The Department of Endodontics supports the mission of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Dental Clinics to be a premier professional college. Specifically the department is committed to providing an endodontic education at the highest level to pre-doctoral dental students and our advanced education students. This is accomplished through four interrelated components: education, research, service, and patient care.
The Department of Endodontics strives to transfer evidence based knowledge to predoctoral and advanced education students through an interdisciplinary coordinated curriculum and, to the profession at large through relevant continuing education.
A calibrated and expert faculty teach established standards of competency in patient care by training clinicians to diagnose, manage and/or treat pulp and periradicular pathosis, and assess the outcome of care while maintaining the highest moral and professional ethical standards.
Students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills which facilitates the management of complex clinical problems. Faculty and students conduct and evaluate basic and applied research which contributes to the professional knowledge base.
The department promotes the concept of life-long learning and actively participates in the advancement and dissemination of knowledge through research and publication.