This three-day practical CPD course is specifically designed to help you develop the skills you need to provide high standards of care for patients needing endodontic treatment.
The course covers a broad range of endodontic topics. It's delivered through direct coaching, using a series of hands-on exercises
supported by lectures and case discussions.
The main emphasis is on helping you develop and apply the technical skills required to achieve predictable endodontic outcomes.
You'll be provided with a complete endodontic summary including:
- vital pulp therapy
- pulp extirpation and root canal treatment
- root canal retreatment
- bleaching of endodontically treated teeth
- post-endodontic restoration
- assessing treatment outcomes
This course aims to:
- present the essential science and evidence base behind endodontic treatment
- discuss how best to apply this knowledge in an everyday clinical setting
- demonstrate and coach practical skills to make endodontic treatment more efficient and predictable
This course is run by the UCL Eastman Dental Institute in London which has a broad range of continuing professional development (CPD) short courses. These provide hands-on training from experienced staff in dedicated facilities.
This three-day course includes the following areas:
- Pathogenesis and diagnosis of pulpal and periradicular disease
- Endodontic examination and assessment, including special tests, radiography and CBCT
- Root canal anatomy and implications for root canal treatment
- Access cavity and coronal preparation
- Rubber dam isolation
- Pain management and local anaesthetic techniques
- Root canal preparation: mechanical instrumentation and irrigation
- Preparation by hand with rotary instruments
- Determining working length and apical gauging
- Cold lateral compaction with customised dip technique, warm vertical compaction, MTA
- Assessing outcome of treatment
- Root canal retreatment
- GP (gutta percha): removal
- Problem-solving – ledges, perforation repair, blockages, calcified canals, open apex cases, post removal, management of separated instruments
- Restoration of endodontically treated teeth
- Management of discolouration of the root-filled tooth
- Day 1 - Monday, 17 June 2019
- Day 2 - Monday, 24 June 2019
- Day 3 - Monday, 8 July 2019
Who this course is for
You must hold an approved dental qualification to attend this course.
By the end of the course you should understand:
- aetiology, pathology and classification of pulpal and periapical disease and its clinical relevance
- diagnostic aids, special tests and radiography (including CBCT - cone beam computed tomography) to aid diagnosis
- dental anatomy and its implications for root canal treatment
- rubber dam isolation and preparation for root canal treatment
- pain management and local anaesthetic techniques
- efficient canal location and negotiation to the apical terminus – achieving a reproducible glide path while respecting the canal anatomy
- principles and pitfalls of canal enlargement and shaping
- properties of irrigants and their role in disinfecting the root canal system
- principles of irrigation dynamics and their limitations
- different irrigation activation systems
- methods of diagnostic length determination
- apical gauging: when and how to determine master apical file size
- master gutta-percha cone customisation in conjunction with cold lateral compaction
- warm vertical compaction techniques (including MTA - mineral trioxide aggregate)
- assessment of outcome after treatment
- how to remove previous root filling material and overcome common problems
- principles behind the restoration of endodontically treated teeth
- management of discolouration
CPD points and certificate
The course will give you 19.5 hours of verifiable CPD. You'll also get a certificate of attendance.
Structure and teaching
This three-day course runs from 9:30am to 5pm each day. The course will be delivered through a combination of evidence-based discussions (seminars) and hands-on practical work in the skills laboratory.
The fees are £1,250.
All Eastman teachers are experienced professionals. You’ll be 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.
Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.
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Dr Kunal Patel
Kunal graduated with Honours from Bart’s and The London; achieving a Distinction grade in all five years of study along with numerous awards and was a runner-up to the University of London Gold Medal. He has worked as the restorative Senior House Officer at the Eastman Dental Hospital and completed his Master’s degree in Endodontology; graduating with distinction. Having now confirmed his passion for root canal treatment, he shares his time as a Specialty Doctor at the Eastman Dental Hospital, teaching other dentists at UCL and in Private Endodontic Practice around London.
Course information last modified: 06 Feb 2019, 12:06