Your learning starts here

Whether you’re looking to enhance your knowledge and skills, or, if you wish to progress further onto the MSc programme in Endodontology, this is the starting point.

Our programmes provide in-depth training in the latest endodontic techniques and skills. Your confidence in cleaning, shaping and filling root canals will increase – and become more profitable and enjoyable.

As an approved academic partner of the University of Chester, simplyendo delivers the MSc in Endodontology from our facility in Formby.

Part-time for busy dentists

The programme runs on two or three consecutive days a month, over 4 months, allowing you to rapidly acquire a new confidence in your endodontic diagnosis, case planning and treatment.

Different venue, same content

It’s still our tutors, our clinical team and our content. This programme has been designed to accomodate those students who have specifically requested a London venue.

A foundation for further study

simplyendo delivers the MSc in Endodontology from our education centre in Formby. An additional 6 study days can convert your investment into a formal qualification, the postgraduate certificate which is also known as Year 1 of the MSc.

Hands-on sessions every day

We cover the basics from handfiling and using rotary file systems, to retreatments, using heated obturation systems, retrieving broken files, overcoming ledges and repairing perforations.

Our next 10 day endodontic programme in London

Starts on Saturday 11th January 2025, the module dates for this programme are: 

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January 2025
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February 2025
Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th March 2025
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th April 2025

FAQs

  • Your investment is a deposit of £772.50, followed by 9 x monthly payments of £772.50. This investment covers tuition, hand-outs, lunch and refreshments. There is nothing else to pay.

    The monthly payments will start one month before the programme starts. For example, if the programme starts in January 2025, then your first monthly invoice will be sent to you in December 2024.

    If you prefer to settle your outstanding balance sooner, please contact a member of the simplyendo team on 0345 363 0400 and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent to you for the outstanding amount.
  • Hands-on techniques are demonstrated both live and with the use of video. The ratio of didactic to hands-on training is 50:50.

    Participants are encouraged to have a go themselves, using all of the contemporary endodontic preparation and obturation systems currently available in the UK. The hands-on sessions allow participants the opportunity for an unbiased look at the different systems and materials.

    Module 1

    • Aetiology of endodontic disease.
    • Prognosis of non-surgical endodontic treatment.
    • A brief review of the mechanical properties of endodontic instruments.
    • Endodontic instrumentation techniques: introducing an old favourite but still a very valuable technique - balanced force filing.
    • How to ledge, perforate and block a canal BUT more importantly, how not to!
    • Introduce a simple and predictable protocol for use of Dentsply's Protaper Gold.
     

    Module 2

    • An exploration of root canal anatomy of each tooth using some amazing software that almost takes you on a journey down the root canal.
    • A look at the bacteriology of endodontic disease from a very practical aspect, understanding the science behind the disease process and the best way to treat endodontic disease.
    • To understand aims and objectives, and a brief introduction on how to get the best out of research papers.
    • A quick look at different endodontic instrumentation techniques, including a very brief review of hand filing techniques, as you may still need to use some of these files at the start of a case.
    • Alternative protocols for use of Dentsply's Protaper Gold, showing use of a reduced numbers of files in a very predictable and safe protocol.
    • Understanding different tapers for canal preparations, and how to create these using hand files.
    • A quick introduction to the trend towards smaller and tapered preparations and why this might be important for preserving the strength of the tooth.
     

    Module 3

    • Diagnostic procedures.
    • Diagnosis of non-odontogenic pain.
    • Management of medically-compromised patients.
    • Radiographic interpretation, their limitations and future trends including the use of CBCT for endodontic practice.
    • Accessing the canal system, the why and the how!
    • Role of glide path management in root canal preparation, comparing glide path production using hand files and automated files. Importance of a glide path in preventing instrument separation.
    • An introduction to rotary versus reciprocating automated filing, comparing MicroMega's OneCurve with VDW's Reciproc Blue, working in single and double curved canals.
     

    Module 4

    • Pulpal response to caries and dental procedures.
    • What can cause pulpal damage? A review of pulpal irrigants.
    • Pulp capping, pulpotomies and the trend towards the increasing use of vital pulp therapy.
    • Anatomy of the apical third of the root canal, looking at such questions as what should the working length be and how wide should our preps actually be?
    • Endodontic length determination using apex locators and comparing with radiographic determination.
    • Detection and management of vertical root fractures.
    • Contemporary root canal irrigants, what are they? How many should we be using and how are they best used?
    • Comparing irrigation efficiency in three different tapered canal preparations, made with either the latest generation of Kerr's K3 file system K3XF, Dentsply's Protaper Next or VDW's Reciproc Blue.  Comparing standard needle based irrigation with Sonic activation of irrigant to see if preparation taper and irrigant activation actually makes any difference to irrigant penetration. Remember files shape canals but it is the irrigant that cleans the canal!
    • Understanding proper and reliable use of apex locators (we have a few for you to review), to assess vertical canal dimension.
    • Use of hand files for apical gauging to assess the correct horizontal canal dimension, which is very important for correctly preparing the apical third.
     

    Module 5

    • A complete review of NiTi and how it has changed endodontic instrumentation through the last 20-30 years, including a review of the mechanism of fracture of NiTi files, and the role of NiTi instrumentation in the preparation of curved canals.
    • Navigating pulp chambers, with some top tips on how to find those canal orifices! All of them!!
    • Introducing Dentsply's latest generation reciprocating file, WaveOne Gold and comparing with Kerr's brand new rotary Zenflex file system.
     

    Module 6

    • A highly practical and incredibly useful review of local anaesthesia, looking at the best anaesthetics to use and the most reliable techniques. LA failure in endodontics is an issue we are all faced with occasionally. We will review why this is and how to manage these situations.
    • Use of antibiotics in endodontics (not a very long discussion!).
    • Prediction of endodontic pain and use of analgesics to control the discomfort of endodontic disease reliably and predictably.
    • Review of endodontic obturation techniques looking at both historical and contemporary techniques. Many folks are now using single cone techniques. But here you will have a great opportunity to compare thermal obturation techniques with single cone obturations, in either extracted teeth OR in 3d printed anatomically correct simulated teeth.
    • Gutta Percha is still the favoured obturation material. So, we want to have a quick look at alternative obturation materials also, and see how they compare.
    • A look at contemporary root canal sealers and how the role of sealers is becoming more and more important in these days of sealer based obturations. How to introduce sealers into the canal systems. We look at the various ideas for doing this demonstrating the need for careful control of materials that can be easily extruded.
    • A review of Interappointment medicaments.
     

    Module 7

    • A whole day on endodontic retreatment.
    • Assessing success and failure of endodontic treatment using clinical and radiographic parameters, including some suggestions for sensible review periods. Knowing when a treatment has failed is of paramount importance! One should not retreat a tooth that is not broken.
    • Causes of failure of endodontic treatment.
    • Biology of the failed endodontic case.
    • Endodontic retreatment, a challenging procedure!
    • Tactics in overcoming failure.
    • Developing a sound strategy for dismantling the obturated canal. Removal of Gutta Percha from canals, using automated systems, Dentsply's Protaper retreatment files, VDW's Reciproc Blue and FKG's XP-Shaper, but also bringing you up to speed with use of heat to remove Gutta Percha and also solvents.
     

    Module 8

    • Restoration of the endodontically treated tooth, including temporisation and provisional restorations.
    • Importance of coronal seal, and cuspal protection. The latest trends and thoughts on this huge subject.
    • Treatment planning and the need to plan the coronal restoration before you embark upon endodontic treatment. Start with the end in mind!
    • Use of root filled teeth as abutments and whether this is sensible.
    • Canal preparation with a single file protocol using Coltene's Hyflex EDM OneFile system, followed by obturation and restoration using various core materials and techniques. Then a more complex canal preparation using a 3 file protocol based on Coltene's Hyflex EDM file system, and again restoration using various core materials.
    • A review of the history of amalgam dowels (Nyaar) to retain cores and the challenges that the increasing use of composite materials brings to core build ups.
    • A review of direct and indirect restorations and their respective roles in the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth.
     

    Module 9

    • An overview of endodontic trauma: its pathogenesis and management, both short term and long term.
    • Trauma is a significant risk factor for root resorption, specifically external root resorption in all its various presentations. We will look at the diagnosis and management of resorption, both internal and external resorption.
    • A look at aesthetic issues of trauma which sometimes involves discolouration. So we will review tooth lightening both internal and external techniques.
    • What is the link between orthodontics and endodontics? Well one answer is resorption and it is critical we look at the issues involved.
    • What are the differences between apexification and apexogenesis? How have the boundaries between these two concepts been blurred by "pulpal" regenerative techniques? What can you do in your own practices? Well, quite a lot in all honesty and we will explain how.
    • A practical look at the use of contemporary bioceramic materials as apical barrier repair materials in apexification techniques and as perforation repair materials.
     

    Module 10

    • We look at medico-legal issues as they relate to endodontic diagnosis and treatment, including a review of what is "proper consent" to what to say to patients if things don't quite go to plan.
    • Procedural misadventures and how to avoid them by planning carefully and having sensible expectations.
    • A review of ways to dismantle the restored tooth including removal of instruments, posts etc. from canals, using various bits of special equipment and of course ultrasonic energy.
    • A quick overview of endodontic/periodontal relationships, and whether the "perio-endo" lesion truly exists!
    • In the practical session for this day, it's time to prove that you can remove posts and fractured files from canals using the correct equipment (including the enhanced magnification from the dental operating microscope). It's a great session and a fab way to conclude the 10 day programme.
  • simplyendo provides an endodontic coaching programme for dentists that:

    • teaches the biology of endodontic disease
    • demonstrates and discusses contemporary endodontic techniques, using an evidence-based scientific approach
    • is delivered by the simplyendo team of dentists and clinical assistants
    • this results in predictable endodontic care of the highest quality

     Participants will develop:

    • an understanding of the aetiology of endodontic disease
    • the ability to assess the likely prognosis for successful endodontic treatment
    • the ability to carry out an appropriate treatment with a high degree of predictability

    They will:

    • experience the use of rotary canal preparation techniques and thermal obturation systems
    • appreciate the importance of both apical and coronal seals
    • understand the difficulties of retreatments and concepts such as resorption
    • understand the management of trauma

    They will also:

    • experience the very latest and evidence-based endodontic opinions
    • be in an excellent position to make valid diagnosis and choose appropriate treatment plans

    Your commitment, participants are expected to:

    • Attend each of the ten full-day sessions
    • Take part in hands-on practicals and get involved in group discussions
    • Prepare for each session by reading a selection of refereed research articles, as well as making use of the recommended reading list
  • Programme validation - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) The programme complies with the requirements of the General Dental Council as verifiable e-CPD and provides 70 hours of verifiable e-CPD.
  • Venue information London 

    Please see below address details for the London venue of simplyendo.

    Fresh Dental Institute 46 Craven Road Bayswater London W2 3QA

     

    Parking:

    There is paid parking available around the institute and also around the Paddington station. Electric and PHEV car can park for 4 hours by paying for 10 minutes.

     
     

    Transport links: Trains and London underground

    London Paddington station is a 6 minute walk from Fresh Dental institute. London Paddington is served by:

    The Bakerloo Line;

    The Circle and District Line;

    The Circle and Hammersmith and City Line;

    The Elizabeth line;

    National Rail services.

    Lancaster Gate underground station is a 5 minute walk from The Fresh Dental Institute. Lancaster Gate is served by the Central Line

    Queensway underground station is a 10 minute walk from Fresh Dental institute. Queensway is served by the Central Line.

    Bayswater underground station is a 12 minute walk from Fresh Dental Institute and is served by:

    The Circle Line;

    The District Line.

    Transport links: Buses

    Paddington station is served by the following bus routes: 205; 27; 26; 46; 7.

    Lancaster Gate Colombia Hotel (Stop LE) is a 5 minute walk from Fresh Dental institute and is served by the following bus routes: 148; 94.

    Lancaster Gate station (Stop LA) is a 5 minute walk from Fresh Dental institute and is served by the following bus route: 274

     
     

    Hotels near Fresh Dental Institute

     

    The Crescent Hyde Park London Hotel, 28 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 3DA (3★)

     

    Blakemore Hyde Park Hotel (4★)- 5 minute walk

     30 Leinster Gardens, London W2 3AN

     

    Paddington Court Suites (3★)- 2 minute walk

    Paddington Court Suites, Devonshire Terrace, Palace Green, London

     

    London House Hotel (3★)- 11 minute walk

    81 Kensington Gardens Square, London W2 4DJ

     

    Hilton London Paddington (4★)- 5 minute walk

    146 Praed St, London W2 1EE

     

    Premier Inn Paddington Basin (4★)- 15 minute walk

    Paddington Basin, Paddington Exchange, N Wharf Rd, London W2 1LF    
     

    Restaurants near Fresh Dental

    La Costa Cafe- Coffee shop/deli (Next Door)

    Vapiano Paddington- Italian restaurant (4 minute walk)

    Turkdin- Malaysian restaurant (1 minute walk)

    Tajrish- Persian restaurant (1 minute walk)

    Meet Bros Steakhouse- Asian fusion halal steakhouse (1 minute walk)

  • Can I become a specialist after completing your MSc?

    Upon successful completion of the MSc programme, the GDC’s website states that you are “potentially eligible to enter the specialist lists on the basis of academic and research work”

    For more information on how to apply for the specialist list using academic experience (a masters degree), please visit the GDC’s website by clicking here

    Can I apply for a level 2 accreditation for endodontics after completing your MSc?

    A number of simplyendo delegates have been successful with their applications for Tier 2 accreditation in various regions across the UK.

    If you have qualified at simplyendo OR if you are part way through the programme, you can start the accreditation process.

    The application asks for a case selection and reflective writing, this would be in line with our existing practice of case portfolio development in Year 2 of the MSc (PG Diploma).

    Click here for the accreditation application form and click here for guidance on how to apply.

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Postgraduate Certificate

Year 1 of the MSc in Endodontology. An additional 6 days of study, perfecting everything you have learned from the 10 day programme to OSCE standards.

Postgraduate Diploma

Year 2 of the MSc in Endodontology. 12 days of studying advanced topics such endodontic microscopy, innovations in endodontics, research methods and statistics.

MSc in Endodontology

Year 3 of the MSc in Endodontology and the final component for the Masters Degree. You’re given approximately 12 months to submit a dissertation based on an endodontic topic of your choosing. You’ll be appointed a personal supervisor to who will provide 1:1 coaching.