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Address:UNC School of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics, 1098 First Dental Building, CB #7450Chapel Hill NC 27599-7450
Program director:Peter Z. Tawil, D.M.D., M.S.
Department/section chair:Dr. Cristiano Susin
Predoctoral director:Dr. Lisiane Ferreira-Susin
Contact person:Kristy Pickard
Application method:


Application submission:Internet
Application deadline:August 1
Application fee:Refer to PASS
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:4
Part-time faculty members:1
Full-time Board certified:3
Part-time Board certified:1
Volunteer Board certified:11
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 36
  • M.S.: 36
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?Yes (Resident must apply for the North Carolina State Board Intern permit)


Number of endodontic resident slots:3
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:3-to-100
Tuition per year:$7,000-28,000
Microscope:Lease or purchase
Salary amount:N/A
Stipend amount:Variable
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:Certificate and M.S.
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:10-40%
Percent of time spent in research:10-30%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:40-70%
Percent of time spent in teaching:5-10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:0-10%
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:North Carolina Central Prison and Durham Veterans Affairs Hospital
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:>250; >15 surgical procedures completed by residents
Research requirements:Thesis and manuscript submitted for publication to a referred journal
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Operative Dentistry
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology
  • General Pracdice Residency
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene Education
  • Dental Assisting Certificate Program
  • Oral Biology
  • Oral Epidemiology
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