Endodontics

Plan of Study

First Year
FallCredit Hours
MSDS 5157Research 1- Project Proposal 1
MSDS 5020Dental Biomed Core 1 4
MSDS 5121Biostatistics 1
MSDS 5090Grad Research Methodology 2
ENDO 5020Introduction to Advanced Endodontics 2.5
INTD 5013Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 1 1
 Total Credit Hours: 11.5
First Year
SpringCredit Hours
MSDS 5257Research 1- Project Proposal 2
MSDS 5021Dental Biomed Core 2 1
ENDO 5052Endodontic Surgical Anatomy 1.5
ENDO 6077Current Literature Review 1
INTD 5013Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 1 1
 Total Credit Hours: 6.5
Second Year
FallCredit Hours
MSDS 6357Research 2- Data Collection 3
INTD 6014Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 2 1
 Total Credit Hours: 4.0
Second Year
SpringCredit Hours
MSDS 6357Research 2- Data Collection 3
INTD 6014Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 2 1
 Total Credit Hours: 4.0
Third Year
FallCredit Hours
MSDS 6058Research 3- Data Analysis 2
MSDS 6098Thesis 4
ENDO 6013Clinical Endodontics 3 0.5
ENDO 6080Focused Regendo Research 4
ENDO 6075Current Literature Review 1.5
ENDO 6086Case Presentations 3 2
ENDO 6087Case Presentations 3 1
INTD 6115Perio/Pros/Endo/Ortho Interdisciplinary Course 3 1
 Total Credit Hours: 16.0

Courses

ENDO 5020. Introduction to Advanced Endodontics. 2.5 Credit Hours.

This course is a laboratory and lecture review of endodontic concepts and techniques starting at the basic level and progressing to the advanced. Various techniques of access preparation, chemomechanical canal preparation, and obturation will be taught. Students will have an opportunity to prepare and obturate the root canal system using a variety of techniques and materials. Procedures are performed under simulated clinical conditions in a mannequin. Following completion of obturation, students dissect and photograph tooth roots under a dissecting microscope to evaluate the effectiveness of the various canal preparation and obturation techniques.

ENDO 5052. Endodontic Surgical Anatomy. 1.5 Credit Hour.

This course consists of a series of four four-hour seminar sessions devoted to an in-depth discussion of endodontic surgical anatomy, surgical indications and techniques, and wound healing. This is followed by twenty hours of laboratory during which human head and neck prosected specimens are covered to demonstrate pertinent anatomic structures and the students practice actual surgical procedures on anterior, premolar, and molar teeth in cadaver specimens.

ENDO 6013. Clinical Endodontics 3. 0.5 Credit Hours.

An extensive clinical experience in the broad spectrum of endodontic practice is offered on the graduate level. Each student has the opportunity to maintain a comprehensive endodontic practice under the supervision of the director and staff of the postdoctoral program in endodontics.

ENDO 6075. Current Literature Review. 1.5 Credit Hour.

These courses are designed to familiarize the student with pertinent endodontic literature published during the academic year. Students will be assigned specific articles for review and literature will be critically evaluated in a seminar format.

ENDO 6077. Current Literature Review. 1 Credit Hour.

The goal of this course is for the student to develop a biological understanding and scientific basis for the diagnosis and treatment of various endodontic subjects by a review of current literature articles. Each resident will be assigned specific articles for review. Residents will be required to prepare written abstracts of these articles and orally present them to the class.

ENDO 6080. Focused Regendo Research. 4 Credit Hours.

This course is intended to provide a focused review on the most relevant scientific evidence on regenerative endodontics. Emphasis will be given on the critical appraisal of existing scientific evidence on stem cell biology and tissue engineering related to regenerative endodontics. The articles are selected according to their impact on clinical and biological considerations pertinent to the understanding of the endodontic practice.

ENDO 6086. Case Presentations 3. 2 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide faculty evaluation of endodontic cases treated by students. Critical evaluation will be made of the diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatment methodology. Differential diagnosis will be considered along with alternate treatment plans, and treatment methods. Reasons for any complications will be determined, and methods for preventing them will be discussed. The need for post-treatment follow-up examinations will be determined. The positive feedback provided by these courses is intended to increase student confidence and competence.

ENDO 6087. Case Presentations 3. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to provide faculty evaluation of endodontic cases treated by students. Critical evaluation will be made of the diagnosis, treatment plan, and treatment methodology. Differential diagnosis will be considered along with alternate treatment plans, and treatment methods. Reasons for any complications will be determined, and methods for preventing them will be discussed. The need for post-treatment follow-up examinations will be determined. The positive feedback provided by these courses is intended to increase student confidence and competence.

INTD 5013. Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 1. 1 Credit Hour.

A seminar that brings together the residents and graduate staff from the periodontic, prosthodontic,endodontic and orthodontic postdoctoral programs to share clinically relevant multidisciplinary information. Patient diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans are evaluated in an interactive environment. Selected topics involving new advancements are presented and discussed.

INTD 6014. Perio/Pros/Endo/Orth Interdisciplinary Course 2. 1 Credit Hour.

This seminar brings together the residents and graduate staff from the periodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic and orthodontic postdoctoral programs to share clinically relevant multidisciplinary information. Patient diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans are evaluated in an interactive environment. Selected topics involving new advancements are presented and discussed.

INTD 6115. Perio/Pros/Endo/Ortho Interdisciplinary Course 3. 1 Credit Hour.

This is a seminar that brings together the residents and graduate staff from the periodontic, prosthodontic, endodontic and orthodontics postdoctoral programs to share clinically relevant multidisciplinary information. Patient diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans are evaluated in an interactive environment. Selected topics involving new advancements are presented and discussed.

MSDS 5020. Dental Biomed Core 1. 4 Credit Hours.

The Biomedical Core Course will provide a multidisciplinary approach to basic science instruction as it relates to the clinical practice of dentistry. Both basic science and clinical science faculty will participate to provide a sound base of material required by each program. Individual programs will supplement the Biomedical Core Course in the basic science areas particular to that discipline. This combination of core instruction with individual supplementation should provide the advanced education student the appropriate background in biomedical science.

MSDS 5021. Dental Biomed Core 2. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is a continuation of MSDS 5020 Dental Biomedical Core Course 1.

MSDS 5090. Grad Research Methodology. 2 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to methods and techniques used in dental research. Topics will include basic assumptions and concepts of scientific research, selecting research topics, specifying objectives and hypotheses, literature reviews, and experimental design.

MSDS 5121. Biostatistics. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to prepare the advanced education dentist with the knowledge of common statistical methods in order to critically evaluate the literature and to perform necessary analyses in support of their own research projects, particularly those directed at the completion of the Certificate from the Dental School and/or the Master of Science degree from the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

MSDS 5157. Research 1- Project Proposal. 1 Credit Hour.

The introductory course in research design and protocol development is limited to postdoctoral students enrolled in advanced education programs. It is the 1st of four required core research courses for the Master of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director for a particular Master of Science educational track. The course occurs during the PGI year offered in the spring semester. In fulfillment of the Master of Science degree, registration for this course requires completion of INTD 5257 in the preceding semester.

MSDS 5257. Research 1- Project Proposal. 2 Credit Hours.

The introductory course in research design and protocol development is limited to postdoctoral students enrolled in advanced education programs. It is the 1st of four required core research courses for the Master of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director for a particular Master of Science educational track. The course occurs during the PGI year offered in the spring semester.

MSDS 6058. Research 3- Data Analysis. 2 Credit Hours.

The course focusses analysis of research data and experimental design. Enrollment limited to postdoctoral students in advanced education programs who have completed successfully INTD 6057. This is the 3rd of four required core research courses for the Masters of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director for a particular Masters of Science education track. The course occurs during the PG II year offered and is offered in both fall and spring semesters. Credit hours vary between educational tracks for a semester from 1-2 hours, with a total of 2 credit hours required for course completion.

MSDS 6098. Thesis. 4 Credit Hours.

The research thesis course is limited to postdoctoral students in advanced education programs who have completed successfully INTD 6058. This is the 4th of four required core research courses for the Masters of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director from a particular Masters of Science education track. The course is offered in fall, and spring semesters. Credit hours vary between educational tracks for a semester from 1-4. The course occurs during the PG II and PG II year offered in summer, fall, and spring semesters. Credit hours vary between educational tracks for a semester from 1-4 hours, with a total of 4 credit hours required for course completion.

MSDS 6357. Research 2- Data Collection. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on refining research design, implementation, and data collection. Enrollment limited to postdoctoral students in advanced education programs who have completed successfully INTD 5257 and INTD 5157 or INTD 5357 in PG1. This is the 2nd of four required core research courses for the Master of Science in Dental Science curriculum. Registration for this course requires permission by the respective program director for a particular Master of Science education track. The course occurs during the PG2 year offered in fall and spring semesters. In fulfillment of the Master of Science degree, registration for this course requires registration for INTD 6357 for two semesters.