To become a specialist member you must be an individual member of one of the ESE member societies, 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 below.

Route 1

For graduates of ESE-accredited 3-year full time equivalent specialist training programmes in Endodontology

Route 2

For the grand-parenting of existing specialists in countries where Endodontics is recognised nationally 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

For the grand-parenting of existing de facto specialists (but without formal national recognition) owing to their prior knowledge, exceptional skills, reputation, experience and contribution to the specialty (over an extended period), but who may not have undertaken formal, structured Endodontic training at specialist level.

Route 4

Mediated entry - where non-ESE-accredited training is considered equivalent to ESE-accredited specialist training. Individuals who have completed training in Endodontology through, as yet, non-ESE accredited programmes who are not recognised as Specialists by their national government/competent authority. Applicants need to submit evidence of equivalent specialist training, knowledge and skills.

Route 5

Mediated entry - no formal recognition as a specialist in Endodontology but can demonstrate evidence of a major contribution to Endodontology through education and research. Individuals who have not acquired any or sufficient formalised clinical training for specialist status or do not have national recognition of such an achievement but may have acquired exceptional scholarship through their long-term involvement in educational and/or research programmes.

Further application information

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.

Download a PDF with information on each application pathway here.

Application fees
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 fees
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.

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