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Address:3050 S University DriveDavie, FL 33314
Program director:Yehuda Benjamin, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., M.S., Program Director | Catalina Mendez, D.D.S., Associate Program Director
Department/section chair:Yehuda Benjamin, D.M.D., F.A.G.D., M.S.
Predoctoral director:Carmen Bonilla, D.D.S., Vivian Manjarres, D.D.S.
Contact person:Cheryl Roxborough
Program website:
Application method:


Application submission:PASS
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:$50
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:7
Part-time faculty members:10
Full-time Board certified:1
Part-time Board certified:2
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.D. (Optional)
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
• US citizenship or a foreign national with a visa permitting permanent residence.
• 3 letters of recommendation (One of which from an Endodontist)
• Although not required, consideration is given to applicants with private practice experience and/or applicants who have successfully completed a GPR/AEGD program.
• Class rank in the top 75% of their graduating class
• National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
• Minimum TOEFL Score of 90
• ADAT score encouraged but not required
• CV
• Personal Statement
• Application through PASS

Number of endodontic resident slots:6
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-20
Tuition per year:49,241
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):First year: Fees/Expenses - $66,191 (subject to change); Second year: Fees/Expenses -$35,843 (subject to change)
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:50%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:Two residents (1 first year/1 second year rotate weekly
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:Pediatric Dental Care Center at Kids in Distress, and • NSU Center for Craniofacial, Pediatric and Special Needs Dental Care at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:201-250
Research requirements:Must apply to present at AAE Annual Session in both years. Students/residents must participate in research. The research experience and results must be compiled into a document in publishable format
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:

• Advanced Education in General Dentistry
• Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
• Orthodontics
• Pediatric Dentistry
• Periodontics
• Prosthodontics

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