Dentistry Certificate: Endodontics

KORNBERG SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Learn more about the certificate in Endodontics.

About the Certificate

The postgraduate certificate in Endodontics is a full-time, 24-month program accredited by the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). This certificate program also fulfills the educational requirements for specialty board certification by the American Board of Endodontics.

Time Limit for Certificate Completion: 2 years

Campus Location: Health Sciences Center

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Full-time study is required.

Job Prospects: Students who graduate from the Endodontology program are well prepared to pursue a specialized career in endodontics, whether in academics, administration, clinical and private practice, or research. Graduates have expertise in endodontics and oral biology, as well as the experience and compassion necessary for a patient-centered practice.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Non-matriculated students may enroll in some courses with permission from the course instructor and approval from the Kornberg School of Dentistry Office of Graduate Education.

Financing Opportunities: Limited financial support is available for dental residents.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: August 1

APPLY ONLINE to this professional certificate program.

Applicants for the Endodontics certificate program must utilize the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS), which is a centralized application service sponsored by the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) for individuals applying to advanced dental education programs. The ADEA PASS application must be completed via the ADEA's website at https://www.adea.org/dental_education_pathways/PASS/applicants/.

All Endodontics applicants must submit their application materials to PASS by July 15 to allow PASS sufficient time to process their materials and submit them to Temple by our August 1 deadline. Please check with PASS to ensure that your information has been received as they will only forward completed records to Temple University for assessment.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from dental school faculty or supervisors. At least two of the letters must be written by faculty who can evaluate the applicant’s clinical skills.

Degree Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants must hold the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree from a U.S. or Canadian dental school accredited according to the standards of the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA).

International applicants must verify that their training is equivalent to a CODA-accredited institution by using one of these foreign academic credentialing services: World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluators.

Standardized Test Scores:
NBDE: Required. All applicants must have passed the National Board Dental Examination (NBDE) Part I and Part II. If the applicant is currently a senior dental student, results from Part II may be forwarded directly to Kornberg School of Dentistry once received. If the applicant took the Integrated National Board Dental Examination (INBDE), evidence must be provided of the INBDE's satisfactory completion.

TOEFL iBT: 100 minimum required.

Transcripts and Credential Evaluation: Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, and dental schools attended must be submitted. Transcripts should include GPA and class rank. Submit transcripts through the ADEA PASS application.

Note that PASS does not accept undergraduate college transcripts. Applicants must send official transcripts for their undergraduate study directly to Kornberg School of Dentistry at https://apply.temple.edu/DENTAL_CERT/ as part of the required Temple University application identified below.

Resume: Current resume required. Submit resume through the ADEA PASS application.

Supplemental Document: When applying to the Endodontics certificate program, a separate Temple University application and application fee of $50 are required. SUBMIT ONLINE the Temple application and fee.

Certificate Requirements

Number of Credits Required: 131.5

Required Courses:

Core Courses 1
OHSC 8011Molecular Oral and Craniofacial Biology1
OHSC 8012Advanced Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics1
OHSC 8013Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry1
OHSC 8014Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck1
OHSC 8015Research Methodology and Study Design1
OHSC 8016Cases in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology1
OHSC 8017Oral Microbiology and Immunology1
OHSC 8018Biostatistics1
OHSC 8019Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1
OHSC 8033Bioethics and Critical Thinking in Dentistry1
Additional Courses
ENDG 8112Pulp Biology 22
ENDG 8113Periapical Biology 22
ENDG 8115Current Clinical Concepts2
ENDG 8118Endodontic Microsurgery2.5
ENDG 8119Teaching for Sophomore Preclinical Lab4
ENDG 8120Clinical Seminar in Endodontology 38
ENDG 8123Endodontic Methods and Materials I 22
ENDG 8124Endodontic Methods and Materials II 22
ENDG 8130Current Endodontics Literature Review 34
ENDG 8131Endodontic Topics I2
ENDG 8132Endodontic Topics II2
ENDG 9185Emergency Endodontics Clinic 315
ENDG 9285Endodontics Clinic 360
OHSC 9991Research in Oral Health Sciences 36
PERG 8350Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Dental Treatment Planning Grand Rounds 38
Total Credit Hours131.50

Proposed Plan of Study Outlined by Year and Term

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
Select one of the following:2
Pulp Biology1 
Periapical Biology1 
ENDG 8115Current Clinical Concepts2
ENDG 8120Clinical Seminar in Endodontology22
ENDG 8130Current Endodontics Literature Review21
ENDG 8131Endodontic Topics I2
ENDG 9185Emergency Endodontics Clinic23
ENDG 9285Endodontics Clinic212
OHSC 8013Introduction to Evidence-Based Dentistry1
OHSC 8015Research Methodology and Study Design1
OHSC 8017Oral Microbiology and Immunology1
OHSC 8018Biostatistics1
OHSC 8019Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology1
OHSC 9991Research in Oral Health Sciences22
PERG 8350Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Dental Treatment Planning Grand Rounds22
 Term Credit Hours33
Spring
ENDG 8118Endodontic Microsurgery2.5
ENDG 8119Teaching for Sophomore Preclinical Lab2
ENDG 8120Clinical Seminar in Endodontology22
Select one of the following:2
Endodontic Methods and Materials I1 
Endodontic Methods and Materials II1 
ENDG 8130Current Endodontics Literature Review21
ENDG 8132Endodontic Topics II2
ENDG 9185Emergency Endodontics Clinic23
ENDG 9285Endodontics Clinic212
OHSC 8011Molecular Oral and Craniofacial Biology1
OHSC 8012Advanced Dental Pharmacology and Therapeutics1
OHSC 8014Clinical Anatomy of the Head and Neck1
OHSC 8016Cases in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology1
OHSC 8033Bioethics and Critical Thinking in Dentistry1
OHSC 9991Research in Oral Health Sciences22
PERG 8350Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Dental Treatment Planning Grand Rounds22
 Term Credit Hours35.5
Year 2
Fall
Select one of the following that was not previously taken:2
Pulp Biology1 
Periapical Biology1 
ENDG 8120Clinical Seminar in Endodontology22
ENDG 8130Current Endodontics Literature Review21
ENDG 9185Emergency Endodontics Clinic23
ENDG 9285Endodontics Clinic212
OHSC 9991Research in Oral Health Sciences21
PERG 8350Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Dental Treatment Planning Grand Rounds22
 Term Credit Hours23
Spring
ENDG 8119Teaching for Sophomore Preclinical Lab2
ENDG 8120Clinical Seminar in Endodontology22
Select one of the following that was not previously taken:2
Endodontic Methods and Materials I1 
Endodontic Methods and Materials II1 
ENDG 8130Current Endodontics Literature Review21
ENDG 9185Emergency Endodontics Clinic23
ENDG 9285Endodontics Clinic212
OHSC 9991Research in Oral Health Sciences21
PERG 8350Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Dental Treatment Planning Grand Rounds22
 Term Credit Hours25
Summer
ENDG 9185Emergency Endodontics Clinic23
ENDG 9285Endodontics Clinic212
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 131.5

Contacts

Certificate Program Web Address:

https://www.temple.edu/academics/degree-programs/endodontics-certificate-graduate-dn-endg-dent

Department Information:

Dept. of Endodontology

Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry

3223 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19140

gradendo@temple.edu

215-707-2810

Submission Address for PASS Application Materials:

https://www.adea.org/dental_education_pathways/PASS/applicants/Pages/default.aspx

Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) Contacts:

passinfo@passweb.org

617-612-2065

Submission Address for Temple University Application Materials:

https://apply.temple.edu/DENTAL_CERT/

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Kornberg School of Dentistry Office of Graduate Education

3223 N. Broad Street (600-00), Philadelphia, PA 19140

dentalgrad@temple.edu

215-707-3305

Graduate Program Director:

Dr. Maobin Yang

maobin.yang@temple.edu

215-707-5789