Endodontics Application and Admission Policies

Admissions Policies

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.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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.

Detroit Mercy Dental is committed to diversifying its student body and the dental workforce.  Guided by our mission as a Jesuit & Mercy institution, in alignment with the values of social justice and equity, our vision of diversity also includes individuals from educationally and economically disadvantaged populations, as defined by HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration).

Application Process

Applicants should apply through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS) by July 15. If you have missed the July 15 deadline, please contact Ms. Linda Pinkston at pinkstlc@udmercy.edu to inquire about applying directly.

University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry Supplemental Materials:

A link will be sent to all applicants after submission to AADSAS. There, you will pay the non-refundable application fee ($100.00 USD) and upload a photo of yourself.

Deposit upon acceptance

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. 


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 $100.00 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.