COURSE DETAILS

This is a 3-day comprehensive program, best suited for general practitioners and fresh graduates. The course is aimed to train participants to identify complicated endodontic cases, while acquiring skills and knowledge to perform root canal treatment for uncomplicated cases.


Program Highlights

Limited to 9 participants per module, thereby facilitating individual attention.

Program timing 8:00am to 8pm (Day 1 and 2). Day 3 will be from 9:00am to 6pm.

Participants’ will be performing hands-on rotary endodontics on patient simulator mannequins, closely mirroring the clinical scenario. Training in this set-up allows realistic learning by virtue of challenges like operator position, patient position, indirect vision, intra-oral and perioral tissues impediments, etc.

The academy has a dedicated pre-clinical space that allows each participant to set-up an individual work station on the designated pre-clinical mannequin. This augmentation of physical and mental space, would allow for enhanced learning,application, and performance.In addition, each step of endodontic treatment would be demonstrated and evaluated under the dental operating microscope.

Participants have to bring a good air-rotor handpiece and extracted teeth, preferably maxillary/mandibular molar’s and incisors. All other consumables and non-consumables including endomotor and apexlocator will be provided from the academy. There will a course completion certificate that will be give to all participants at the end of module.


Lectures

Case selection and treatment planning

Root canal anatomy and its variations

Local anesthesia and pain management strategies

Isolation strategies (Rubber Dam)

Access cavity preparation and its modification

Locating root canal orifices & extra canals (Tips and tricks)

Rationale of coronal enlargement

Working length determination (Apex locator Vs Radiograph)

Endodontic working width

Shaping the root canal

    a. Stainless steel Vs Ni-Ti

    b. Hand Vs Rotary files

Irrigation (what and how?)

Endodontic rotary hand pieces

Design Vs Implications of hand and rotary files

Single visit Vs Multi-visit endodontics

Role of intracanal medicament

Root canal sealers

Obturation of root canals

    a. Lateral compaction

    b. Single cone

    c. Warm vertical compaction

Post Endodontic filling

Fibre / Screw / Cast Post

Problem solving

Open-Ended Discussion


Hands-on

Access cavity preparation (Mandibular and Maxillary Incisors, Premolars and Molars) under supervision

Microscopic assessment of access openings

Identifying extra root canals (Demonstration)

Coronal enlargement (Ni-Ti file orifice openers)

Working length determination (Apex locator)

Working width determination

Cleaning &shaping

  • Rotary Ni-Ti files (Protaper Next and Twisted file)

Irrigation strategies

Placement and removal of intracranial medicament

Root canal sealer placement

Obturation of root canal

Rubber Dam isolation (demonstration)

The course is ideal for general dentists and Endodontists who are seeking to advance their knowledge in non-surgical Endodontics and the know-how of embracing a dental operating microscope / loupe’s in clinical Endodontics.

Course is limited to only 3 participants per module for personalized attention. Practitioners need to bring along an air-rotor handpieceand 5 extracted maxillary 1st molar teeth. In addition, participants have to bring 3 Mandibular molars with endodontic access completed and working length determined.

All procedures and training would be performed under the dental operating microscope on phantom head via in-direct vision.

Program timing 8:00am to 7pm (Day 1). Day 2 will be from 9:00am to 6pm. Conducted by Dr. Jojo Kottoor for 2 full days


All the participants will be provided with the following individual equipment and instruments

    1. Ultrasonic unit for endodontics

    2. Endomotor

    3. Warm Vertical compactor

    4. Hu-friedy hand plugger’s

    5. Back fill gun

    6. Laboratory simulator with mannequin, phantom head and suction.

    7. LabomedDental operating microscope: 5-step with variable focus, 280 degree inclinable eyepiece, beam splitter, LED light source, Roto-plate and Duel Iris diaphragm.

    8. Each microscope has a video/still camera connected to an LCD monitor for documentation (Photo and Video) and to enable monitoring of participants micro-endodontic work.


Lectures

Selection of loupes, journey of loupes to microscope;

Micro-endodontic equipment;

Ultrasonics in endodontics;

Positioning of patient, dentist and assistant;

Perforation Repair: concepts and strategies;

Curved Canal management;

Calcified canal management: Concepts and Strategies;

Ledge management;

Management of transportation;

Orthograde re-treatment: Concepts and Strategies;

Instrument retrieval;

Fibre/screw/cast post removal.


Hands-on

Positioning of microscope,

Access opening,

Accessory canal location,

Calcified canal management,

Ni-Ti rotary instrumentation,

Post removal,

System S-technique,

Root canal Re-treatment,

Warm vertical compaction,

Continuous wave condensation,

Sealer Application,

Dynamic irrigation,

Selection of loupes.

This one-day course will teach you rapid and simplified techniques of rubber dam application from single tooth isolation to quadrant dentistry in a full ‘hands on’ environment complemented by evidence based intense lecture.

Sometimes we do waste our invaluable time due to challenges with moisture – saliva, bleeding, tongue, cheeks and lips that are often on our way to reach the goal. And theseimpedimentsare always much more stressful than other important treatment aspects. Fortunately we have a great assistant for this “dirty” job that gives us stress-free conditions of working, saves our time and health and gives best ergonomics, called “Mr. Rubber-Dam”.

Hands-on will be on typhodont models with soft gingiva to simulate oral tissue.

Number of seats per module restricted to 10.

Each participant will be provided with rubber dam sheets, full set of clamps (Winged, Wingless and Brinker), punch, forceps frame and template.

Working lunch & Tea.

Course completion certificate


Lecture

Basic and advanced equipment for isolation

Select the correct dam and clamps for a given clinical situation

Single tooth Vs Multiple tooth isolation

Role of assistant in delivery and placement of rubber dam

Clamp modification

Difficult cases and solutions

Restoration of sub-gingival decay

Deep marginal elevation and deep marginal acquisition

Selection of matrix bands and wedges

Adjunct rubber dam gears

Teflon, Floss, Wedges, Flowable composite, Liquid-dam

Pre-endo build up (Yes or No)


Hands-on

Isolation with winged and wingless clamps

Isolation with Brinker

Clamp-less isolation

Single tooth and quadrant isolation

Split dam technique

Dam inversion

Floss ties (Knots)

Teflon isolation