AGD2017 Las Vegas
P19: Reliable Endodontic Outcomes: Simplicity through Efficiency (Lecture & Workshop)

Subject: 070 - Endodontics

Credits: 6 (Participation)

Saturday, July 15: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lunch: 12 to 2 p.m.

Audience: D, ST, R

Fee: $495 {$545}

Location: Promenade Level, Milano VII

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

Description: In the past several years, there has been an explosion in the number of new endodontic file systems introduced, with most manufacturers making claims of superiority for their design or metallurgy. With all of the confusion and misinformation around what might be the “best endodontic file,” it is increasingly difficult for practitioners to make informed choices about which design features can achieve the best clinical outcomes. 

This hands-on course will provide a comprehensive review of glide path management strategies. A simple, yet reproducible technique for the establishment of a rotary glide path will be presented. An evidence-based review of cutting-edge instrumentation options, with special emphasis on instrument design and mechanical movements, will be covered. A single-file reciprocating system will be highlighted with a discussion of case selection to maximize clinical predictability. Additionally, enhanced irrigation protocols will be explored, along with state-of-the-art obturation and restorative techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand 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.
  • Learn about the design features and working characteristics of the most commonly used root canal instrumentation systems and their impact on clinical efficiency and predictability.
  • Learn a simple and efficient enhanced irrigation protocol for maximum disinfection of the root canal system.
  • Learn to place the most biologically sound, dense and repeatable three-dimensional filling in any root canal anatomy.

Dentsply Sirona is the Presenting Sponsor of this course.