Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics

IMU Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics (PGD Endo) Programme provides training in Endodontics specially designed for general dental practitioners. The curriculum is designed to enhance their knowledge and competencies in providing evidence based Endodontic treatment of cases with different levels of difficulties. The programme aims to train the candidates to be competent in the understanding of pulpal and periapical pathophysiology, selection of appropriate dental materials/instruments, fundamental rationale of clinical techniques and managing failed Endodontic cases of moderate difficulty. It is designed for full-time as well as part-time students to offer the respective flexible options. With this flexibility the students can balance between maintaining their dental practice, pursuing their postgraduate training and learning at their own pace.

This 1-year programme includes total 6 modules sequenced based on the nature of Endodontic cases and taught by eminent and experienced full time and adjunct faculty including clinicians cum academicians. Students can enjoy a full access to IMU’s Oral Health Centre and library facilities. There will be one to one supervision for their cases at IMU’s Clinic or in the student’s own clinic.

Students will also be allowed to perform Endodontic treatment and will be allowed to utilise IMU’s facilities including Dental operating microscope and CBCT, if needed. Each student is required to complete 25 clinical cases. The PG Endo programme has collaboration with world renowned companies sponsoring their equipments and materials.



Postgraduate Diploma In Endodontics



Total Duration

Full-time – 1 year
Part-time – 2 years

Tuition Fees

All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.


Applicants are required to:

  1. Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent qualification
  2. Registered under Division 1 of the Malaysian Dental Register and holds current Annual Practicing Certificate (APC); or
  3. Registered with the dental regulatory body in another country and eligible to be granted a Temporary Practicing Certificate (TPC)
  4. Eligible to apply for an APC or TPC (whichever is applicable) that is specific to the IMU Oral Health Centre (OHC) and eligible to attend clinical sessions in the Centre during the study period of the program
  5. A minimum of one (1) year clinical practice after basic degree
  6. Able to demonstrate an interest in Endodontics with appropriate baseline knowledge and skills in general dentistry
  7. Health requirements as required by IMU
For Malaysian Students

Not applicable

For International Students

  1. IELTS : Band score 5.0; or
  2. TOEFL (iBT) : Overall score of 42; or
  3. Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) : Overall score of 154; or
  4. Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) : Overall score of 154; or
  5. Cambridge Linguaskill : Overall score of 160; or
  6. Pearson Test of English (PTE) : Overall score of 47;

The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:

  • International students from countries in which English is the first language.
  • International students who graduated from any Malaysian or other institutions where the curriculum is delivered in English.


Please refer to our Student Admissions Policy for more information.


Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fee 150 500
Registration Fee 1,100 3,400
Refundable Caution Deposit 2,000 3,000
Student Association Fee per Semester 40 40
Tuition Fee 55,000 68,750
Fee for first intake 50,000 63,750
  • Inaugural bursary for Prosthodontics and Endodontics (RM5,000) will bring forward to 2021.
  • All IMU alumni who are self-funding their postgraduate studies and meet the eligibility criteria will be eligible for a 15% bursary.
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit are payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Offi ce.
  • Students must adhere to the “Policy on Payment of Fees”.


Faculty Members

Dr Abhishek Parolia

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BDS, MDS, MFDS RCPS (Glasgow),
MFDS RCS (Edinburgh)Dr Abhishek Parolia graduated from Manipal University and awarded a gold medal in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics. He received a Research Incentive Award in 2010 and 2011 and Marquis Award (USA) in 2011. He has received the best faculty presentation (ERG) in IADR held in San Francisco, USA, 2017. He has also been selected as a reviewer for Cariology Research, IADR PER, 2017-2018. He has published more than 50 scientific papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals and authored five chapters in three textbooks. He has conducted workshops and lectured locally and internationally throughout the world.

Dr Shekhar Bhatia

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BDS (Manipal University), MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MFDS RCS (Edinburgh), MDS (Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics) (RGUHS)

Dr Shekhar Bhatia has specialised in Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics and is presently Programme Director for Post Graduate Diploma in Endodontics in International Medical University. He was appointed for the rank of Captain in Indian Army and was awarded Best Academic Lecturer Award in 2014, 2015 and 2019 from School of Dentistry and was awarded prestigious Teaching Excellence Award and John Simpson trophy in University Day 2016. He is a member of various National and International Dental Associations. He has conducted many workshop in Rotary Endodontics and is actively involved in clinical Endodontics.

Dr N Venkatesh Babu

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BDS, MFDS RCPS (Glasgow), MDS, PhD

Dr Venkatesh Babu is a teaching faculty in Division of Clinical Dentistry and Head, Dental Skill Centre, School of Dentistry, IMU. He is the recipient of the “Young Achiever Award” in 2016 from Conservative and Endodontic Association of Tamilnadu and the “Young Investigator Award – Research & Publication (Individual category)” in 2019 from International Medical University. He is a prolific researcher who has 55 publications in reputed journals and he is one of the project leader for developing reporting guidelines for various study designs in Endodontic, titled; “Preferred Reporting Items for study Designs in Endodontology (PRIDE)”.

Dr Sultan Omer Sheriff

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Dr Sultan Omer Sheriff is a teaching faculty in Division of Clinical Dentistry and Lead, Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) at IMU. He has over 15 years of teaching experience for dental graduates. He is a member of various national and international dental associations and has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. He has special interests in rotary endodontics, single visit endodontics, retreatment cases, disinfection and nano-formulations.

Professor Seow Liang Lin

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BDS (Malaya), MSc (London), FDSRCS
(England), PhD (Malaya)Prof Seow is currently the Associate Dean for the School of Dentistry at IMU and has previously served in University of Malaya for ten years. She is actively involved in research and has won numerous awards at international arena. She is the Founding President of Malaysian Association for Prosthodontics and currently the President of Asian Academy of Prosthodontics.

Dr Swarna Y.M.

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Dr Swarna has more than 9 years of experience in both academic and clinical practice. Currently, working as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Dentistry at IMU. She has worked as an Assistant Professor at the College of Dental Sciences, India and as a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Dental radiology in Faculty of Dentistry, MAHSA University, Kuala Lumpur. She is involved in various research and have research publications in peer reviewed journals. As an Oral Radiologist, she has conducted many workshops and hands on course related to cone beam-computed tomography (CBCT).

Dr Lam Jac Meng

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BDS (S’pore), MSc Endo (Lond) FAM (M’sia)

Dr Lam’s forte is clinical endodontics and he is registered as a Specialist in Endodontics on the Malaysian National Specialist Register. He graduated with a BDS from the National University of Singapore and obtained his MSc in Endodontics from the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London.

He continued to teach on a part-time basis at the Dental Faculties of Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), and at the School of Dentistry at IMU where he is appointed an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor.

Dr Lam had previously served as the President of the Malaysian Endodontic Society from 2004 to 2009. Currently he is a Council Member of the College of Dental Specialists which is a College under the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia. He became a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Malaysia in 2018.

Dr Preena Sidhu

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BDS (KLE University), MDS (Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics) (RGUHS)

Dr Preena Sidhu did her Masters in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics from RGUHS (India). She is a Cochrane author with numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and has authored a text book chapter. She is a keen researcher and has actively contributed in numerous research projects conducted at national and international level. Her areas of interest are regenerative endodontics, remineralisation of tooth structure and 3D bioprinting of oral tissues. She is a member of various national and international dental associations.


What is the difference between Prosthodontics and Endodontics?

Endodontics is a treatment pertaining to saving the existing teeth from caries and pulpal infections by performing root canal treatment and related procedures. However, prosthodontics treatment is performed after removal of teeth and refers to replacement of missing teeth or related structures by artificial means.

I read in the programme brochure that this is a one-year full-time course. I have my own private practice. Will I be able to complete the course in one year?

Yes, as this programme has been designed with working dental practitioners in mind. Dental practitioners who have registered for the course are guided and mentored to fulfil the requirements of the course in one year. However, those who may not be able to commit the time to fulfil the requirements will be provided an allowance to complete the requirements up to a period of three years.

As this course is an approved programme, will I be considered a specialist after taking this course?

No, this is not a speciality course and you are not considered as a specialist. However, the postgraduate diploma qualification can be added to your credentials to certify that you are trained through an approved university course to provide endodontic treatment.

What is the programme structure like?

This programme includes 6 modules in 2 semesters with a total of 30 credit hours to be delivered over a period of 1 year. Duration of each module is approximately 6 weeks including 1-week of compulsory on site activities in IMU School of Dentistry. For clinical activities, students have the choice of treating patients at the IMU’s Oral Health Centre or in their own clinics. All teaching and learning activities will be completed within the first year, students will take 1 to 2 years to complete clinical case requirements and appear for final assessment.

When does the course begin? Do you have tentative module dates for compulsory attendance?

April 2020. Yes, tentative module dates are already decided before programme starts.

Who are the teachers involved in this programme?

All Endodontist from IMU and well-known speakers sponsored by industry partners. Few other discipline specialists are also involved in teaching multidisciplinary treatment aspects. The list of the team is as follows:

  • Dr Abhishek Parolia
  • Dr Shekhar Bhatia
  • Dr Venkatesh N Babu
  • Dr Sultan Omer Sheriff
  • Prof Seow Liang Ling
  • Dr Swarna Y.M.
  • Dr Lam Jac Meng
  • Dr Preena Sidhu
Does IMU provide patients for clinical training?

Yes, few initial number of patients (Usually 2 to 4 initial cases out of 25 Endodontic cases)

If I am currently practising in another country, will I be able to treat patients at IMU?

Yes, as long as you fulfil our entry requirements, you will be able to treat patients in IMU as a postgraduate student under supervision.

If I need to treat my patients at IMU would that be possible? What will be the arrangement and costs for the patient?

Yes, you can treat your own patients in IMU and the charges will be applicable to the patients as per the IMU’s Oral Health Clinic Postgraduate student charges will be slightly lesser than the expert charges.

What will be the arrangement and costs for patients treated in my own clinic?

You can charge the patients treated in your own clinic as per your clinic charges. IMU do not have control on it. Should you need direct supervision for patients treated in your own clinic for more challenging cases, then IMU can arrange for suitable supervisors to be present in your clinic. There will be extra fees that you will need to pay to support the attendance of the supervisors in your clinic. The quantum will depend on the time spent, travel and accommodation needs (where necessary) for supervisors to be on site.

What is the application process? What is the deadline for the registration?

Acceptance of candidates into the programme is on a first-come, first served basis. Upon submission of your online application, applicants will be shortlisted for an interview. Successful applicants will be notified within three working days.

How much are the fees and how can they be paid?

The course fee is RM55,000. For the first cohort starting in Feb 2020, there will be discounted fees of RM 50,000. A special payment option can be arranged where students can pay in four installments with RM20,000 upon registration and the remaining RM30,000 is paid in three bimonthly installments.

Where can I apply to join the course?

The online application is available via this link.


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Interested in applying for this programme?

Applicants are required to submit their application together with the following documents:

  • An original copy/certified true copy of the basic dental qualification
  • An original copy/certified true copy of the dental registration
  • Annual practising certificate (APC)
  • A brief resume which will include their experience in implant dentistry, in minor oral surgery and in clinical prosthodontics (if any)

These supporting documents needs to be attached electronically to your application. Please note that all of our programmes require payment of a non-refundable application fee after the application has been submitted. Application will only be processed once the payment for application fee has been made. We wish you all the best with your application, and hope we will be welcoming you into this programme soon! Start the application process!


Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited

Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with over 29 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education. IMU achieved the SETARA-2018/2019 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.
State of The Art Digital Technologies

State of The Art Digital Technologies

Students will be having a free hand to utilize IMU’s digital facilities including Dental operating microscope and CBCT.
Flexible Learning Options

Flexible Learning Options

Flexible modular design that provides options for dentists to continue working in their clinics whilst enrolled on the course. Flexibility to treat patients in IMU’s Oral Health Center as well as in students’ own clinics.
Course Content & Delivery

Course Content & Delivery

Course content is prepared by experts in the field of Endoodntics The content is delivered with a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, CBL, practical and clinical hands-on.
Highly Qualifi ed & Experienced Staff

Highly Qualifi ed & Experienced Staff

The course is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international prosthodontists. The eminent fulltime and adjunct faculty members are involved in delivering different aspects of treatments based on one’s expertise.

Prof Seow Liang Lin

“The primary objective of the IMU Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics is to provide dental practitioners the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in Endodontics; to plan and treat a range of patients needing minimal to moderately difficult root canal therapy. This programme is designed to support the training and learning of working dental practitioners by using a flexible modular mode of delivery and a wide array of teaching methods supplemented with guidance from personal tutors. The training emphasises the provision of care based on current evidence, appropriate technologies and specialised techniques. An evidence-based patient-centered approach is used in advising patients concerning treatment options and prognosis. The programme covers knowledge acquisition through face-to-face and online lectures and case-based discussion, skills development through hands-on training in the simulation lab, and clinical experience through patient care at the IMU Oral Health Centre and at the student’s own workplace. This programme aims to produce graduates able to coordinate a multidisciplinary approach in managing oral health care, and provide accessible and affordable endodontic care. Graduates are expected to be able to update their skills through lifelong learning, and share their expertise with their peers.”

Acting Dean, School of Dentistry
BDS (Mal), MSc (London), FDSRCS (England), PhD (Mal)




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