Department website: http://dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu/
- Master of Science
The School of Dentistry and the Department of Endodontics offer a program of advanced study and clinical training leading to the degree of Master of Science. The program requires a minimum of 30 months of full-time residency in the School of Dentistry. It is designed to qualify dentists for careers in endodontic clinical practice, teaching, and research.
A stipend plus tuition waiver will be provided for graduate students in Endodontics during spring semester of year two, and the summer session and fall semester of year three. Special fees are not covered by the tuition waiver. You must pay these each term/semester.
Inquiries concerning this program should be directed to the Office of Dental Admissions and Recruitment. Applications will be processed by the School of Dentistry. Applicants approved for admission to the program will be notified soon after interviews are completed.
This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. For details about the faculty, publications, and alumni information, please visit the Department website at http://dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu/education/programs/graduate-programs/endodontics/.
- Provide the education and training necessary for graduate dentists to practice in the specialty of Endodontics.
- Provide the basis for a specialist in Endodontics to achieve Board Certification in Endodontics.
Graduate Program Director
- Marvin L. Speer - D.D.S., M.S.
Loyola University School of Dentistry
- Keith L. Hildebrand - D.D.S., M.S.
West Virginia University
The program's requirements are as follows:
- Must have passed the National Dental Board Examination - Part 1 at the time of application and Part 2 upon entrance to the program.
- Must have earned a D.M.D. or D.D.S. degree, or equivalent from a CODA accredited dental program.
- Must be proficient in the English language and report most recent TOEFL score (if foreign applicant).
- Must display evidence of scholastic and clinical achievement that would indicate the applicant’s ability to progress in a program of this nature. A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 is required.
- Must apply to the program through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) http://www.adea.org/ and have all application materials submitted by August 1. For more detailed information, go to the School of Dentistry website (http://dentistry.hsc.wvu.edu/education/programs/graduate-programs/endodontics/).
- Must complete and submit a WVU Graduate Application.
- Must participate in an onsite interview.
- Must consent to and pass a criminal background investigation prior to final acceptance.
- Must submit documentation of all required immunizations. A complete list is available on the School of Dentistry website.
- Must become familiar with the West Virginia University School of Dentistry's policy and procedure for Bloodborne Pathogens and Infectious Diseases.
- Must meet federal and university standards regarding the Responsible Conduct of Research.
- Must be eligible for a West Virginia dental resident permit upon entrance to the program.
- Fulfill University requirements for graduate study.
- Complete 30 months (two and a half academic years) of consecutive full-time advanced study and clinical training at the School of Dentistry.
- Complete an approved master’s thesis based on original research completed during the course of study in an area related to endodontics.
- Must pass a final oral examination.
- Must successfully complete all didactic and clinical work in the required curriculum.
- Must demonstrate satisfactory clinical competency in endodontics.
- Must complete the written portion of the American Board of Endodontics examination.
- Complete a minimum of 92 credit hours, including 62 hours of endodontic courses, a minimum of 11 hours of selected basic sciences subjects, 8 hours teaching practicum, and a thesis (11 hours).
- Achieve a 3.0 GPA or an overall competence in the student’s field. A minimum grade of B must be earned in all work attempted in the master’s program. A grade of C or below in two courses will require a faculty review of the student’s progress. A third C or below will result in suspension from the program.
|Minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.|
|Minimum grade of B is required in all courses. *|
|BIOS 601||Applied Biostatistics 1||3|
|BIOS 602||Applied Biostatistics Lab||1|
|NBAN 716||Craniofacial Growth and Maturation||1|
|PATH 601||Special Studies in Oral Pathology||2|
|PCOL 765||Advanced Biomedical Sciences: Applied Pharmacology||1|
|DENT 600||Advanced Oral Surgery||3|
|DENT 601||Advanced Oral Microbiology||3|
|DENT 687||Research Methods||1|
|ORTH 625||Orthodontic Seminar||1|
|Clinical Management of Medically Compromised Patients||2|
|Clinical Management of Medically Compromised Patients|
|Teaching Practicum (Repeated)|
|Clinical Endodontics (Repeated)|
|Endodontic Theory Yr-Sm (Repeated)|
|Demonstrate clinical competency in endodontics|
Suggested Plan of Study
|Total credit hours: 92|
Major Learning Outcomes
- Provide the educational and training necessary for graduate dentists to practice in their specialty.
- Provide the education and training necessary for a specialist to achieve Board Certification.
ENDO 688. Clinical Endodontics. 1-5 Hours.
(May be repeated for credit.) PR: Graduate of an accredited dental school and admission to the advanced education program in endodontics or consent. Clinical endodontic practice in the areas of: ordinary endodontic cases, complex endodontic cases, hemisection, root amputation, replantation, transplantation, endodontic implantation, vital pulp therapy, apexification, and bleaching.
ENDO 689. Endodontic Theory Yr-Sm. 1-3 Hours.
PR: Consent. (May be repeated for a maximum of 23 credit hours.) Provides seminar discussions in the topics of basic endodontic techniques, advanced endodontic techniques, endodontic literature review case presentation, and advanced endodontic theory.
ENDO 690. Teaching Practicum. 1-3 Hours.
PR: Consent. Supervised practice in college teaching of dentistry. Note: this course is intended to insure that graduate assistants are adequately prepared and supervised when they are given collges teaching responsibility. It also provides a mechanism for students not on assistantships to gain teaching experience.
ENDO 691. Advanced Topics. 1-6 Hours.
PR: Consent. Investigation of advanced topics not covered in regularly scheduled courses.
ENDO 697. Research. 1-15 Hours.
PR: Consent. Research activities leading to thesis (697), problem report (697), research paper or equivalent scholarly project (697), or a dissertation (797). (Grading may be S/U.).