Graduate Certificate in Endodontics
Prepare for specialized practice, teaching and research with an Endodontics Specialty Certificate from Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry—one of the first programs of its kind at a U.S. dental school. The rigorous 24-month program admits five exceptional applicants each September, who must remain in residency for the duration of the program.
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.
You will acquire advanced didactic and clinical experience in various types of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical techniques including nonsurgical endodontic treatment, retreatment and endodontic surgery. The highly diverse patient pool in Philadelphia provides an expansive range of treatment opportunities for residents. Special emphasis is given to emergency care, endodontic retreatment, endodontic surgery, and contemporary management of complex and/or refractory endodontic lesions.
The Endodontics program strives for graduating endodontic specialists to be
- clinically proficient,
- ethically sensitive,
- lifelong learners,
- professionally and socially responsible, and
- scientifically knowledgeable.
Culminating events of the program include evaluation of clinical performance, completion of a publishable research project, and passing the oral and written examinations. The program places a strong focus on board certification and has one of the highest pass rates in the country.