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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.
Part-time – 2 years
A. ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
B. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
|Applicants are required to:
||For Malaysian Students
|For International Students
The following categories of students are exempted from the above requirements:
|Malaysian Student (RM)||International Student (RM)|
|Refundable Caution Deposit||2,000||3,000|
|Student Association Fee per Semester||40||40|
|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”.
Dr Abhishek Parolia
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
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
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
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
(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.
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
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
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 2020. Yes, tentative module dates are already decided before programme starts.
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
Yes, few initial number of patients (Usually 2 to 4 initial cases out of 25 Endodontic cases)
Yes, as long as you fulfil our entry requirements, you will be able to treat patients in IMU as a postgraduate student under supervision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
WHY STUDY ENDODONTICS AT IMU
Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) Accredited
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Flexible Learning Options
Course Content & Delivery
Highly Qualifi ed & Experienced Staff
“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.”
PROF SEOW LIANG LIN
Acting Dean, School of Dentistry
BDS (Mal), MSc (London), FDSRCS (England), PhD (Mal)