Program details

Residency Training Program in Endodontics

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Diploma of the Thai board of Endodontics

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Total credits:

80 credits


This training program emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical clinical training in the field of Endodontics. It offers diverse patient cases and opportunities for conducting research that can lead to publications in journals. Graduates can sit for the written examination starting from the end of the second year of training and can take the oral examination upon completion of the training.

Period of admission:

Applications are typically open around September of each year, according to the announcement of The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Thailand.

Course Background

The training program for resident dentists specialized in Endodontics is initiated by the Department of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University. Established in 2005, the program inaugurated its first cohort in the same academic year and has been admitting trainees annually since then.

This curriculum undergoes continuous development and refinement, with monthly curriculum management committee meetings and institutional quality assessments every five years by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the latest of which occurred on December 24, 2018.

Principles and Rationale

The aim of this curriculum is to cultivate specialized dentists in the field of Endodontics with the following competencies:

  • Strong Understanding: Attaining a proficient grasp of clinical sciences related to Endodontics, encompassing comprehension of disease mechanisms, accurate disease diagnosis, treatment planning, prognosis assessment, and proper disease management.
  • Clinical Proficiency: Demonstrating aptitude in executing complex Endodontic procedures, with an ability to perform thorough examinations, analyses, diagnosis, planning, prediction, and treatment following academic principles.
  • Holistic Patient Insight: Possessing a comprehensive understanding of general patient health concerns, enabling collaborative patient care with physicians and other dental specialists, and making appropriate patient referrals.
  • Continuous Learning: Fostering a perpetual desire for knowledge and skill enhancement, ensuring continuous modernization, and the ability to provide consultative guidance and convey Endodontic knowledge.
  • Ethical and Societal Values: Exhibiting professionalism, ethical conduct, human relations skills, and good moral character in interactions with both colleagues and the wider society.
  • Research Foundation: Possessing fundamental knowledge of research processes, capable of conducting and presenting research outcomes.
  • Critical Appraisal: Evaluating and assessing research outcomes in the field of Endodontics.

The curriculum’s ultimate objective is to equip trainees with the knowledge and expertise to successfully pass the specialized degree examination in the field of Endodontics and continue their journey as proficient dental experts. Most of the trainees from this program are recognized by the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in the specialty of Endodontics.

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Why Endodontics At Chula Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University

Knowledgeable and Sufficient Faculty: Our instructors possess ample knowledge and expertise. The student-centered teaching approach encourages critical thinking and analysis.


Modern and Adequate Equipment: The Endodontic Graduate Clinic is well-equipped with modern tools necessary for root canal treatments. Each chair has a Dental Operating Microscope, ultrasonic equipment, warm vertical compaction tools, and surgical instruments for root end surgeries. A variety of materials are available for use.


Diverse Patient Types: Gain clinical experience with various patient cases, further enhanced through additional clinical practice in external hospitals.


Exceptional Library and Wi-Fi: Our library and Wi-Fi system allow easy access to books, journals, and research materials.


Central Location: The campus is conveniently located in the city center, accessible by public transport. Nearby shopping and dining options provide relaxation after classes.


We collaborate with prominent institutions, including Ramathibodi Hospital and Phramongkutklao Hospital, to provide trainees with clinical practice opportunities in hospitals with diverse patient cases from various systems.

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Message from the Program Director

“The Residency Training Program in Endodontics, Department of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Chulalongkorn University, is a curriculum that aims to provide learners with a correct understanding of the science of Endodontics, with emphasis on its origins and the ability to analyze critically, in order to apply knowledge correctly in root canal treatment and to be certified as experts in the field of Endodontics. Trainees will receive comprehensive education including lectures, seminars, and practical training throughout the 3-year study period. Additionally, they will be able to conduct interesting and high-quality research, with many of our graduate students having their work published in internationally recognized dental journals. Furthermore, our institution is fully equipped and provides diverse cases for students to practice. Our teaching faculty is of high quality and provides opportunities for students to express their opinions freely.”

Career Path Advice

Becoming a specialist dentist in the field of Endodontics is crucial as it plays a significant role in treating patients and alleviating their pain. Moreover, root canal treatment requires a high level of expertise, making it a currently sought-after and in-demand specialization, both in government and private sectors.

Course Details

Course structure

  • Academic section: consists of lectures, academic conferences, seminars, journals, and clubs, as follows:
    • Basic Sciences or fundamental medical sciences related to endodontics, accounting for 30%.
    • Specialized courses in Endodontics and related subjects, accounting for 70%.
  • Practical section: involves practical training in the field of Endodontics for a duration of three years.
  • Research Output: A minimum of one research paper is required, which must be published or accepted for publication in a nationally or internationally recognized journal, according to the quality criteria of the The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Thailand, on the topic of the research work of Dental Resident, 2018.
  • Elective courses: 1 credit unit.

Course plans

Year 1
  • Emphasis on lectures, practical training in tooth extraction, and initial clinical training.
  • Selecting a research topic.
Year 2
Emphasis on clinical training and conducting preliminary evaluations and implementation for the research of choice.
Year 3
Emphasis on clinical training in the clinic and research examinations.

Seminar Courses: Mandatory in every semester of each academic year.


Further course information can be found on the website of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Thailand at under the topic “Dental Resident.”

Academic calendar

The academic year begins in late June and training concludes at the end of July in the third year.


Eligibility Criteria for Applicants:

Each academic year, a minimum of 50% of the available slots will be reserved for applicants affiliated with the government sector. Affiliated applicants must submit documentation of approved study leave for this program from their respective affiliations. Applicants must have obtained a professional dental license from the Thai Dental Council for at least 1 year and meet the English language proficiency requirements.

Application Period:

Please refer to the schedule from the Thai Dental Council.

For this program, applicants must apply through the The Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Thailand. Further information about the program and application deadlines can be found at , under the section “Dental Resident.”

Tuition Fees

ภาคการศึกษาละ 90,000 บาท
ภาคการศึกษาละ 45,000 บาท

Activities of the Program

  • “Ban Pak Kret Dentistry Project”: Students will have the opportunity to provide dental treatments, specifically root canal treatments, to underprivileged children in Ban Pak Kret.
  • “Royal Outreach Program”: Third-year trainees will participate in this program to provide root canal treatment to patients in different provinces as a part of the royal initiative.
  • Faculty’s Free Dental Services: Throughout the year, students can actively participate in providing free dental services to patients during the Community Dental Health Day.
  • Continuous Education Conference: Graduate students in the program can engage in academic conferences related to the field, either as participants or as teaching assistants in practical and clinical sessions.

Research of the Students

  • Nuamwisudhi P and Jearanaiphaisarn T. Oral Functional Behaviors and Tooth Factors Associated with Cracked Teeth in Asymptomatic Patients. J Endod 2021;47:1383–1390.
  • Sinsareekul C and Hiran-us S. Comparison of the efficacy of three different supplementary cleaning protocols in root-filled teeth with a bioceramic sealer after retreatment—a micro-computed tomographic study. Clin Oral Investig 2022;26: 3515–3521.
  • Thanaruengrong P, Kulvitit S, Navachinda M and Charoenlarp P.Prevalence of complex root canal morphology in the mandibular first and second premolars in Thai population: CBCT analysis. BMC Oral Health. 2021;21(1):449.
  • Hanuksornnarong P and Jearanaiphaisarn T. Comparison Video Based Learning Versus Live Demonstration of Dental Student Knowledge and Skills for Working Length Determination Using Electronic Apex Locator. J DENT ASSOC THAI VOL.69 NO.1 JANUARY – MARCH 2019: 101-109.


Department of Operative Dentistry

Faculty of Dentistry

Chulalongkorn University

10th Floor, Borommanard Srinakarin Building 
34 Henri-Dunant Road, Wangmai,
Pathumwan, Bangkok, 10330

Program Assistant

  • Assoc. Prof. Thanomsuk Jearanaiphaisarn