Edition V03N03 | Year 2013 | Editorial Editorial | Pages 3 to 3
Endodontics is a specialty taught with great rigor, criteria and scientific base in most schools of Dentistry. This fact stimulates dental surgeons to seek a postgraduate course in order to complement their formal education. Among the wide variety of postgraduate courses in Endodontics available in Brazil, the pursuit of technical-scientific improvement has been one of the main targets. The great majority comprises scientific-based courses, but our practice reveals an avalanche of discussions that focus on a few technological resources. Perfect scientific-based endodontic knowledge is essential to establish the basis for the application of new technology. In many cases, the professional lacks knowledge on diagnosis, which will certainly affect other areas, starting with planning and therapeutic management. Professionals with psychomotor skills, who master the new technologies and scientific knowledge available, will certainly stand out from the crowd. Scientific knowledge has been increasingly required, given that Endodontics establishes a strong relationship with other specialties, namely: Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontology, Prosthesis, Surgery, Pathology, Radiology, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, among others. Seen in these terms, the specialist must cross the borders of his own space, which creates a need for broadening his knowledge.