Thursday, April 8, 2010
9 am – 4:30 pm
Recommended for: Dentists
6 CE Credits
Note: This course is limited to 36 participants
Cost: There is an additional fee of $100 for dentist; $50 for staff to attend. Paticipants must also be registered for the ODC to attend.
Pre-Requisite: Participants are strongly encouraged to bring extracted teeth to the course to use in the hands-on portion of the program.
Materials Provided by: Brasseler USA and RealWordEndo
Endodontics: Diagnosis to Treatment Through Restoration-Workshop
Endodontics can be a challenging area of treatment in our practices. But, with the advances in instrumentation and obturation Endodontics can allow us to provide quality care for our patients with little stress to the practitioner. The course will give the participants a good basis of knowledge on Endodontic care starting with how to diagnosis pulpal problems, the use of pre-endodontic buildups to simplify care for those broken down teeth and the importance of coronal leakage to the long term success. Hands-on participation will augment the lecture on improved methods of canal disinfection, instrumentation and obturation with an emphasis on how to avoid perforations and instrument separation. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring extracted teeth to the course to use in the hands-on portion of the program.
At the conclusion of this course the participants will have:
- An understanding of the diagnosis of Endodontic problems and selection of the appropriate treatment.
- Learned how to properly use rotary Niti files to efficiently instrument canals and avoid instrument separation.
- Learned how to perform pre-endodontic buildups
- Learned how to prevent coronal leakage through better obturation methods and restorations
- Learned how to manage Endodontic perforations
- Learned how to render better Endodontic care through irrigation protocols and canal instrumentation.
- Learned local anesthesia for the hot Endodontic tooth.
- Learned proper Endodontic access to provide easier care while preserving tooth structure.
- Learned how to use ultrasonics for orifice identification and post removal.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman is in private general practice in Silver Spring, Maryland and is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Maryland, Department of Endodontics, Prosthetics and Operative Dentistry. He has lectured both nationally and internationally on the topics of Restorative dentistry, Endodontics and Implant surgery and prosthetics, removable and fixed prosthetics, Periodontics and has over 130 published articles. He is privileged to be on the editorial board of numerous dental publications, a consultant for multiple dental companies, a former Assistant Program Director for a University based implant maxi-course he has earned Diplomat status in the ICOI. Dr. Kurtzman has been selected as one of the “Top 100 Dental Lecturers” in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Dentistry Today.