Endodontics - root canal therapy

We are proud to have a Specialist Endondontist working here at Edinburgh Dental Specialists, who also hold hospital consultancy positions. As you would expect we have invested in the latest technology and dental microscopy in order for your patients to benefit from more predictable results that this affords.

Endodontic problems for which Dr. Tait and Dr. Cresta is happy to accept referrals:

  • Conventional orthograde endodontics
  • Retrograde endodontics and apicectomies
  • Surgical root resection
  • Trauma
  • Root resorption
  • Fractured instrument and post removal


As with all the specialists, Dr. Tait and Dr Cresta aim to be approachable and establish a working relationship with referring practitioners for the benefit of their patients. If you wish to discuss a case prior to referring then please do call or e-mail our specialists at the practice. Similarly, once referred, if either of our specialists are unclear about the Endodontic treatment being requested or feel other options are available she will contact you as soon as is practical.

The referral process

After receiving your referral we will send your patient a consultation appointment and include useful information describing endodontic treatment for their perusal. Following the consultation, for which as a courtesy to you for your referral there is no charge, Dr. Tait or Dr. Cresta will agree the treatment plan and costs with the patient and a subsequent treatment appointment will be offered at our Edinburgh practice.

Where ever possible please send any relevant radiographs with your referral letter. These will be returned to you on completion of the patient's treatment.

On completion of treatment, the patient will be referred back to your care for the completion of any restorative work that may be required. A full report, along with supporting treatment radiographs, will be sent to you.

Meet our Endodontic Specialist

Carol Tait

BDS Hons (Dund 1987) MSc, MFDS RCS (Ed), MRD RCS (Eng), FDS RCPS Glas Specialist in Endodontics  

GDC No. 62862

Carol joined EDS as an endodontic specialist in 2004. As well as providing a referral service here she works as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Hon Consultant at the University of Dundee where she leads a Master's programme and is head of endodontic undergraduate teaching. She is a past council member of the British Endodontic Society.

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    Meet our Endodontic Specialist

    Dr Marialena Cresta

    Specialist in Endodontics

    BDS MFDS AFHEA MMedSci by Research MEndo RCSEd

    GDC No. 244346

    Marialena’s practice involves root canal treatment, management of complications, apical surgery and vital pulp therapies. She also teaches Endodontics to postgraduate students at the University of Edinburgh.

      Meet our Endodontic Specialist

      Dr Thibault Colloc

      DIPcHD (Clermont-Ferrand, France) 2018, MFDS (Glas 2021), RCPSG 2021, PGCert Med Ed (Eng) 2022)

      GDC No. 280018

      Dr Thibault Colloc is a dentist with a special interest in Endodontics. Whilst providing a referral service at EDS, he is appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Endodontics at the University of Dundee where he is also completing his specialty training in Endodontics along with his PhD. 

      He is a member of the Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Glasgow and is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as well as international research projects. 

      Thibault joined Edinburgh Dental Specialists in 2023.


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