This is a common-sense course in which we will be going over all aspects of clinical endodontics. We will be starting with diagnosis and anesthesia, progressing through proper access and handling those difficult cases, mastering the correct materials and techniques for obturation, and ending with all aspect of instrumentation. Emphasis will be placed on clinical factors that help improve successful outcomes when utilizing efficient techniques and advanced materials. The use of effective irrigation protocols to improve clinical outcomes and incorporating various activation technologies during the irrigation phase of treatment will be presented. The course offers a blended instrumentation technique that combines heat treated and non-heat treated files to achieve a robust 3-D instrumentation protocol, which will successfully treat the vast majority of the cases that walk trough your door. The obturation portion of the lecture will focus on incorporating a bioceramic based technique for simple and effective 3-D root canal obturation with minimal time commitment. Join Dr. Evans for this lecture filled with those little “pearls” you love to take out of a CE course. Then stay for a hands-on session and participate in the various aspects of endodontics discussed. Obturate single-canal teeth in 2 minutes using the latest bioceramic technology. Get to feel the differences between heat treated and non-heat treated rotary instruments while efficiently instrumenting teeth and blocks. At the conclusion of this course, attendees will:
Learn a robust blended instrumentation system that allow safe, efficient shaping of a variety of root canal shapes and sizes
Learn to obturate the shaped canals with a simple and revolutionary bioceramic based obturation technique.
Learn how to clean the canal system, using the correct irrigants and advanced techniques /equipment for true 3-D instrumentation.
Dr. Keith Evans received his Masters of Dental Research & speciality certificate in graduate endodontics from St. Louis University in 2004. He received his DMD degree in 2001 from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. He's currently a Clinical Faculty at both Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine and St. Louis University for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral endodontic programs.