International Endodontic Program

Saturday, January 1, 2022 - Saturday, December 31, 2022


This fully online program is hosted on


Dugoni School of Dentistry's Continuing Dental Education Program in Endodontics is a non-credit bearing, non-degree program that enable dentists from outside the United States to acquire additional training in endodontics by means of distance learning. This is not an endodontics residency program or a CODA-approved endodontics specialty program. It does not prepare dentists to become a specialists in endodontics.



The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for dentists from areas around the world that do not recognize endodontics as a specialization to become more knowledgeable about and proficient in this field. As an adjunct to advanced education in dentistry, it is designed to enhance endodontic training.

The International Endodontic Program is composed of 3 parts (click on the links for more information on each part of the program):


International Endodontic Program's General Objectives:

Students' primary learning modalities are through the study of endodontic literature.


  • Pulp biology
  • Endodontic microbiology
  • Root canal disinfection
  • Endodontic diagnosis
  • Endodontic retreatment
  • Endodontic surgery
  • Root canal anatomy
  • Pain and pain management
  • Endodontic outcome
  • Vital pulp therapy
  • Dental trauma
  • Local anesthesia
  • Restoration of endodontically treated teeth and leakage
  • Systemic diseases and emergencies


You Will Learn:

1. The ability to quote and discuss the controversies present in endodontic literature in the clinical and biological aspects.

2. To correlate findings in the literature with clinical endodontics.

3. Defend his/her method of instrumentation and obturation with documented literature.

4. List and describe the physical and biologic properties of various endodontic materials in relation to endodontic therapy.

5. To be familiarized with recent findings relating to the diagnosis and treatment of pulp and periapical diseases.

6. To discuss the controversies that exist in the literature with respect to the biology of the pulp and the periapical tissues.

7. To stimulate critical analysis of experimental findings.

8. To correlate findings in the literature with clinical endodontics.


Program Requirements:

  1. Complete all clinical requirements
  2. Pass the oral exam
  3. Pass written exam
  4. Attend at least one of the Micro-Endodontic surgery courses provided in Europe or United States.


Added Benefit:

Observe for two weeks in our Post-grad endodontic clinic at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.


Upon completion of the registration form, please submit all requirements by email to


Course Fees

Program Cost International Dentist: $15,000

$7,500 is due at the time of program registration
$5,000 is due prior to the oral exam

$2,500 is due prior to the written exam

Should registrant need to retake the exam, there is an additional fee of $500

Program Director

Adham Azim, BDS is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Endodontic Department at University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics and he is also the Founder and CEO of Endolit.

Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his Endodontic training. He later completed his Endodontic certificate at Columbia University, and since then, he has been a full-time Educator and a Part-Time Private Practitioner. Before joining Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, he served as the Division Head and the Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at University at Buffalo.

Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and has been awarded several times for his research work. He has over 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals and several text-book chapters contributions such as “Ingle Endodontics” and “Endodontics: Principles and Practices”. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, Associate Editor for the European Journal of Endodontics, and a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal, the Journal of Dental Traumatology, and JADA. 



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