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

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Administrative Specialist II  Ms. Sherry Henson 

        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: August 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        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 + 1 semester or more as required Master of Dental Science (MDS)

        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 ↑ 

      The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, is located on a downtown campus in Memphis within the College of Dentistry. Post-graduate education consists of direct patient contact, with supervision from full and part-time faculty, research and scholarly activity, and teaching. In-depth instruction is provided in a state-of-the art clinic following an intensive 8 week preclinical course in non-surgical endodontics, retreatment, instrument retrieval, perforation repair and adjunct procedures that encompass endodontic practice. Surgical endodontics is performed as a PGY2 as cases become available. Each resident is provided a dedicated operatory, equipped with an ASI cart with integrated electric motors, ultrasonics, irrigation systems, Stropkos, curing lights, System B, Obtura gun and computers running TDO electronic office software. Kodak 6100 sensors are provided for intraoral radiography, in addition to a Kodak 9000 CBCT, dedicated to the Department of Endodontics. JedMed surgical stools provide ergonomics during treatment with visualization through a Zeiss Pico microscope with Varioskop lens (PGY1) or a ProErgo (PGY2). Documentation and intraoral photography and videography is 1080P from all microscopes to a MediCAP USB system and connected directly the resident conference room projection system. A dedicated intraoral digital SLR is available for shared use. Exposure to the Sonendo GentleWave System is provided on select cases. Annual clinic utilization fees are assessed in lieu of tuition at $12,750, for clinic maintenance, renting instruments and acquiring new capital items. Individuals are expected to provide their own handpieces. Attachments exist for 5-hole sir-driven turbines and connectors for NSK electric motors. This cost does not include any housing and cost-of-living expenses or other program-related expenses. An annual stipend of $2,400.00 is offered for teaching in the predoctoral program. Post-graduate students are provided with all disposables and a complete set of hand and rotary instruments with which contemporary endodontic treatment can be performed. Variations from the provided instrument sets are costs borne personally by post-graduate students. All residents are involved in an original, independent research project that should display a high level of scholarly intrigue and contribute to the existing foundation of professional knowledge. Research requirements include presentation at a national meeting (Certificate) and a manuscript submitted for publication (MDS only).

      As Tennessee's only public, statewide academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. The main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy.

      The College of Dentistry was founded in 1878 making it the oldest dental college in the South, and the third oldest public college of dentistry in the United States. The Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics is the most recent specialty at the college commencing July 2012 and maintains A1 accreditation status.

      Detailed program information, including program-related expenses, can be found at

      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: No

        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: 

        The application requirements to provide official dental school transcripts, National Dental Board Examination scores and state licensure information are managed through the PASS appplication. Upon acceptance to the program, UTHSC will require certified copies of all undergraduate, dental school, as well as any post-graduate transcripts to be mailed directly from the awarding institution to the address provided in PASS for this program's coordinator. A certified copy of state licensure and a criminal background check are also required prior to the program start date.  

        NOTE: Resident orientation will occur in late June. Residents are required to attend. 

        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

        A CV must also be submitted to PASS as part of your application.

        Do not have National Board Scores or any official transcript(s) sent directly to the Program. Only candidates selected for the program are required to provide official transcripts and official NBDE scores . All other documents will be disposed of securely.

        Participation in the ADAT program is not essential.

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        TBA: Candidates will be directly contacted by Ms. Henson. 

      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: No

        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: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: No

        Must have a valid state dental license: No

        Must be a graduate of: 

        Applicants without U.S. Dental Degrees: May be Considered

        Eligible Citizenship Types: 
        US citizen, US permanent resident
        US/ Canadian citizen, US/ Canadian permanent resident
        Non-US citizen/resident (no sponsorship)
        Other - Contact the program

        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: