Endodontics is the branch and specialty of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology, and pathology of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Its study and practice encompass basic clinical sciences, including biology of the normal pulp, etiology, diagnosis, treatment of diseases and injuries of the pulp and associated periradicular tissues.
The NDSE in endodontics will test a candidate’s knowledge of endodontic principles at the specialty level in Canada.
Format and Content
The NDSE in endodontics will be administered in two, three-hour parts of equal weight. The examination consists of a mix of single and multiple answer multiple-choice questions, and short constructed response questions that assess knowledge and application, and case-based questions that assess diagnostic and clinical decision-making abilities.
Canadian endodontists are required to have broad knowledge and skills in eleven domains. The blueprint found in the NDSE Protocol presents the domains and the approximate percentage of questions covered by each domain.