The European Society of Endodontology (ESE) was created in 1983 from the existing European Academy of Endodontology.

The Society was initially made-up of ‘active’ individual members but was re-structured in 2001 into a federal organisation representing national endodontic and dental societies throughout Europe and a new category of ‘Certified’ individual members.

The ESE is now governed by a General Assembly made-up of country representative from each member society and managed by an Executive Board that consists of President, Paul Dummer; President Elect, John Whitworth; Treasurer, Vittorio Franco; Chair of Education and Scholarship Committee, John Whitworth; Chair of Research Committee, Kerstin Galler; Chair of Clinical Practice Committee, Gianluca Gambarini; Chair of Membership Committee, Hal Duncan; Chair of Benefits of Endodontics Committee, Lise-Lotte Kirkevang.

Today, the ESE is a vibrant and dynamic organisation that has 36 member societies from 33 European countries and represents over 7500 ordinary members and over 500 individual specialist, certified, guest and postgraduate members.

The ESE is developing a number of exciting initiatives, including:

  • – Achieving specialist status for Endodontology within Europe.
  • – Developing an accreditation process within Europe for postgraduate taught programmes.
  • – Developing requirements for specialist status for individuals.
  • – Enhancing its communication with the profession, with dental companies and with its membership.
  • – Promoting education and scholarship within the speciality of Endodontology for the benefit of patients, dentists and students.
  • – Ensuring that it adopts best practice in terms of its governance arrangements.
  • – Investing in research and the support of young research workers.
  • – Enhancing further the ESE biennial congresses.
  • – Optimising clinical care for patients.
  • – Promoting standards in Undergraduate education.

Please take a look at the ESE website and its links to individual member societies, to dental schools within Europe, to institutions running postgraduate taught programmes and the new discussion and information Forums and much much more.