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The Mark Hunter Early Career Prize in Endodontology

The Mark Hunter Early Career Prize in Endodontology

About the award

This new prize, supported by the BES Early Career Group, is designed to encourage and support the development of endodontic skills and knowledge amongst our newly qualified dental practitioners.  It was renamed in memory of Past President Mark Hunter (2019-2020) who inspired many dentists during the early stages of their career in endodontology.


The prize is open to any member of the BES, who has been on the GDC register for up to five years.  This prize is not open to Foundation Dentists in their first training year (DF1).  

Project Requirements

Three fully documented case reports detailing treatment of endodontic cases or endodontic-related problems successfully  over come should be submitted.

These should include the following:

  1. Description of the cases presented and diagnostic procedures with justification of the treatment plan.
  2. Documentation of the treatment provided and materials used etc.
  3. Evaluation of the success of the treatment.
  4. Evidence-based decision making.

Please include any supporting material such as radiographs and clinical photographs.

The entry must be written in English and must be typed in double spacing submitted in pdf format.  Entries will need to be suitable for electronic submission.

Cases submitted for other BES prizes must not be resubmitted.

Award of the prize

Entries will be judged on content, style and presentation.

The winner shall receive a prize of £1000.  If an exceptionally high standard of entries is received, a runner up prize of either one year’s BES membership or an endodontic textbook of equivalent value may be awarded.

The Council of the BES appoints the judges, whose decision will be final.  Feedback will not be provided.

The prize will be awarded by the Council of the BES on recommendation of the judges.  The Council reserves the right to withhold the prize if the standard of the entries is not of sufficient merit.

Presentation of the prize will take place at the BES Spring Scientific Meeting and will include the registration fee of the winner.  The winner must permit the publication of their photographs for the purpose of promoting the prize and the BES.

Closing Date

23.59 hrs on 1st October in each year of submission.

Please send your entries to:

Annabel Thomas,
Chief Operations Officer,

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