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The European University Diploma of Endodontology.

Since 2015, the diploma are necessarily joint. So, only the 3 years full time course is now available. The one year only is closed.

This program is joined to the Mater POA (mention endodontics).

By joining the 3 years program, the students are also enrold into the Master degreee and get three diplomas at the end (DUEE+DUEEC+Master)

There is a growing demand from general dentists, in Europe and France in particular, for access to a specific training in Endodontics. The objective of the European University Diploma of Endodontology is to provide training that meets the requirements of the profession and to recruit European, French and English persons.

Objectives of the training

The main objective of the training provided in the European University Diploma of Endodontology is to help the student to develop their knowledge of Endodontology, use this knowledge to understand clinical procedures, optimise and to bring together all the acquired knowledge in an approach to evidence based dentistry.

The training will focus on the following points: 

  • An important yet basic training involving Biology, Physiology, Pathology and Biomaterials. 
  • A clinical, academic training aimed to train informed clinicians, capable of curing both cimple and complex cases in Endodontics and dental trauma. This training will be completed by clinical training under the European University Diploma of Clinical Endodontics (DUEEC) which takes place over two additional years. 
  • An introduction to research with the final goal of completing a personal project, supervised by teachers/researchers. 

Strengths of the DUE 

    • Important, personal work of the student completed in seminars with a regular evaluation and practical work 
    • An European recruitment permitted by the proposed training in French and in English (Seminars and exams) 
    • A balanced approach between clinical training/basic training/research. 
    • The involvement of many members of the Universities of Paris Diderot and Paris Descartes. 
    • The involvement of international speakers widely known in this discipline (mainly European). 

Conditions of Registration (Pre-requisite) 

Number of students: Recruitment of 2 to 4 students every year

Pre-requisite: Candidates must hold the degree Doctor of Dental Surgery or an equivalent for non-French candidates (Europeans and non-Europeans).

The following courses and training are strongly recommended:

· Holder of an MClin or a Master 1 (or the equivalent in the European System)
· Holder of a Master 2 in research (or the equivalent in the European System)
· Active student (or in process of registration) of Master 2 Clinic or equivalent in European System)

Candidates from non- French or English speaking countries must justify their level in one of the two languages by taking an exam which is recognised by the European Community: 
  • They must achieve a minimum of 250 points for the TCF (test de Connaissance du Français-French Knowledge Test) – all the information about this test can be found at this website: http://www.ciep.fr/en/tcf/tcf.php or DELF B2
  • Or Level 5.5 for the IELTS for the English Language

Recruitment Procedure

· Call for applications (in France and European Countries) – sending files digitally only.
· Exam and selection of files
· Interview with a board of examiners

Candidates must justify their interest in Endodontics, their motivation to grasp the discipline as a whole and the basic approach to the clinic.

The recruitment will give priority to candidates who can demonstrate additional training in basic sciences (Master 2 Research) and/or a Master 2 Clinic (CBS) and/or a Certificate of Superior Studies in Endodontics.

The residents in dentistry will be able to ask to incorporate training from their second year of internship. The interns must also be enrolled in Master 2 Clinic at the same time. The attendance requirements remain the same for the candidates. However, a change to their timetable will be possible depending on their academic obligations, but it must be checked and granted by the persons in charge of the training.

Registration fees

The DUE is a type of training provided as part of continuing education offered by ‘l'Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7.

The student must pay the university fees (see the university website for the total amount) plus an additional fee of 10000 € (or 4500 € for students currently doing their residency in dentistry).

The student must also purchase the equipment and the books listed at the end of this document to complete the training.

Organisation of the curriculum

The training is considered to be full time, composed of 60% of the work being via E learning and 40% of the work being physically at the university.

Classroom training consists of lessons in the form of seminars using practical work and lessons given on line.

Organisation of teaching

The year is divided into two terms:

· Term 1: Training in basic science of Endodontlogy (Personal work of the student + seminars)

· Term 2: Teaching of clinical disciplines (Personal work of student + seminars) and practical training (Practical work).

Student’s personal work and seminars

The DUEE training is organised in a way to optimise the personal work of the student. Several weeks before each seminar the student will receive, via the online learning platform of ‘Université Paris 7’, the list of documents that s/he will have to have read and studied thoroughly before participating in the seminar. Attendance at the seminar is not optional (see chapter on attendance). The student must also write a paper and return it on the fixed date at the beginning of the training. The seminar aims to review the topics that the student has previously prepared. At the beginning of each seminar, there will be an exam to test the student’s knowledge.

Lessons via Webinars

Between seminars, directed distance education will be regularly assessed by the managers of each cycle in order to answer any questions the students may have.

The aim of this approach is to provide optimal training to the students by involving them personally with their teaching.

The teacher training is divided into two courses; each course consists of several seminars.

· Course I:Fundamentals of Endodontology
· Course II: Clinical Training

Validation of the two courses is necessary for the validation of the diploma (see evaluation methods chapter).

Hands on / Workshops

In addition to the training, the student will receive a pre-clinical practical training. The practical sessions will allow the student to acquire the fundamentals required for meeting the standards of those responsible for the degree. These practical sessions will be completed with the personal work of the student who, to obtain the validation of this stage of the training, must keep a record of all the case studied conducted (see evaluation methods chapter).

Clinical Training

Clinical training starts on Semester 2. 
On semester 1, the student must assist to frist consultation, be trained with micrsocope, TDO Software, department organization, etc.

Evaluation of Candidates and Exams


Attendance at all classroom lessons is required. Timetables will be given at the start of the year. All absences for medical reasons must be proven with a doctor’s certificate.
Failure to attend will result in expulsion from the training and the non-validation of a diploma.

Applicants who have completed a Master 2 Research and/or Clinical will be able to ask for the validation of certain modules by equivalence. However, they are not exempt from classroom attendance and absence from the lessons may invalidate their validation method.

Validation of learning and graduation

To validate the European University Diploma of Endodontology from University Paris Diderot - Paris 7 - Denis Diderot, the applicant must prove each of the following:

· Prove their presence in both the seminars and tutorials
· Obtain the overall average exam validating each training course
· Validate practical work

The theoretical training is divided into 2 courses, each course being the subject of several seminars (see program here). 

The students will be evaluated at the end of each seminar by an exam composed of multiple choice questions (MCQ).

At the end of each course the student will be evaluated by an exam lasting 3 hours (one or more essay questions), and an exam analysing one or more scientific articles (3 hours).

Each module must be individually validated by the candidate by obtaining the average of 10/20. The final average is composed of 70% of the mark from the exam at the end of the course, and 30% of the marks for the MCQ.

If unsuccessful, the candidate will be able to appear at the second examination review session. S/he will be able to decide, before retaking the exam, whether s/he wishes to keep the marks from the MCQ or not. If s/he wishes to keep them, the overall average will be calculated as before. However, if s/he does not want to keep these marks then the final mark will be represented by the mark from the exam at the end of the course only.

If unsuccessful a second time, the candidate can retake the exam for this module with the next set of students. In this case, the marks from the MCQ cannot be kept and only the exam at the end of the course will be taken into consideration for calculating the final mark.

Validation of Practical work

For validating their practical work the student must present 60 teeth (including at least 30 molars), numbered 1 to 60 with which has received endodotic treatment.

The candidate must submit a complete file, with tooth by tooth x-rays pre, per and post operation, as well as photographs of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth before and after the achievement of cavity access.

The file must at least include:

· 30 teeth with System A
· 10 teeth with System B
· 10 teeth with System C
· The other 10 teeth will be prepared with the technique of choice by the candidate.

· 30 teeth filled with vertical condensation technique, hot
· 10 teeth filled with thermafil
· 10 teeth filled with lateral condensation, cold
· The other 10 teeth will be filled with the technique of choice by the candidate.
· 30 teeth presenting preendodontic reconstructions of which half have copper rings (present before, during and after the treatment)

The candidate will submit an electronic version (pdf format only) of the finished file to those responsible for the diploma. A deadline will be given to the students at the beginning of the course. If the quality is considered to be insufficient, the student may be asked to present a number of practical cases. Additional time will be granted.

Required material for the student for the training

 For the training, the student himself must obtain the following equipment:

· A Digital camera (Reflex type) Canon or Nikon. Special specifications are provided when the course starts.
 A personal computer with a microphone, a webcam, speakers and a broadband internet connection (A connection is available, free, at the library of the Faculty of Dentistry during opening hours or SCRIPT University (see website of the University of Paris 7)).
· Presentation software (PowerPoint 2010 or Keynote).
· An endodontic motor
· An apex locator.
· An obturation device, such as Calamus, BeeFill or Element (Sybron Endo)
· A complete exam tray for practical work
· All disposable instruments (NiTi files and manual) for practical work
· All consumable material for practical work (gutta, paper, copper rings, cement etc.)
· Natural teeth mounted on blocks
· The books which will be you will be informed about at the beginning of the year. (These books are also available in the library of the UFR).

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