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Address:3200 S University DriveFort Lauderdale FL 33328
Program director:Jason M. Zeim
Department/section chair:James L. Gutmann
Predoctoral director:Robert J. Seltzer
Contact person:Cheryl Roxborough
Program website:
Application method:


Application submission:Hard copy
Application deadline:October 1 - Note application format is now rolling
Application fee:$50
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:7
Part-time faculty members:16
Full-time Board certified:3
Part-time Board certified:8
Volunteer Board certified:1
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.D.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24
  • M.S.D.: 24 or more
State license required?No
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • 3 required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • Minimum TOEFL Score
  • Fellowship program (specific type required)
Number of endodontic resident slots:6
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-20
Tuition per year:$39,000
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$30,001-35,000 first year $2,000-5,000 second year
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$0
Required graduate preclinical technique course:N/A
First-year enrollment:Certificate
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:50% first year, 20% second year
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:40%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:First-year residents rotate weekly
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:VA and local hospitals
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:201-250
Research requirements:Paper submitted for publication in REFEREE journal, must present at AAE Annual Session
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
Additional program highlights:

One-week surgical externships in dental schools located in Mexico, Peru and Spain

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