How to become a Specialist or Guest Specialist Member of the ESE
In order to become an individual Specialist member or Guest Specialist member of the ESE, you need to provide documentation that you have certain skills/knowledge and/or training in Endodontology.
To become a specialist member you must be an individual member of one of the ESE member societies shown on the right.
If not, the ESE provides guest specialist membership to dentists, who are not living/working in countries represented by an ESE full or associate member society, but who wish for an "endodontic homeland" and fulfil certain requirements. Guest specialist member applicants can apply through route 1, 3, 4 or 5, but not route 2.
Individuals who wish to apply for specialist or guest specialist membership must forward their formal application, via one of the routes (below), with appropriate documentation using the ‘To apply online’ link below.
There are 5 routes for applicants:
- Route 1: Graduates from ESE-accredited specialist training programmes in Endodontology;
- Route 2: Grand-parenting of existing specialists in countries where Endodontics is recognised as a speciality and that have national endodontic/dental societies affiliated with the ESE. That is: Croatia, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom; (not applicable for Guest)
- Route 3: Grand-parenting of existing de facto specialists;
- Route 4: Mediated entry - where non-ESE-accredited training is considered equivalent to ESE-accredited specialist training;
- Route 5: Mediated entry - no formal national recognition as a specialist in Endodontology but can demonstrate evidence of a major contribution to Endodontology through education and research.
To apply online click here.
The applications will be assessed by the ESE Membership Committee. Those individuals accepted as having fulfilled the requirements of a specialist member will be recommended to the Executive Board for entry on to the Specialist Member or Guest Specialist Member list. The decision by the Executive Board will be final and non-appealable.
To download a PDF with information on each application pathway click here.
The application fee for ESE Certified or Guest Certified Members is 0 Euros
The application fee for Ordinary Members or Guests is 250 Euros
Membership runs from the 1st January to 31st December each year. The Specialist membership fee is €250 per year. Payment includes mandatory subscription to the International Endodontic Journal.
- The honour of being recognised as a Specialist or Guest Specialist member of the ESE;
- Ability to use ESE-specialist or ESE-guest-specialist membership status (depending on local regulations) on CVs, practice documentation and signage;
- Reduced registration fee at ESE and other meetings;
- Personal details, if desired, available on the ESE website for the general public, general dentists and colleagues to access;
- Subscription to the IEJ at a reduced rate (if not already received through your National Society);
- Emails informing you of events and news of interest;
- Invitations to social events at ESE congresses;
- New members welcomed at ESE biennial conference;
- Support of ESE research, developments in education, Position Statement and Guideline development through the Specialist Membership fee;
- Networking with a group of ESE member colleagues;
- Invitation to biennial research and clinical meetings;
- Scientific oral session dedicated to this group at the biennial conference (potential).