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Advanced Endodontics: Three-Day Masterclass

  • 19.5 hours
  • 3 day
  • 17 June 2019

Overview

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: 

  • diagnosis 
  • 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.

Content

This three-day course includes the following areas:

Day 1

  • 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

Day 2

  • Root canal preparation: mechanical instrumentation and irrigation
  • Preparation by hand with rotary instruments
  • Determining working length and apical gauging
  • Obturation
  • Cold lateral compaction with customised dip technique, warm vertical compaction, MTA

Day 3

  • 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

Dates

  • 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.

Learning outcomes

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. 

Cost

The fees are £1,250.

Quality controls

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.

Refunds

Please read the Eastman's refunds policy before booking.

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Course team

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

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