Chair: Dr. Gerald N. Glickman
The Department of Endodontics at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry provides education to develop competent diagnosticians and clinicians in the field of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases involving the dental pulp and the tissues at the root apex.
The endodontic faculty teach a full scope of clinical and didactic endodontic courses to second-, third- and fourth-year dental students. For graduate students, the department offers a 27-month certificate program, a M.S. in Oral Biology, a 60-month Ph.D. plus certificate program and a 12-month international fellowship program. The residents in the graduate program in endodontics treat complex cases beyond the scope of undergraduate expertise, with cases being referred from within the college as well as from regional dentists. The residents also provide treatment to medically compromised patients onsite and in hospital settings.
The department has generated numerous research publications during the past decade in the field of endodontic surgery and materials. Endodontic faculty and residents are involved in multiple research projects that involve the roles of cyclooxygenase-2 in periradicular inflammatory bone resorption, the mechanisms of pulpal repair response and the search of key genes involved in the regeneration of the pulp-dentin complex.
The endodontic department at HSC-BCD is committed to preparing individuals for careers in a multitude of areas, including clinical practice, teaching and research.