Endodontics (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

The goal of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics is to graduate students who can practice the specialty of Endodontics and teach the discipline. They will also be able to participate in research and be motivated to include service to disadvantaged populations.

The Advanced Education Program in Endodontics selects highly motivated candidates to receive two years of extensive clinical and biomedical education together with experience in teaching and research. The program accepts 11 students a year with a total of 22 students enrolled in the program. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association and has consistently attracted outstanding candidates.

Board Certification

Seminars and conferences in endodontics and multidisciplinary dentistry, individual and group case review sessions, as well as mock examinations and oral training, are geared towards preparing our students to be at their highest level of competence in clinical and didactic endodontics at the time of graduation. As a result, at least 50% of our graduating students, in each class, in the past five years have either passed the oral examination segment of the boards, or have become board certified. Although not required for graduation, all students take the written segment of the boards during their second year of residency.

Eligibility for Licensure

Completion of the CODA-accredited Advanced Education Program in Endodontics satisfies the training requirements for eligibility for participation in the board certification process for the American Board of Endodontics. Eligibility for dental licensure is based on pre-professional, professional and post-graduate training and varies by state/jurisdiction. Candidates should check the state/jurisdiction regulations for dental licensure for the state(s)/jurisdictions(s) in which they are seeking licensure in order to ensure that they comply with all requirements.


The Advanced Education Program in Endodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.” The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.

The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at:

Commission on Dental Accreditation
211 East Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Please visit the Commission's website for more information.

Educational Visits/Observership Opportunities

NYU College of Dentistry welcomes dentists and dental students who are interested in applying for specialty dental education to visit our programs. Visitors to the Advanced Specialty Education Programs at NYU College of Dentistry may attend lectures/seminars and may observe, but may not participate in, direct clinical patient care.

For additional information and application, interested individuals should email dental.endo.observe@nyu.edu.


See Admissions & Application Process for admissions requirements and instructions specific to this program.