Dr. Paul Rosenberg
In an effort to enrich the predoctoral endodontic curriculum for students, endodontic faculty, and general practice faculty who are interested in teaching endodontics, the Dr. Ignatius N. and Sally Quartararo Department of Endodontics at the NYU College of Dentistry has introduced an online, interactive course entitled “Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols in Endodontics. The course is available at https://dentalcde.nyu.edu.
“Second-year students are required to take the course prior to their preclinical experience,” explained Dr. Paul A. Rosenberg, Professor and Chairman of the Quartararo Department of Endodontics. “The students are required to complete the online course and pass a self-assessment examination.”
According to Dr. Rosenberg, the course aims to enrich the endodontic learning experience. “In the past,” says Dr. Rosenberg, “students entered the preclinical laboratory with minimal background in endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning and little understanding of the biological basis of the procedures. Having “Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols in Endodontics” online enables students to learn at their own pace prior to actually entering the preclinical lab. The feedback from students and faculty has been extremely positive.”
In addition to Dr. Rosenberg, Dr. Frederick H. Kahn, Clinical Professor of Endodontics, and Dr. Tracy Ellen Kamens, Director of Professional Development and Special Projects, were instrumental in developing the course, which was funded by a grant from Dentsply Tulsa Dental. Plans call for the course to be widely shared with other institutions at home and abroad.