Advanced Education Program in Endodontics

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An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment. Root canal or endodontic treatment is a procedure performed to remove damaged tissue from inside the root canals of a tooth. As a specialist, endodontists limit their practice to endodontic procedures.

The Department of Endodontics supports the Dental School Mission toward the enhancement of oral health through acquisition, dissemination and use of endodontic evidence based knowledge. This mission is addressed through four interrelated action components: education, patient care, research and community service.


Goals of the Endodontic Graduate Program

Educational Goal: Our education goal is to develop residents whom will have the evidence based knowledge, clinical skill, attitude to provide patient centered care and engage in lifelong learning.

Patient Care Goal: Our patient care goal is to develop qualified, skillful clinicians who practice endodontics with state-of-the-art armamentaria and philosophies. New endodontists will treat and re-treat all types of teeth which need root canal therapy, perform vital pulp therapy, revascularization procedures, perform routine and advanced endodontic surgical procedures, manage traumatic injuries and the emergency needs of their patients, and treat medically compromised patients.

Research Goal: Our research goal is to provide an environment in which research and the dissemination of scholarly activity are performed by its faculty and endodontic graduate students. All should have an appreciation for research design and critical review of the literature.

Community Service Goal: Our community service goal is to develop endodontists who are trained to lecture and teach in a clinical setting in a dental school, who give presentations to dental societies and study clubs, and who are a part of organized dentistry.


Objectives of the Endodontic Graduate Program

Objectives for Education:

  1. The graduate student must meet all of the education standards as set forth by the Commission on Dental Accreditation for the  Advanced Education Program in Endodontics.
  2. The graduate student must submit a portfolio of ten cases written and organized according to the specifications of the American Board of Endodontics and evaluated by an independent examiner.
  3. The graduate student must pass two oral examinations, one by department faculty and one by an independent examiner prior to graduation (former ABE Examiner).
  4. All graduate students must take the written portion (Part 1) of the American Board of Endodontists prior to program completion.
  5. The graduate is encouraged to attain board certification.
  6. The graduate is prepared to engage in life long learning.

Objectives for Patient Care:

  1. The graduate student is skilled in a wide variety of clinical techniques (surgical and non-surgical) using evidence based practice.
  2. The graduate student is skilled in the use of the microscope and state of the art dental armamentaria in the practice of endodontics.
  3. The graduate student is skilled in performing routine and advanced endodontic surgical procedures.
  4. The graduate student is skilled in treatment of the medically compromised patient.
  5. The graduate student is skilled in attending to the emergency needs of his/her patient.
  6. The graduate student is skilled in new advances of endodontic treatment: revascularization/regenerative procedures.
  7. The graduate student is skilled performing internal bleaching.

Objectives for Research:

  1. The graduate student must perform a research project, write a manuscript in a publishable format for publication, submit the research at the College Research Day and AAE Annual Session Meeting.
  2. The graduate student must be able to critically review the literature based on the levels of evidence.

Objectives for Community Service:

  1. The graduate is encouraged to teach part-time in a dental school environment following graduation.
  2. The graduate is encouraged to lecture to study clubs and at dental meetings and to support organized dentistry.

Endodontic Faculty

pileggi

Roberta Pileggi, D.D.S., M.S.

Department Chair & Program Coordinator
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cunningham

Charles Cunningham, D.D.S., FACD, FICD

Professor
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haddix

James E. Haddix, D.M.D.

Associate Professor
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Bakiri

Eleonora Bakiri, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor
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marchesan

Melissa Marchesan, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor & Assistant Program Director
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ozorio

Jose Estevam Vieira Ozorio, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
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peinado

Daniella Peinado, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor
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zongker

John Zongker, D.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor
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Natera-Fernandez

Marianella Natera, D.M.D., M.D.S.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Predoctoral Endodontics
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kanter

Keith Kanter, D.M.S.

Adjunct Clinical Professor
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manne

Bruce Manne, D.M.D.

Adjunct Clinical Professor
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Courtesy Faculty

britto

Leandro Britto, C.D., M.S.


brown

Tom Brown, D.D.S.


coe

Harold Coe, Jr., D.D.S.


currie

Tommie Currie, D.M.D.


DeGrood

Michael DeGrood, D.M.D.


Demetrick LeCorn

Demetrick LeCorn, D.M.D., M.S.


Picture of Dr. J. Tim Russin

J. Tim Russin, D.D.S.


Sardzinski

Mike Sardzinski, D.M.D.

 

 

 

 

 

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