ENDODONTICS

Endodontics Graduate Program

 
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The Advanced Education Program in Endodontics is a 26-month certificate program of intensive study, research, and clinical activity designed to meet the formal requirements for eligibility to take the certifying examination of the American Board of Endodontics. Prior to the student's graduation, research results are expected to be formally written in publishable format and submitted for publication in a refereed scientific journal and a variety of 10 clinical cases must be submitted in the American Board of Endodontics format.

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Students interested in obtaining a Master of Science degree have the opportunity to apply for the optional 30-month program. The Master's degree is granted by the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences after completion of all requirements for the certificate program, completion of an original research project, and the successful defense of a thesis based on the student's research.

 

The goal of the program is to develop well-trained clinicians capable of providing biologically based endodontic care and potential faculty members with a comprehensive background of clinical experience, current basic science knowledge relevant to endodontics, and an understanding of research methodology. Clinical experiences include the opportunity to provide diagnostic services, nonsurgical endodontic treatment and retreatment, and surgical endodontic treatment.

 
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Upon completion of an introductory course in advanced endodontics utilizing various clinical techniques at the beginning of the first year, students begin to concentrate on perfecting chosen techniques to perform endodontic therapy in clinical practice. These experiences provide the opportunity to participate in physical evaluation of patients and to learn hospital protocol and operating room techniques. The postgraduate clinic is a modern facility designed to expose the student to state-of-the-art equipment including digital radiography. Each student has his/her own treatment room with individual radiographic capability and a Zeiss surgical operating microscope.

 

 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Endodontics Graduate Program

Courses in Bold Print are part of the Endodontics Masters Program and count towards the third year of the Masters Program.

First Year

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Semester

 

DIAG 5050

Fundamentals of Dental Radiology

1.0

ENDO 5010

Clinical Endodontics 1

2.5

ENDO 5015

Dental Photography

0.5

ENDO 5017

Clinical Seminar 1

2.0

ENDO 5020

Introduction to Advanced Endodontics

2.5

ENDO 5073

Literature Review 1

1.0

ENDO 5074

Literature Review 1

4.0

ENDO 5080

Case Presentations 1

0.5

ENDO 5081

Case Presentations 1

4.0

ENDO 6075

Current Literature Review

0.5

ENDO 6076

Current Literature Review

1.0

INTD 5013

Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 1

1.0

INTD 5020

Dental Biomedical Core 1

4.0

INTD 5090

Graduate Research Methodology

2.0

DIAG 5057

Research 1 - Project Proposal

1.0

INTD 7091

Independent Studies

1.0

PATH 5035

Oral Pathology

2.0

PATH 5121

Biostatistics

1.0

PERI 5052

Surgical Anatomy

1.0

PROS 5050

Endosseous Implants

1.0

 

 

 

 

Total

33.5

 

 

 

Spring Semester

 

 

ENDO 5011

Clinical Endodontics 1

3.0

ENDO 5018

Clinical Seminar

2.0

ENDO 5052

Endodontic Surgical Anatomy

1.5

ENDO 5071

Supervised Teaching

1.0

ENDO 5075

Literature Review 1

4.0

ENDO 5082

Case Presentations 1

4.0

ENDO 6077

Current Literature Review

1.0

INTD 5013

Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 1

1.0

INTD 5021

Dental Biomedical Core 2

1.0

INTD 5257

Research 1 Project Proposal

2.0

 

Total

20.5

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours for Year One:

54.0

 

 

 

Second Year

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Semester

 

DIAG 6016

Pharmacology for the Dental Practitioner

1.0

ENDO 6010

Clinical Endodontics 2

3.0

ENDO 6011

Clinical Endodontics 2

3.0

ENDO 6073

Literature Review 2

1.0

ENDO 6074

Literature Review 2

4.0

ENDO 6075

Current Literature Review

0.5

ENDO 6076

Current Literature Review

1.0

ENDO 6083

Case Presentations 2

1.0

ENDO 6084

Case Presentations 2

4.0

INTD 6014

Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 2

1.0

INTD 6357

Research 2 Data Collection

3.0

 

 

 

 

Total

22.5

 

 

 

Spring Semester

 

 

ENDO 6012

Clinical Endodontics 2

5.0

ENDO 6060

Pulp Biology and Pain Pharmacology

1.5

ENDO 6071

Supervised Teaching

1.0

ENDO 6077

Current Literature Review

1.0

ENDO 6078

Literature Review 2

4.0

ENDO 6085

Case Presentations 2

4.0

INTD 6014

Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 2

1.0

INTD 6357

Research 2 Data Collection

3.0

 

Total

20.5

 

 

 

 

Total Credit Hours for Year Two:

43.0

 

 

 

Third Year (Graduating with Endodontics Certificate only)

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Semester

 

ENDO 9000

Advanced Studies in Endodontics

1.0

 

Master's Third Year

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Semester

 

ENDO 6013

Clinical Endodontics 3

4.5

ENDO 6075

Current Literature Review

0.5

ENDO 6076

Current Literature Review

1.0

ENDO 6086

Case Presentations 3

2.0

ENDO 6087

Case Presentations 3

1.0

INTD 6085

Research 3 Data Analysis

2.0

INTD 6098

Thesis

4.0

INTD 6115

Perio/Pros/Endo/Ortho Seminar

1.0

 

Total

16.0

 

Total Credit Hours Endodontics Certificate Only

98.0

 

Total Credit Hours Endodontics Certificate and Masters

113.0

 

 

 

 

 

Application Information

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Events

Graduate Program Events:

Graduation (by year)

Alumni CE Day (by year)

Christmas