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University of Louisville / Endodontics

Deadline is Aug 1; however, completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage completing applications before the deadline.  

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Director  Stephen J. Clark, DMD 


        University of Louisville School of Dentistry 

        501 South Preston Street 

        Room 334 

        Louisville, Kentucky  40292 

        Phone (Work): 502-852-1318 


        State Program located in: Kentucky 

        Executive Secretary  RaDonna Reid 


        501 South Preston Street 

        Room 308 

        Louisville, Kentucky  40292 

        Phone (Work): 502-852-1318 


        State Program located in: Kentucky 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: August 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01/2021

        Length of Program:  24 months

        Program Number: ENDO41

        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: Upon completion of the program, graduates will receive a certificate in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) Degree. Other course work may be required as individualized programs are developed by the faculty to meet the specific needs of each student.

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 3

        Does your program accept predoctoral students as externs (typically described as 1-2 weeks of voluntary, full-time, primarily observational experiences without formal educational objectives or affiliation)?:  No

      Program Description ↑ 

      This program is designed to develop skilled clinicians in endodontics who are well-prepared to complete the certification process of the American Board of Endodontics. The program is a 24-month program involving both a didactic and a clinical program. The didactic portion of the curriculum explores the biomedical sciences upon which modern clinical endodontics is based. These include anatomy, immunology, microbiology, neurophysiology, and statistics among other subjects and a comprehensive review of the endodontic literature. Additionally, an attempt is made to review approximately three textbooks related to endodontics during each year of the program. The clinical portion of the program is extensive with past residents completing an ample number of cases. Case review is conducted weekly with residents presenting all their cases to attending faculty and fellow residents. Each resident is involved in clinical teaching in the pre-doctoral clinic for 1/2 day each week. Additionally, they are asked to present lectures and lead seminars for other residents. A significant research project is required and oral and written examinations are given twice yearly.

      Those applying for the Graduate Endodontic Program are encouraged to have at least one year of experience in general dentistry, i.e, private practice, member of the Armed Forces, Public Health Service or an AEGD/GPR experience. However, previous experience is not absolutely required. The program does not require a GRE exam score for admission.

      Program Requirements Part I ↑ 

        Program Specific Requirements

        ADA ADAT Scores are Required: No

        ADA ADAT Scores are Accepted but Not Required: Yes

        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 results to ADEA PASS: Yes

        Must submit official INBDE results to ADEA PASS: 

        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: 

        Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by email, at that time a 2" x 2" photo must be submitted to the program. 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 50.00

        International Applicants: 50.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Applicants will be emailed a link where they can submit $50 application fee by CREDIT CARD.


        Additional Information

        Please visit our website for additional information:

        Application fee of $50 can be paid by credit card through a link that will be emailed to each applicant. Do NOT send cash or check to the school.    


        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

      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: No

        Will accept Canadian citizens: Yes

        Must have a limited permit: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        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: Yes

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

        Additional Information: