40th Annual Review of Continuing Education in Dentistry

Aug 11-14, 2014

Endodontic Update: What Every Dentist Needs to Know

The art and science of endodontics are constantly undergoing exciting changes. Recent advances in biology, technology, diagnosis, materials and techniques have significantly enhanced the way in which endodontic treatment is being performed. These advances have made it possible to efficiently perform successful endodontic treatment with improved precision, predictable results, and with much greater patient acceptance. It has been recognized that, when indicated, endodontic treatment is a predictable treatment modality with excellent long term success rate.

This 4-day course includes series of lectures specially designed for General Dentists who wish to advance their knowledge in the art and science of endodontics. A team of endodontic specialists from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC will thoroughly discuss evidence-based clinical and biological concepts of modern endodontic therapy. Upon completion, this course will provide you, the clinician, with more knowledge and tools to better evaluate endodontic cases and to apply evidence-based endodontic treatment with more predictable results and greater patient acceptance.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

-Evidence-based assessment of endodontic treatment outcome

-Endodontic prognosis and treatment decision making

-Diagnosis, case selection and treatment planning

-Endodontic-periodontal interrelationship

-Current principles of endodontic access

-Accurate root canal length determination

-Root canal cleaning and shaping

-Nickel Titanium rotary systems and techniques

-Addressing anatomical challenges and endodontic complexities

-Agents and devices used for root canal irrigation: present and future

-Intra-canal medications

-Root canal obturation techniques

-Cone beam CT applications in endodontics

-Regenerative endodontics

-Pulp capping

-Endodontic considerations in the elderly patient

-Procedural errors and their prevention

UPON COMPLETION YOU WILL BE ABLE TO:

-Enhance your knowledge of the clinical and biological concepts of modern endodontics

-Know system-based approaches and state-of-the-art technology for treating your endodontic cases -Be able to approach your endodontic cases with confidence and enjoy more predictable results

-Know when and what to refer