Endodontic Practice PG Dip

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The Endodontic Practice Postgraduate Diploma is an innovative part-time programme designed for dentists wishing to enhance their endodontic knowledge and clinical skills whilst continuing to work in practice.

Mode of study

  • Part-time 2 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Part-time: £15,200
  • Overseas Part-time: £22,100

Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

Application date

  • All applicants: 27 June 2014

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

The programme enables participants to improve their knowledge and refine their practical and clinical skills. Subjects to be covered include the biological basis of disease management (pulpal and periapical pathology, endodontic diagnosis) as well as clinical (treatment planning, success and failure, traumatic injuries to teeth, endodontic pain management) and technical (modern instrumentation, obturation, endodontic retreatment, microsurgical endodontics, and non-vital bleaching) aspects fo treatment.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Eastman Dental Institute is a major centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in the oral health care sciences.

It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, with a worldwide reputation for its full spectrum of training programmes from specialist training through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes to the more flexible or episodic.

The first year of the programme is delivered over 26 days, in the state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory under the direct coaching and mentoring of experienced teaching staff. The second year includes 18 days of supervised clinical work with a staff:student ratio of 1:3 to allow maximum opportunity for the clinical enhancement of technical skills developed in the first year.

Students undertake modules to the value of 120 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits).

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time one year) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Year one:
  • Endodontic Sciences
  • Practical Endodontics I and II
  • Clinical Endodontics
  • Year two:
  • Special Interest: Pulp Therapy, Primary Root Canal Treatment & Endodontic Retreatment
  • Special Interest: Endodontic Surgery and Trauma Management
  • Generalist Skills


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Not Applicable.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, hands-on practical sessions and case conferences on practice-managed patients in the first year, followed by direct clinical supervision of patient management at the Eastman in the second year. Assessment is through coursework, literature review, log book, clinical case and oral presentations, MEQ and MCQ examination, case reports, audit project and oral examination.

Further details available on subject website:

Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.

Entry requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and be registered with the General Medical Council in the UK and normally have a minimum of three years' post-qualification clinical experience.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 27 June 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is specifically designed for the general dental practitioner who is keen to follow a structured programme but is unable to undertake full-time postgraduate study, such as an MSc programme. It is ideal for the busy practitioner wishing to work at a higher, more satisfying level and wishing to gain the skills required to work as a Dentist with a Special Interest in Endodontics.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study Endodontic Practice at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


The programme is ideal for the general dental practitioner wishing to develop his or her practice in endodontics in order to improve job-satisfaction and be able to offer patients a higher level of care, and who may wish to work as a dentist with a special interest in Endodontics. The extent of supervised hands-on clinical and laboratory-based teaching and mentoring offered is the highest for a programme of this nature. It will give participants the opportunity to try a wide range of clinical techniques and give them the academic knowledge to justify their clinical decisions giving them the confidence to treat patients of an appropriate complexity. The programme is approved for verifiable CPD.

Next steps


Ms Marianne Dang

T: +44 (0)20 3456 1092


Eastman Dental Institute

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Staff View

"When you meet new contacts nationally and internationally they have nearly always heard of UCL and the Eastman Dental Institute, so its strong reputation and well-known ‘brand’ is a definite benefit."

Professor Susan Cunningham

Professor/Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics

Staff View

"Working at UCL Eastman means I can meet with colleagues from other specialities to discuss complex cases, innovative treatments and multi-disciplinary care. Watching my graduate students present their research at international conferences is incredibly rewarding and a highlight of my job."

Susan Parekh

Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry