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Address:8-166 Moos Tower 515 Delaware St SEMinneapolis MN 55455-0348
Program director:Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S.
Department/section chair:W. Craig Noblett, DDS, MS
Predoctoral director:Carolina Rodriguez-Figueroa
Contact person:W. Craig Noblett, DDS, MS
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Application method:


Application submission:Hard copy
Application deadline:July 15
Application fee:$60 U.S. applicants, $65 international applicants
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:5
Part-time faculty members:9
Full-time Board certified:3
Part-time Board certified:2
Volunteer Board certified:3
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate and M.S.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate and M.S.: 26
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?Yes, Minnesota resident license available
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score, if required
  • TOEFL score within two years
  • PGY1 year or clinical experience highly desirable
Number of endodontic resident slots:4 per class (8 total)
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-25
Tuition per year:$22,782
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$4,400 per year
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes
First-year enrollment:Certificate and M.S.
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:23.3%
Percent of time spent in research:15.2%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:46.8%
Percent of time spent in teaching:4.2%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:10%
Clinical setting:Dental school
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Thesis and manuscript submission
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
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