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Advanced Microendodontic Training for the General Dentist

Update in Modern Endodontics – From Theory to Practice

This four three-day weekend course is designed for general practitioners who are seeking a more closely monitored and mentored interaction than our two-day, hands-on training program. The participant visits us in Philadelphia for four predetermined weekends over a period of six months. During each stay, a rigorous lecture series is accompanied with hands-on instructions. Home exercises are assigned to help the participant translate the knowledge gained to their clinical practice. Homework is reviewed and corrected in order to help the participant become consistent and confident in various clinical situations. Treatment protocols are based on available evidence, with an objective to achieve highest probability of success without undue complications. Many different instruments and techniques are discussed and demonstrated.

The overall aim of the course is to prepare the participant to understand endodontic principles so that he/she can assess new instruments and techniques, so as to evolve as the discipline evolves.

Course Schedule

The topics covered on the four weekends are as follows.

Weekdend 1

Day Course Topic
Day 1 Biological Basis of Endodontics
Day 2 Endodontic Access: Theory and Hands-On Instruction
Day 3 Basics of Microscopes in Endodontics, Rubber dam techniques and tricks, Access continued

Weekdend 2

Participants would have performed and sent 20 acceptably accessed teeth for observation, evaluation and critique. These teeth will be used for Weekend 2.

Day Course Topic
Day 1 Theory and practice of working length determination. Hands-on with apex locators, apical sizing files.
Day 2 Basic concepts of NiTi mechanical instrumentation. Hands-on with numerous instrumentation techniques and instruments.
Day 3 The role of irrigation and medication. The differences between vital and necrotic teeth. Root canal instrumentation continued.

Weekdend 3

Participants will have performed and sent 20 acceptably instrumented teeth for observation, evaluation and critique. These teeth will have been used for Weekend 3.

Day Course Topic
Day 1 Theory and practice of a number of obturation techniques and materials Hands on instruction and participation.
Day 2 Bleaching, endodontic microsurgery– obturation continued.
Day 3 Intentional replantation – obturation continued.

Weekdend 4

Participants will have performed and sent 20 acceptably instrumented teeth for observation, evaluation and critique. These teeth will have been used for Weekend 4.

Day Course Topic
Day 1 Restoration of the endodontically treated tooth.
Day 2 Case presentation. Each participant will present 2 documented cases done in his/her practice for discussion by the group.
Day 3 Exit discussion and examination.

Course Dates

Weekend Course Dates
Weekend #1 January 30/31, February 1, 1015
Weekend #2 March 20/21/22, 2015
Weekend #3 May 15/16/17, 2015
Weekend #4 July 10/11/12, 2015

Course Fees

$10,000 ($1,000 cancellation fee)
Breaks and lunch every day and a celebratory dinner on the last weekend is included.

Class Size

10 participants

Instructors

Drs. Martin Trope, Frank Setzer, Bekir Karabucak, Samuel Kratchman, Meetu Kohli and Adjunct Penn Dental Medicine Endodontic faculty.

CE Hours

147 credit hours; the course also fulfills AGD mastership program requirements.

Course Location

University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
Department of Endodontics
24o South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 and

Next Level Endodontics
1601 Walnut Street, Suite 402
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Registration

Register Online
The School reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course due to unforeseen circumstances.

Additional Programs

Microsurgery Training
Penn Endodontic Global Symposia

Contact

Dr. Meetu R. Kohli
Program Director – CE & International Program
Phone: 215-898-4617
Fax: 215-573-2148
E-mail: pennendo@dental.upenn.edu":

Penn
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030