Endodontics Residency Application FAQ

Question Is a GPR/AEGD/private practice experience required to apply?
Answer

It is not required, but it is encouraged. Clinical experience after dental school is valued.

Question Will you accept additional letters of recommendation?
Answer

Yes, but only a few. These letters do not add weight to the application.

Question Do you require the GRE? TOEFL? ADAT?
Answer

These tests are not required when applying for the program.

Question Does the program lead to an endodontic certificate/masters degree?
Answer

Residents must earn both a certificate and a MS degree. Neither is optional.

Question Do you accept international applicants?
Answer

We are unable to accept foreign-trained dentists in our program unless they have earned either a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited North American dental school.

Question How many positions are there? How many usually apply?
Answer

We currently have four residents in each class. In general, we have approximately 100 applicants, in a given year, applying for entry into the program.

Question Does one have to be in the top 10% of their class? Is there a minimum GPA?
Answer

We do not have set standards for class rank or GPA. We look at the overall application including letters of recommendation, clinical experiences, research experience and postdoctoral training/practice.

Question Can I come to visit/tour the school/meet with the faculty?
Answer

We do not encourage visits. Candidates will be invited for tours/interviews after all the applications have been reviewed.

Question Do you offer an endodontic externship?
Answer

We do not offer an endodontic externship at this time. 

Question I applied last year. Do I need to reapply or can I reactivate my application?
Answer

You can reactivate your application from last year. Simply email a new, updated application form and pay the $75.00 application fee. The fee may be paid by credit or debit card by visiting  https://go.osu.edu/dentendoresidentfee. If your transcript or National Board scores need to be updated, please be sure to have those sent to us via email also. New letters of recommendation will also be accepted via email.

Question What are the qualities of a successful applicant (grades, test scores, research experience, GPR training, etc.)?
Answer

The qualities vary from year to year. Each year a new pool of applicants arrive, each with varying strengths. See our Current Residents page to see the diversity of experience, background and training.

Question Do you accept applicants who have not trained at The Ohio State University?
Answer

Yes! We have had resident classes in which not a single resident had gone to Ohio State. Refer to the Current Residents page to see the diversity of training our residents have had.

Question Is financial aid available?
Answer

Financial aid is available to residents. Please contact our Financial Aid Advisor at dentistryfinancialaid@osu.edu or call 614-292-8593 for more information.

Question Do you have any additional material about the program you can send me?
Answer

No – our website has the important information available to you. If you peruse the entire The Ohio State University and College of Dentistry websites, you will get an idea of the atmosphere here in Columbus and on campus.