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Advanced Education Programs in Endodontics

General Description
The goal of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics is to graduate residents who can practice the specialty of Endodontics and teach the discipline. They will also be able to participate in research and be motivated to include service to disadvantaged populations.

The Advanced Education Program in Endodontics selects highly motivated candidates to receive two years of extensive clinical and biomedical education together with experience in teaching and research. The program accepts 8 residents a year with a total of 16 students enrolled in the program. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and has consistently attracted outstanding candidates.

Didactic Program
The didactic portion of the program consists of basic science and departmental courses. The departmental instruction includes lecture and textbook review (first year), classic literature review (first and second years), current literature review (first and second year), endodontic surgery, and an extensive number of basic sciences. Examinations are conducted in all courses. The didactic portion of the program emphasizes the biological basis of endodontics.

Clinical Program
The clinical component of the program covers an interdisciplinary approach to nonsurgical and surgical endodontics. Case conferences and interdisciplinary seminars are regularly conducted. Varied instrumentation and obturation techniques are taught in the program by faculty members and guest lecturers. During the first year of the program surgical didactic material is presented. Surgical cases of various types are part of the resident's clinical experiences. Residents take didactic courses in implant dentistry during their first year and place implants in appropriate cases in their second year. Residents participate in out-reach programs to underserved areas. The Endodontic Postgraduate Clinic is equipped with 19 chairs, twelve operating surgical microscopes and two endoscopes. Hospital rotations augment the resident's clinical experiences.

Research Program
Research is a requirement for graduation. All residents gain experience in research by participating in clinical or basic science research projects. Research advisers are selected from clinical or basic science departments. The research program has received national recognition.

Teaching Program
Teaching experiences are a part of the program and a requirement for all residents. Teaching undergraduate dental students provides residents with experiences that may be a motivating factor in the inclusion of education as part of their career plans.

Length of the Program
The program is two full calendar years (24 months) beginning on the day after Labor Day of each calendar year.

Admissions
As of this admissions cycle, the NYU Endodontic Program will only accept applications from the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). The PASS deadline for receipt of application materials is August 15, 2013. (Please follow all PASS application deadlines/guidelines). PASS will forward application files to NYUCD.

All applicants must be graduates of dental schools accredited by the American or Canadian Dental Association. Please send the following documents to PASS:

  • 3 sealed letters of recommendation, including the Dean's Letter
  • Official dental school transcript noting your degree
  • A personal essay

A one-year general practice residency, experience in practice, and/or research is highly recommended.

Supplemental (NYU) Application Fee
Please send the following documents to NYUCD:

  • Application fee of $100 dollars to be made payable to "NYU College of Dentistry". Please indicate "ENDODONTICS" on your check or other form of payment.
  • A 2" x 2" photo
  • Official sealed National Dental Board Score Report if NDBE scores are not included in the Dean's Letter.

For international applicants, please submit the following documents directly to NYUCD:

  • An official course-by-course ECE evaluation, in a sealed official envelope.
  • Official TOEFL iBT exam, minimum score required is of 95. Please request ETS to send the official report directly to NYUCD. School code is: 2597.

Please mail supplemental materials to:

NYU College of Dentistry Admissions Office
Attn: Endodontics Program
345 East 24th Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10010-4086.

Applicants are accepted into the program on a rolling admission basis after August 15 of each year.

Contact Information
Correspondence regarding application and admission procedures should be directed to the above address or the telephone numbers below.

Admissions Office
(212) 998-9818

Paul A. Rosenberg, DDS, Director and Professor of Endodontics (212) 998-9671

Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson, Chair of the Department of Endodontics

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