June 2012 – Endo Lecture Evenings at The Wessex

 

Over the Summer Peter hosted four evenings at The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre spread over four months. The aims and objectives are outlined below and dentists reserved places via the the bookings link.

 

The evenings comprised of small-group discussions with attendees and myself sat around a table, giving ample opportunity for discussion and open discourse. They included information relevant for successful decision making in endodontics. The final evening , sponsored by trade reps, gave attendees the chance to put some of their new knowledge into practice on plastic blocks and extracted teeth using modern rotary nickel titanium preparations systems and warm obturation techniques.

 

 

EVENING 1 (6th June 2012, 1830-2000)  

Endodontic Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

 

Aims + Objectives

 

By the end of the session attendees should better be able to:

  1. Discuss the clinical signs and symptoms unique to the various common endodontic conditions.

  2. Appraise the accuracy of endodontic diagnostic tools.

  3. Appreciate when to root-treat, refer and when to extract.

  4. Formulate definitive endodontic treatment plans supported by clinical evidence.

  5. Appreciate the limitations of endodontic treatment the restorative alternatives.

 

 

EVENING 2 (11th July 2012, 1830-2000)

Root-canal Preparation

 

Aims + Objectives

 

By the end of the session attendees should better be able to:

  1. Understand the aims and objectives of root-canal preparation.

  2. Understand how to optimize chemical root-canal cleaning.

  3. Appreciate the priorities in mechanical root-canal cleaning.

  4. Appraise the different methods for root-canal shaping.

  5. Appreciate the limitations of root canal preparation at various treatment stages.

 

 

EVENING 3 (8th August 2012, 1830-2000)    

Root-canal Obturation

 

Aims + Objectives

 

By the end of the session attendees will better be able to:

  1. Understand the aims and objectives of root-canal obturation

  2. Consider the relative merits and drawbacks of different obturation techniques.

  3. Consider the properties of the different materials used in orthograde and retrograde canal filling.

  4. Revisit the idea of endodontic sealing.

 

 

EVENING 4 (5th September  2012, 1730 – 2030)    

Hands-on Root-canal Preparation and Obturation

 

Aims + Objectives

 

By the end of the session attendees will better be able to:

  1. Put into practice recently learned principles for successful root canal preparation and obturation.

  2. Appraise through use a modern rotary nickel titanium preparation system.

  3. Appraise through use a modern warm obturation system.

  4. Critique the technical outcomes of their root-canal shaping and filling.