Dental Microscopy: Endodontics
A one-day course focusing on the dental operating microscope in endodontics. Dentists new to microscopy will experience the revelation of first time use. Experienced users will learn to improve ergonomics and efficiency, visualise the more difficult areas of the mouth, and to improve patient communications.
What will I learn?
The course aims to develop students' skills in setting up and using the dental operating microscope as well as their understanding of the components. Students will learn how the microscope is used in endodontics and how it increases the predictability of endodontic procedures.
Why should I study this course at the Institute?
The course is lead by Tony Druttman, a specialist in endodontics and experienced clinical lecturer who has routinely used an operating microscope since 1997. The microscopes used on the course are provided courtesy of Zeiss and NuView and are set up in clinical surgery settings and for use in the skills laboratory. The course comprises lectures and hands-on experience of use of the microscope in the clinic and endodontic procedures under the microscope.
Availability: One day course
Verifiable CPD: 7.5 hours.
- 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
Teaching and learning
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.
Applicants must hold an approved dental qualification.
How to apply
Applications are accepted by post or fax. Please follow the application guidelines.
Applications are accepted until the start date depending on availability. This course operates on a first come first serve basis.
Who can apply?
The course is aimed at both the experienced user and those new to dental microscopy. Novices will be able to ask the experienced how microscopy has changed their practice of dentistry.