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Admissions Requirements

The postdoctoral program in endodontics is a 24-month certificate program that balances clinical experience with didactic instruction in the relevant basic and clinical sciences.

The clinical portion of the program is microscopically oriented, providing the student with modern concepts of endodontic treatment including rotary NiTi instrumentation, electronic apex locators, guided tissue regeneration, ultrasonic instrumentation, and use of digital radiography. Joint conferences with other disciplines such as periodontics, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, otolaryngology, and neurology provide the student with a well-rounded basis to diagnose and treat conditions in the head and neck region.

The didactic portion of the program includes a core curriculum designed to provide all postdoctoral students with a basic interdisciplinary education and a detailed endodontic curriculum that concentrates heavily on knowledge of the literature. The program is designed to fulfill the specialty certification of the American Board of Endodontics. The program also includes research, teaching, and instruction by several well-known visiting professors.

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Mission Statement

The Department of Endodontics shall:

  • Transfer knowledge of Endodontology based on scientific evidence at the highest levels achievable to students and the profession at large.
  • Promote comprehensive care in clinical education and be an active player in the process.
  • Establish high standards of competency in Endodontics, communicate them and insist that they be met through a calibrated and expert faculty.
  • Teach comprehensive, compassionate, high-quality patient care.
  • Produce research and scholarly work which embraces the scientific and clinical evidence base for Endodontology and dentistry.
  • Endeavor to assist in and create departmental models that fit an educational philosophy of humanism, where departments bridge curricular issues for the common good.
  • Serve as an educational resource for endodontic alumni and the dental community at large.
  • Support the Mission of the College of Dental Medicine in spirit and practice.


The College of Dental Medicine selects students based on application content, academic record, letters of recommendation, National Board Dental Examination scores (if taken), and a personal interview.

Prior to matriculation, applicants must have completed a D.M.D., D.D.S., or an equivalent degree.

The applicant should complete the following:

  1. complete the College of Dental Medicine application for postdoctoral students and pay a nonrefundable application fee of $50

  2. Complete the ADEA Pass Application. (all application documentation should be submitted to ADEA PASS)
  3. an official transcript from each college, professional school, or university attended.

  4. The ADAT Exam is looked upon favorably but optional. 

  5. Please note that we subscribe to a rolling admissions format.  It is to the candidates’ advantage to get his or her application in early since the interview process will start no later than July 18th depending on the number of applicants.  We look most favorably on the applicant that has a minimum of 1-2 years experience following their dental school graduation, however, recent graduates with demonstrable achievement will be considered.

Coursework taken at international institutions must be evaluated for U.S. institution equivalence. This coursework must be evaluated by one of the services listed below. You should contact one of the following:

World Education Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 745
Old Chelsea Station
New York, NY 10113-0745
(212) 966-6311

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 415070
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 289-3400

The applicant must arrange for the following to be sent to NSU's Enrollment Processing Services (EPS):

  1. Official National Board scores
    Please request the secretary of the National Board of Dental Examiners to forward all scores (Part 1 required and Part 2, if available) of the dental boards. The National Board is located at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60611.
  2. Three letters of evaluation are required
    They must be completed by dental school faculty members who are well acquainted with the applicant's abilities or by individuals who can provide information relevant to the applicant's potential.

Upon receipt of the completed application and the required credentials, the director of each postdoctoral program, along with the committee on admissions, will select applicants for interview. Those selected will be notified in writing. Not all applicants will be granted an interview. All applicants who are admitted to the college must be interviewed, but an invitation to appear for an interview should not be construed as evidence of acceptance.

Additional materials should be sent to:

Enrollment Processing Services
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue-P.O. Box 299000
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33314-9905

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