The UAB School of Dentistry Predoctoral Endodontics Program consists of didactic, preclinical, and clinical courses. Our preclinical course provides an introduction to procedures and hand skills required for the successful treatment of patients. The D3 and D4 didactic courses focuses on the philosophy and principles of endodontics with special emphasis on the diagnosis and treatment of pulpal and periapical disease. The D4 elective course allows hands-on application of principles taught in the preclinical course, as well as those advanced concepts from the preceding and current lecture courses. Use of modern technology will be encouraged, along with indications and contraindications for treatment. Our International Dental Students prerequisite review course is designed to introduce the students to the basic aspects of endodontic principles, theory, and practice. Specialized clinic rotations provide the D3, D4, and the international students with the opportunity to treat a vast number of patients who present with a wide range of endodontic problems. All student procedures receive one-on-one supervision by professionally trained faculty endodontists.

2270 PCD. Endodontics

Course weight: 5
Contact hours: 135
Grade method: Standard letter

To introduce the student to the basic aspects of endodontic principles, theory, and practice.

Course Director: Shandra Coble, D.M.D.

3115. Endodontics D3a

Course weight: 3
Contact hours: 20
Grade method: Standard letter

To prepare the student to prevent, diagnose, manage and/or treat pulpal and periradicular pathoses.

Course Director: David Clanton, D.M.D.

3225. Endodontics D3b

Course weight: 2
Contact hours: 10
Grade method: Standard letter

To prepare the student to prevent, diagnose, manage and/or treat pulpal and periradicular pathoses.

Course Director: Shandra Coble, D.M.D.

3525. Endodontics Clinic D3

Course weight: 2
Contact hours: 13
Grade method: Standard letter

The overall goal of the course is to acquaint all junior dental students with an appreciation for the endodontic considerations for management/treatment of anterior and bicuspid teeth in the Endodontic Clinic.

Course Director: David Clanton, D.M.D. and Shandra Coble, D.M.D.

4120. Endodontics D4

Course weight: 2
Contact hours: 13
Grade method: Standard letter

The overall goal of the course is to acquaint all senior dental students with an appreciation for the endodontic considerations for management/treatment of anterior, bicuspid and molar teeth.

Course Director: David Clanton, D.M.D.

4525. Endodontics Clinic D4

Course weight: 3
Contact hours: Varies
Grade method: Standard letter

The course will be presented in an open discussion format. The course will be an elective that allows hands-on application of principles taught in the pre-clinical course, as well as those advanced concepts from this course. Use of modern technology will be encouraged, including the indications and contraindications.

Course Directors: David Clanton, D.M.D. and Shandra Coble, D.M.D.

4525e. Endodontics D4 Elective

Course weight: 0
Contact hours: 12
Grade method: Standard letter

Students with an interest in exposure to advanced endodontic procedures such as molar root canal therapy can take this elective course. The didactic portion builds on the basic endodontic knowledge as it applies to multi-rooted teeth. Successful completion of this course and bench top exercises will credential students for the ability to apply these procedures in direct patient care.

Course Director: David Clanton, D.M.D.

5280 IDP. Endodontics

Course weight: 4
Contact hours: 100
Grade method: Pass/Fail

To introduce the student to the basic aspects of endodontic principles, theory, and practice. (This is a prerequisite review course for International Students which must be taken by international students before they may treat patients in the clinic.)

Course Director: David Clanton, D.M.D.

Course offerings subject to change