Prospective Students

Curriculum

(subject to change)

Percentage of Time Commitment

Biomedical sciences  25%
Clinical sciences 50%
Teaching 10%
Research 15%

Formal Didactic Courses

 Course Title

Year

Credit Hours

Dent 8601 Adv Oral Pathology

1st

 2 hrs

Dent 8602 Adv Oral Pathology

1st

 2 hrs

Dent 8011 Adv Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology (CBCT)

1st

 2 hrs

Dent 8999 Research

1st, 2nd

 Varies

Dent 8437 Interdisciplinary Implants 

1st

 2 hrs

Dent 8008 Advanced Histology and Embryology

1st

 2 hrs

Dent 8003 Statistical Inferences

1st

 2 hrs

Dent 8004  Research Design and Methodology

2nd

 2 hrs

Dent 792.12 Legal Issues in Dental Practice

2nd

 2hr

Seminars in Endodontics:

Students participate in weekly or biweekly seminars related to endodontics. 

Required Courses: First Year

Summer Semester

  1. Dent 8600 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Fowler).  Introduction to endodontics and review of basic endodontic concepts and techniques;
    Textbooks – Successful Local Anesthesia, Reader, Nusstein, Drum; Pathways of the Pulp, Hargreaves and Cohen.

Autumn Semester

  1. Dent 8600 (Dr. Drum). Review of Endodontology, Biologic Considerations in Endodontic Procedures, Hargreaves
  2. Dent 8600 (Drs. Nusstein, Fowler). Current Literature Review/Case Report  Seminar
  3. Dent 8999 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Nusstein).  Endodontic Research

Winter Semester

  1. Dent 8600 (Dr. Drum). Review of The Dental Pulp, Hargreaves and Goodis
  2. Dent 8600 (Dr. Nusstein). Review of Endodontic Technology (rotary, retreatment, post removal).
  3. Dent 8600 (Drs. Nusstein, Fowler). Current Literature Review/Rotary Instrumentation
  4. Dent 8600 (Dr. Fowler). Review of inflammation/immunology; Textbook: Inflammation, Trowbridge
  5. Dent 8600 (Drs. Nusstein, Fowler). Case Report Seminar
  6. Dent 8999 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Nusstein). Endodontic Research

Spring Quarter

  1. Dent 8600 (Dr. Drum).  Orofacial Pain/Pharmacology
    Textbook - Bell's Orofacial Pains: The Clinical Management of Orofacial Pain, 6th Ed. Okeson JP, Quintessence, 2005.
  2. Dent 8600 (Dr. Reader).  Endodontic Surgery
    Textbook - Endodontic Surgery, Arens, Adams, DeCasto
  3. Dent 8600 (Dr. Nusstein). Current Literature Review
  4. Dent 8600 (Drs. Nusstein, Fowler). Case Report Seminar
  5. Dent 8999 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Nusstein).  Endodontic Research

Required Courses: Second Year

Summer Semester

  1. Dent 8600 (Dr. Fowler). Review of pharmacology;
    Textbook: Pharmacology in Dental Practice, Yagelia
  2. Dent 8600 (Dr. Reader).  Review of endodontic surgery;
    Textbook - Surgical Endodontics, Gutmann & Harrison
  3. Dent 8600 (Dr. Nusstein). Wound Healing (surgery) and Traumatic Injuries
    Textbooks - Surgical Endodontics, Gutmann & Harrison;  Andreasen,  Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth.
  4. Dent 8600 Endodontics and the Other Specialties: Pediatric Dentistry, Prosthodontics, Peridodontics.
  5. Dent 8600 (Drs. Nusstein, Fowler). Current Literature Review/Case Report Seminar
  6. Dent 8999 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Nusstein).  Endodontic Research

Autumn Semester

  1. Dent 8600 (Dr. Nusstein). Review of dental treatment of the medically compromised 
    Textbook, Dental treatment of the medically compromised patient, Little, Falace, Miller, Rhodus
  2. Dent 8600 (Dr. Reader). Board Review of the Endodontic Literature
  3. Dent 795.06 (Drs. Nusstein, Fowler). Current Literature Review/Case Review Seminar
  4. Dent 8999 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Nusstein).  Endodontic Research

Winter Semester

  1. Dent 8600 (Drs. Drum, Reader). Board Review of the Endodontic Literature
  2. Dent 8600 (Dr. Nusstein). Current Literature Review/Case Report Seminar
  3. Dent 8999 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Nusstein).  Endodontic Research

Spring/Summer Semester

  1. Dent 8600 (Dr. Reader). Practice Management, Jurisprudence & Ethics for Endodontists
  2. Dent 8600 (Dr. Nusstein). Current Literature Review/Case Report Seminar
  3. Dent 8999 (Dr. Reader, Drum, Nusstein).  Endodontic Research

Required Courses: Third Year (Summer Semester)

  1. Dent 8600 (Dr. Reader). Practice Management
  2. Dent 8999 (Drs. Reader, Drum, Nusstein). Endodontic Research