The Advanced Education Program in Endodontics offers an opportunity to earn both a certificate in Endodontics and a master of science in dentistry (MSD) degree following twenty-six months of full-time academic endeavor. The graduate program will be accepting up to five students each year. The University of Texas School of Dentistry moved into our new, state-of-the-art building. Every resident will have his/her desk and computer in addition to an operatory equipped with a video equipped microscope, digital radiography, and all equipment available for modern endodontics.
The clinical practice aspect of the program occupies approximately 50 percent of the time, affording a broad-based clinical experience in conventional and surgical endodontic treatment, often in coordination with residents in other dental specialty programs. Joint Implant Conferences with residents in Periodontics and Prosthodontics, joint treatment with Pediatric Dentistry residents, and treatment of patients in the hospital operating room adds to the full experience of this residency.
The remaining time is devoted to didactic study in both basic science and clinical science disciplines, including biology of the dental pulp, endodontic surgery, review of the endodontic literature, practice management, and research and thesis, with opportunities for clinical teaching also provided. Upon satisfactory completion of the program students receive a certificate in endodontics and a master of science in dentistry (MSD) degree from UT School of Dentistry. The program is designed to prepare participants for the American Board of Endodontics specialty examination.