Challenges in Endodontics

202119feb12:00 pm5:00 pmChallenges in Endodontics12:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByThe Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)DisciplineEndodonticsFormatHands-on,In-Person

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There are many challenges in Endodontics but if modern clinical techniques are carefully followed, many common endodontic problems can be avoided. These are but a few challenges…

Incorrectly designed access cavities may make root canals both difficult to identify and to instrument. Clinical outcome studies show that a failure to identify and debride all the root canal system is a major reason for persistent apical periodontitis. Many root canals, particularly in elderly patients, are difficult to locate. The pulp chambers may be sclerosed or contain large pulp stones and the root canals may be so fine that even when located, they are difficult to negotiate. 

This session will provide you with the ‘Tips and Tricks’ to enhance your problem-solving ability during endodontic treatment, while covering the below topics: 

  • Value of CBCT 
  • Skills and techniques to negotiate tricky canals 
  • MB2 canals and 4 canals in molars
  • Techniques for establishing working length techniques 
  • Why endodontically treated teeth fail and how to optimise success


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Andrew Thomson

    Dr Andrew Thomson


    Dr Thomson graduated from the University of Queensland in 2000.

    Andrew earned his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Queensland, specialising in Endodontics, and began working as a specialist Endodontist in Canberra and Brisbane.

    Andrew has a strong interest in teaching where he was the Discipline Lead and Senior Lecturer of Endodontics at the University of Queensland School of Dentistry from 2011 to 2013. He is also involved in running hands on continuing education seminars.

    Andrew’s keenest interest is in new materials and equipment, which has driven him to publish articles and research about new and novel endodontic materials.

    Away from work Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah, and their young family. Andrew is also a sports fanatic, following all of Queensland’s sporting teams.


  • Dr Bill Kahler

    Dr Bill Kahler

    BDSc FRACDS MScDent DClinDent PhD MRACDS (Endo) FICD

    Dr Kahler graduated from the University of Queensland dental school in 1983.

    Bill practised in private care all around Australia for a number of years before training for a clinical doctorate in Endodontics.

    He has an active interest in Endodontic research, publishing clinical research and case reports in dentistry, material science and engineering journals. He teaches and lectures locally and internationally, and acts as a reviewer for a number of leading dental journals.

    Bill has received a number of Fellowships from the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International College of Dentists.

    He has taught at the University of Adelaide and the University of Queensland, where he acted as Director of the Post-Graduate Programme. In addition to his private practice, Bill works at a specialist paediatric government clinic as an Endodontic Consultant. In his spare time, Bill enjoys relaxing with his family, travel, food and skiing.

    BDSc FRACDS MScDent DClinDent PhD MRACDS (Endo) FICD


The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)

The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice.
adaq@adaq.com.au 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006

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(Friday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time


ADA Member Dentist – $550, ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate – $440, and Non-Member Dentist – $770

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