Office of Admissions
513 Parnassus Ave., S-630
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430
415.476.2737, ext. 3 (voice)
The Division of Endodontics offers an outstanding environment for dental graduates interested in postgraduate specialty training, with state-of-the art facilities and a faculty that includes not only talented endodontists but clinicians from all dental specialties.
Lectures, seminars, demonstrations and conferences, with an emphasis on the biological aspects of the pathogenesis and treatment of endodontic diseases, make up the bulk of the didactic curriculum. Advanced courses in microbiology, oral pathology, classic and current endodontic literature, and clinical case presentations are critical components of the program. 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.
Supplementing this curriculum, clinical training comprises 50 to 60 percent of the program, providing residents with experience 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.
The full-time, 24-month program begins July 1. It is fully accredited and meets the educational requirements of the American Dental Association. Upon completion of the residency, graduates are awarded a certificate in endodontics and are educationally qualified for board certification by the American Board of Endodontics.
Yearly stipends are available, depending on eligibility and the availability of funding. Postgraduate students are expected to devote 100 percent of their professional activities to the program. Permission to carry out practice or other professional activities outside of the program can be granted by the program director only in exceptional circumstances.