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Comprehensive Endodontics Course

Comprehensive Endodontics Course

Comprehensive Endodontics 4-Day Course

From vital pulp therapy to anatomic shaping and filling of the root canal – everything is changing.

This unique program is a collaborative effort of the Penn Dental Medicine Department of Endodontics and Dr. Martin Trope, the founder of Next Level Endodontics (NLE), for the practitioner who seeks to provide his or her patients with long-term predictable clinical success. This course is designed for the recent graduate who may need more exposure to endodontics or the experienced practitioner who wants to update his or her didactic and clinical skills so as to predictably and efficiently treat most cases in a private practice setting

Course Overview

The course covers all current biological concepts for positive endodontic treatment outcomes. The technical aspects of this endodontic course are covered by hands-on and live demonstrations. A variety of instruments and techniques are discussed and demonstrated with videography using the dental microscope. The paramount aim of the course is to enable the participant to perform the full scope of endodontic procedures and to understand endodontic biologic principles in order to evaluate new instruments and techniques and to evolve along with the revolutionary and evolutionary changes in the discipline. Class size is small ensuring individualized attention for attendees.

This course includes a half-day presentation by Dr. Alan Atlas entitled Save the Tooth: Reconstruction of Compromised Teeth from Endodontics to Final Restoration.

Attendees are asked to bring 20 extracted teeth with half of them accessed for endodontic treatment.

Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch are included every day.

Day 1 Program
  • Biologic foundation of endodontics; the biologic science behind predictable success.
  • Access — the fundamental requirements for access are reviewed and basic rules for adequate access presented. Minimal but adequate access is the ultimate aim.
  • Fundamentals of the dental operating microscope.
  • Hands-on instruction.
Day 2 Program
  • Live patient demonstration.
  • Anatomic instrumentation and passive obturation.
  • Hands-on instruction.
  • Anesthesia for the endodontic patient; tips for adequate anesthesia even for the hot tooth.
Day 3 Program
  • Diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Hands-on instruction.
Day 4 Program

Save the Tooth: Reconstruction of Compromised Teeth from Endodontics to Final Restoration (Instructor: Dr. Alan Atlas)

This interactive course will cover the spectrum of treatment options for the restoration of the compromised endodontically treated tooth. Participants will learn risk assessment principles necessary to determine the clinical requirements for successful tooth preservation. Step-by-step protocols for post selection, post and core placement, and tooth preparation will be visualized with HD video obtained with a dental microscope. Innovative workflows will be introduced for integrating endodontic therapy with scanning and milling. A concise hands-on workshop will demonstrate adhesion and restorative protocols for placement of post and core foundational restorations.

  • Understand the full scope of endodontic and restorative diagnostic risk factors necessary to treatment plan tooth preservation or tooth removal.
  • Understand the when, why and how strategies to simplify placement of posts and core materials.
  • Utilize precise preparation protocols to improve scanning and milling procedures as well as conventional impressions.
  • Demonstrate clinical protocols for anterior and posterior ceramic based restorations from treatment planning to cementation.
  • Implement innovative and reduced workflows for integrating endodontic therapy with chairside scanning and milling.
Course Fees

$5,000 ($500 cancellation fee)


Drs. Martin Trope, James Hupp, Bekir Karabucak, Frank Setzer, Meetu Kohli and staff.

CE Hours

29 credit hours

To Register
  • Call Ms. Merrie Hupp: +1 828 243-8078
  • Email Next Level:
  • Call Penn Dental Medicine: 215-898-4617
    The course will be held a Dental Future Center, 401 Commerce Drive, Suite 100, Fort Washington, PA 19304. The School reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course due to unforeseen circumstances.
Additional Programs Contact

Dr. Meetu R. Kohli
Program Director – CE & International Program
Phone: 215-898-4617
Fax: 215-573-2148

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