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Endodontics

From lectures and conferences to clinical training, learn the latest therapeutic approaches to root canal treatment

Program Director

Mike Sabeti, DDS, MA
Program Director, Endodontics Graduate Program

415.476.0822
mike.sabeti@ucsf.edu

Admissions Contact

Jocelyn Faye
Postgraduate Programs
Office of Admissions

513 Parnassus Ave., S619
San Francisco, CA 94143-0430

415.476.1101
sod.postgraduate@ucsf.edu

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.