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Address:3320 Rutger StSt. Louis MO 63104
Program director:S. Craig Rhodes, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Department/section chair:S. Craig Rhodes, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Predoctoral director:N/A
Contact person:Kimberly Cox
Application method:


Application submission:PASS
Application deadline:July 1
Application fee:$55
Application website:
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:2
Part-time faculty members:4
Full-time Board certified:2
Part-time Board certified:1
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24
  • M.S.: 24
State license required?Yes, if a graduate dentist when application is submitted
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?No, any state license
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • 3 letters of recommendation including dental dean
  • Class rank
  • Grade point average
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • Photo
  • Minimum TOEFL score, when applicable
Number of endodontic resident slots:3 per class
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-15
Tuition per year:$34,180
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$1,000
Salary amount:None
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:M.S.
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:Less than 5%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:On call every six weeks
Clinical setting:Dental Post-Graduate Clinic
Affiliated institution:ATSU - Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 350
Research requirements:Original thesis project; Completed manuscript for publication submission
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Periodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
Additional program highlights:
  • Outstanding exposure to a wide range of clinical experiences
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