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Address:650 E 25th StreetKansas City MO 64108-2784
Program director:Kenneth J. Frick, D.D.S., M.S.
Department/section chair:Rebeca Weisleder, D.D.S., M.Ed.
Predoctoral director:Rebeca Weisleder, D.D.S., M.Ed.
Contact person:Kenneth J. Frick, D.D.S., M.S.
Application method:


Application submission:PASS
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:$45
Application website:
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:1
Part-time faculty members:3
Full-time Board certified:1
Part-time Board certified:2
Volunteer Board certified:1
Accept internationally trained dentists?No
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 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
  • Number of required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores
  • Minimum TOEFL score, when applicable
  • Photo
Number of endodontic resident slots:2 for the first year; 2 for the second year
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:2-to-54
Tuition per year:$10,000
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$4,400 (Instrument leasing)
Microscope:Must purchase Zeiss Pico with Mora adapter and floor stand
Salary amount:None
Stipend amount:$40,000 per year (includes $20,000 GME stipend, if funded)
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:2 first-year residents
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:35%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:50%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:0%
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:None
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:250
Research requirements:Must submit completed manuscript to J Endod for publication consideration
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • AEGD
Additional program highlights:
  • State-of-art dental endodontic clinic where each resident has dedicated individual operatory.
  • Dedicated Postgrad Endo Seminar Room.
  • Dedicated office space with 2 residents per office with high-speed computer and Internet access.
  • All-electronic recordkeeping to include digital radiography in each operatory.
  • Medical library within the School of Dentistry.
  • Cost-of-living in Kansas City very reasonable.
  • School of Dentistry located on Hospital Hill adjacent to Children’s Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center, and UMKC Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy and School of Biomedical Sciences. Also adjacent to HQs of Hallmark Card Corporation and Hallmark Crown Center Mall – an upscale mall with many stores and restaurants.
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