Eastman Dental Institute




Endodontic service is in massive demand in the UK and globally with longer life spans and retention of teeth. Diseases afflicting the dental pulp and periradicular tissues are endemic and by virtue of their location and size, demand special knowledge and skills to manage them. Development of the necessary integrated knowledge and skills is a complex and challenging process, requiring effective mentoring, guidance and coaching in cognitive, technical and clinical skills.

UCL Eastman Endodontic programmes are highly sought after and internationally renowned for their rigour and outcomes. The specialty training programme is currently the only one accredited by the European Society of Endodontology. The programmes have constantly evolved since their inception in 1989, with the addition of a dedicated clinic, skills laboratory and nurse team. The programmes have a balanced integration of cognitive, technical and clinical skills development, with mentored, supervised clinical exposure taking up about 50% of the time.

Postgraduate feedback on the teaching is always highly rated; evidenced by testimonies. The outcome is rewarding, not just in experiencing personal growth but also in the fulfilment of predictably and confidently alleviating patients’ problems. Our graduates are sought after, secure work placements and the majority go on to teach their art and science.


Endodontics Msc
A full-time, one year, or part-time, two year Master’s programme with a strong clinical bias. It aims to develop the skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics at a level above special interest but below specialist.

Endodontology MClinDent
A full-time, two year, or part-time, four year Master's programme with a strong clinical bias.

Nb. Previously, in addition to submitting an application to UCL Eastman, applicants for the Specialty Training programme in Endodontology also used to have to make a separate and parallel application to Health Education England (HEE).  This is no longer the case. 

Endodontology MClinDent (advanced training)*
A full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students from outside the European Union.

Endodontic Practice PG Dip
A part-time, two-year programme designed for dentists wishing to enhance their  skills whilst continuing to work in practice.

Also, check out our Endodontic CPD short courses


Honourary contracts / Visiting lecturers / NHS staff

  • Sanjay Ardeshna BDS MSc MClinDent MFDS MRD RCSEd
  • Deborah Bomfim  BDS, MSc, MFDS(Eng), FDS(Rest Dent) RCS
  • Robert Crawford BDS, MSc, MFDS(Eng), FDS(Rest Dent) RCS
  • Kushal Gadhia  BDS, MSc, MFDS(Eng), FDS(Rest Dent) RCS
  • Elizabeth Hoy  BDS, MClinDent, MEndo
  • Glen Karunanayake BDS, MSc
  • Jennifer Lai BDS, MClinDent, MEndo
  • Dipti Mehta  BDS, MClinDent, MRDRCS
  • Sarjoo Mistry  BDS, MClinDent, MEndo
  • Jesus Molina BDS
  • Alex Mustard BDS, MFDS, MSc, MEndo
  • Geoffrey St George  BDS, MSc, DGDP(UK), FDS(Rest Dent)

The Eastman has a dedicated clinic for Endodontics closely allied to Periodontology and Prosthodontics, also serving the restorative StRs. There are dedicated skills laboratories and on-site laboratories supporting research in microbial diseases and biomaterials and tissue engineering; clinical research sees the end-point of translation research with dedicated facilities.


Dr Yuan Ng

Programme Director  (Endodontics MSc / Endodontology MClinDent)

Wendy Taylor

Programme Administrator (Endodontics MSc / Endodontology MClinDent)

Professor Kishor Gulabivala

Programme Director (Endodontic Practice PG Dip)

Rhondda Pierre

Programme Administrator (Endodontic Practice PG Dip)


The unit does not organise individual meetings or visits with prospective applicants due to the large numbers involved. If you are shortlisted for interview you will be invited to the Institute where you will learn about the philosophy, structure and delivery of the programme(s) including our aims and objectives. You will have the opportunity to view previous students’ academic and clinical work and to discuss your proposed studies and ambitions with an interview panel consisting of the Head of Department, Programme Director and Deputy Programme Director. You will also have the opportunity to talk to other staff and the current students and have a tour of the facilities.