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Address:1100 Florida AveNew Orleans LA 70119-2714
Program director:Albert McMullen, DDS
Department/section chair:Mark Odom, DDS (Interim Head)
Predoctoral director:Dr. Leneise Lynn
Contact person:Cynthia Knispel
Program website:
Application method:


Application submission:Hard copy, photo, and fee directly to LSUSD Office of Advanced Education
Application deadline:August 1 for LSU and PASS
Application fee:$50
Application website:
Annual start date:June 29, 2015 (Last Monday in June)
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:2
Part-time faculty members:5
Full-time Board certified:1
Part-time Board certified:1
Volunteer Board certified:3
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate in Endodontics
  • Master of Science in Dentistry
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 27
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?Yes, Louisiana restricted license application sent on acceptance into program, and requires credential review and written jurisprudence examination only
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • Number of required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • Minimum TOEFL score
  • Photo
Number of endodontic resident slots:3 per class
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-40
Tuition per year:$5,500-10,500 (estimated)
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):Approximately $900 (tuition and fees change often; refer to institution website for most up to date information)
Salary amount:None
Stipend amount:None
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:Certificate
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:25%
Percent of time spent in research:5%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:60%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:No on-call; current patient emergencies are seen in clinic as needed
Clinical setting:Dental school
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Publishable manuscript
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Oral Medicine
  • GPR
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