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Endodontics (EN)

Course Descriptions

Predoctoral Courses

EN 154. Basic Endodontics. 1 Unit.

Development of the dental pulp, classification and nature of endodontic disease, clinical diagnosis, and fundamentals of root canal therapy and radiographic interpretation. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 3.).

EN 159. Preclinical Endodontics. 2-3 Units.

Study of pulp morphology, anatomy, cleaning and shaping of root canals; access openings; use of irrigating solutions; obturating the canal and judging the complete treatment with radiographs. (40 hours laboratory. Quarter 4.).

EN 254. Endodontics. 1 Unit.

Review of endodontic retreatment and surgical therapies; dental trauma and sequelae; complex problem solving; endodontic emergencies; endodontic mishaps; and alternate treatments. (10 hours lecture. Quarter 7.).

EN 259. Clinical Endodontics I. 4 Units.

Study of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapy, including management of endodontic emergencies and surgical endodontics in a comprehensive clinical dental practice setting. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 359. Clinical Endodontics II. 8 Units.

Study of endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning, and therapy, including management of endodontic emergencies and surgical endodontics in a comprehensive clinical dental practice setting. (Quarters 9-12.).

Graduate Courses

EN 401. Endodontic Technology I. 1 Unit.

This course introduces residents to endodontic technology. (Quarter 1.).

EN 402. Endodontic Therapy Seminar I. 2 Units.

Residents discuss contemporary endodontic strategies and the application of current scientific evidence to endodontic treatment. (Quarters 1-2.).

EN 403. Endodontic Biology and Pathology I. 8 Units.

This course presents the biology and etiology of pulpal and periapical disease. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 405. Advanced Endodontic Technique. 8 Units.

This preclinical course uses simulated root canal treatment on extracted teeth with a variety of instruments and devices to prepare residents for clinical care. (Quarter 1.).

EN 411. Case Seminar I. 12 Units.

Residents review their own cases prepared according to ABE board documentation rules. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 412. Classic Literature I. 12 Units.

Residents review the body of classic literature pertinent to endodontics, including material relevant for board preparation. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 413. Current Literature I. 4 Units.

In this course, residents review current endodontic literature using the EndoLit iPad app. (Quarters 1-4.).

EN 422. Clinical Transition: Evidence-based Endodontics. 4 Units.

This course introduces residents to the evidence-based modalities and local rules for treating patients endodontically in the school's clinic. (Quarter 2.).

EN 423. Anesthesia and Pain Management I. 1 Unit.

This course is an introduction to theoretical and practical anesthetic techniques and pain management. (Quarter 2.).

EN 424. Pain/Neuro Seminar I. 1 Unit.

Residents study the physiology and pathophysiology of pain. (Quarter 1.).

EN 430. Clinic Connections I. 1 Unit.

The collaboration between endodontists and other members of the dental team is essential for good clinical outcomes. A series of presentations by clinicians with different training and expertise reinforces an inclusive view of typical and atypical treatment modalities. (Quarter 4.).

EN 440. Special Topics in Endodontology I. 2 Units.

Residents attend seminars by invited speakers and faculty with expertise and training in contemporary endodontic therapies. (Quarters 1-2.).

EN 457. Endodontic Clinic: Assisting. 1 Unit.

In this clinical course, residents assist during endodontic treatment by endodontic faculty in the graduate endodontic clinic. (Quarter 1.).

EN 458. Clinical Endodontics I. 25 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the first year. (Quarters 2-4.).

EN 459. Clinical Endodontics: Surgery I. 3 Units.

Residents practice surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the first year. (Quarters 2-4.).

EN 466. Special Care Clinic Rotation. 1 Unit.

In this rotation, residents practice non-surgical endodontics under sedation and general anesthesia for patients with special needs. (Quarter 3.).

EN 503. Endodontic Biology and Pathology II. 8 Units.

This course presents the biology and etiology of pulpal and periapical disease. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 511. Case Seminar II. 12 Units.

Residents review their own cases prepared according to ABE board documentation rules. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 512. Classic Literature II. 12 Units.

Residents review the body of classic literature pertinent to endodontics, including material relevant for board preparation. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 513. Current Literature II. 4 Units.

In this course, residents review current endodontic literature using the EndoLit iPad app. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 530. Clinic Connections II. 1 Unit.

The collaboration between endodontists and other members of the dental team is essential for good clinical outcomes. A series of presentations by clinicians with different training and expertise reinforces an inclusive view of typical and atypical treatment modalities. (Quarter 8.).

EN 558. Clinical Endodontics II. 42 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the first year. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 559. Clinical Endodontics: Surgery II. 4 Units.

Residents practice surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the second year. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 567. Endodontics at La Clinica II. 28 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the second year at an affiliated extramural site. (Quarters 5-8.).

EN 571. Predoctoral Instruction. 4 Units.

Residents instruct predoctoral dental students in non-surgical endodontics. (Quarters 6-8.).

EN 611. Case Seminar III. 3 Units.

Residents review their own cases prepared according to ABE board documentation rules. (Quarter 9.).

EN 613. Current Literature III. 1 Unit.

In this course, residents review current endodontic literature using the EndoLit iPad app. (Quarter 9.).

EN 658. Clinical Endodontics III. 9 Units.

Residents practice non-surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the third year. (Quarter 9.).

EN 659. Clinical Endodontics: Surgery III. 1 Unit.

Residents practice surgical endodontics appropriate in scope and case difficulty for the third year. (Quarter 9.).

EN 671. Residency Instruction. 2 Units.

Senior residents instruct first-year residents in endodontic technique. (Quarter 9.).

EN 684. ABE Seminar. 3 Units.

Residents participate in mock board exams and assemble their portfolios. (Quarter 9.).