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Address:Room 542B Basic Science Building 173 Ashley Avenue MSC 507Charleston SC 29425-5070
Program director:Theodore Ravenel, DMD
Department/section chair:Ellen Hahn, D.D.S.
Predoctoral director:Ellen Hahn, D.D.S.
Contact person:Vanessa Chapin
Application method:


Application submission:Hard copy
Application deadline:June 30
Application fee:U.S. $100 (nonrefundable)
Annual start date:Third week of June
Accreditation status:Approval without reporting requirements
Full-time faculty members:3
Part-time faculty members:1
Full-time Board certified:2
Part-time Board certified:0
Volunteer Board certified:2
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes, with 1 year internship/ fellowship
Degrees/certificates offered:

Combined M.S.D./Certificate

Length of program in months:


State license required?Recommended
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?No; South Carolina accepts ADEX dental licensing examinations
  • Dental Degree (U.S. or internationally trained)
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation (1 should be an endodontic faculty from dental school attended)
  • National Dental Board Examination Parts I and II
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Passport style photo
  • Brief narrative
  • College(s) and Dental School official transcripts
  • IELTS or TOEFL scores (if internationally trained)
Number of endodontic resident slots:3 per class
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-15
Tuition per year:Approx. $15,000
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$50,000
Salary amount:N/A
Stipend amount:$350 per month in second year
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:3
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:30%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:55%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:1 week every 3 weeks
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:N/A
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:200
Research requirements:Master's Thesis and Defense and Manuscript submitted for publication
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • AEGD
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