Residents receive intensive clinical training under close supervision of endodontists in the multidisciplinary postgraduate clinic, while didactic courses cover biological sciences and a wide range of clinical topics related to endodontics. Integrated into the program are valuable experiences in teaching and research.
Applications will be accepted May 13 - August 1, 2021.
Successful completion of the program leads to a Certificate of Proficiency in Endodontics and fulfills the educational requirements of the American Board of Endodontics.
This advanced education program prepares dentists for the specialized practice of endodontics. The clinical and didactic endodontic faculty represent extensive clinical, teaching and research experience.
Students may combine endodontic training with study for a graduate degree such as an MS in Oral Sciences or a PhD in Oral Biology or other disciplines.
Graduates have over a 97% success rate in passing written endodontic board exams in the US and Canada.
The program in endodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has been granted the accreditation status of accredited 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. The Commission’s web address is www.ada.org/en/coda.
The program length is 24 months of full-time attendance beginning July 1st, the first year. Combined programs may entail a longer period of matriculation depending on the chosen graduate program.
The clinical program is oriented to dentists who want to enter private practice and provide excellent endodontic care. Residents treat patients with diverse endodontic and associated problems, and degrees of difficulty range from uncomplicated to the highly complex. Please note that The placement of implants is not a component of this program.
Each resident has their own operatory with x-ray unit and digital radiography. The close working relationship between the attending faculty and residents allow residents to provide a variety of treatment for patients with complicated histories and clinical needs. The current faculty to student ratio (6 faculty / 8 students) meets the goals and objectives of the program. The program director is full-time; five part-time faculty members each spend ½ day to 1 day per week in clinical teaching activities.
Patient referrals for consultation and treatment come from many sources including the advanced education programs at UB and private general and specialty dental practices. Endodontic residents see an array of emergency conditions for diagnosis and treatment.
The new resident is introduced to a basic technique for cleaning, shaping and obturation that includes the used of hand and rotary instrumentation and warm vertical condensation. Warm gutta-percha techniques have been taught at UB for over 30 years. In addition, methods for diagnosis, retreatment, removal of posts and broken instruments, use of ultrasonics, and more are used routinely in the clinic. The opportunity to use different treatment systems is available to the resident as they progress in the program. Of course surgical endodontics is also taught, again with close faculty oversight and participation.
The advanced program provides Zeiss microscopes to all students as well as camera attachments, Camcorders, adaptors, co-observation ports, etc., to enhance the clinical and learning experience. By completion of the program, the resident provides at least 95% of Endodontic treatment with the microscope.
The post-graduate students are required to purchase some chairside instrumentation such as electronic heat obturators, gutta-percha delivery systems and electronic apex locators. All instruments are supported by the program while the advanced student is matriculated. All purchases are made between the advanced student and supplier. Files, rotary files, burs and surgical instruments are provided by the program. A PC-compatible laptop computer is also required.
The Advanced Program in Endodontics includes classroom lectures and true seminar style conferences to study the art and underlying science of Endodontics. Coursework is often complementary to Master of Science requirements. The Division of Endodontics maintains a private library with over 350 hard copy titles concentrating on endodontics. Care is taken to obtain new titles as they become available. Appropriate licensed software and e-books are also made available for faculty and resident use.
Frequent case presentations and literature reviews are core activities that help residents acquire personal skills and knowledge in the program. Collegial peer and faculty review heighten this learning experience.
The Endodontic Conference Room is where many activities take place. It equipped with a laptop computer, data projector, video, ethernet, wireless, audio, conference phone and multiple laptop input, for didactic courses, seminars, visiting faculty and meetings. Another room includes a desktop PC with scanners and video software for editing of clinical and teaching videos. All residents have access to Endoshare, a server holding shared PowerPoint presentations, e-books,case presentations, videos, literature reviews and more. Residents each have their own office workspace.
The Health Sciences Library is adjacent to the School of Dental Medicine and provides instructional programs and services to the health sciences schools including seminars tailored for the Advanced Program in Endodontics. Currently, the library has approximately 1370 full-text electronic journals (including 140 dental related journals), newsletters and other serials. Biomedical databases are available through HUBNET (Hospitals and University at Buffalo Library Resources Network sponsored by 35 institutions). HUBNET is an enhanced reference and communications system that provides computer access to health-related bibliographic databases, including MEDLINE, full-text journals, clinical manuals and textbooks, drug-information resources, expert systems, and communication tools. HUBNET is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Access is provided through Ethernet and wireless access available to all students throughout the UB campus.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Periodontics and Endodontics
240 Squire Hall
Phone: (716) 829-3847
Eugene A. Pantera, Jr., DDS, MS
Ming Shih Levine, DDS, MS
Hesham El Tagouri, DDS, MS
The following are the minimum requirements for successful completion of the Advanced Program in Endodontics. Modifications may be made at the discretion of the program director.
Successful completion of these requirements must be attested to by the research mentor. The student must identify a research mentor an topic by the beginning of classes in the first semester of the program. Following, the program director will meet with the student and mentor to develop expectations for completion of the research project. If in a Masters program, receipt of the Certificate of Proficiency is contingent upon successful defense of the Master’s thesis.
Upon completion of the above requirements, a Certificate of Proficiency in Endodontics will be conferred to the student.
CLD 555 Head and Neck Anatomy
OS 502 - Physiology of Pain
OS 506 - Biomaterials
OS 510 - Research Seminar In Oral Sciences
OS 512 - Research Design In Oral Sciences
ODS 535 - Advanced Oral Pathology
ODS 972 Oral Medicine, diagnosis and management
PER 900 – Journal Club
PER 901 - Endodontic Literature Review Seminars
PER 903, PER 904, PER 924 - Advanced Lecture Series
PER 905 – Advanced Endodontic Clinic
PER 906 - Endodontic Treatment Planning and Case Presentations
PER 926 - Supervised Teaching in Endodontics
PER 927 - Advanced Endodontic Technique
PER 928 - Advanced Surgical Technique
PER 978 - Seminar in Dental Pharmacology
|NY State Resident||Out-of-State US Resident||International Non-US Resident|
|UB Fees & Other Costs|
|Broad-Based UB fees||$2822||$2822||$2822|
|Books & Supplies||$1,422||$1,422||$1,422|
|Direct Loan Origination Fee||$109||$109|
|International Student Fee||$200|
|Fees & Costs Sub Total||$6,651||$6,651||$6,236|
University Tuition plus Fees & Costs
Estimated Living Expenses (9.5 Months)
Living Alllowances, Transportation and Personal Expenses
|TOTAL: Tuition, Fees & Living for students in Biomaterials, Oral Biology, Oral Sciences and AEGD International Scholars Program|
|School Clinical Fees|
|Clinic Management System (CMS) Fee*||$10,000|
|TOTAL: Tuition, Fees & Living for students in Endodontics, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Orofacial Pain, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. Additional expenses may be required for program completion (e.g. special supplies); contact program for information.|
|**All Endodontics students: Add $2,000 for sterilization and equipment fees|
|Total Cost (incudes Living Expenses plus |
Tuition and Fees)
|NYS resident||Out-of-State Resident||International Non-US Resident|
NOTE: The tuition and fee rates shown are subject to change without prior notice pending official approval from the SUNY Board of Trustees.
The Endodontic postgraduate student is required to purchase a laptop computer, electronic heat obturator, injectible gutta-percha instrument, electronic apex locator, and other misc. chairside instruments. Hand files, rotary files, and electric motors are supplied. Complete information will be given at time of interview or upon request.
|Dr. Ibrahim Alaugaily||2021|
|Dr. Fatima Bosaid||2022|
|Dr. De la Fuente Balboa ||2022|
|Dr. Sharaschandra Govindool||2021|
|Dr. Nihar A. Pillai||2022|
|Dr. Ariyan Ravangard||2021|
|Dr. Bryan St. Marie||2022|
The University at Buffalo policies apply to all students enrolled in this program; they are compatible with those of the University’s Graduate School.
A complete description of Graduate School policies are available online in the Policy Library.
The Department of Endodontics offers an advanced education course entitled “Individualized Advanced Education Program” in Endodontics (IAEP/Endo). The Program is designed to allow the dentist with specialty training the opportunity to focus their study on a special interest area within their discipline. The course curriculum is tailored to include experiences in clinical or basic research, clinical and didactic teaching methodologies.
This course is twelve months (1 year) in length, beginning January 1 and ending on December 31st. The tuition is $32,280 per year, made up of four non-refundable quarterly payments of $8,070. Upon completion of the program, 500 CEU’s and a certificate of completion from the Continuing Education Department is awarded. In addition, you may need to purchase a laptop (college’s choice), scrubs, and certain textbooks. Details will be provided upon acceptance.
Completion of the Continuing Education Program is an educational goal in itself, and in no way insures acceptance to a postgraduate residency program. Although many resources will be provided by the endodontic division, this is a Continuing Education program and is not listed on the University at Buffalo Registrar’s records.
This program does not permit participants to perform any clinical procedures on patients.
All UB Division of Endodontics faculty will be participating in the program.
Dr. Adham A. Azim
|Applications Accepted||May 13- August 1, 2021|
Two applicants are accepted each year. Successful applicants are generally from the top 10% of their class though not exclusively. The selection committee reviews all aspects of an application before making any final decisions. National Board scores, Part I and/or II, are NOT required. Standardized tests, however, provide the ability for comparative review of applicants.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
The University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine Endodontics Program accepts application materials through the American Dental Education Association, Postgraduate Application Support Service (PASS). This service enables applicants to send an originals of most application materials to PASS for distribution to all the programs that the applicant selects.
In addition to the requirements listed above, please provide the following information on the ADEA PASS Application:
TOEFL score must be at or above minimum of 550 (written) / 213 (computer based) / 79 (internet based) or better obtained within eighteen months of the application deadline.
NOTE: An official score report is not required; please do not send directly to the school.
Upon acceptance into the program, you will be asked to submit a copy of your passport along with financial documents. F1 and I-20 documents will also be requested, as applicable.