Title for The Harty Prize 2019-2020:

The placement of a dental implant is often considered as an alternative to root canal treatment.  Discuss how you would approach this treatment planning decision, relying on the evidence base to support your answer?

The prize shall be known as the “Student Essay Prize in Endodontics”.

The prize will be open to any undergraduate dental student in a dental school within the United Kingdom or a dental graduate from one of these schools who has been on the Dentist’s Register for no more than one year on 30th June in each year of application.  Only the name of the winner will be published.

Essay requirements

The essay must be written in English and shall not exceed 3000 words (not including references, tables and figures or the title. Sub-headings are included in the word count). It must be typed in double spacing and suitable for electronic submission. Pages must be preceded by a title page. One copy of the essay shall be submitted.

Each entry must be written under a pseudonym with a covering email giving the entrants real name. Essays must be emailed to Annabel Thomas at admin@britishendodonticsociety.org.uk.

Award of the prize

The winner shall receive a prize of £1000. If the judges feel that it is appropriate up to two runner-up awards of a year’s free membership to the Society will be given.

Essays will be judged on content, style and presentation.

The Council of the British Endodontic Society appoints the judges, whose decision will be final.  Feedback will not be provided to individuals.

The prize will be awarded by the Council of the British Endodontic Society on the recommendation of the judges. The Council reserves the right to withhold the prize if the standard of the essays submitted is not of sufficient merit.

The student who submits the winning essay will be invited to a BES national meeting for the presentation of the prize. Registration, accommodation and travel costs will be paid.

The British Endodontic Society shall have the right to publish any essay submitted in part or full in the International Endodontic Journal.

The winner must permit the publication of their photographs for the purpose of promoting the British Endodontic Society.

Closing date: 23.59 hrs on 1st February in each year of application.

Please send your entries to: Annabel Thomas, Chief Operations Officer at admin@britishendodonticsociety.org.uk