AGD2017 Las Vegas
L19: Reliable Endodontic Outcomes: Simplicity through Efficiency (Lecture ONLY)

L19: Reliable Endodontic Outcomes: Simplicity through Efficiency

David Landwehr, DDS, MS

Subject: 070 Endodontics

Credits: 3 (Lecture)

Saturday, July 15: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Audience: D, A, H, ST, R

Fee: $60

Location: Promenade Level, Milano VII

Speaker bio: Madison, Wisconsin; general private practice; evidence reviewer ADA; Chief of Endotonics, Meriter Hospital, Madison.

Description: Endodontic success is dependent on a variety of interrelated factors, but removal of bacteria is the ultimate goal. It is imperative that all canals are located and cleaned to the root apex to achieve maximum disinfection. This session will place special emphasis on locating the hard to find canals prior to using a rotary instrument to establish a predictable and reproducible glide path to the root apex. A single file reciprocating system to create the final shape will be presented along with enhanced irrigation protocols for maximum disinfection of the root canal system. Finally, state of the art obturation and restorative techniques will be presented to complete this comprehensive review of the latest endodontic techniques.

The participant will learn:

  • Clinically relevant strategies for locating typical root canal anatomies and tips for identifying hard to find canals.
  • The importance of glide path management and the benefits of creating a reproducible and enhanced glide path with a single rotary instrument, while preserving maximum dentin for restoration and function.
  • A single file technique to create the final root canal shape, along with state of the art disinfection and obturation protocols.