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Address:110 Bergen St Suite C-790Newark NJ 07101-1709
Program director:Craig S. Hirschberg, D.D.S.
Department/section chair:Craig S. Hirschberg, D.D.S.
Predoctoral director:Dr. Carla Falcon
Contact person:Inez Rouse Pearson
Application method:


Application submission:Hard copy
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:$50
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:2
Part-time faculty members:5
Full-time Board certified:1
Part-time Board certified:3
Volunteer Board certified:1
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • M.D.S.
  • M.S.D.
Length of program in months:
  • M.D.S.: 24 months or longer
  • M.S.D.: 36 months or longer
State license required?No
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • Letters of recommendation (minimum of 3)
  • Class rank (top 50% of graduating class)
  • National Board scores – Must have successfully passed Parts I & II by the time of matriculation
  • TOEFL (minimum score of 630)
  • GPA (minimum of 3.0 on a scale with a maximum of 4.0)
  • Interview with program director
  • Photo (optional)
Number of endodontic resident slots:5 per class
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-10
Tuition per year:$45,000-50,000
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$5,000-10,000
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$0
Required graduate preclinical technique course:No
First-year enrollment:Certificate
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:20%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
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:One week every 10 weeks
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Manuscript suitable for publication
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
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