Admissions Policies

The program is currently limited to three students entering in each year. It is preferable that applicants rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have had a  minimum of one year of private practice experience or its equivalent (general practice residency, military service, etc.)

Applicants must plan to attend the program on a full-time basis.

Applications must be completed and filed with the Department of Endodontics by August 15th  of the year prior to the year of anticipated entry into the program.  The completed application must be accompanied by a $75.00 application fee.  This fee is non-refundable and may not be credited to tuition fees should the applicant be accepted into the program. Applications will not be considered until all records and fees have been received.

Applicants may apply directly to the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Dentistry, Endodontic Department, or through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS).  The specific University of Detroit Mercy application fee and photograph are not processed through PASS.

The University of Detroit Mercy is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all regardless of age, sex, race, creed, national or ethic origin handicap, weight and sexual preference.

Applicants must be graduates from institutions in the United States or Canada accredited by the ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation, or a foreign dental school of equivalent educational background and standing as determined by the admissions committee.

Criteria used to evaluate program applicants include: dental school grade point average, class rank, National Board scores, research, publications, experience since graduating from dental school, letters of recommendation, and motivation for endodontics.

Applicants who are deemed acceptable by the Graduate Endodontic Admissions Committee are appointed for a personal interview. Upon written notification of acceptance into the program, the applicant must send a deposit fee of $1500.00 within ten days or he/she automatically loses his/her reserved place.  This deposit fee is applied to the first term tuition and is non-refundable should the applicant withdraw his/her acceptance at a later date. 

Reapplication

Applicants who are not successful in obtaining a training position may subsequently reactivate their application for the following year consideration.  A reapplication letter of instruction must be accompanied by a $75.00 reapplication fee.  Applicants are encouraged to update their application material to reflect the most current and accurate information.  Completed application packets will be retained for one year following each review.