Editorial Team

Endodontics or ‘undertaking treatments to save teeth’, is a highly specialized science that requires an advanced set of skills for a predictable and positive outcome. The high incidence of tooth decay and lack of awareness amongst the population makes it all the more important that every single dentist is provided specialized training to develop these skill sets.

Medvarsity, the leading healthcare ed-tech brand and Clove Dental have partnered to launch a Fellowship course in Endodontics. This 6 months fellowship program includes a 3-month contact program with Clove Dental across all major Indian cities. This allows the students to apply their knowledge in a real-world clinical setting.

Lt. General Dr. Vimal Arora, Chief Clinical Officer (PVSM, AVSM, VSM & Bar), Clove Dental said “The number of Endodontists, in the country, is woefully inadequate and there exists a definite need and requirement, not only for an additional number of seats in Post-Graduation in Endodontics across the country but also for skill development in the field of Endodontics to improve treatments related to Root Canal, Re-Root Canal, Single sitting root canal, Surgical Endodontics and Post Endodontic Rehabilitation. Our partnership with Medvarsity is aimed at addressing these issues and giving our dental surgeons the right training platform required to grow their practice, and serve their patients better”.

Clove Dental will provide Medvarsity students with the right infrastructure across the country as well as highly experienced and trained faculty in this discipline to provide the right kind of training to young dentists.

Gerald Jaideep, CEO of Medvarsity said, “The oral care profession in India is faced with dire problems ranging from professional education to practice and employability. We currently have the second-highest number of dentists in the world, with 2.7 lakh registered practitioners. Our dentists-to-population ratio of 1:5,000 trumps the 1:7,500 recommendation by the WHO.

Still, our dental surgeons do not have programs other than their formal education, to increase their employability and dental practice. We are happy to partner with Clove Dental to launch this 6-month Fellowship program. It’s very satisfying and humbling to see the first batch kickstart with 11O admissions within the first week of the launch of this program”.

The program allows BDS graduates to learn through the clinical application of knowledge rather than rote learning, allowing students to understand and recall concepts better in a clinical setting. The program further provides a framework for optimal diagnosis, treatment planning, and management of all endodontic lesions.

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