“New innovation from Dentsply Sirona Endodontics”
Participants will be introduced to two of our latest Endodontic innovations which are setting the standard for the future – focusing on optimal apex determination and superior warm vertical obturation technique.
There will also be possibility for hands-on on our reciprocating single-file system WaveOne® Gold which enables you to do safer, faster and better root canal treatments.
“Safe and easy three dimensional root canal obturation technique”
Participants will learn all the theoretical and practical basics of vertical compaction technique, its benefits.
Will perform obturation technique on phantom teeth using Kavo Kerr Elements Free obturation unit.
Presented by Dr. Gary Itkin
One Curve – next level of heat treated rotary NITI files
One Curve is a single-use, rotary file that enables shaping of the full length of the canal with a single instrument, directly to the apex. Controlled memory of NiTi and ability to pre-bend the file for easier access to the root canal and elimination of constraints make One Curve an efficient instrument in a root canal treatment.
Dr. Camilla Schröder
4. Instruments That Work
We will be demonstrating all key instruments – Needle Holders, Scissors, Specialty Endo-related instruments. We will also go over how common instruments work, and why they fail.
Presented by Dan Lasner
Pulp Chamber Morphology and Insight on Finding Elusive Canals – Prof. Ove Peters
There is no doubt that treating all main canals is central for success in endodontics. Equally clear is the concern that clinicians have for teeth with mineralized pulp chambers and complicated anatomy. With the advent of operating microscope and cone-beam CT, there is a much better chance to locate and instrument all canals, provided technology, knowledge and hand skills come together. This hands-on course uses 3D images, operating microscopes and selected instruments to practice on extracted teeth how to identify, access and initially instrument root canals. A major step in this is to rationalize and understand the internal anatomy of a pulp chamber. It is expected that clinicians will bring extracted and accessed teeth as well as personal protective equipment.
Predictable and minimally invasive removal of fractured instruments – Dr. Yoshi Terauchi
An instrument fracture is very frustrating and instrument retrieval is even more frustrating and considered challenging in endodontics than any other part of endodontic procedure. Literature shows that when NiTi instruments fracture, they mostly fracture in the apical one-third or beyond a curve of the canal because of the superelastic property. In addition, the instrument fracture immediately hinders the clinician from performing further treatment, and thus the outcome of the treatment will be compromised. Although the success rates of instrument retrieval with ultrasonics are in the range of 80 to 90 %, ultrasonic retrieval has never been 100 % successful and it is deemed to be unpredictable in terms of time and dentin sacrifice. The disadvantages of traditional instrument removal techniques are excessive removal of dentin during trephine, which may result in perforation or predispose the tooth to vertical root fracture. Hence it is essential to maintain as much tooth structure as possible to prevent root fracture and perforation. Therefore, in the workshop and the lecture unique techniques for instrument retrieval will be proposed and discussed to make the instrument retrieval highly predictable and minimize dentin sacrifice. The recent studies have shown that the instrument retrieval with this technique was predictable and was significantly more successful and more conservative in dentin sacrifice than the traditional technoques. The unique procedures in combination with CBCT for instrument retrieval will also be shown and discussed using contemporary concepts.
Objectives: Participants who attend this workshop will be able to
- Describe how an endodontic instrument fractures.
- Make a treatment plan for broken instrument removal
- Understand the concept of broken file removal
- Prepare the canal for broken instrument removal
- Remove a broken instrument from the canal