The Department of Endodontology is in charge of teaching endodontology in the School of Dental Medicine. This branch in dentistry focuses on issues and topics related to histology, pathology, physiology, microbiology, immunology, and etiology of lesions in the pulp and periapical tissues, their diagnosis and treatment. The department teaches undergraduate students in their last 3 clinical years.
At the end of the program, the student will:
- Understand the biologic basis of endodontic disease and treatment.
- Acquire basic skills involved in root canal therapy of various tooth types.
- Implement the skills in radiographic techniques and interpretation, endodontic examination, diagnosis, and treatment planning skills.
- Understand the need to maintain the patient's teeth in the mouth, functionally and aesthetically.