Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) Endodontics

Master of Dental Surgery Endodontics Program is aiming to prepare graduates for a dynamic and promising career in Endodontics. The Master of Dental Surgery in Endodontics program under Restorative Department is devoted to the pursuant of excellence in clinical skills, research and evidence-based practice.

Why Study MDS Endodontics at Gulf Medical University?

Gulf Medical University is one of the first private recognized medical universities in the Middle East region. The Ministry of Education, UAE has recognized GMU as a centre of excellence and has permitted the University to offer a range of courses including undergraduate and postgraduate studies in medicine, biomedical sciences, dentistry, pharmacy, physiotherapy and different courses in health sciences. The university has state of art infrastructure and facilities which are at par with international standards.

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by Ministry of Education, UAE
  • The program is designed along the guidelines of the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Flexible learning schedule for working professionals
  • Renowned international faculty delivering the program
  • Training at JCI Accredited Thumbay Dental Hospitals using Lasers in Endodontic, Surgical Endodontics and Endodontic microscope
  • Hands-on training in complex root canal treatment, retreatments, retrieval of the broken instrument, management of badly broken teeth and bleaching (whetting of teeth)

Main Entry requirements                                                                                                                                                    

  • Attested BDS,  DMD or DDS degree certificate with acceptable  GPA
  • Attested dental internship certificate
  • Students undertake related courses in 6 semesters / 3 years including a research project which is relevant to their work environment and needs. Research Project will start in Year 2 and will end with Semester 6 in Year 3
  • Learning and teaching are flexible with the blended mode of study, offering ease of learning which meet the needs of working profession

Admission Criteria AY2020-21
Master in Endodontology (MDS Endo)

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2019) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry (BDS, DMD, DDS) from an accredited University in the UAE or equivalent one from outside the UAE.
  • Distinct undergraduate performance of minimum cumulative grade point average(CGPA) of 3.0 on a 4-point scale, or equivalent grade (B)
  • The Applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant can fulfil the English proficiency requirement via the TOEFL, IELTS, or UA CESL Endorsement Exam, minimum requirements are listed below. TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrolment.
    • EmSAT: Score of 1400 and above
    • TOEFL: Score of 79 on the iBT or 550 PBT (web-based) test or higher.
    • IELTS: Overall score of 6 is required, with a score of no less than 5 on any individual band or module.
  • Attested Internship certificate
  • A Valid license to practice Dentistry issued from MoH / DHA / HAAD is required

Conditional Graduate Admission Read More

  • Graduate with less than the minimum score in English proficiency may be provided conditional admission that the student registers 6 credit hours in the first semester of his/her studies and obtains a “B” average or above.
    • Applicant must achieve and EMSAT score of 1400 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent by the end of first semester of study
    • Applicant must achieve a minimum of CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent, in the first six credit hours of credit bearing courses studied for the Master’s program
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 to 2.9 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be conditionally admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is allowed take a maximum of nine credit hours of courses studied for the graduate program during the period of conditional admission and
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of courses studied for the graduate program to progress to second semester or be subject to dismissal.
  • Graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 to 2.4 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent shall be conditionally admitted to the first semester as follows:
    • is required to complete a maximum of nine graduate-level credit hours as remedial preparation for the graduate program. These remedial courses are not for credit within the degree program
    • must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or its established equivalent, in these nine credits of remedial courses in order to progress to the graduate program or be subject to dismissal.

Admission to the program will be confirmed upon submission of:

  • Attested copy of the Baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of credit/s earned from an accredited Institution of higher education previously attended
  • Original Internship Completion Certificate
  • Equivalency Certificate of the Bachelor’s degree from the Ministry of Education, U.A.E.
  • Valid English Language Proficiency Test (IELTS / TOEFL)
  • Passport with color copy of passport
  • Emirates I.D. card with color copy of ID
  • Family book and Ethbara (For U.A.E. nationals)
  • 5 passport-size photographs
  • Updated CV
  • Statement of Purpose and objectives
  • 2 Letters of recommendation / Experience letter
  • Vaccination record with valid BLS certificate
  • Full-time clinical faculty in a dental college
  • Specialist Endodontist in private or government sectors
  • Researcher dealing with oral health sciences 

Whom will benefit from the program

  • All Dental Graduates
  • Dental Faculty
  • Health Professionals