A dentist with a minimum of two additional years of advanced specialty education in diagnosis and root canal treatment

Many dentists perform endodontic treatment on some types of teeth. However, a general dentist relies on a certified specialist in endodontics to treat teeth that are complex. An endodontist has specialised training and equipment as well as years of experience treating challenging teeth. Some procedures related to retreatment, microsurgery, and vital pulp therapy are almost exclusively provided by endodontic specialists. Our endodontists use advanced technology and techniques to ensure your tooth cannot only be saved but also remain pain-free, aesthetic, and functional.

A general dentist performing endodontic procedures is not a certified endodontic specialist

In order to become a certified specialist in endodontics a dentist must complete at least two years of post-graduate training at an accredited programme. The Royal College of Dentists of Canada was established by an Act of the Federal Government in 1965 to recognise properly trained dental specialists. This is accomplished through a thorough review of the qualifications of potential candidates as well as written and oral examinations. The College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia is the regulatory body that grants licensure for certified specialists in British Columbia. The British Columbia Dental Association is a member-based organisation that can provide information to the public as to the qualifications of dentists and specialists.

For more information about endodontics and endodontists please visit the following sites:

Royal College of Dentists of Canada

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia

British Columbia Dental Association

Canadian Academy of Endodontics

British Endodontic Society

American Association of Endodontists

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