Re-Treatment and Other Complex Cases

Nov 21-22, 2014

This 2-day course consists of a combination of lecture and laboratory exercises (about 50% lecture and 50% hands-on working with extracted teeth). Topics will include re-treatment, removal of posts and separated instruments, MTA, trauma, open apices, resorption, shaping and cleaning of difficult canal anatomy, and others.  Limited to 10 dentists.

The course material is relevant to all dentists, especially to those with a keen interest in diagnosing and treating complex endodontic cases. Dentists who have a microscope or who are considering acquiring one will find this course very useful.

Course Objectives:

  1. To learn more about treatment of traumatized teeth (e.g. horizontal root fractures, pulpal obliteration, internal bleaching).
  2. To learn more about treatment of teeth with open apices.
  3. To learn more about diagnosis and treatment of root resorption (internal and different types of external).
  4. To learn more about diagnosing unfixable endodontic problems (e.g. root fractures).
  5. To learn more about diagnosing and treating fixable endodontic failures (e.g. locating untreated canals, removing contaminated and/or short gutta percha).
  6. To learn more about when and how to treat perforations.
  7. To learn when and how to use MTA and alternative materials.
  8. To learn more about endodontic re-treatment including removal of crowns/bridges, posts, gutta percha, pastes, Thermafil (plastic and metal carriers), silver points, separated instruments.
  9. To learn more about treating calcified, ledged, blocked, and severely curved canals. This will include an update on most of the file systems presently available.
  10. To learn more about ‘advanced’ irrigation techniques to better clean complex canal anatomy.



Mark Olesen
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