Advanced Endodontics Residency

Welcome to Ohio State's Advanced Endodontics Program

Our 27-month residency program is primarily designed to train endodontic specialists for private practice, although students interested in teaching or research can also pursue these goals within the program. At least 50 percent of the program time will be spent in clinical endodontics, with emphasis on emergency care. The remainder of your time will involve advanced course work in the biological sciences and endodontics, research, and teaching in the predoctoral clinic. 

Degree Granted

MS plus certificate*

Students Accepted


Program Length

27 months

Application Deadline

June 30


  • To prepare, by clinical experience and advanced technique, a clinically proficient endodontist.
  • To prepare, by advanced study, an educationally proficient endodontist.
  • To develop, by research experience, a student who can evaluate, design, and complete research in endodontics and/or related fields.
  • To prepare, by evaluation of the scientific method and literature, an endodontist who can incorporate new ideas, techniques, and advances into his/her future practice.
  • To encourage, by active participation, students to share their knowledge and skills through teaching and interaction with local, state or national organizations.

Additional Details

  • PASS System: No
  • Endodontic Externship: No
  • Post Doctoral National Matching Program: No
  • International Students Accepted: No (must have U.S. or Canadian dental degree)
  • Stipend: $14,184 during academic year 2022-23 (effective 8/16/22)
  • Fulfills requirements for eligibility to the American Board of Endodontics
Please note

Students in a clinical residency program can pursue a PhD program as an alternative to the MS degree program. You must be accepted by both the specialty program and the Oral Biology PhD program.

The application for the Class of 2027 will open April 22, 2024. Please DO NOT send time sensitive documents to the email before April 22, 2024.

How to Apply

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Each student is required to participate in predoctoral clinical teaching. The teaching includes endodontic teaching and coverage of the College of Dentistry’s emergency clinic, starting in the summer of your first year and continuing until the end of the program. In the spring semester, you will also teach in the predoctoral preclinical laboratory course. 


Research leading to a thesis or a manuscript suitable for publication is required for the master’s degree. Specific research time will be made available to assist in the completion of the thesis research project.

Division of Endodontics Scientific Publications

Salary and Benefits

Advanced Endodontics residents receive a stipend of $14,184 during academic year 2021-22 (effective 8/16/21). In addition, half of the in-state and non-resident tuition will be waived during the 27-month program. You will be on an annual contract during your residency program.

Clinical Rotations

Beginning in the fall semester of your first year and continuing through the summer semester of the second year, you will be assigned four to five half-days per week in the advanced endodontic clinic. Each student is also assigned to provide emergency endodontic treatment throughout the two years. On a rotating weekly schedule, one student treats only emergencies during his/her clinical assignment. 

Our patient population is quite large. During a recent one-year period, our eight graduate students had more 7,350 patient visits and treated approximately 1,500 emergency patients. The variety is excellent due to our wide referral base and includes pediatric, medically compromised and emergency patients; surgical and specialty referrals; and consultations.  


The Advanced Endodontics Residency Program 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 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The Commission’s web address is:

Disclosure of Licensure and Certification Information

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students to sit for applicable licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification and state licensing board contact information at  Click on the link for State Dental Boards.