Endodontics

Endodontics is the branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass the basic clinical sciences, including biology of the normal pulp, and etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular tissues.

For more information, please refer to the Canadian Academy of Endodontics.

Examination Information

The basis of the Fellowship Examination is the discussion of case scenarios administered in an oral format. The cases cover subjects generally understood to constitute the science and art of Endodontics, the supporting basic sciences, and related subjects:

  • Sciences (as it pertains to Endodontics)
  • Diagnosis
  • Therapeutics & Pharmacology
  • Anaesthesia
  • Clinical Techniques & Treatment
  • Adjunctive Disciplines e.g. Periodontics, Prosthetics, and Implantology
  • Management of Medically Compromised Patients
ElementDuration
Part 1: Oral Examination1 hour 
Part 2: Oral Examination1 hour 

Topics for Review 

This outline is provided as a guide for candidates in preparation for the Fellowship Examination. This is only a suggested list of topics for study and should not be considered a comprehensive and all-inclusive outline. Please note that all topics may not necessarily appear in every examination. 

Candidates should be prepared to quote at least some research literature to defend their position in each subject category.  

Topics of StudyKnowledge Necessary
AnatomyIn-depth
Oral HistologyIn-depth
PhysiologyIn-depth
Oral PathologyIn-depth
Oral HistopathologyIn-depth
PharmacologyIn-depth
Oral MicrobiologyIn-depth
BiomaterialsIn-depth
ImmunologyIn-depth
Patient ManagementIn-depth
Non-Surgical Root Canal TherapyIn-depth
Surgical RCTIn-depth
TraumaIn-depth
AnaesthesiaIn-depth
Treatment of Medically Compromised PatientIn-depth
Treatment PlanningIn-depth
ProsthodonticsIn-depth
RadiologyIn-depth
DiagnosisIn-depth
EthicsUnderstanding
PeriodonticsUnderstanding
ImplantologyUnderstanding
Research MethodologyFamiliarity
Asepsis and SterilizationFamiliarity
OrthodonticsFamiliarity

Candidate Study Guide

The intent of this guide is to provide the candidate with an understanding of the format in which questions may be asked during the Fellowship Examination. The content used in these sample questions is used for illustrative purposes only, and should not be construed as an example of the level of difficulty of the examination questions.

Study Guide

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