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University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston / Endodontics

Although the application deadline is July 1, completed applications are reviewed as they are received therefore we encourage completing applications well before the deadline. 

  1. Program Contact Information ↑ 

      Program Contact:

        Dr.  Timothy C. Kirkpatrick 

        The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston 

        Graduate Program Director 

        7500 Cambridge Street 

        Suite 6400 

        Houston, Texas  77054 

        Phone (Work): 713-486-4221 


        State Program located in: Texas 


      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: ENDO28

        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: Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD)

        Does your program participate in MATCH? No

        Estimated number of available positions for current application cycle: 5

        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 Education Program in Endodontics offers an opportunity to earn both a certificate in Endodontics and a master of science in dentistry (MSD) degree following twenty-six months of full-time academic endeavor. The graduate program accepts up to five students each year. Our application deadline for this year is July 1, 2022. Only a select number of candidates will be invited to interview. Our interview date will be Friday July 15, 2022. 

      The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston (UTSD) moved into our state-of-the-art building in 2012.  Every resident has his/her desk and computer in addition to an operatory with a video equipped microscope, digital radiography, and all equipment available for modern endodontics.

      The clinical practice aspect of the program occupies approximately 60 percent of the time, affording a broad-based clinical experience in conventional and surgical endodontic treatment, often in coordination with residents in other dental specialty programs.  Joint Implant Conferences with residents in Periodontics and Prosthodontics, joint treatment with Pediatric Dentistry residents, and treatment of patients in the hospital operating room adds to the full experience of this residency.

      The remaining time is devoted to didactic study in both basic science and clinical science disciplines, including biology of the dental pulp, endodontic surgery, review of the endodontic literature, practice management, and research and thesis, with opportunities for clinical teaching also provided. Upon satisfactory completion of the program students receive a certificate in endodontics and an optional master of science in dentistry (MSD) degree from UTSD. The program is designed to prepare participants for certification by the American Board of Endodontics.

      More information 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: 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: No

        Must visit program website for additional requirements: No

        Additional Information: 

        Program Supplemental Requirements

        Must submit supplemental application to the program: No

        Must submit supplemental application processing fee to the program: Yes

        Domestic Applicants:  $ 75.00

        International Applicants: 75.00

        Other (Please explain)  $

        Additional Information:  $

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        1. Fill in your name (First & Last).
        2. Use your ADEA PASS ID for the required student number field.
        3. Enter Payment Amount of $75.00. Choose Debit or Credit Card.
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        5. Enter payment details. Use your ADEA PASS ID for the required applicant number field.

        Additional Information

        1. Although candidates directly out of dental school are sometimes accepted, some post-dental school experience is preferred.
        2. If accepted, the following have to be sent directly to the school: Dental School transcripts, copy of Dental School diploma, and NDBE scores Part I and II or INDBE scores.


        Interview schedule for the current application cycle: 

        Only a select number of candidates will be invited to interview. Our interview date will be Friday, July 15, 2022. 

      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 have passed NBDE Part I and Part II or passed INBDE.  However, we will consider applications from dental students who have not yet had the opportunity to take the INBDE, but if selected, the applicant will need to have passed either the INDBE or Parts 1 and 2 of the NBDE in order to start the program.


        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: 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)

        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: No

        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: 

        International applicants who have graduated from a dental school not accredited by ADA CODA must be proficient in the English language and have a minimal TOEFL score of 90.