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Endodontics, M.S.

Saint Louis University’s master of science in dentistry with a concentration in endodontics will train you in the advanced science of endodontics and to care for craniofacial and dental problems in patients.

About the Program

This is a two-year program offered by SLU’s Center for Advanced Dental Education in affiliation with Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, which is located in nearby Alton, Illinois. Some program requirements are conducted at both Saint Louis University and Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. The program starts on or about July 1 each year.

Accreditation and Certification

The endodontic program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association. Following completion of the program, graduates are educationally qualified for certification by the American Board of Endodontics.

Program Highlights

Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education strives to balance progressive excellence with the highest standards and the compassionate service of our Catholic Jesuit heritage. Our graduates leave Saint Louis University prepared to be astute and aware clinicians using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach to caring for craniofacial and dental patient problems.

Curriculum and Program Details

SLU’s graduate endodontic program focuses on: a comprehensive clinical experience involving diagnosis and treatment of all categories of nonsurgical and surgical endodontic cases; courses encompassing biomedical and clinical concepts; and research related to the discipline of endodontics. Fifty credit hours are required for graduation.

Courses include preclinical endodontic technique, literature review, preclinical teaching practicum, clinical teaching practicum, pulp biology, concepts in biomedical science, principles of endodontic surgery, American Board of Endodontics review, clinical endodontics and thesis research.

  • Alan T. Azar, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Katherine T. Behrents, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Nathaniel E. Behrents, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Roxanne P. Benison, D.M.D., M.S.
  • Benjamin S. Ber, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Adam J. Diliberto, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Colin H. Eliot, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Keith A. Evans, D.M.D., M.S.
  • Jacob E. Frazier, D.M.D., M.S.
  • Marileana Garcia Corretjer, D.M.D., M.S.
  • John F. Hatton, D.M.D.
  • John A. Khademi, D.D.S., M.S.
  • John E. Levin, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Barbara A. McCracken, Ph.D.
  • S. Craig Rhodes, D.M.D., M.S.D.
  • Kenneth B. Rowan, Ph.D.
  • Cameron M. Russell, D.M.D., M.S.
  • Kevin C. Rowland, Ph.D.
  • Daniel G. Stamos, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Gregory Stewart, Ph.D.

Our goal is to prepare the graduate to pursue a career of many possibilities: as a clinician with a practice limited to endodontics, as a researcher or as a teacher of endodontics.

Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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Applicant Criteria

Applicants should possess a D.D.S., D.M.D. or equivalent general dental degree.

You’ll need the following items to apply:

Application Criteria

Online application and fee
Three letters of recommendation
National board score test results (scores should be sent to, not required for international applicants)
Biographical goals statement
Photo (2x2 or 3x5)
Curriculum vitae or résumé

Requirements for International Students

Application Deadline

The deadline for completing the online application and submitting all supporting documents is July 1 for admission into the program the following July.

Review Process

A committee examines and reviews the applicant and application wholly. Promising applicants are invited for on-site interviews in July.

Please be aware that, should you be accepted for a position in our postgraduate residency program in endodontics at SLU, a portion of your clinical training will take place at the Southern Illinois School of Dentistry (SIU). In order to qualify for clinical privileges at SIU, all residents are required to obtain an Illinois general dental license or a Restricted Faculty dental license in Illinois. You may apply for a Restricted Faculty license in Illinois only with proof of another license in a different jurisdiction or country. You must have a social security number to apply for Illinois dental licensure. The Illinois dental licensure process may take several months and must be completed before the start of the residency program in July.