About the award

The prize for Foundation Dentists (formally Vocational Dental Practitioners) was established by the British Endodontic Society in 1994.

Greater understanding of the art and science of endodontics is essential if patients are to benefit from the many advances in treatment which are now available. To this end, the Society has always nurtured close links with General Practitioners who carry out the vast majority of endodontic treatment in the United Kingdom.

The British Endodontic Prize for Foundation Dentists is aimed at promoting these targets for the newly qualified practitioner.

How to apply

The prize competition is open to all Foundation Dentists in the United Kingdom.
Candidates for the prize are invited to submit either an extensive case report or series of cases relating to any clinical procedure involving endodontic treatment or a project in the field of endodontology carried out during the year.

The case report should:

  • Describe the case presentation and diagnostic procedures and justify the treatment plan.
  • Describe and document the treatment provided and materials used etc.
  • Evaluate the success of treatment.
  • Include any supporting material such as radiographs and clinical photographs.

The project should be a comprehensive document covering an endodontic topic carried out in General Practice written up with suitable assessments and references.

Application dates

Entries should be submitted under a nom de plume by the course organisers to the Chief Operations Officer of the British Endodontic Society at the email address below by 30th June each year.

Entries should be based on work undertaken during the period of Foundation training. Within the context of the usual high standards of advice and supervision afforded to the Foundation Dentists, the entry should be the work of the Dental Practitioner submitting the entry.

Presentation of the award

The winner will receive a prize of £1000. The winner will also be invited to attend the Regional Meeting of the Society as a guest and will be reimbursed for any travelling and hotel accommodation expenses. The winning trainer and the course organiser will be awarded free registration for the meeting.

The successful Foundation Dentist and trainer, along with the course organiser, must permit the publication of their photographs for the purpose of promoting the British Endodontic Society.


Annabel Thomas
Chief Operations Officer
Email: admin@britishendodonticsociety.org.uk