Dental, Endodontics - Program Info
Albert Einstein Medical Center's residency in endodontics, one of the first hospital-based endodontic programs approved by the American Dental Association, offers residents comprehensive training in all phases of endodontic treatment. The hospital environment allows significant experience in the endodontic management of medically compromised patients. The 24-month program, which admits two residents each year, prepares graduates to practice, teach and conduct independent research.
Goals of the Program
- Develop skillful clinicians capable of delivering the most advanced or complex endodontic care at a high level of quality and sophistication.
- Establish a sound biological basis for the practice of endodontics.
- Satisfy the formal education requirements necessary to establish board eligibility and to succeed in the certification process of the American Board of Endodontics.
- Develop fundamental research skills and an interest and understanding of research in order to appreciate and evaluate published clinical and scientific papers.
- Create the desire and a pronounced sense of responsibility to contribute to the perpetuation and growth of endodontics by mentoring, teaching, counseling and advising.
Albert Einstein Medical Center offers the region's largest hospital-based dental education program. In a challenging clinical and academic environment, postdoctoral programs in general practice, endodontics and orthodontics prepare residents for leadership as clinicians and mentors. The general practice residency program offers a one-year program with an optional second, while the endodontic program is two years. The orthodontic program, which accepts residents every other year, is three academic years. (Academic Year = 52 weeks = 2080 clock hours)
The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine shares equal status with Albert Einstein Medical Center's other clinical departments. More than 40 faculty members, including specialists in every field of dental medicine, guide residents in clinical, didactic and research areas. The favorable faculty-resident ratio allows for an enhanced learning experience through personal guidance.
The department's longstanding academic associations with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and Temple University School of Dentistry broaden and enrich the residents' educational experiences. Dental students from the University of Pennsylvania complete rotations at Albert Einstein Medical Center, and the three institutions freely share information and resources.
Growth and Innovation
From one resident and a single operatory in 1926, the department has expanded to 19 residents and 21 operatories in a modern 8,000 square-foot facility in the medical center's outpatient area. Albert Einstein Medical Center's emergency unit has dental delivery equipment, including a panoramic X-ray unit, offering dental residents the opportunity to care for dental emergencies in the emergency unit.
In addition, dental residents provide dental treatment for patients under general anesthesia in the Medical Center's major operating suite.
In the clinical area, the department's Osseointegration Implant Program, which employs several contemporary systems, reflects Einstein's Commitment to innovation in dental medicine. This was the first hospital-based outpatient program of its kind in Philadelphia.
Most recently, major clinical renovations occurred including placement of new dental delivery systems in all 3 programs areas. Also, all dental imaging systems were converted to digital technology including the placement of a 3D Cone Beam unit utilized by the 3 residency programs. Residents present table clinics, poster displays and research papers at regional and national meetings.
Major endowments add to the level of academic and clinical excellence at Albert Einstein Medical Center. The Maxwell S. Fogel Department of Dental Medicine, the I.B. Bender Division of Endodontics, the Phillip S. Kanev Division of Restorative Dentistry and the Jack Magill Orthodontic Clinical Facility have been named in recognition of these individuals.
The department also sponsors four endowed conferences: the Morris Kelner Memorial Conference on Pediatric Dentistry, the Steven P. Chartan Memorial Lecture, and the Irwin J. Freedman Memorial Lecture on Ethics and Excellence in Dentistry (co-sponsored by the Southern Dental Society of New Jersey); and the Maxwell S. and Anna K. Fogel Memorial Conference on Dental Medicine and Resident Graduation.