Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Prepare for specialized practice, teaching and research with an Endodontics Certificate from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry—one of the first programs of its kind at a U.S. dental school. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and also fulfills the educational requirements for specialty board certification by the American Board of Endodontics.
The full-time, 24-month program admits five exceptional applicants each September, who must remain in continuous residency for the duration of the program.
The first year of the program focuses on the didactic component, which consists of multiple seminar courses that involve extensive analysis of primary scientific literature in endodontics, and a series of biomedical science courses taken with graduate students from other clinical specialty programs at the dental school.
The second year focuses on patient care activities. Clinical training and experience is provided in all acceptable treatment modalities in clinical endodontics, with clinical proficiency attained in all phases of endodontic therapy. This includes the use of various types of endodontic instrumentation, nonsurgical obturation techniques and endodontic surgery.
Students in the program have the opportunity to treat a vast, highly diverse patient pool with a wide range of endodontic treatment needs. Collaborative educational activities are available with other endodontic specialty programs and faculty within greater Philadelphia.