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Address:875 Union AveMemphis TN 38163
Program director:Jan M. O'Dell, DDS, MFS, JD
Department/section chair:Harry T. Cosby, DDS
Predoctoral director:Dr. Jeff Phebus
Contact person:Sherry R. Henson
Program website:
Application method:


Application submission:PASS online; 2x2 photo mailed directly to program
Application deadline:August 15
Application fee:PASS
Application website:
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1
Full-time faculty members:3
Part-time faculty members:3
Full-time Board certified:2
Part-time Board certified:0
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes; if they have a U.S. Dental License
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.D.S.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24 or more
  • M.D.S.: 27 months minimum to complete manuscript for publication
State license required?Yes
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?No
  • D.D.S., D.M.D., or equivalent dental degree from national or international dental school
  • PASS:
    • Three (3) Professional Evaluation Forms (PEF)
    • One (1) Institutional Evaluation Form (IEF)
    • Transcripts
    • National Board scores
    • Personal statement for choosing UTHSC
  • National Dental Board Examinations (Parts I and II scores, must successfully pass prior to enrollment)
  • Dental school class rank (upper 50%)
  • Photo
  • Interview with program director/selection committee (for application submit only photo directly to program)
Number of endodontic resident slots:3 PGY1; 3PGY2
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:N/A
Tuition per year:$0 (waived for MDS candidates)
Fees per year (if not included in tuition above):$12,750 (Annual Clinical Usage Fee) Miscellaneous university system charges (estimated at $1,050 per year) Health insurance is required by registrar Check website for program expenses ($1,500 estimated for first year) AAE student membership and Annual Session attendance required ABE application and written exam required ($420 estimated in second year)
Salary amount:N/A
Stipend amount:$2,400.00 per annum
Required graduate preclinical technique course:Yes (extracted teeth required)
First-year enrollment:3
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:20%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:60%
Percent of time spent in teaching:10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:No on-call expectations
Clinical setting:Dental school
Affiliated institution:University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:250
Research requirements:Poster or oral presentations; M.D.S. requires manuscript written and submitted to peer-reviewed journal
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
Additional program highlights:
  • Six (6) operatory state-or-the-art facilities for facilitating the delivery of expert patient care, using Zeiss microscopes with integrated video documentation and TDO software
  • ASI carts
  • GentleWave System
  • Full-time faculty are from diverse backgrounds with a wealth of knowledge in the biologic and clinical aspects of contemporary endodontics.
  • Several world-renowned expert speakers present exposing residents to cutting-edge techniques and modalities.
  • Residents receive financial assistance to attend select national meetings in which they present.
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