The Kornberg School of Dentistry offers a 10-month Endodontic Internship program that provides foreign- and domestic-trained dentists the opportunity to experience didactic training in endodontics, pre-clinic laboratory practice and clinical patient care under faculty supervision.
Interns will experience various endodontic-specific topics throughout the program, including dental trauma, endodontic materials and methods, microscopic endodontic surgery, periapical biology, and pulp biology, In addition, treatment-planning seminars and current literature reviews are offered on a weekly basis.
The Endodontic Internship facility is equipped with state-of-the-art endodontic technologies, providing the opportunity to work with surgical microscopes, X-ray machines, a rotary system, ultrasonic instruments, cone beam computed tomography and more.
The Endodontic Internship program runs from Sept. 1 to June 30. There are two open internship positions annually.
Objectives of the Program
- Interns will learn to perform simulation cases on extracted teeth, 3D-printed teeth and jaws under faculty supervision as part of pre-clinical laboratory practice.
- Interns will perform root canal therapy and root canal retreatment, as well as endodontic surgeries on the simulated model.
- Interns will observe clinic teaching, as well as assist residents in the treatment of patients.
- Interns will have the opportunity to work on a research project during the program and possibly present it at the annual American Association of Endodontics conference.
Upon successful completion of the internship, a letter of attendance will be awarded. Although completion of the program does not guarantee acceptance to a graduate endodontic program or to the Kornberg School of Dentistry, it greatly improves the knowledge and skills of participants.
Tuition and Costs
Tuition for the program is $40,000. A $5,000 nonrefundable deposit is due upon acceptance, and an additional payment of $15,000 is due by the start of the program. The remaining tuition balance is to be paid the following January. There may be additional costs for travel, camera, instruments and university fees. Tuition and costs may not be eligible for federal student loans. Tuition and fees are subject to change.
In addition to an application, the following materials must be submitted to be considered for acceptance.
- DDS or DMD degree or equivalent.
- Official dental education transcripts and an official Educational Credential Evaluators Course-by-Course Report.
- Three letters of recommendation from dental school faculty or supervisors with knowledge of your clinical skills and potential.
- International applicants: An official Educational Credential Evaluators Course-by-Course Report of academic transcripts and official English test scores (TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores are acceptable).
- An interview in English may be required.
Supporting materials should be sent directly to the following address.
Kornberg School of Dentistry
Department of Endodontics
Attn: Endodontic Internship Program and Maobin Yang
3223 N. Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19140 USA
Applications must be submitted by May 1 of the intended year of enrollment.
Successful completion of this internship does not guarantee acceptance into the Kornberg School of Dentistry Graduate Endodontic program or any other program.