Prospective Students/Residents

Clinical Specialty Program in Endodontics

Program description

The clinical specialty program in endodontics is a full-time program that requires twenty-four consecutive months to complete. The program has been designed to satisfy the needs of those who wish to acquire greater skill, knowledge, and experience in endodontics, as well as a background in biological sciences. Those who complete the course of study fully meet the educational requirements for certification by the American Board of Endodontics and state licensing bodies for the specialty practice of endodontics. The program includes participation in formal lectures, seminars, and laboratory courses; pursuit of endodontically oriented research; teacher-assisting in undergraduate teaching of endodontics; and treatment of patients in the endodontics clinic. Upon completion of the course, students are awarded a certificate of proficiency by the College of Dentistry. The program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.

Arrangements can generally be made for selected students who meet Graduate College requirements to register for an M.S. degree. Applicants who are accepted in the certification program are not guaranteed that admission to the Graduate College will be granted. The combined program requires two or more academic years of full-time attendance to complete. Students who successfully complete this program will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Endodontics and a Master of Science degree.

Admissions Requirements

The UIC College of Dentistry Endodontics Program accepts both U.S. and International applicants. Each year a total of 4 applicants are accepted into the program. It is a two year full-time program which leaves little to no time for work. If accepted into the program the applicant must pay a $60 application fee. The total cost of the program is approximately $35,000 a year, which includes tuition and University fees.

The 2014 Endodontic Postgraduate Program will begin August 2014. You will be able to apply for the 2014 admissions cycle in May 2013 through the American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). Please visit the ADEA website for more information on PASS or to begin the application process.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply through the online PASS application. The online ADEA PASS system requires the following information:

  • Online Application
  • Personal statement explaining why you want to be in our 2-year Endodontic program
  • Dental school transcripts
  • TOEFL exam results (For international students only. A passing score is our minimum requirement. Visit the ETS website for more information on the TOEFL exam.)
  • 1-5 PPI evaluators (3 PPI evaluators is our minimum requirement.)
  • A copy of your National Board Scores (A passing score is our minimum requirement. Part II is required for all dental degree graduates.)

*No supplemental application materials are required. The Admissions Committee reviews all application materials through the ADEA PASS.

Tuition & Fees

Information on tuition and fees is available on the UIC tuition page. (Refer to the "Advanced Certificate Program" row, "Range I" column.)

The Department of Endodontics equipment and book estimates are as follows:

1st year postgraduate: $16,000.00 (includes microscope)

2nd year postgraduate: $1,600.00

Compensation

A revenue sharing program has been implemented for qualifying students. Post-graduate students will have the opportunity of earning compensation of up to 20% of applied cash from services that they provide. Payments are processed twice annually.

Estimated salaries information for dental specialists can be found on the ONET website using the SOC code 29-1029.

Contact

Blanca E. Sanchez, Assistant to the Head
Department of Endodontics (MC 642)
801 South Paulina Street, Room 304G
Chicago, IL 60612-7211
(312) 996-7514