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Endodontics

This ADA-CODA accredited 25-month program is a hybrid blend of both hospital- and dental school-based training. The program emphasizes orthograde and surgical clinical endodontics. Residents who successfully complete the program are granted a certificate in endodontics and meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Endodontics examination.

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PGY 1
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Application
Deadline
ApplicationStipend
PGY1
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PGY2

3 NY/3 PR

2 Aug 1/Sept 1 PASS (Not
MATCH)

$37,652

$42,075


Program Strengths

  • Large and ethnically diverse patient population
  • Modern state-of-the-art technologies including; dental operating microscopes, cone beam computed tomography, digital radiography, ultrasonic technologies
  • Opportunities for endodontic residents to perform procedures in the OR
  • Specialists in all disciplines of dentistry including but not limited to orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, treatment of special needs patients, oral surgery, oral pathology, orofacial pain and periodontics
  • Close professional relationship with the medical staff
  • Attending endodontists, who oversee residents, all work in the private sector which affords residents exposure to clinicians with many years of private practice experience
  • University affiliations

Program History

In July 2005, NYU Langone Dental Medicine's Advanced Education in Endodontics Program established its fully ADA-CODA accredited twenty-five (25)-month Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics in Brooklyn, New York. The program added an additional endodontic training site in 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine (UPR). The addition of the training site in PR made the Endodontic Program the first to have multiple training sites.  All residents including those based in PR receive their certificate from NYU Langone Dental Medicine Postdoctoral Residency Programs.

Program Description

Use of all current technologies and methodologies is encouraged while conducting numerous endodontical procedures including; surgical operating microscopes, a variety of rotary instruments, cone beam computed tomography and ultrasonics. All attending endodontists who oversee residents are concurrently private sector practitioners who are well-steeped in the most advanced endodontic practices. This affords residents exposure to clinicians with many years of private practice experience. In addition, residents have an opportunity to observe attendings at their private offices. With a large and ethnically diverse patient population unique to NYU Langone Dental Medicine's Advanced Education in Endodontics Program hospital training sites, residents can expect to conduct diverse procedures, work with specialists in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, oral pathology, endodontics, orofacial pain and periodontics. Residents also learn techniques to treat patients with special needs and medically complex conditions.

Core Curriculum

First-year residents participate in relevant aspects of the core curriculum. These include embryology, infectious and immunological processes in health and disease, oral medicine, and pharmacotherapeutics.

In addition, endodontic residents attend an in-depth course in methods and materials for research.

This covers:

  • Epidemiology and research methods
  • Statistics
  • Data analysis and practical research design
  • Writing a biomedical paper
  • Writing a research proposal
  • Presenting papers at scientific meetings
  • Submitting a paper for publication
  • Troubleshooting research problems

These residents, together with medical residents and dental residents throughout the six other dental residency programs, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at the Annual Research Fair held every Spring.

Endodontic residents participate in regular literature review sessions to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the endodontic literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based endodontic services for dental patients.

Endodontics Curriculum

The endodontic curriculum includes diagnosis and treatment planning, outcome evaluation, surgical and non-surgical endodontic treatment and re-treatment, immunology, and microbiology.

The program uses a distance learning curriculum of structured lectures and learning activities that occur via live video teleconference (VTC) and asynchronous web-based modules (Brightspace). The VTC didactic learning program allows endodontic residents, whether in Brooklyn or Puerto Rico, to collaborate with each other as well as with residents and faculty located at all extramural training sites in every NYU Langone Dental Medicine residency program throughout the United States. As part of the VTC sessions, endodontic residents prepare, share and present interesting and unique cases for group discussion. Endodontic residents receive the same didactic lectures and literature review via live weekly video teleconferencing.

In addition to weekly VTC lectures, endodontic residents participate every week in small interactive seminars. These seminars immerse the residents in a combination of multidisciplinary as well as specialty-focused topics. Biomedical courses include: oral biology, anesthesia, physical diagnosis, endodontic series, orofacial pain, craniofacial development, research methods and materials and extensive literature review. Clinical rotations to enhance the didactic curriculum include: anesthesia, sedation and the OR.

Residents complete a research project and may participate in a poster presentation at our research fair held each spring. Research initiatives may lead to a publishable paper. The research symposiums throughout the first and second year guide the residents through their research. In addition, residents gain invaluable experience during a teaching rotation. During the last few months of training, the residents visit a number of private endodontic dental offices to observe and acquire real-world experience in practice management and practice administration.

Program Stipend

Residents receive a generous stipend and fringe benefits consistent with other Endodontic programs in hospitals in the New York Metropolitan and Puerto Rico geographies.

Application

The application deadline is August 1st for NY and September 1st for Puerto Rico. The program uses the PASS application but does not use the MATCH process. Application materials may be obtained from the PASS program website www.adea.org/PASSapp.

Admission Requirements

  • DDS or DMD from one ADA accredited American or Canadian Dental School
  • Must be eligible for temporary license in New York State
  • Non U.S. Candidates must be proficient in the English language
  • PASS application www.adea.org/PASSapp. (not MATCH process)
  • Applicants for UPR must be bilingual
  • Application fee of $50 sent directly to the address below and made payable to: NYU Langone Hospitals Continuing Education

NYU Langone Dental Medicine
Attention: Dr. Robert Goldberger
Station 21
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Robert.Goldberger@nyulangone.org

NY State Applicants Only-
Graduates with an international dental degree AND a U.S. or Canadian DDS/DMD degree:
For applicants who have earned BOTH a dental degree from a non-US or Canadian school, AND a US or Canadian DDS/DMD program, your education must be approved by the NY State Department of Education for your application to be considered. To receive approval, candidates must complete and submit an Education Record Form (ERF) to the program and to the NY State Department of Education. The document can be accessed through the website: www.op.nysed.gov 

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