Pre-Doctoral Program Overview


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The primary goals of Department of Endodontics are to educate the pre-doctoral students in the theoretical and clinical disciplines of endodontology.  There are five operatories available five days a week, and the faculty implement problem based learning chair side. Knowledge acquired in the preclinical course will be used during the clinical course in Endodontics.  The transition from laboratory to clinic is a challenge which, if  met, will result in positive achievement in the development of knowledge and skills. The students also have a scheduled rotation in the Endodontic Graduate Clinic. The didactic and clinical aspects of endodontics emphasized may be delivered in a general practice setting.

Pre-doctoral endodontic course is an introduction to basic  procedures and related biological principles.  Lectures and laboratory assignments relate to etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease and injuries of the pulp and periapical tissues to prepare students to treat endodontic patients during the clinical course D780.  Didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction in endodontics has as its goals the acquisition of clinical skills.  In presenting this material, it is understood that supplementary information and skills will be included in the overall dental curriculum.  At the completion of pre-doctoral instruction, the graduating dentist should be well qualified to pass the endodontic portion of the National Board Examination