Dental Microscopy: Endodontics

A one-day course focusing on the dental operating microscope in endodontics. The course aims to let dentists new to microscopy experience the revelation of first time use. Experienced users can learn to improve ergonomics and efficiency, visualise the more difficult areas of the mouth, and to improve patient communications.

Please note, we now have a partner course running on the same day for dental nurses.



One full day.

6.5 hours verifiable CPD.

The day will run approximately 9:30am - 5pm.

Course dates

3 December 2016

Aims and objectives

The course aims to develop participants' skills in setting up and using the dental operating microscope as well as their understanding of the components. 

Anticipated outcomes

Participants should learn how the microscope is used in endodontics and how it increases the predictability of endodontic procedures.

Quality controls

All teachers on the Institute's courses are experienced professionals. All participants are asked to submit written feedback via a questionnaire at the end of the course, which is used to monitor the course's quality of teaching and value for money.

Teaching and assessment

The course will start with a short presentation followed by a day of practical exercises. Participants will operate on phantom heads using bench mounted Zeiss microscopes. There will also be time spent in the clinical area where students will experience the use of the scope in a clinical setting.

Tony Druttman is the Course Leader.

Excellent course, extremely worthwhile. I will seriously now consider using microscopy in practise.

Course Participant, November 2013


  • Introduction to the equipment 
  • Setting up the microscope for the individual operator
  • Patient positioning for best access
  • Optimal access to the various areas of the mouth
  • Nursing roles
  • Choice of equipment to use with the microscope
  • Endodontic techniques
  • Ergonomic concepts to improve working comfort
  • Image capture and documentation
  • Patient communications


All participants


Entry requirements

Participants must hold an approved dental qualification.

Please note participants must bring extracted premolars and molars (preferably heavily restored) which have been stored wet from the time of extraction. Please bring as many as possible.

How to book

Prospective participants should book online through UCL's Online Store. Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information. Full payment is required up front to reserve a place. Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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To book your place please visit our online store

What happens next

Once you have completed your purchase through the Online Store, you will receive an email confirming your booking. The Course Administrator will send you a further email confirming arrival time and location.


Miss Marjorie Kelly
Course Administrator

+44 (0)20 7905 1234