Becoming an endodontist is a long and challenging process that requires dedication and hard work. It typically takes 10 to 11 years to become a qualified endodontist, including four years of undergraduate study, four years of dental school, and two to three years of additional education and residency. To become an endodontist, you must first obtain a bachelor's degree. After that, you must complete a doctorate in dentistry and then two years of specialized training in endodontics.
It is important to research the entry requirements for dental schools in your area to make sure you are taking the right subjects in your undergraduate degree. Endodontists receive two or more years of advanced education in this particular specialty. During this time, they learn root canal techniques and procedures in greater depth, as well as how to diagnose and treat the most difficult cases.