Past Endodontic Study Topics

Minimally Invasive Endo
Aim: To understand the none root filling aspect of Endodontics.
To understand the Endodontist role in preserving a vital pulp and the materials used.
To look at new instrumentation and obturation developments that preserve tooth structure.

An Update in Preparation (hands on course)
Aim:  To understand the principles of mechanical preparation.
To understand how to achieve the principles of mechanical preparation using the latest instruments form Schottlander and Dentsply.
            To understand changes to the traditional preparation principles.

Aim:  To understand the diagnosis of Endodontic pathology.
To understand the process of diagnosing Endodontic pathology.
To explore the complexity of diagnosis in Endodontics, the tools used and the common pitfalls.

Aim: To understand the principles of an ideal access cavity and how they can influence the outcome of your preparation.
To explore the ideal access cavity
To look at instruments used to prepare an access cavity
To understand how an access cavity can influence the treatment outcome

Aim: To identify the different types of resorption and their management.
To identify the different types of resorption
To understand how to diagnose each type
To explore their management

Obturation (limited hands on)
Aim: To explore different techniques of obturation
To understand the importance of the obturation
To look at different techniques of obturation
To look at materials that can be used
To try some of the materials and techniques

Pain Control
Aim: To explore pain management before, during and after endodontic treatment
To understand factors that can influence pain experience
To understand local anaesthesia for endodontics
To explore analgesia

Dento/Legal aspects of endodontics
Lecture by Stephen Henderson Senior Dento-Legal advisor Dental Protection Ltd.

Endodontic Assessment & Identifying Endodontic Referrals
Aim:  To review factors involved in assessing cases & diagnostic tools.
Objective: For participants to assess presented cases relating to whether treatment should be attempted or referred.

Contemporary Endodontics
Aim:  To review contemporary endodontics
Objective: To identify materials, techniques, and methods used in contemporary endodontics.


Aim:  To identify the various irrigants used in Endodontics and their use.
Objective: To identify the solutions used for canal irrigation. To discuss their advantages and disadvantages. To explore how they are applied to the root canal.

Principles in Modern Endodontics
Aim:   To understand what are the principles in Modern Endodontics
Objective: To explore the principles of canal preparation.
To understand the biological considerations in preparation.
To explore the principles of obturation.
To use a reciprocating system for preparation
To use a heated vertical compacted obturation technique
To understand the importance of the coronal seal

Endodontic failures
Aim: To identify the causes of Endodontic failures
Objective: To identify the causes of endodontic failures, how we can try avoided them and how they are managed

Essential Practical Endodontics 
Aim: To be able to assess endodontic cases. To understand the principles of modern canal preparation, disinfection and obturation
ObjectiveTo be able to fully evaluate the suitability of a case for treatment in general practice. To discuss the ideal features of modern canal preparation and how to achieve them and prevent common complications. To discuss obturation of the canal and the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth. To prepare and obturate a practice block/tooth using minimal instruments and a reciprocating system.

Principles of Preparation, ProTaper Next hands on
Aim: To understand the principles of canal preparation.
Objective: To review the aims of canal preparation. To explore how these can be achieved. To identify common problems that occur during preparation and how to prevent them. To prepare a plastic block using ProTaper Next instruments.

Biodentine - Indications and hands on
Aim: To understand situations where Biodentine (and MTA) can be used in Endodontics.
Objective: To look at the properties of Biodentine (and MTA). To look at clinical situations where the materials can be used. To practice mixing the material and handle the material.

Aim:  To understand the principles of managing trauma to the dental tissues. 
Objectives: To review the assessment of dental injuries and their classification. To understand the requirements and management of the tissues involved.

Restoration of the endodontically treated tooth
Aim: To understand the importance of the coronal seal and how it can be achieved.
Objective: Participants should appreciate the importance of the coronal seal and its effect on the prognosis of endodontic treatment. They will also be able to use a post and core system

Essential Endodontics. Section 63 Course
This full day course will cover case assessment, treatment planning, canal preparation and canal obturation.
Aim: To update the general dental practitioner on the principles of modern endodontics.
Objectives: To prepare and obturate plastic blocks and/or extracted teeth using reciprocating preparation and vertically compacted gutta percha. These principles can be applied to hand and rotary preparation.

The morning lecture will be focused on preparation.
The morning practical will focus on preparing a plastic block and extracted teeth.
The afternoon lecture will focus on Obturation.
The afternoon practical will be used for finishing off preparation and Obturation.

Mishaps in Endodontics

Aim: To identify and understand the management of common Endodontic mishaps.
Objectives: Participants should be able to identify common Endodontic mishaps, their management and prevention.

WaveOne is a new preparation technique. It allows root canal preparation to be performed with a single disposable instrument used with a reciprocating action.
Aim: To review the role of mechanical instrumentation in endodontics and to use the WaveOne system.
Objectives: Participants should be able to understand the principles of reciprocating preparation. Prepare a plastic block using the WaveOne system, and review the principles of endodontic treatment.

Rotary Preparation
Aim: To demonstrate modern concepts in preparation with an emphasis on rotary preparation.
Objective: For participants to understand the principles of preparation and to prepare a plastic block using rotary instruments.

Joint lecture with Charlotte Spedding Specialist in Periodontics.
Aim: To understand the management of teeth with Perio Endo lesions.
Objective: Participants should be able to assess cases with Perio Endo lesions. To evaluate the factors that can affect the prognosis. To understand the management of Perio Endo lesions.