Tier 2

Level 2


Can I skip the 10 day programme and go directly onto your MSc?

Applying to become a specialist or for level 2 accreditation for endodontics

What are the aims and objectives for the 10 day programme?

What topics are covered during the 10 day programme?

What is the investment for the 10 day programme?

Programme validation

Directions to the venue in Formby, hotels, taxis etc

Can I skip the 10 day programme and go directly onto your MSc?

Applying to become a specialist or for level 2 accreditation for endodontics

What are the aims and objectives for the 10 day programme?

What topics are covered during the 10 day programme?

What is the investment for the 10 day programme?

Programme validation

Directions to the venue in Formby, hotels, taxis etc

Tier 2

Level 2


Year 1 of the MSc

(Postgraduate Certificate equivalence)

As an approved academic partner of the University of Chester, simplyendo® delivers the MSc in Endodontology.

Based around our core 10 day endodontic programme, which it runs in tandem with, Year 1 of the programme adds in an extra 6 days of attendance to allow us to validate and accredit your training.

The programme has been designed to fit in with the work schedule of busy dentists and attendance at our teaching venues is limited to just two consecutive days per month over the programme up to a maximum of 16 days on-campus study.

Successful completion of Year 1 is an entry requirement for Year 2 of the programme (PG Diploma equivalence) and subsequently onto a full Masters Degree in Endodontology. Alternatively, on successful completion of Year 1, you may elect to exit the programme and would be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontology.

Click here for more information about this programme.

Flexible attendance

Similar to the 10 day foundation programme, you can complete days 1-4 of the programme in the classroom or online. Only days 5 and 6 must be completed in person.

Easy payment options

Just like the 10 day programme, only the deposit is required when registering. The outstanding balance can be settled in small monthly payments of £525.

Unbeatable support

From the moment you start you will be given in-depth training and full support. Our programmes are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure you’re given everything you need to enhance your knowledge, skillset, and to successfully pass your exams.

Progress on to year 2

This programme will provide you with 60 credits towards an MSc degree. Upon completion you can progress onto the Postgraduate Diploma programme / Year 2 of the MSc, or exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontology.



  • Core subjects for Year 1 of the MSc Endodontology programme, based around 3 modules

    Module 1 - Principles of endodontics (Module code: NM7900)


    • Explore the historical influences on contemporary root canal techniques.
    • Review the biology of endodontic disease and the evidence base for treatment
    • Review the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of endodontic cases.
    • Introduce different filing techniques

    Some examples of module content are:

    • Biology and aetiology of endodontic disease, underpinning evidence and research, critical evaluation of evidence, statistical outcomes.
    • History taking, diagnostic techniques, differential diagnosis.
    • Likely outcomes from different pre-operative statuses. Appropriate treatment regimes, referral strategies, the use of published flow charts to assess case complexity.
    • Treatment planning with patient to obtain valid consent.
    • Techniques of filing curved canals using a variety of files, the limitations of these techniques.
    • Technique of balanced force to keep instruments centred in the canal, the use of balanced force filing in developing a ‘glide path’ in curved canal preparation, and a review of automated NiTi glide path file systems. The trend towards smaller tapered preps and the evidence base underpinning this trend.
    • Tapers and the limitations of producing a tapered preparation with instruments that are not tapered.
    • Roles of irrigants and lubricants in canal preparation
    • Use of disinfectants in the management of infections.

    Assessment for module 1

    1 x 2500 word literature review on an endodontic topic, submission date is 14 days after day 4 of the extra 6 daysFor example, if the day 4 is 12 March, submission due date would be 26 March

    1 x case presentation up to diagnosis and treatment planning stage, presentation is on day 4 of the extra 6 days.


    Module 2 - Endodontic Treatment (Module code: NM7901)


    • To further develop practitioners’ endodontic techniques
    • To analyse the role of medication in endodontic therapy

    Some examples of module content are:

    • Local anaesthesia. Antibiotics and analgesics in endodontics ; their roles in controlling pain.
    • Different causes of pain; management of failure of analgesia
    • The role of intra-canal medicaments and inter-appointment dressings where indicated for different diagnoses.
    • The indications and roles of various root canal irrigants and disinfectants
    • Anatomy of the apical third of the root canal, vertical and horizontal aspects of canal preparation
    • Techniques and protocols to produce consistent tapered root canal preparations with various rotary NiTi instruments.
    • Contemporary obturation techniques including warm vertical compaction, injectable thermo-plasticised technique and single cone. Use of alternate obturation materials and an evaluation of contemporary endodontic sealers.

    Assessment for module 2

    Short question and answer paper (2 hours) taken on day 5 of the extra 6 days. Questions will be based on subjects covered in this module.

    1 x case presentation, treatment phase of same case discussed on day 4, presentation is on day 5 of the extra 6 days.


    Module 3 - Referral Endodontics (Module code: NM7902)


    • To understand the concept of success and failure in endodontics
    • To highlight the concept of the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth and coronal seal.
    • To highlight the relationship between endodontic and periodontal disease
    • To understand risk factors for iatrogenic damage and how this can be repaired

    Some examples of module content are:

    • Criteria for success and failure of endodontic treatment, review intervals, future treatment options, tactics to overcome failure.
    • Techniques and materials needed to remove gutta percha and sealers from the root canal system, the potential complexities that retreatment entails when compared with primary endodontic treatments.
    • Techniques to include placement of amalgam and composite cores, core retention techniques including fibre post placement.
    • Treatment protocols for tooth bleaching (lightening)
    • Internal and external resorption and its relationship to trauma
    • Management of trauma and techniques to manage incomplete root formation. Techniques to prevent and/or minimise root resorption
    • How to avoid iatrogenic damage and how to repair root canal systems that have suffered procedural misadventures.
    • Contemporary techniques and methods for pulp capping and pulpotomies. The use of ultrasonics for the removal of instruments and posts from root canals, other methods of removing fractured posts from teeth.

    Assessment for module 3

    1 x OSCE examination on day 6 of the extra 6 days, followed by a 20 minute Viva examination

    • To have completed the simplyendo® 10 day foundation training programme
    • Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practise dentistry
    • Be registered with the General Dental Council and have a current annual practice certificate
    • Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for the duration of the programme
    • Be registered with a Defence Union and possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
    • Be qualified at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (if English is not first language)
  • The fees for Year 1 which include all course materials, university fees and VAT is £4400 plus the fee for the 10 day programme which is £5500. So if you were to do the 10 day programme, and carry on with the extra 6 days to complete Year 1, the total fee would be £9900.

    You could then choose to exit the programme here with a Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontology OR carry on with Year 2 of the programme.

    Easy payment options. To secure your place on the programme, we would require a deposit of £550 at the time of application, with the balance payable by regular monthly payments over the duration of the programme.

    There is an additional fee for any reassessments and you would be invoiced a fee of £180 inc VAT for any reassessments per 20 credit module. This extra fee only applies for reassessments including the safety net scheme.

  • To register for one of our postgraduate programmes email Julie ([email protected]) or call 0345 363 0400.
  • Venue information Formby 

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

    Formby College 46 Freshfield Road Formby Liverpool L37 3HW

    Directions to Formby by Road

    From M6 (North), exit at junction 26, and join the M58, travel to the other end of the M58 (don't worry, it's a short motorway only), where you will arrive at Switch Island

    From M6 (South), exit at junction 21a (M62 West), travel along M62 to junction 6, exit at junction 6 to join M57. Please note the M57 has its own dedicated sliproad for entry onto the M57 which is immediately after junction 6. Watch the signposts carefully to make sure you use this sliproad as it will save you navigating a huge roundabout! Travel North on M57 to the end, where you will arrive at Switch Island At Switch Island, Follow signs for Broom's Cross Rd/A5758, PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE LANES AT SWITCH ISLAND. Stay on Broom's Cross Rd/A5758 until you reach a roundabout (about 2 miles), take the 2nd exit onto Southport Rd/A565 Continue to follow A565 through Ince Woods, and then continue on through two sets of traffic lights (very close to each other), noting the road now becomes a dual carriageway. Carry on to first roundabout, where you will turn left. Continue on Liverpool Rd/B5424, go straight at the mini roundabout and carry on to next roundabout (Spar on left), take first left junction off roundabout and then almost immediately at a mini roundabout, take first left again onto Duke St. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto Freshfield Road. Follow Freshfield road until you see the signs for Formby High School. Formby College is right next to the entrance for Formby High School.


    Limited Parking is available on-street in front of the college but there is a large car park behind the college which you are welcome to use.

    Directions to Formby by Rail

    Formby is on the main rail line between Southport and Liverpool with very regular services running every 15 minutes. There are 2 rail stations in Formby that you can use, Formby and Freshfield stations. Both are approximately 10 minutes walk (0.5 mile) from Formby College. From Formby or Freshfield, journey time by train into Liverpool is approximately 30 minutes and Southport is approximately 15 minutes. Additionally prices on this line are very reasonable for what is an excellent service. If you wish to take a taxi to our centre rather than walking, it is better to use Formby station as that has a dedicated taxi rank. If you would like to walk it is about 0.6 miles to our centre. From Formby railway station, proceed by foot East from the station, to the roundabout at the base of the bridge that Formby station is on. Turn left onto Freshfield Road. Walk for about 600 yards until you arrive at Formby College, next to Formby High School on the right side. If you are walking from Freshfield station, look for a row of shops on the other side of the road from where Freshfield Station is. Keeping these shops on your right, walk past them into Freshfield Road, and then carry on walking for about 600 yards until you arrive at Formby College, next to Formby High School on the left side.

    Directions to Formby via Taxi

    Formby Village Radio Cars Ltd 36b Chapel Lane Formby L37 4DU

    Telephone : 01704 877777

    E-mail : [email protected]

    Approximate costs to simplyendo Formby College

    £33 - Liverpool Airport / £50 - Manchester Airport / £20 - Liverpool Lime Street Station

    Google map of the area https://goo.gl/maps/myyWGVLxc7U2

    Local Hotels for Formby

    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AB

    3 miles from simplyendo by car

    Formby Hall is one of the top golf resorts on the Northwest coast of England with an 18-hole Championship Course, 9-hole Woodhey Dunes Course and PGA Academy. Set in 200 acres of parkland they also have an award-winning spa with 10 treatment rooms, thermal experience facilities and a 20m heated indoor swimming pool. Offering 76 spacious bedrooms, superb food & drink, with lots of lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy as well.

    Telephone : 01704 875699

    e-mail: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk

    The Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JR

    8 miles to simplyendo® within walking distance from Southport train station (simplyendo within walking distance from Freshfield train station). The Vincent Hotel, located in the heart of Southport, is a unique lifestyle hotel. It offers 59 stylish bedrooms and award-winning V Café & Restaurant, a sophisticated cocktail bar, relaxing spa & fitness room, with valet parking.

    Telephone : 01704 883800

    e-mail: [email protected]

    Website: https://thevincenthotel.com/

    Ramada Plaza Southport Marine Lake Promenade Southport PR9 0DZ

    8 miles to simplyendo® within walking distance from Southport train station (simplyendo within walking distance from Freshfield train station). The Waterfront Hotel is located on the Marina and only a short walk from local attractions. Stunning Roof Garden with views of the coast, and Waterfront Marina Restaurant.

    Telephone : 01704 516220

    e-mail: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.ramadaplazasouthport.co.uk

  • 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.

  • Can I skip the 10 day endodontic programme and go straight onto the MSc in Endodontology?

    Skipping the 10 day programme is not possible. The 10 day endodontic programme is an integral part of our training structure and serves as a prerequisite for the MSc programme.

    It covers a substantial portion of the teaching material for Year 1 of the MSc, and the assessments for Year 1 are specifically tailored to the content of the 10 day programme.


Our state of the art training facility is equipped with microscopes, a 3D CBCT machine and so much more. Everything we need to help us to deliver training that will help you to rapidly acquire a new confidence in your endodontic diagnosis, case planning and treatment.

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.