Endodontists are dentists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and periradicular tissues. Causes of pulpal and periradicular diseases include caries, cracks or trauma to the teeth. Endodontists are especially skilled to perform complex root canal treatments and root end surgeries on teeth with obstructed root canals or unusual anatomy as well as re-treatments on previously root canal treated teeth. This is accomplished through many years of training and with the use of specialised equipment such as the dental operating microscope, digital imaging and ultrasonics.

The scope of endodontics includes:


  1. Diagnosis of orofacial pain of pulpal and periradicular origin
  2. Vital pulp therapy
  3. Root canal treatment
  4. Root canal re-treatment
  5. Surgical endodontics
  6. Bleaching of root canal treated teeth
  7. Treatment of traumatized teeth


Endodontics is one of seven dental specialties recognized by the Singapore Dental Council since 2008. After acquiring a basic dental degree, an endodontist must complete a three-year postgraduate programme at an accredited dental school, followed by a minimum of 2 years of full time clinical practice and completion of the Specialists Exit assessment before accreditation of specialist status by the Singapore Dental Council.



Endodontics Chapter Committee
Chairman Dr Tay Li Chye
Vice-Chairman Dr Lui Jeen Nee
Honorary Secretary Dr Kuah Hong Guan
Members Dr Benny Goh
  Dr Wu Siwen


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