Graduation Profile in Endodontology
The aim of this profile is to train dentists in endodontology at a specialist level. The programme, a highly integrated selection of courses, emphasizes the development of a strong basic scientific background coupled with advanced diagnostic and clinical skills.
In addition to seminars and tutorials, a considerable amount of time is devoted to treatment of patients referred by general practitioners. This clinical part involves extensive training in diagnosis and treatment of endodontic diseases, pain and trauma, surgical endodontics, and special-care patient’s groups. Research training within the field of endodontology is also part of the programme. The results of the research project should be presented in the form of a written report which is suitable for publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. This approach is intended to prepare motivated individuals for a career in a multitude of areas, including clinical practice, teaching and research.

Organising department and faculty 
The department of Endodontology in ACTA has been offering a post-graduate endodontic programme since 1992. It is one of very few English-speaking post graduate programmes in Europe which is accredited by the European Society of Endodontology (ESE). The profile and course director is Dr Hagay Shemesh who is supported by 10 endodontic specialists working part-time at ACTA. Every year 3-5 post graduate students begin their tract which consists of 3 years full time education.

A joint Master’s degree in Oral Health Sciences will be awarded by both the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam. Additionally, graduates are eligible for 'endodontist specialist' member status from the European Society of Endodontology and are recognized as endodontists by the Dutch Association of Endodontology (NVvE).

Tuition fee 
The tuition fee of the programme in this profile is €16.000 per year for the academic year 2018-2019. Tuition fee rates may be different in the academic year 2019-2020.

For more information and an application form
Please go to: postgraduate programme in Oral Health Sciences