Alyn Morgan graduated from the Leeds Dental Institute in 1995, worked in general dental practice for twelve years then began to take referrals for root canal treatment. In 2007 he commenced the MSc programme in endodontics at the world renowned UCL Eastman Dental Institute. He was awarded the MSc with distinction in 2009.
On completion of his MSc Alyn was appointed to a teaching role at the Eastman, where he is currently a Senior Clinical Teaching Fellow and Deputy Programme Director of the Diploma in Endodontic Practice. This involves teaching and supervising other dentists undertaking advanced training in endodontics.
He is registered as a Specialist in Endodontics with the General Dental Council, one of only approximately 250 dentists in the UK to be so registered. He lectures on endodontics locally and nationally, has had numerous articles published in the dental press and is a Council Member of the British Endodontic Society.
What is Endodontics and why do I need it?
Endodontics, or endodontology, is the specialty within Dentistry that deals with the treatment and prevention of diseases of the dental pulp and the supporting structure of the tooth. Endodontic treatment is often referred to as root canal treatment and is carried out when the nerve inside the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The root canals within the tooth are located and cleaned out to remove all dead and infected material and then they are filled to seal up the tooth.