International Endodontics Program

A Continuing Education Program

This online continuing education program is designed to provide opportunities for dentists in the many areas of the world that do not recognize endodontics as a specialty, to become more knowledgeable and more proficient in this discipline. It is also designed to be a valuable adjunct to advanced education programs in dentistry to bolster training in endodontics.

This program is not available to dentists in the United States.

General Objectives

Students will learn primarily thorough the study of endodontic literature:

Pulp biology
Endodontic microbiology
Root canal disinfection
Endodontic diagnosis
Endodontic retreatment
Endodontic surgery
Root canal anatomy
Pain & pain control
Endodontic outcome
Vital pulp therapy
Dental trauma
Local anesthesia
Restoration of endodontically treated teeth and leakage
Systemic diseases and Emergencies.

The UB Continuing Education Program in Endodontics is a non-credit bearing, non-degree program that enables dentists from outside the United States to acquire additional training in endodontics by means of distance learning. This is not an endodontics residency program or a CODA-approved endodontics specialty program. It does not prepare dentists to become specialists in endodontics.

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Open Enrollment

Enrollment is now open for this program.


Minimum one calendar year – Maximum 3 calendar years

Program Director and Faculty

Adham A. Azim, BDS

Clinical Associate Professor; Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics; Program Director of Advanced Ed Endodontics Program

Department of Periodontics and Endodontics

240B Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-3602


Application Requirements

  1. Complete online application
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Translated dental degree
  4. Proof of having access properly equipped private or institutionally based dental office with surgical microscope.
  5. Send information to:

Annamarie Phalen

Associate Director

Continuing Dental Education

327 Squire Hall

Phone: (716) 829-2320; Fax: (716) 829-2484


Students currently enrolled in post-graduate endodontic programs are encouraged to apply.

Program Requirements

  1. Completing all clinical requirements
  2. Passing the oral exam
  3. Passing the written exam
  4. Attending at least one of the Micro-Endodontic surgery course provided by University at Buffalo

Program Syllabus

The International Endodontic Program is composed of 3 parts:

Expenses and Payments

Cost: $15,000


  • $7,500 due at program registration to cover Part 1 of the course 
  • $5,000 due prior to the oral exam (Part 2)
  • $2,500 due prior to the written exam (Part 3*)
  • There is a $500 fee to retake the exam plus any additional fees at the testing center, if applicable

*Students will be responsible for additional costs charged by testing center(s)

Course Expenses:

  • Endodontic Micro-surgery course (3 days) at University at Buffalo: $1,200 (original cost $3,000)

Added Benefits

(Total value $8000)

  • Attend Endodontic CE course(s) provided at UB at no additional cost. (Based on space availability.)
  • Attend one time at a reduced fee, the 1 week micro-surgery course provided to the post-graduate endodontic residents (likely offered in July).
  • Observe for 1 week in our Post-grad endodontic clinic at the University at Buffalo.
  • Access to the UB online library that includes all journals needed for the program.