november, 2020

202020nov9:00 am4:30 pmAdvanced Contemporary Endodontics9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+11:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development 1 Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:EndodonticsFormat:Hands-on

Advanced Contemporary Endodontics

Event Details

This two-day hands-on seminar offers personalised, high level training for general dentists wishing to pursue excellence in endodontics, and will teach state-of-the-art evidence-based procedures in root canal preparation and obturation, with a focus on recent advances in endodontic diagnosis and materials. Important techniques for avoiding and managing endodontic procedural problems will be analysed in detail, and participants will be introduced to contemporary methods for removal of obturation materials and obstructions from root canals.

Lecture material will be presented utilising microscope-assisted clinical video, and the workshop portion of the course will provide a hands-on opportunity to use the most clinically relevant rotary NiTi systems and obturation methods. Modern techniques for removing posts, gutta percha, and fractured instruments will be demonstrated, with operating microscopes available for all hands-on exercises.

Participation is designed to improve your clinical results, efficiency, scope of practice, and professional satisfaction.

Topics include

  • Update on endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, including the role of Cone Beam CT imaging and protocols for managing cracked teeth
  • How best to use rotary NiTi systems, and the concept of reciprocating instrumentation (hands-on)
  • Advanced use of irrigants and the role of ultrasonic activation (hands-on)
  • Integrating rotary NiTi instrumentation and obturation to improve efficiency and achieve predictable results (hands-on)
  • Optimise the accuracy of the electronic apex locator
  • Evidence-based concepts and practical considerations on single vs multi-visit endodontic treatment
  • Prevention and management of procedural complications such as canal transportation, loss of length, perforation, and instrument fracture
  • Live demonstrations on extracted teeth will clearly show step-by-step techniques for removal of gutta-percha, posts and broken instruments (hands-on)
  • Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) in endodontic obturation and perforation repair (an opportunity to use MTA)
  • Principles of modern endodontic surgery with demonstrations of ultrasonic retropreparation and retrofilling (hands-on)
  • Two afternoons of hands-on practice with the aid of operating microscopes, closely supervised by endodontists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to appreciate:

  • How to accurately diagnose and treatment plan endodontic cases
  • Advances in radiographic techniques
  • How to assess and manage cracked teeth
  • Strategies and practical aspects of canal preparation with rotary NiTi
  • Working length determination and the use of electronic apex locators
  • Modern concepts of root canal obturation
  • How to avoid and deal with procedural complications
  • The role of MTA and practical aspects of handling this material
  • Principles of removal of obturation materials and canal obstructions
  • Indications and principles of endodontic surgery
  • An understanding of the role of the operating microscope

Other Information

​This course requires practitioners to collect and prepare access cavities on six (6) extracted teeth. Practitioners are also encouraged to bring their loupes on the day. Further details will be provided upon registering


Speakers for this event

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Mehdi Rahimi

    Adjunct Associate Professor Mehdi Rahimi

    Adjunct Associate Professor

    Dr Rahimi is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Charles Sturt University (Orange). Mehdi graduated with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2002 and received his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Endo) degree from the University of Melbourne in 2008. Mehdi has been actively involved in Endodontic teaching at various continued education levels, both nationally and internationally. Mehdi is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, a guest lecturer at Sydney University and Melbourne University, and a CPD mentor for the Australian Dental Association NSW. Mehdi has obtained a number of publications in the field of forensic dentistry and Endodontics (resin based obturation material and fractured instruments). In 2000 Mehdi was awarded the Sir Allan Wilkinson award for the most worthwhile research in Medicine and..

    Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Dr David Barnard

    Dr David Barnard

    Specialist endodontist

    Dr David Barnard is an Endodontist in private practice at Castle Hill. He is a visiting Lecturer at the University of Sydney, a regular presenter at ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development and a Past President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW branch)

    URL https://www.adansw.com.au/CPD/CPD-Presenters/David-(1)

    Specialist endodontist

  • Dr Garima Sharma

    Dr Garima Sharma

    General Dentist

    Dr Garima Sharma worked as a general dentist in both public and private clinics in Sydney for many years before undertaking her specialist training in Endodontics. Garima completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics from the University of Adelaide, and was awarded the G.O. Lawrence Scholarship during her specialist training by the University of Adelaide.Garima has published research papers in both national and international journals.Garima is a honorary clinical educator at University of Sydney, teaching undergraduate students both at Westmead and Sydney Dental Hospital and works at a private practice in Sydney.Garima is the current Vice President of Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW branch).

    General Dentist

  • Dr Geoff Young

    Dr Geoff Young

    Specialist endodontist

    Dr Geoff Young obtained his BDS (University Medal) from the University of Sydney in 2002, and his Specialist degree from the University of Melbourne in 2007. He went on to establish Sydney Endodontic Centre - the largest specialist endodontic group practice in the Inner West of Sydney. Dr Young was the first endodontist in NSW awarded Fellowship of the RACDS in the Special Field of Endodontics, and is a current examiner for the FRACDS (GDP) final examination. Dr Young is committed to clinical teaching at the University of Sydney, as well as developing and providing continuing education through the ADA and RACDS. He is Past President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW), as well as a member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Endodontics, the International Association of Dental Traumatology, and the American Association of Endodontists.

    URL https://sydneyendocentre.com.au/drs-young-and-dang/dr-young/

    Specialist endodontist

  • Dr. Mark Johnstone

    Dr. Mark Johnstone

    Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2008. He was on the Deans Honours List and winner of the Ernest Joske Prize in final year dentistry. He worked in private practice for three years before beginning specialist training, graduating with the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in 2014 from the University of Melbourne and being awarded the Ephraim Ehrmann Memorial Prize. Mark is involved in teaching undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne, and works in private practice in both Melbourne and Sydney

    URL https://www.drmarkjohnstone.com.au/


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(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

CPD Hours: 13.0


Member Price: Dentists – $2,550.00, Non-Member Price: Non-Members -$3,060.00

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