTOMA 8682
NutritionGDENT 8030.5
Oral MedicineSTOMA 8782
Research/ThesisSTOMA 8994
(repeated 4 semesters)
Practice ManagementSTOMA 8422
Introduction to ClinicsGDENT 7004.5

Total Core Credit Hours  


Didactic Courses Specific to Post-doctoral Endodontics Program
To be taken in 1st year.

Course Name

Course NumberCredit Hours
Adv Endodontic TechniqueGENDO 7012
Adv Conjoint Seminar IAGENDO 726.5
Adv Conjoint Seminar IIBGENDO 727.5
Adv Treatment Planning IAGENDO 7301
Adv Treatment Planning IBGENDO 7312
Adv Treatment Planning ICGENDO 7321
Adv Biology of Endodontics IAGENDO 7351
Adv Biology of Endodontics IBGENDO 7362
Adv Biology of Endodontics ICGENDO 7371
Adv Endodontic Therapy IAGENDO 7401
Adv Endodontic Therapy IBGENDO 7412
Adv Endodontic Therapy ICGENDO 7421
Topical Literature Review IAGENDO 7452
Topical Literature Review IBGENDO 7462
Topical Literature Review ICGENDO 7472
Adv Special Topics IAGENDO 7502
Adv Special Topics IBGENDO 7512
Adv Special Topics ICGENDO 7522

To be taken in 2nd year

Adv Clinical RotationGENDO 7021
Adv Conjoint Seminar IIAGENDO 755.5
Adv Conjoint Seminar IIBGENDO 756.5
Adv Treatment Planning IIAGENDO 7601
Adv Treatment Planning IIBGENDO 7612
Adv Treatment Planning IICGENDO 7621
Adv Biology of Endodontics IIAGENDO 7651
Adv Biology of Endodontics IIBGENDO 7662
Adv Biology of Endodontics IICGENDO 7671
Adv Endodontic Therapy IIAGENDO 7701
Adv Endodontic Therapy IIBGENDO 7712
Adv Endodontic Therapy IICGENDO 7721
Topical Literature Review IIAGENDO 7752
Topical Literature Review IIBGENDO 7762
Topical Literature Review IICGENDO 7772
Adv Special Topics IIAGENDO 7802
Adv Special Topics IIBGENDO 7812
Adv Special Topics IICGENDO 7822
Total Didactic Credit Hours:53

Clinical Courses for Postgraduate Endodontic Program 
To be taken in 1st year:

Course Name

Offered in

Credit Hours

Adv Clinical Endodontics IAGENDO 710   2
Adv Clinical Endodontics IBGENDO 711   2
Adv Clinical Endodontics ICGENDO 712   2
Teaching Preceptorship IIAGENDO 713   2.5
Teaching Preceptorship IIBGENDO 714   1
Teaching Preceptorship IICGENDO 715   1
To be taken in 2nd year:
Adv Clinical Endodontics IIIAGENDO 720   2
Adv Clinical Endodontics IIIBGENDO 721   2
Adv Clinical Endodontics IIICGENDO 722   2
Teaching Preceptorship IAGENDO 7231
Teaching Preceptorship IBGENDO 7241
Total Clinic Credit Hours  18.5
Total Core Credit Hours 23
Total Diadictic Credit Hours53
Total Program Hours94.5
Last Published with Edits: October 1, 2013 9:05 AM
Last Comprehensive Review:Fall 2013

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