Welcome to the Australian Society of Endodontology Website


Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with the morphology, physiology and pathology of the tooth and associated tissues, and in particular the dental pulp, crown, root and peri-radicular tissues. lts study and practice encompasses the basic clinical sciences including the biology of the tooth and its associated tissues, the aetiology, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and restitution of teeth due to diseases and injuries that affect these tissues. For further information see: What is Endodontics?

History of the ASE

The study and practice of endodontics in Australia has come a long way since its humble beginnings in the 1960’s. The Australian Society of Endodontology with over 500 members is the biggest society associated with the Australian Dental Association. The majority of its members are general practitioners with an interest in tooth preservation. The Society publishes 3 issues annually of the Australian Endodontic Journal, which is currently under the Editorship of Ralph Reid. There are 5 State branches with a Federal umbrella body. The State branches act independently, with the Federal body coordinating items of interest to all State branches and Federal touring lecturers.

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The Society, a non-profit organisation, was established with the following objectives:

  • To promote interest and participation in the study and advancement of Endodontology and Endodontics.
  • To promote the discussion of subjects related to Endodontology and Endodontics, particularly through the use of international and national lecturers, and to provide educational programmes for members of The Society.
  • To publish papers of relevance to Endodontology and Endodontics in The Society’s publication, commonly known as the Australian Endodontic Journal.
  • To promote scientific and clinical research in Endodontology and Endodontics by making grants available to individuals for such research.
  • To promote public knowledge and education in Endodontology and Endodontics, through the production and distribution of literature, visual and audio-visual and other educational material.