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University of Minnesota / Endodontics


  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Director, Division of Endodontics and Director of Graduate Endodontics  W Craig Noblett DDS MS 

        8-166 Moos Health Sciences Tower 

        515 Delaware St. SE 

        Minneapolis, Minnesota  55455 

        Phone (Work): 6126249900 


        State Program located in: Minnesota 


      Program Deadline ↑ 

      ADEA PASS Application and Transcript Deadline: July 1

      Program Information ↑ 

        What date will your program start on? 07/01

        Length of Program:  26 months

        Program Number: ENDO51

        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: Master of Science (required), Certificate of Specialty in Endodontics

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 4

        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 Graduate Program in Endodontics at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest endodontic programs in the United States.  It has a long and distinguished history of contributions to the specialty, both through our research efforts and through our graduates.  The program is 26 months in duration, and a Masters thesis is required of each resident.  There is no certificate only option.  Four applicants are accepted each year to start the following summer.  The program begins on July 1 of each year, and concludes with graduation 26 months later on August 31.  

      Instruction includes extensive exposure to the scientific literature that forms the knowledge base of endodontics.  In addition, a wide array of new technologies and instruments are incorporated into the educational program. Didactic instruction is in the form of traditional classes as well as seminars, and ample clinic time is provided to develop clinical skills.  Research is also an important part of the curriculum and residents are expected to present table clinics and poster presentation of their research at the American Association of Endodontists Annual Meeting.  Graduates of the University of Minnesota are well-equiped to enter the world of practice as well as make signifcant contributions not only to endodontics, but to the entire profession of dentistry.  Please visit our website for more detailed information.

      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): Yes

        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: Yes

        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: No

        Must contact program for additional requirements: Yes

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: Yes

        Additional Information: 

        International applicants must provide TOEFL results of 105 or higher. 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: Yes

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 50.00

        International Applicants: 55.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

        Credit card payment online: 

        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        July 7 and 8

      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: Yes

        Must have a U.S. dental license: No

        Must be eligible for state dental license: Yes

        Must have a valid state dental license: Yes

        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)

        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: 

        Although applications from countries other than the US and Canada will be considered, the vast majority of residents accepted are from the US and Canada.