Endodontics

Get advanced education in endodontics

As a student in the Graduate Endodontics Program at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, you will get advanced education in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp and related tissues as you work toward a Master of Science in Dentistry degree.

Upon completion of the two-year program, you’ll have mastered a variety of endodontic techniques and be prepared for clinical practice or teaching positions.

About the Master of Science in Dentistry degree program

The Master of Science in Dentistry (M.S.D.) degree and a clinical certificate are awarded upon completion of required didactic and clinical coursework, oral and written qualifying exams, and a research project culminating in a thesis or journal manuscript. This is a combined degree/certificate program; the school does not offer the option to earn only a clinical certificate

The M.S.D. program starts the first week of July each year; students may not enter the program in the spring semester. If you are an international student, you must arrive on campus at the end of May to complete the English for Academic Purposes placement test.

View the degree requirements

Core competencies

If you successfully complete the program, you will be able to demonstrate competency in:

  • Diagnosis, treatment planning, and prognosis
  • Evidence-based nonsurgical and surgical treatment and retreatment
  • Outcome evaluation
  • Radiography and other diagnostic imaging technologies
  • Management of endodontic treatment of medically compromised patients
  • Emergency treatment for endodontic conditions
  • Management of patients with orofacial pain and anxiety
  • Preparation of space for intraradicular restorations in endodontically treated teeth
  • Used of enhanced magnification technologies
  • Communications with patients and health care professionals

You also will achieve competency in endodontic techniques, including:

  • Vital pulp management
  • Endodontic management of traumatic dental injuries
  • Endodontic management of developing permanent teeth

Application process

You will use the American Dental Education Association Postdoctoral Application Support Service (ADEA PASS) to apply for admission to the program.

The application deadline is August 1 each year.

Learn how to apply

Costs and financial aid

M.S.D. students pay an annual flat rate for tuition. The rate varies based on your residency classification (whether you’re considered an in-state or out-of-state student). Other costs include university fees and instrument rental or purchase.

Federal student loans are available to qualified students. A limited number of small scholarships are awarded by academic departments.

Learn more about costs and financial aid