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University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry, Memphis / Endodontics

Please note the application deadline. A completed application requires that ONLY 3 items (one personalized letter of recommendation, a photo, and the personal narrative) be sent directly to the Program Coordinator.  

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Chair & Program Director  Adam Lloyd, BDS, MS 

        UTHSC College of Dentistry 

        Department of Endodontics 

        875 Union Avenue 

        Memphis, Tennessee  38163 

        Phone (Work): 901-448-1731 


        State Program located in: Tennessee 

        Program Coordinator:  Ms. Robin Thompson 

        875 Union Ave 

        UTHSC College of Dentistry 

        Memphis, Tennessee  38163 

        Phone (Work): 901-448-1731 


        State Program located in: Tennessee 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline for the class applying for 2017 admittance: August 15, 2016

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2016

        Length of Program:  24 months

        Program Number: ENDO42

        Is your program located in an academic institution or clinical institution? Academic

        Does your program offer any graduate degrees or certificates? Yes

          If Yes, please list Graduate degrees or certificates offered: 24 month Certificate, 24 month plus Masters of Dental Sciences

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 3

      Program Description ↑ 

      The Advanced Endodontic Program at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Dentistry in Memphis TN matriculated its first class in 2012. Direct patient contact constitutes approximately 60% of resident activity. In-depth instruction and patient treatment involving non-surgical and surgical root canal therapy are integral components of didactic and clinical activities. Each resident has his or her own treatment room in a state of the art clinical facility. Each treatment room is equipped with an ASI cart with integrated components, Kodak digital radiography, TDO electronic office software, and fixed mounted operatory microscopes. Yearly direct expenses related to the program (excluding housing and cost-of-living expenses) are estimated at $15,000. There is no tuition nor stipend offered. A yearly $12,750 clinic usage fee is required. All residents are involved in an original, independent research project. This research should display a high level of scholarship and contribute to the existing foundation of professional knowledge. Research requirements include a national presentation (for the Certificate) and a manuscript paper submitted for publicaition (for the MDS degree). For more program information please follow the above web link. 


      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 


      Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF):

      The PEF is a traditional letter of evaluation. These evaluations are mandatory for every applicant. An applicant can submit a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 to each program designated.

        Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)

        Professional Evaluation Form: 
        Additional Information: 

        Program Specific Requirements

        Will consider ADAT scores submitted with the ADEA PASS application: 

        Must upload unofficial undergraduate transcripts to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit Dental School transcripts to the program (in addition to ADEA PASS): No

        Must report GRE scores in the ADEA PASS application: No

        Must submit original GRE scores to the program: No

        Must upload a CV/Resume to the ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit a photocopy or a notarized copy of your dental school diploma to the program: No

        Must submit Dental Admissions Test (DAT) score: No

        Must submit official NBDE score to the program: No

        Must submit a National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Comprehensive Basic Science Examination (CBSE) score. (OMS only): No

        Must submit a 2" x 2" photo to the program: Yes

        Must contact program for additional requirements: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        The application requirements to provide official dental school transcripts, National Dental Board Examination scores and state licensure inforamtion are managed through the PASS appplication.  If accepted to the program, the College of Graduate Health Sciences and the program Department of Endodontics will require official Dental School transcripts, official National Dental Board Examination scores, a certified copy of a Dental School diploma, a certified copy of state licensure and a criminal background check prior to matriculation.

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: No

        Domestic Applicants:  $

        International Applicants: 

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        The application process is described in the Program's website at

        Additional Information

        Three (3) recommendations are required with three (3) Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF) and three (3) Personal Potential Indexes (PPI).  Three PEF are submitted through the PASS application. A personalized fourth letter of reference must be sent directly to the Program Coordinator and should come from an individual with personal knowledge of the applicant's dental skills, aptitude for endodontics, character and achievements. 

        A one page narrative outlining how you came to be interested in pursuing advanced training and a career in endodontics is required. The narrative should also briefly explain your interest in the UTHSC at Memphis Program. The personalized letter of reference, narrative and a photo should be mailed directly to the Program Coordinator. You are welcome to include a CV with your narrative.

        A rolling interview process is utilized. Applicants are welcome to visit the program facilites at UTHSC Memphis COD prior to the application deadline. An appointment is required.

        DO NOT have National Board Scores or any official transcript(s) sent directly to the Program as part of the application process.


      Program Requirements Part II ↑ 

        General Requirements

        Must have passed Part 1, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have passed Part 2, National Dental Board Examination: Yes

        Must have earned a D.M.D./D.D.S. degree, or equivalent: Yes

        Must have completed a one-year residency program: No

        Additional Information: 


        Must be a U.S. Citizen: No

        Can be a permanent resident?: Yes

        Permanent residents must show proof of residency: Yes

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: No

        Must have a U.S. dental license: Yes

        Must be eligible for state dental license: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: Yes

        Must be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian dental school: No

        Additional Information: 

        Additional Requirements for International Applicants

        Will accept foreign citizens (not including Canada): Yes

        Must be proficient in the English language: Yes

        Must report TOEFL score on ADEA PASS application: Yes

        Must submit original TOEFL score report to program: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts evaluated: Yes

        Must have foreign transcripts submitted to the program: No

        May be considered if graduated from non-ADA accredited dental school: Yes

        Additional Information: