This ADA-CODA accredited 25-month program is a hybrid blend of both hospital- and dental school-based training. The program emphasizes orthograde and surgical clinical endodontics. Residents who successfully complete the program are granted a certificate in endodontics and meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Endodontics examination.
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*Fringe benefits per year include medical, dental and malpractice insurance, prescription plan and twenty days paid vacation, nine holidays, twelve paid sick days and four continuing education days.
- Large and ethnically diverse patient population
- Modern state-of-the-art technologies including; dental operating microscopes, cone beam computed tomography, digital radiography, ultrasonic technologies
- Opportunities for endodontic residents to perform procedures in the OR
- Specialists in all disciplines of dentistry including but not limited to orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, treatment of special needs patients, oral surgery, oral pathology, orofacial pain and periodontics
- Close professional relationship with the medical staff
- Attending endodontists, who oversee residents, all work in the private sector which affords residents exposure to clinicians with many years of private practice experience
- University affiliations
In July 2005, NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine established its fully ADA-CODA accredited twenty-five (25)-month Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics in Brooklyn, New York. NYU Lutheran added an additional endodontic training site in 2009 in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the University of Puerto Rico School of Dental Medicine (UPR). The expansion made NYU Lutheran the first Endodontic program to have multiple training sites. All residents including those based at UPR receive their certificate from NYU Lutheran Medical Center.
The program is designed to build diagnostic experience, re-treatment assessment as well as to develop skills for treating patients under sedation or in the operating room. Residents will also be exposed to implant dentistry. Use of all current technologies and methodologies is encouraged while conducting numerous endodontical procedures including; surgical operating microscopes, a variety of rotary instruments, cone beam computed tomography and ultrasonics. All attending endodontists who oversee residents are concurrently private sector practitioners who are well-steeped in the most advanced endodontic practices. This affords residents exposure to clinicians with many years of private practice experience. In addition, residents have an opportunity to observe attendings at their private offices. With a large and ethnically diverse patient population unique to NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s hospital training sites, residents can expect to conduct diverse procedures, work with specialists in orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, prosthodontics, oral surgery, oral pathology, endodontics, orofacial pain and periodontics. Residents also learn techniques to treat patients with special needs and medically complex conditions.
First-year residents participate in relevant aspects of the core curriculum. These include embryology, infectious and immunological processes in health and disease, oral medicine, and pharmacotherapeutics. Residents are also exposed to lectures in implant dentistry and have the opportunity to work closely with an implantologist.
In addition, endodontic residents attend an in-depth course in methods and materials for research.
- Epidemiology and research methods
- Data analysis and practical research design
- Writing a biomedical paper
- Writing a research proposal
- Presenting papers at scientific meetings
- Submitting a paper for publication
- Troubleshooting research problems
These residents, together with medical residents and dental residents throughout the seven other dental residency programs, complete a research project under the continuing guidance of the Office of Clinical Research and present their findings at NYU Lutheran’s Annual Research Fair every Spring.
NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine endodontic residents participate in regular literature review sessions to keep abreast of current research and learn to use an evidence-based approach to critical reviews of the endodontic literature. Residents learn to integrate research into daily practice and lay the foundation for a lifetime dedicated to providing scientifically based endodontic services for dental patients.
The endodontic curriculum includes diagnosis and treatment planning, outcome evaluation, surgical and non-surgical endodontic treatment and re-treatment, immunology, and microbiology.
The program uses a distance learning curriculum of structured lectures and learning activities that occur via live video teleconference (VTC) and asynchronous web-based modules (Sakai). NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s VTC didactic learning program allows endodontic residents, whether in Brooklyn or Puerto Rico, to collaborate with each other as well as with residents and faculty located at all extramural training sites in every NYU Lutheran residency program throughout the United States. As part of the VTC sessions, endodontic residents prepare, share and present interesting and unique cases for group discussion. NYU Lutheran endodontic residents receive the same didactic lectures and literature review via live weekly video teleconferencing.
In addition to weekly VTC lectures, endodontic residents participate every week for small interactive seminars. These seminars immerse the residents in a combination of multidisciplinary as well as specialty-focused topics. Biomedical courses include: oral biology, anesthesia, physical diagnosis, endodontic series, orofacial pain, craniofacial development, research methods and materials and extensive literature review. Clinical rotations to enhance the didactic curriculum include: anesthesia, sedation and the OR.
Residents complete a clinical research project and they participate in a poster presentation at the annual meeting of American Association of Endodontics as well as the annual (Spring) NYU Lutheran Medical Center Research Fair. Research initiatives lead a publishable paper. The research symposiums throughout the first and second year guide the residents through their research. In addition, residents gain invaluable experience during a teaching rotation. During the last few months of training, the residents visit a number of private endodontic dental offices to observe and acquire real-world experience in practice management and practice administration.
Residents receive a generous stipend and fringe benefits consistent with other Endodontic programs in hospitals in the New York Metropolitan and Puerto Rico geographies.
The application deadline is August 3rd. The program uses the PASS application but does not use the MATCH process. Application materials may be obtained from the PASS program website www.adea.org/PASSapp.
PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL FIND US LISTED AS LUTHERAN MEDICAL CENTER DEPARTMENT OF DENTAL MEDICINE (NYU LUTHERAN DENTAL MEDICINE):
- DDS or DMD from one ADA accredited American or Canadian Dental School
- Must be eligible for temporary license in New York State
- Non U.S. Candidates must be proficient in the English language
- PASS application www.adea.org/PASSapp. (not MATCH process)
- Recent photograph sent directly to NYU Lutheran Medical Center
- Application fee of $50 sent directly to the address below and made payable to: NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine Continuing Education
Robert Goldberger, DDS
Director, Postgraduate Endodontics
150 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220