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Gain Essential Skills and Knowledge in Endodontics for a Rewarding Career

31 Jan 2023

Endodontics deals in saving teeth and helps in maintaining natural teeth. This kind of extra training/ course will give candidates not only knowledge, skills, and confidence in providing evidence-based Endodontic treatment of cases with different levels of difficulties but also better predictable clinical outcomes with improved and highest quality care. This education/training, hands-on experience and a portfolio preparation during the course will be beneficial in extending skills and service innovation in your practice.


At IMU, the Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics (PGDEndo) programme provides training in Endodontics for general dental practitioners. The programme aims to train students in the understanding of pulpal and periapical pathophysiology, selection of appropriate dental materials/instruments, fundamental rationale of clinical techniques and management of failed Endodontic cases of moderate difficulty. To facilitate smooth functioning and learning at IMU, the students would be assigned personal mentors to substantiate their academic pursuit.


This 1-year programme includes a total of 6 modules sequenced on the nature of Endodontic cases and taught by eminent and experienced full-time and adjunct faculty. Students will enjoy full access to the IMU Oral Health Centre and library facilities.

A graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics (PGDEndo), Dr Ling Leh Min 

Thank you and congratulations to IMU for organising such a comprehensive and successful course. Although I have been practising for almost 10 years, it felt great being able to keep up with the latest advancements in endodontics. The lecturers were all very passionate and knowledgeable, continuously guiding us through every step and procedure. They ensured that we could understand and practice the latest updated and evidence-based treatments in our own clinical settings. Additional thanks and gratitude to the course coordinators for the smooth flow of the whole course as well!”

This programme is designed for full-time and part-time students with the respective flexible options. This programme includes 6 modules in 2 semesters (17 weeks each) 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 the clinical activities, students have the choice of treating patients at the IMU Oral Health Centre or in their own clinics.

The six modules are:
Fundamental Science in Endodontics
Endodontic Management of Single-Rooted Teeth
Endodontic Management of Multiple-Rooted Teeth of Moderate Difficulty
Rotary Endodontics
Management of Endodontic Cases Requiring a Multidisciplinary Approach
Management of Failed Endodontic Cases in Single-Rooted Teeth and Endodontic Mishaps

“My overall experience has been great in the duration of this course! As I have a special interest in endodontics, I found this course to be very suitable for me as it can be done part time. They have a great teaching team, and the modules are complete with endodontic knowledge. Best part is that you will be working very closely with the microscope in every module, which will blow your mind! I have learnt so much from this course and I’m ready to apply the knowledge learnt in my daily practice. I thank IMU and the entire PGD Endo teaching team for conducting this phenomenal course well”

Dr Ashwin Rajah A/L Vikneswaran, a graduate of this programme

For both full time and part-time tracks, students will complete the face-to-face teaching and learning activities for the 6 modules within the first year of the student’s enrolment. Full-time students who require more time to complete their clinical requirements may apply to extend their enrolment for 1-year subject to approval by Senate. Part-time students who require more time to complete their clinical requirements may apply to extend their enrolment for 2 years subject to approval by Senate.

Why study Endodontics at IMU?
It’s the first Post graduate diploma programme in Endodontics in Malaysia recognized by Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
Every student will be provided individual microscope in Simulation Skill Centre.
Students will have a free hand to utilise IMU’s digital facilities including dental operating microscope and CBCT.
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 Oral Health Center as well as in students’ own clinics.
The course is delivered and supervised by highly qualified and experienced local and international endodontists.

A multimodal assessment system ensures that the various learning outcomes of the programme are adequately and appropriately assessed. Formative and summative assessments are conducted throughout the programme. The methods of assessment are mapped to the learning outcomes of the modules.


The Professional Examination comprises theory and clinical components divided into continuous assessment and a final examination. For the final examination, candidates must pass the theory and clinical components to be awarded the Diploma.

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