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.

Endodontics Internship Program

The Department of Endodontology offers a 10-month internship program in endodontics to general dentists and endodontists—including candidates with a foreign degree—who are committed to obtaining a depth of knowledge and skills in endodontics.

Please contact Maobin Yang at myang@temple.edu for questions regarding admissions requirements, fees and other related questions. A Temple University application and $50 fee will need to be submitted to be considered for admission.

Learn more about the Endodontic Internship program at Temple's Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Facilities

Residents work with cutting-edge technology in modern operatories. Each space is equipped with an operating microscope and a digital X-ray unit. The endodontic clinic is also equipped with a surgical suite fitted with digital equipment that can both record and broadcast live surgery. Additional facilities include one small field cone beam computed tomography, a well-equipped seminar room, study and office space, and access to research laboratories. Learn more about facilities in the Kornberg School of Dentistry.

An Endodontics graduate certificate student working in a clinic.

Adding the Oral Health Sciences MS

Students in the Endodontics Certificate can apply for the Master of Science in Oral Health Sciences in consultation with their program director. In this 30-credit postgraduate master’s program, students apply modern biological principles and research techniques that aid in diagnosing, treating and preventing oral and craniofacial diseases and anomalies.

Through the interdisciplinary curriculum, students study the structure, development and function of oral tissues; their interrelationships; and their connections to other organ systems. Research areas include advanced general dentistry, clinical fields, and periodontal and craniofacial regeneration. Completion of a publishable research project is a mandatory part of the program. 

The program’s Clinical Specialty Track is specifically tailored for postgraduate students currently enrolled in an advanced training certificate in the Kornberg School of Dentistry. Coursework in students' postgraduate certificate programs count toward the required 30 credits for the Oral Health Sciences MS degree.

Learn more about the Oral Health Sciences MS.

Teaching Opportunities

Residents in the Endodontics Specialty Certificate program acquire valuable teaching experience through supervising predoctoral dental students in the endodontic preclinical lab and in the endodontic predoctoral clinic.  

Classes & Curriculum

The Specialty Certificate in Endodontics includes clinical and didactic instruction over a 24-month period. The didactic component of the program consists of multiple seminar courses that involve extensive reading and analysis of the primary scientific literature in endodontics, and a series of basic biomedical science courses jointly taken with graduate students from other clinical specialty programs. Courses include

  • Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology,
  • Biostatistics,
  • Current Clinical Concepts of Endodontics,
  • Endodontic Microsurgery,
  • Oral Microbiology and Immunology,
  • Periapical Biology, and
  • Pulp Biology.

Learn more about the coursework for the Endodontics Specialty Certificate Program.

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Careers

Graduates of the Endodontics Specialty Certificate program are prepared to enter the field of dentistry as

  • endodontists,
  • educators and
  • researchers.

Career Development

Through the Office of Student Affairs, students pursuing careers in dentistry can get counseling and support during their tenure at Kornberg and after they graduate. The office regularly hosts career events and guest speakers covering a wide range of topics including

  • corporate and private practice careers,
  • debt management,
  • general practice residencies,
  • military service, and
  • specialty education.

Once enrolled in the program, you will receive regular notifications about career opportunities. Additionally, the school provides an updated list of job opportunities for dental professionals across the U.S.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, this Certificate in Dentistry offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. 

Learn more about the tuition rates for the 2021–2022 academic year.

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