Pre-specialty Endodontics Training Program

Endo Training.

Pre-specialty Endodontic Training Program

This online continuing education program is intended to improve the didactic endodontic skills and prepare participants to become better candidates to join an endodontic post-graduate program. The program exposes the participant to all aspects of the endodontic literature through a series of more than 190 lectures given by world renowned endodontists.    

General Objectives

Student should be able to have:

1. Thorough knowledge of Endodontic literature in the following topics

Pulp Biology
Root canal disinfection
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

2. The ability to quote and discuss the controversies present in endodontic literature in the clinical and biological aspects.

3. To correlate findings in the literature with clinical endodontics.

4. Defend his/her method of instrumentation and obturation with documented literature.

5. List and describe the physical and biologic properties of various endodontic materials in relation to endodontic therapy.

6. To be familiarized with recent findings relating to diagnosis and treatment of pulp and periapical diseases.

7. To discuss the controversies that exists in the literature with respect to the biology of the pulp and the periapical tissues.

8. To stimulate critical analysis of experimental findings.

9. To correlate findings in the literature with clinical endodontics.

The pre-specialty endodontic training program in Endodontics is a non-credit bearing, non-degree program that enables participants 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. 


Open Enrollment

Enrollment is now open for this program.


Minimum 6 months – Maximum 18 months 

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. Send information to:

Annamarie Phalen

Associate Director

Continuing Dental Education

327 Squire Hall, Univ. @ Buffalo, Bflo, NY 14214

Phone: 716-829-2320


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

Program Requirements

  1. Complete all the online lecture material
  2. Passing the oral exam 

Learning Resources

  • Online lecture material
  • Journal of Endodontics
  • International Endodontic Journal
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
  • Australian Endodontic Journal
  • Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology and others


  • Upon completion of all the topics covered in the advanced lecture series in the order provided in the program, the student will request to take the oral exam.
  • Location: On-line based exam through Skype or similar means
  • Duration of the exam: 1 hour
  • Passing grade: 70% 
  • Instructions on ideal answers will be provided as part of the course material.
  • Number of attempts to take the exam: 3

Course Failure

  • In case of failure of the oral exam, the student may retake the exam after at least 1 months.
  • If the student fails the exam 3 times, he/she will have to repeat the course before taking the exam again.
  • Cost of retaking the exam: $500

Expenses and Payments

Cost: $5,000 due at registration

Your registration becomes active upon receipt of payment

  • Should you need to retake the final exam, there is a $500 fee

Added Benefits

(Total value of $1000)

  • Attend onetime one of the Endodontic CDE lecture events offered at UB at no additional cost
  • Observe for one week in our Post-graduate endodontic clinic at the University at Buffalo. (Observation is dependent upon production of required documentation of credentialing, training and other requirements as required by the SDM and outside regulatory agencies.)
  • Access to the UB online library that includes all journals needed for the program.

Each student is responsible for their travel arrangements including visa, flights, living expenses, transportation, and hotel costs.  UB CANNOT guarantee that applicants will be allowed entrance to the United States. UB will provide a letter, upon request, attesting to the fact that admitted students are enrolled in a continuing education program.

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