The European Society of Endodontology (ESE) was created in 1983 from the existing European Academy of Endodontology. The Society was re-structured in 2001 into a federal organisation representing national endodontic and dental societies throughout Europe.

The ESE is now governed by a General Assembly made-up of country representative from each member society and managed by an Executive Board that currently consists of President, John Whitworth; President Elect, Hal Duncan; Treasurer, Vittorio Franco; Chair of Education and Scholarship Committee, Fadi Jarad; Chair of Research Committee, Kerstin Galler; Chair of Clinical Practice Committee, Gianluca Gambarini; Chair of Membership Committee, Dan Rechenberg; Chair of Benefits of Endodontics Committee, Lise-Lotte Kirkevang; Chair of Engagement and Communications Committee, Laura Andriukaitiene .

Today, the ESE is a vibrant and dynamic organisation that has 36 member societies from 33 European countries and represents over 7500 ordinary members and over 500 individual specialist, certified, guest and postgraduate and dental nurse members.