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Address:2700 Martin Luther King BlvdDetroit MI 48208-2576
Program director:Susan B. Paurazas, D.D.S.
Department/section chair:Dr. Al-Qawasmi
Contact person:Danielle Harris
Application method:


Application submission:Hard copy
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:$75
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:4
Part-time faculty members:9
Full-time Board certified:2
Part-time Board certified:3
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?No
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • Number of required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 100 for graduates of international dental schools
  • Photo
Number of endodontic resident slots:3 per class
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-25
Tuition per year:Above $40,000
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
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:30%
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:5%
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Published paper
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Orthodontics
  • AEGD
  • Periodontics
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