Kenneth Koch, DMD

 Kenneth Koch, DMD

Kenneth Koch, DMD

Thursday, April 2, 2009
9 am - 12 pm Lecture
1:30 - 4:30 pm Workshop
6 CE credits
 
Friday, April 3, 2009 (Repeat of Thursday course)
9 am - 12 pm Lecture
2 - 5 pm Workshop
6 CE creidts
 
ODA course
Recommended for: Dentists
 

 

 

 

 

Real World Endo® presents The Endo Restorative Continuum


The lecture segment of this presentation will concentrate on two areas. 1) How to perform Endodontics in a predictable, reproducible manner, and 2) How to do root canal therapy in such a manner that you actually enhance the long-term prognosis of the tooth.  The goal of this program is to have dentists learn how to perform endodontics in such a way that they can offer their patients a long-term natural dentition option as an alternative to implants. 
 
Included in the lecture component will be a thorough discussion concerning access, non-surgical ultrasonic use, rotary file design, instrumentation techniques, and various obturation options.  Particular emphasis will be placed on developing endodontic synchronicity between a machined preparation and a laser verified primary or single cone.  Additionally, various techniques will be discussed that will facilitate the restoration of the endodontically treated tooth.  Participants will have the opportunity to validate all of these concepts during the hands-on session.
 
The hands-on session provides the participants the opportunity to use "Precision-Based" techniques to "machine a preparation" and obturate canals utilizing the latest Real World Endo technology.  Time will be dedicated to "Preventing the Separation of Rotary Files", as well as, developing safe and efficient techniques.  Digital radiography and use of ultrasonics will also be available to course participants.  We will deliver "Just the Facts...Nothing but the Facts."

 
At the conclusion of this seminar, attendees will have learned:
  • How to create straight-line access that will expedite the endodontic process
  • The multiple benefits of piezo electric ultrasonics
  • Which ultrasonic tips are ideal for endodontic application
  • The difference between landed and non-landed rotary files
  • How to "machine" or "mill" an endodontic preparation
  • The benefits of developing "endodontic synchronicity" between a machined preparation and a cone
  • The multiple advantages of performing a constant .04 taper preparation
  • A new adhesion based obturation technique
  • How best to restore and endodontically treated tooth
  • Most importantly of all, how to perform endodontics in such a manner that you do not compromise the long-term retention of the tooth.  In fact, learn how to do endodontics so that you actually enhance the long-term retention of the tooth

For the ultimate Real World Experience, attendees are encouraged to bring two to four accessed, extracted teeth.

Dr. Ken Koch received both his DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  He is the founder and past Director of the New Program in Postdoctoral Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.  Prior to his Endodontic career, Dr. Koch spent ten years in the Air Force and held, among various positions, that of Chief of Prosthodontics at Osan AFB and Chief of Prosthodontics at McGuire AFB.  In addition to having maintained a private practice, limited to Endodontics, Dr. Koch has lectured extensively in both the United States and abroad.  He is also the author of numerous articles on Endodontics.  Dr. Koch is a co-founder of Real World Endo.