Everyday Endodontics: A Workshop for General Dentists - May 2024

Advance your skills in endodontics with this two-day, hands-on training program. While working side by side with today's sharpest endodontists, you'll receive advice, tips, and technology-focused insights. When you return to work on Monday, you'll have new skills that allow you to perform better endodontic care more confidently and quickly. This hands-on program features diagnosis, anesthesia, access preparations, safer and faster instrumentation, obturation, pain and infection management, single visit endo, and the restoration of endodontically-treated teeth.

Course Audience:

Register for Upcoming Sessions

May 3, 2024 8:00 am - May 4, 2024 3:45 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

Session Location: 

Lynda J. Young Conference Room
6-410 Moos HS Tower
Lynda J. Young Conference Room
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number: CF4042

Enrollment is limited to 30



Learn How To

  • Complete an endodontic diagnosis, including identifying symptoms of non-endo origin
  • Manage essential documentation and records, secure informed consent
  • Analyze the role of 3D/CBCT imaging in endodontics
  • Plan treatment (endo vs. retreatment vs. surgery vs. implants)
  • Consider anesthesia in endodontics, including hot teeth
  • Create ideal access preparations and locate calcified canals
  • Locate and treat MB2 canals
  • Prevent and manage perforations
  • Utilize radiographs and apex locators to establish canal/working length determination
  • Perform endodontic access preparation of extracted teeth
  • Utilize electronic apex locators effectively
  • Utilize hand instrumentation with stainless steel files, and glide path preparation focused on calcified and curved canals
  • Analyze NiTi file instrumentation protocols (rotary and reciprocating)
  • Prevent and manage instrumentation mishaps, including leading and blocking of canals, and file separation
  • Disinfect root canal system with various intra-canal medications, sonics, and ultrasonics
  • Discuss protocols for obturation (warm vertical and carrier-based)
  • Obturate efficiently, predictably, in 3-dimensions
  • Utilize analgesics and antibiotics in endodontic cases
  • Review the benefits of new endo materials, instruments, and protocols
  • Restore endo-treated teeth
  • Utilize hand stainless steel files, glide path NiTi files, and rotary and reciprocating NiTi file systems
  • Negotiate canals, including calcified and curved canals
  • Assess all instruments and obturated cases using radiographs
  • Discuss efficient four-handed endodontics using chairside exercises
  • Analyze imagery to assess participants' instrumented and obturated teeth
  • Discuss one versus two appointment root canals: when, how, and why
  • Determine the significance of magnification, including loupes and microscopes, and how to incorporate them into practice
  • Review post-op pain and infection management, using analgesics and antibiotics in endodontics
  • Restore endo-treated teeth, including the use of posts
  • Select instruments that suit your style of practice
  • Calculate the return on investment of various endodontic instruments
  • Analyze reasons for endodontic success and failure of a range of endodontic cases 

Training Methods

Illustrated lectures, case presentations, discussion, demonstration, laboratory experiences