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Address:11092 Anderson StLoma Linda CA 92350-1706
Program director:Tory Silvestrin, DDS, MSD, MSHPE
Department/section chair:Tory Silvestrin, DDS, MSD, MSHPE
Predoctoral director:Tory Silvestrin, DDS, MSD, MSHPE
Contact person:Alicia Norton
Program website:
Application method:
  • Institution (opens January 1 each year – required)
  • PASS (opens 3rd Monday in May – optional)
Application submission:Online
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:$60
Application website:
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:3
Part-time faculty members:33
Full-time Board certified:1
Part-time Board certified:10
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.
  • M.S.D.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 27/36 months
  • M.S.: 27/36+ months
  • M.S.D.: 27/36+ months
State license required?No (a global license is required)
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?No
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation required
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores
  • Minimum TOEFL Score (specific type required)
  • Photo
Number of endodontic resident slots:3
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:3-to-50
Tuition per year:$60,556 (2014-15)
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$2,800 (2014-15)
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$0
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:Certificate
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:30%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:50%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:Less than 5%
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:None
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:151 - 200
Research requirements:Published paper, thesis, M.S.D. public presentation
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Dental Anesthesiology
  • Advanced Implant Dentistry
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