2015 Endodontic courses



Operating Microscope in Endodontic Practice - 7 and 8 July 2015

Course overview

This two-day course is designed for postgraduate endodontic students and other specialists who wish to enhance their use of the operating microscope. While the clinical exercises will demonstrate the use of the microscope in routine endodontic treatment, re-treatment and surgical endodontics, the skills learned will have broad application in other specialty areas.

Postgraduate endodontic students may be eligible for an educational grant from the Australian Society of Endodontology (Inc.) to attend the course. Postgraduate students should contact the ASE Councilor in their state for further details.

During both days of this course a team approach with the dental chair side assistant will be emphasized. Everyone will receive notes, a reading list and technical information about the microscopes. Each participant will have the opportunity to try different brands of microscopes to compare their features.

Convenor
  • Steven COHN, BA, DDS, Cert Endo, DABE, FADI, FICD, FPFA
Day One - Routine Endodontics and Re-treatment Cases

The enhanced magnification and illumination provided by the dental operating microscope can be applied to many clinical situations, ranging from the inspection of crown preparations to endodontic, periodontic and oral surgery procedures.

The microscope is particularly useful in endodontics for identifying cracks, finding calcified and additional canals, removing posts and broken instruments and repairing perforations. The first day of this course is designed to develop and enhance those microscopic skills. The subjects to be covered include:

  • Adjusting and par focaling the microscope
  • Access cavities, canal location, instrumentation and obturation exercises
  • The role of ultrasonics
  • Post removal exercises
  • Broken instrument removal exercises
  • Dentist, assistant and patient positioning for optimum results
  • Documentation and patient education
Day Two - Endodontic Microsurgery

This second day of this course will be devoted to all aspects of microsurgical endodontics. The program is a mixture of tutorials and hands-on practical exercises on extracted teeth and specially designed models for periapical surgery. All the exercises will be carried out using the microscope. The topics to be covered include:

  • Patient, dentist and assistant positioning for optimum effectiveness and comfort in the surgical environment
  • Effective utilization of the chair side assistants
  • Diagnosis and case selection
  • Anaesthesia and pain control
  • Flap design
  • Management of hard and soft tissues
  • Microsurgical instrument selection and usage
  • Ultrasonic root-end preparations
  • Root end filling techniques
  • Suturing choices and techniques
  • Management of post-operative symptoms
  • Documentation of surgical procedures
Course details, dates and cost

OPERATING MICROSCOPE IN ENDODONTIC PRACTICE

Course No:

 134615

Format:

Didactic and ‘hands-on’

Date:

Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 July 2015

Time:

8:00am - 5:00pm (registration from 7.30am) - includes full day's catering

Venue:

Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

Cost

Standard for dentists

University of Sydney Alumni

$1990

$1700

CPD Hours:

14

To register:

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

 For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .

Operating Microscope in General Practice: Getting a Closer View - 11 July 2015

Course overview

The enhanced magnification and illumination provided by the dental operating microscope can be applied to almost all clinical situations. These include the diagnosis of caries, cracks and fractures, pit and fissure restorations, all stages of cavity, veneer and crown preparations and endodontic, periodontal and oral surgery procedures. In many dental specialties the microscope is already considered the standard of care, and its use in general practice is growing. By encouraging good posture the microscope benefits the health of the dentist and the chair side assistant. When combined with documentation facilities, the microscope is an excellent tool for patient education, record keeping and legal defence.

This course will emphasize your use of the microscope in every day clinical situations by the means of “hands on” exercises on extracted teeth and tooth models. A team approach utilizing a chair side assistant will be emphasised, including training in four-handed dentistry specific to a microscope enhanced general practice. Each participant will have the opportunity to try different brands of microscopes to compare their features.

Those who use loupes should bring them to the course. Loupes should be considered the first stage of magnification. If you do not have loupes an obligation free trial can be arranged in your surgery before this course starts. Please contact Continuing Education for more information.

All reference material will be supplied. Your presenters include both specialist endodontists and general practitioners, all with extensive microscope experience who look forward to sharing their knowledge with you.

Please note: this course is intended as an introduction to the microscope for dentists with no or limited experience in microscopic dentistry or those dentists who have a microscope but are experiencing problems with its use.

Presenters
  • Dr Steven Cohn BA, DDS, Cert Endo, DABE, FADI, FICD, FPFA (Course Convenor)
  • Dr Alan Nerwich BDS (Hons.), MDSc, MRACDS (Endo), FICD
  • Dr Rick Spencer, BDS (Hons)
  • Barbara Faulkner BA (Hons)
Course topics
  • The microscope: what features to look for
  • Adjusting and focusing the microscope
  • Dentist, assistant and patient positioning for optimum results and improved posture
  • Pit and fissure restorations
  • Endodontic access cavities, canal location and instrumentation
  • Veneer preparation
  • Cavity preparation
  • Crown preparation
  • Periodontal procedures
  • Documentation and record keeping

At the conclusion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Adjust the microscope for comfort and effectiveness
  • Carry out clinical procedures using various levels of magnification
  • Utilize their chairside assistant to maximum benefit
  • Develop new skills using specialized microsurgical instruments
  • Improve communication with their patients
  • Improve their treatment records
Course details, dates and cost

The Microscope in General Practice: getting a closer view

Course No:

137415

Format:

Didactic and ‘hands-on’ workshop

Date:

Saturday 11 July 2015

Time:

8am to 5pm (registration from 7.30am) includes full days catering

Venue:

Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cost

Standard for dentists

University of Sydney Alumni

University of Sydney/ NSW Health staff

$995

$895

$795

CPD Hours:

6

To register:

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .

Successful Endodontics for the General Practitioner - July/August 2015

Overview

The objective of this course is to prepare the general practitioner to perform endodontics on a routine basis. The course is based on patient treatment, with each participant completing a multi-rooted tooth over four weekly sessions on consecutive Thursdays (16 July, 23 July, 30 July and 6 August 2015).

The patient sessions are supported by laboratory exercises on extracted teeth and models in the "state of the art" clinical simulation unit. A team approach is encouraged and therefore you are welcome to register your dental assistant for the clinical sessions. The clinical sessions will be preceded by practical seminars and “hands-on” exercises in all phases of endodontic treatment. These include building up teeth with orthodontic bands to prevent fractures and to provide an aseptic working environment, the rapid application of rubber dam and accurate and easy endodontic radiology.

Clinically, participants will have the opportunity to use the latest technology including apex locators, rotary files and thermoplasticised root filling devices. The final seminar will involve a constructive analysis of the participants’ clinical results. A comprehensive set of notes is included.

Topics
  • Endodontic case selection: things to look for
  • Endodontic radiographic techniques
  • Isolation, protection and access cavity design
  • Instrumentation of posterior teeth
  • Root filling of posterior teeth
  • Management of endodontic pain, including occlusal factors
Presenters
  • Steven COHN, BA, DDS, Cert Endo, DABE, FADI, FICD, FPFA
  • Peter Case, BDSc (Hons), DClinDent (Endo)
  • Alexander Lee, BDSc (Hons), MDSc (Endo), FRACDS
  • Marcus YAN, BDS, MDSc (Endo), FRACDS
  • Peter Duckmanton BDS, MDS, FRACDS
Course details, dates and cost

Successful Endodontics for the General Practitoner

Course No:

137215

Format:

Clinical Simulation & Patient Treatment

Date:

Thursday 16 July, Thursday 23 July, Thursday 30 July and Thursday 6 August 2015

Time:

8am to 5.30pm (registration from 7.30am) includes full days catering

Venue:

Sydney Dental Hospital, 2 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Cost

Early bird for dentists (pay by 30 May 2015)

Standard for dentists

University of Sydney Alumni

University of Sydney/ NSW Health staff

$5950

$6660

$5950

$5350

CPD Hours:

32

Mandatory requirements 

 In order to comply with NSW Department of Health Policy directives to be able to treat patients within a public hospital, there is a mandatory requirement for registrants to supply their current valid Dental Board of Australia certificate of registration; 100 point ID check and valid National Police Certificate (online application form).

Vaccination Information

 Registrants will have to supply a NSW Health Vaccination Record Card (completed by the registrants’ GP); NSW Health Form 1 (new recruit undertaking/declaration; and NSW Health Form 2 – TB Assessment Tool.

To register:

You can book online with VISA or Mastercard.

For alternative payment methods please contact the Continuing Education Office on +61 +2 9351 8348 or via email to Continuing Education .