The School of Dental Medicine has been conducting fully accredited advanced education programs in endodontics since 1971:
- A 36-month program leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Endodontics.
- A 36-month combined program leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Endodontics and a Master of Dental Science degree.
- A 60-84-month program leading to a Certificate of Proficiency in Endodontics and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Sciences is available for exceptional applicants with previous research experience.
The programs have the following components:
Patient care includes all aspects of endodontic diagnosis, therapy, and prognosis care of selected patients in conjunction with the other dental specialties.
Interdepartmental courses include oral histology, head and neck anatomy, biostatistics, epidemiology, sedation and anxiety control, microbiology, immunobiology, oral pathology, general pathology, pharmacotherapeutics, and scientific writing.
Intradepartmental courses include basic graduate endodontics, endodontic literature review seminars, current literature review seminars, treatment planning, and case review conferences.
Teaching experience includes predoctoral students' preclinical and clinical instruction and selected presentations which comprise about 5 percent of the program.
All endodontic postgraduate students are required to engage in research. The extend of their research activity is determined by their career goals and the endodontic program they enroll in.
The selection process for all programs is competitive and requires an interview.
Admission requirements include the following:
- Completed application form.
- $75 application fee payable to UConn Health Center.
- Transcripts from all undergraduate and professional schools.
- Three letters of recommendation and certificate of class standing.
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 550 for paper-based exam or 215 for computer based exam if the applicant's native language is other than English.
- National Dental Board examination scores are required from graduates of United States and Canadian dental schools.
- Application to the Ph.D. program requires GRE scores and a separate additional application form, with a separate application deadline of December 15.
The application deadline is September 1 of the year preceding July matriculation.
- For more information, see the Resident Salaries, Stipends, Fees and Tuition page and the Financial Aid and Budget page.
The Division of Endodontology offers a one-year Fellowship Program that is available to graduates of the UConn Endodontic Certificate Program. Please submit the completed Fellowship Program application form to the address listed below.
Division of Endodontology
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1715