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The Endodontics program is a full-time 36 month program, in active residence beginning in July 1st of each year.

The program is fully accredited and meets the educational requirements of the American Dental Association (ADA). It is designed to prepare future leaders in the specialty of endodontics, who are qualified for clinical practice and/or for academic careers. Graduates of the program are educationally qualified for Board Certification by the American Board of Endodontics.

The program integrates new knowledge in the biological sciences with modern approaches to diagnosis and treatment of pulpal and periradicular diseases. Instruction is presented through lectures, seminars, demonstrations and conferences.  This is supplemented and emphasized by clinical treatment of patients.

Two candidates are accepted annually into the program. A certificate in Endodontics and an MS degree in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences are awarded upon satisfactory completion of the postgraduate program.

UCSF affords those interested in endodontic postgraduate specialty training an outstanding environment in which to pursue their education.


Daliah Williams
Admissions Coordinator
Office of Admissions
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-630
San Francisco, CA. 94143-0430
(415) 476-2737, Ext#3 (voice)
(415) 476-4226 (fax)


The didactic portion of the curriculum places emphasis on the biological aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of endodontic diseases. Advanced courses in microbiology, oral pathology, classic and current endodontic literature and clinical case presentations are integral parts of the curriculum. The program of study is designed to train endodontists who are capable of changing their therapeutic approaches based on new data from well-controlled scientific studies.

Approximately 50-60% of the overall curriculum is devoted to clinical training. Experience is provided in all modalities of endodontic treatment, including conventional and surgical endodontic treatment. Use of the Surgical Operating Microscope and CBCT 3D imaging is fully integrated into patient care.


  • DDS or DMD degree from a United States ADA accredited dental school (traditional or an international US DDS/DMD)
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • National Board Examination scores, Part I and Part II 
  • If you are accepted into the Endodontics Program, GRE (Graduate Record Examination) scores are required. If accepted into the program, you are required to apply to the MS in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences program, as a Master’s Degree is part of the curriculum. In order to be accepted into the MS program you will need to submit the GRE score report no later than December 15th after acceptance into the Endodontics Program.  The minimum requirement to be accepted into the MS program is to obtain 30% in each category (Verbal, Quantitative, Writing) of the general test. Institutional Code: 4840; Departmental Code: 0604. 


  1. Applicants must first submit an application to:

PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service) on the PASS website by the program's August 15th deadline. They must include with their PASS application: Personal Essay,  3 PPI (Personal Potential Index) evaluations, 2 PEFs (PASS evaluation forms), and 1 Dean's Institution evaluation. Note: at least 1 PPI and 1 PEF must be from an endodontist.

2.  Applicants must submit the following items directly to UCSF by August 15th:

University of California, San Francisco
Dental Admissions Office
513 Parnassus Avenue, S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

  • UCSF Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Official transcript(s) sent directly from the issuing institution from all undergraduate colleges/universities attended.
  • Official transcript(s), detailed marks reports, etc, sent directly from the issuing institution from all college-level course work taken at a college or university outside of the United States, or a Canadian institution where English was not the official language of instruction. 
  • For ALL foreign transcripts received outside of the US including Canadian schools where English was not the official language of instruction, require official course-by-course evaluation from Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc. or World Education Services.
  • If you are accepted into the program, GRE scores must be submitted by December 15th. Institutional Code: 4840; Departmental Code: 0604.
  • Official National Board Dental Examination score report, directly from ADA.

 Please note: Xerox or notarized copies are NOT acceptable

Please send the Postgraduate Application Fee Form with non-refundable $60 fee to:

UCSF Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 742908
Los Angeles, CA 90074-2908

Do not send any transcripts, letters of recommendation, other documents or correspondence to this address.

PLEASE NOTE: Only those applicants who meet all admissions qualifications and submit all required documentation within the deadline, including the UCSF application with fee, will be considered for a position.  

**If accepted into the program, the MS in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences Program has a separate application process.**


Admission is based on the applicant’s pre-dental and dental school grade point averages, National Dental Board scores, research experience, clinical experience, letters of recommendation and interview.


One of the program's major assets is the breadth of its faculty. Our faculty, who received their advanced training from many different institutions participate in the instructional activities of the program. In addition to this talented group of endodontists, a large number of other clinicians participate in our training program from virtually all dental specialties.


Yearly stipends are available, depending on eligibility and funding availability. Educational and kit fees are due each year and fees are subject to change without notice. Postgraduate students are expected to devote 100% of their professional activities to the program. Permission to carry out practice or other professional activities outside of the program can only be granted in exceptional circumstances by the Program Director.  For details in regards to the tuition for the program, please see the Financial Aid website.


American Association of Endodontists

American Board of Endodontics

Please note: Policies on bloodborne and infectious diseases are available to applicants upon request.