People know that is a root canal procedure, but it's an endodontic procedure. So we work inside with the main goal, you know, safety.
It's a two year program. It's both didactic and clinical. You're in clinic, six half days a week, which is actually the maximum that commissioning dental accreditation.
The average cases that our specialists do in two years goes beyond 250 cases.
One of the biggest of drawing points and unique parts of this program are how clinically based they are. Most programs put you through a lot of rigorous academia and research, this both incorporates that, but also make sure that you come out with really great hand skills and a lot of really great knowledge on the clinical side of endodontics.
Louisville offers several things that many other areas don't, it is a metropolitan area, so you have a wide draw of patients. And so we tend to see a high number of patients compared to many other InDesign programs.
We have a wide diversity, obviously, the more patients that you see, the more diverse cases you're going to be able to treat. And that's going to prepare you for private practice when you complete the program.
My culture here is bar none, the best you could ever hope for in a program. I connected immediately with all my co residents. And the support that we feel is incredible.
This program has a very welcoming culture, a very mentorship driven culture. So we have a lot of camaraderie in our unit over here, where you can ask questions, and you're not you're not afraid to kind of try to do complex things that maybe maybe you couldn't have a while before that.
This program, you know, historically has been very diverse, which is a is another excellent, excellent experience. And we have applicants from all over the world.
The culture of the program is a collegial culture. While I am the Program Director, I think of my co residents here as colleagues and we work together quite well. And I think all of our faculty are like that. We have a couple of strengths in that our radiology program is very strong here. And we have a lot of Cone Beam CT units available to us. We have two oral maxillofacial radiologists to help us in diagnosing these images and acquiring them. So I think our residents are some of the better trained residents and use of Cone Beam CT, which is extremely important in endodontics today.
We have a really unique program where we have allowed the patients to be able to receive this cutting edge technology in the cone beam, three dimensional scan, free of charge to them, anytime we need it.
We learn to evaluate and acquire three dimensional images in a way that I think many other residencies don't. And I think that gives us a big leg up.
Here, the faculty are all extremely approachable, very knowledgeable, most of them have been in practice for decades. And that's amazing to be able to draw from their experience both here at the school and also their private practice experience.
It gives you a really nice perspective as you're learning endodontics. You're learning it from the academic side as well as private practice standpoint, and so get a really diverse array of information.
Louisville is a really nice city, my wife and I live outside of town and there's really nice trails and things of that nature that we do with our kids.
Something I really had no idea also about Louisville is how amazing the food scene is here. And we have experienced so many incredible restaurants. I've had some of the best food of my life here in Louisville, which is incredible.
We are among the top five programs in your state. Because technology that we have access the amount of patients that are coming to our clinic, what allows the future especially is to reach the level of study that make them successful, this especially. The University of Louisville really helps you hone different techniques and really helps you to find your your path.
You will be hard pressed to find a better program than here at U of L and I think you're gonna come out and amazing endodontist and have a really great time while you're here.