The School of Dental Medicine has been conducting fully
accredited advanced education programs in endodontics since
- 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
- 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,
- interdepartmental didactics,
- intradepartmental didactics,
- teaching, and
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
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
The selection process for all programs is competitive and requires an interview.
Admission requirements include the following:
- Completed application form (PDF);
- $75 application fee payable to the University of Connecticut 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 1st of the year preceding July matriculation.
Currently, a $13,000/year stipend is available.
For further information, please contact:
Division of Endodontology
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-1715