Endodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the pulp of teeth and the surrounding tissues of the roots of teeth. Endodontists are specially trained dental professionals that specialize on providing treatment to a variety of patients with conditions affecting the pulp and roots of teeth. Endodontists must complete a bachelor degree and attend dental school. All dental schools require applicants to receive a satisfactory score on the Dental Admissions Test (DAT). Dental school provides intensive classroom instruction and supervised clinical experiences. Employment of endodontists is expected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 15% from 2008 to 2018. The growing population and increased need for endodontic services will drive job growth.