Postgraduate study

Endodontology DClinDent

Awards: DClinDent

Study modes: Full-time

Accreditation

Funding opportunities

Programme website: Endodontology

The thing that I enjoy most in this programme is being able to treat patients in advanced and complex cases. Not only in endodontics but also in the various aspects of restorative dentistry.

Rawan Abu Zaghlan Endodontology student

Who is this programme aimed at?

This three year, full-time (540 credits) programme is aimed at nationally- and internationally-based general dental practitioners who are seeking to become specialist practitioners within the discipline of endodontology.

How will I be taught?

The programme will take the form of lectures and seminars along with a component of supervised clinical work.

MEndo exit exam

Upon completion of three years of full-time training, you will be eligible to sit the specialist exit exam (MEndo) in the relevant discipline at the Royal College of Surgeons.

The successful sitting of this exam is an integral component for the General Dental Council (GDC) registration process. A successful exam result is necessary to be entered on to the specialist list within the discipline by the GDC.

Accreditation

As per the European Society of Endodontology’s 2010 document outlining standards for accreditation in specialty training in endodontics in a European setting:

Endodontics represents a developing clinical discipline embracing scholarly academic activities in microbiology, oral biology, pathology, epidemiology, radiology, biomaterials science, and prevention and management of pulp and periapical disease as well as the emerging fields of tissue engineering and molecular and genetic investigation.

More specifically, the clinical discipline is made distinct by its unique multi-skill dependent nature that relies heavily on tactile skill development.

The flourishing need for expertise in both clinical and academic components will need to be met through a coordinated effort in development of basic educational programmes at undergraduate level and more sophisticated, but complementary, programmes at postgraduate levels. This includes basic and translational clinical research to develop more effective and efficient methods of management of the diseases involved.

These processes should integrate with effective clinical service provision to serve the community

Accreditation of postgraduate specialty training programmes in Endodontology. Minimum criteria for training specialists in Endodontology within Europe. International Endodontic Journal, 43, 725-737, 2010.

How will I learn?

The programme has a mixed format of specialist and consultant-led seminars, along with a large component of self-directed learning.

Many of the resources will be available through the university’s virtual learning environment (VLE) and can be accessed throughout the year.

You will also have access to supervisors within the Dental Institute.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take different forms and will include:

  • single best answer (SBA) type written examinations
  • written submission of research work
  • viva voce examinations

Find out more about compulsory and optional courses

We link to the latest information available. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year and should be considered indicative.

AwardTitleDurationStudy mode
DClinDent3 YearsFull-timeProgramme structure 2020/21

The aim of the DClinDent in Endodontology is to equip you to work as a specialist in the field as a private practitioner or academic (or a mix of both).

The programme will focus on the biological underpinning of the discipline and the blending of this with clinical skills. At the end of the programme, you will have developed the ability to work independently.

You will gain a large amount of clinical experience, with the primary focus on ensuring a wide case mix to ensure the development of decision-making and clinical skills.

All teaching and clinical supervision will be provided by specialists or consultants in their various disciplines.

There is a large demand for specialists in endodontology both nationally and internationally.

Graduates will be employable in three main areas:

  • academia (lecturers and visiting specialists)
  • private practice
  • publicly-funded healthcare settings

A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' post-qualification experience.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.

English language tests

For 2021 entry we will accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified*:

  • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 100 (at least 23 in each module). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module).
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components.

(*Revised 29 October to correct errors in the stated TOEFL-iBT, Trinity ISE, CAE and CPE requirements.)

Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Degrees taught and assessed in English

We also accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration:

We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries.

If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.

Find out more about our language requirements:

Deposit

Successful applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit before an unconditional offer can be made.

  • £2,500 (this contributes towards your tuition fees)

Find out more about tuition fee deposits:

Tuition fee deposits can be paid using the University's online payment facility, ePay:

Tuition fees

AwardTitleDurationStudy mode
DClinDent3 YearsFull-timeTuition fees

UK government postgraduate loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.

The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status.

Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.

Other funding opportunities

Search for scholarships and funding opportunities:

  • Postgraduate Programmes Administrator , Petra Hopert
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 536 3982
  • Contact: pg.dclindent@ed.ac.uk
  • Edinburgh Dental Institute
  • Lauriston Building
  • Lauriston Place
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9HA
Programme start date Application deadline
13 September 2021 29 January 2021

Decisions will be made on applications by 26 March 2021.

All applicants should receive confirmation on the outcome of their applications in the following week.*

*(Revised 15 October 2020 with added application decision date.)

You must submit one reference with your application.

Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:

Further information

  • Postgraduate Programmes Administrator , Petra Hopert
  • Phone: +44 (0)131 536 3982
  • Contact: pg.dclindent@ed.ac.uk
  • Edinburgh Dental Institute
  • Lauriston Building
  • Lauriston Place
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9HA