Endodontics Speakers and Courses

“ Esthetic Enhancements for Your Chairside Crowns from Single Tooth to Full Smile Design”

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• The Ultimate Root to Crown Solution: Achieve the Most Profitable Workflow in Dentistry (Presented with Dr. Diwakar Kinra)

  • This interactive course will demonstrate an innovative step-by-step treatment protocol that significantly reduces workflow time and integrates current endodontic, adhesive and restorative materials with digital technologies to potentially create the most profitable single visit in dentistry.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the full scope of endodontic and restorative diagnostic risk factors necessary to treatment plan tooth preservation or tooth removal
  • Implement essential protocols for the endodontic-restorative connection from access to obturation and placement of posts and core materials
  • Utilize innovative and reduced workflows for integrating endodontic therapy with adhesion based foundational buildups, scanning and milling

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  • Dr. Alan Atlas maintains a full-time private practice dedicated to esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He currently serves as Clinical Professor in the Department of Endodontics and the Department of Preventive/Restorative Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Atlas is Director of the Endodontic-Restorative Microscopy and Technology Clinic teaching dental students precision restorative dentistry utilizing the dental microscope and digital technologies. His presentations span worldwide including China, Africa, Japan, Korea and Europe.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Friday, 2-3 p.m. Surf E
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes
“Guided Partial Extraction Therapy - Simplifying the Complex”

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• Creating Endodontic Success Through 3D Imaging: The Virtual Microscope

  • This course will discuss how 3D imaging can enhance your diagnostic and clinical endodontics skills. Most practices underutilize their CBCT. This session will guide you through the advantages of using cone beam in case selection to help increase productivity and positive outcomes.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to acquire and manipulate 3D images

  • Understanding how CBCT can aid in endodontic diagnosis treatment planning

  • Choosing when to use 2D vs. 3D imaging to assist in determining difficult canal anatomy and pathology

• The Ultimate Root to Crown Solution: Achieve the Most Profitable Workflow in Dentistry (Presented with Dr. Alan Atlas)

  • This interactive course will demonstrate an innovative step-by-step treatment protocol that significantly reduces workflow time and integrates current endodontic, adhesive and restorative materials with digital technologies to potentially create the most profitable single visit in dentistry.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the full scope of endodontic and restorative diagnostic risk factors necessary to treatment plan tooth preservation or tooth removal

  • Implement essential protocols for the endodontic-restorative connection from access to obturation and placement of posts and core materials

  • Utilize innovative and reduced workflows for integrating endodontic therapy with adhesion based foundational buildups, scanning and milling

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  • Dr. Kinra received his dental degree from the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry, in 1999. At that time he proceeded into private practice for the next 3 years. In 2002, he returned to obtain his master’s degree in endodontics at the University of Detroit-Mercy, School of Dentistry. In 2004, after the completion of his postgraduate degree, he immediately began his solo private practice limited to endodontics in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Kinra is an Adjunct Professor of Graduate Endodontics and Graduate Periodontics at the University of Detroit-Mercy, School of Dentistry and University of Michigan Dental School. He is a member of the AAE, MAE, ADA, MDA and GDDS dental societies. Dr. Kinra has written and spoken on clinical endodontics and practice management since 2005. He has spoken at over 35 universities domestically and internationally. His clinical lectures focus on all aspect of Endodontics. He currently holds the President for the Michigan Association of Endodontists.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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• Creating Endodontic Success Through 3D Imaging: The Virtual Microscope

  • Day and Location: Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Lagoon G/H
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes

• The Ultimate Root to Crown Solution: Achieve the Most Profitable Workflow in Dentistry

  • Day and Location: Friday, 2-3 p.m. Surf E
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes
“Walk, Jog, Run to Success With Your New Associate”

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• Trunatomy: A Restoratively Driven Path to Endodontic Excellence

  • This lecture will explore the benefits of TruNatomy, an innovative root canal treatment system. It is built on the understanding that endodontic excellence will follow a restoratively driven path. TruNatomy allows a comprehensive and flexible treatment solution that preserves the structural integrity of the tooth and adapts to all your clinical situations. The system includes five innovative rotary instruments with a distinctive offset cross-section and new advanced heat treatment, which provides excellent canal tracking and durability. TruNatomy provides a reproducible centered glide path while the unique sizing promotes desired apical sizes without unnecessary coronal enlargement with just two or three instruments. The TruNatomy system offers a new flexible irrigation cannula, fitted gutta-percha, electric heat plugger tip, and paper points. The new system by Dentsply Sirona combines excellent canal debridement with a smooth effortless feeling while shaping canals of all types of anatomy.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the rationale to define endodontics from a restorative point of view
  • Demonstrate the benefits of orifice modification prior to reaching working length
  • Modify as needed the clinical practice to endodontics to promote tooth longevity

• Future-Proofing Endodontics: Biology and Technology

  • There is no doubt that the landscape of endodontic practice has changed dramatically in the last 15 years, with the advent of new technology (e.g., nickel titanium rotaries, microscopes, cone beam CT). More recently advances in the biologic understanding, for example in stem-cell based regenerative therapy, are promising also changes in clinical practice. But, all of this must be viewed with patient outcomes in mind. This series of talks aims to highlight relevant aspects for clinicians engaged in endodontic practice. Highlighted will be the current discussion on what outcomes we are really addressing in endodontic therapy, as well as the current status in endodontic biology and technology.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe, in detail, the changing landscape in endodontic biology and technology
  • Question, and to reconfigure where needed, the clinical treatment modalities
  • Assess the impact that the changes will have for patient outcomes, both-tooth related and patient-related

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  • Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, Ph.D., is a tenured professor and the Chair of the Department of Endodontics, as well as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontology, at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He earned his dental degree from the University of Kiel, Germany, his endodontic certificates first in 2001 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and then again along with an MS degree in 2006 from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Peters served as an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics from 1993-1996 at the University of Heidelberg and as the Head of the Faculty Practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich in 2001. He is a fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a recipient of multiple awards, including the Louis I. Grossman and the Hans Genet Awards. In addition to his role as Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, Dr. Peters has authored more than 175 scientific articles, abstracts, and 15 chapters in endodontic textbooks, as well as two books, and has lectured both nationally and internationally. His main scientific interests are the design and performance of root canal instruments. In this area, Dr. Peters has developed novel methods of three-dimensional imaging and mechanical testing. He has also assessed the efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment. More recently he became involved in research in endodontic and stem cell biology.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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• Trunatomy: A Restoratively Driven Path to Endodontic Excellence

  • Day and Location: Friday, 4-5:30 p.m. Reef C
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: No

• Future-Proofing Endodontics: Biology and Technology

  • Day and Location: Thursday, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Surf B
  • Level of Training: Advanced
  • CE Eligible: Yes
“Strategies for the One-Visit Cosmetic Makeover” and “The Story of the Mouth”

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• Bridging the Knowing and Doing Gap: A Restoratively Driven Path to Endodontic Excellence

  • This course focuses on the extension of the tooth life cycle. Dentists will learn how to efficiently complete endodontic therapy and immediately preserve long-term success of the tooth via current endodontic and restorative trends and techniques. The goal of this course is to reinforce the value of combining Endo/Resto.

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnose and treatment plan Endo/Resto procedures with confidence and discuss endodontic therapy including access and dentin preservation
  • Obtain straight-line access while maintaining tooth structure and modify coronal access to facilitate the formation of a glide path
  • Review current trends in instrumentation and irrigation and explain why single visit Endo/Resto is preferred and when it is not an option

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  • George A. Bruder, D.M.D. – Dr. Bruder was the founding Chair of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine from 2006 – 2015. In 2012, Dr. Bruder was awarded the prestigious Edward M. Osetek Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists and is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Bruder has delivered more than 1000 lectures both nationally and internationally and published numerous articles on Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic technologies. In addition, he has authored and co-authored numerous textbook chapters including the chapter on non-surgical Micro-Endodontic Retreatments with Dr. Robert R. White in Color Atlas of Endodontics, by Dr. William Johnson. Currently, Dr. Bruder divides his time between his family, private practice, and providing the ultimate in hands-on participation continuing education programs held in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, at the facility he co-founded with Dr. Sergio Kuttler, International Dental Institute – Forever Learning (IDI-FL). Dr. Bruder serves as CFO and Director at IDI-FL.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Saturday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Lagoon E/F
  • Level of Training: Intermediate
  • CE Eligible: Yes
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• Advanced Endodontic Diagnosis: The Pulp May Not Be The Problem

  • The pathway of endodontic diagnosis is filled with twists and turns that often prevent the clinician from making a definitive diagnosis. In the worst-case scenario, diagnostic pitfalls can lead to inaccuracies, resulting in unnecessary or inappropriate treatment. Only with an accurate diagnosis can effective treatment be provided in a timely manner. This review, based on clinical cases, will highlight a variety of diagnostic roadblocks including the limitations of pulp testing and other potential sources for facial pain. A better understanding of these dilemmas will provide the clinician a map to navigate the path to diagnostic accuracy.

Learning Objectives

  • At completion of this course each participant should be able to use the most accurate and current diagnostic terms to describe the pulpal status and periapical changes prior to endodontic treatment
  • At completion of this course each participant should be able to recognize the limits of available technology and issues related to pulp testing
  • At completion of this course each participant should be able to use a systematic method to formulate a differential diagnosis of radiographic lesions found in the periradicular area

• Endodontic Success: The Three-Dimensional Importance of Anatomy, Irrigation and Obturation

  • Endodontic success is dependent on a variety of interrelated factors, but removal of bacteria from the root canal system is the ultimate goal. It is imperative that all canals are located and cleaned to the root apex to achieve maximum disinfection. This session will place special emphasis on locating canals and the anatomical complexities that impact clinical outcomes. Enhanced irrigation protocols will be explored along with state of the art obturation techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • To learn clinically relevant strategies for locating typical root canal anatomies and tips for identifying hard to find canals
  • To understand the importance of an efficient irrigation protocol for maximum disinfection of the root canal system
  • To review obturation techniques that allow placement of a dense and repeatable three-dimensional filling in any root canal anatomy

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  • As a leading practitioner, and speaker, David Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S. serves as a frequent teacher at events focusing on endodontics and oral pathology. Dr. Landwehr’s ongoing work as an opinion leader has positioned him at the forefront of modern endodontic treatment. Dr. Landwehr’s teaching focuses on techniques used daily in his clinical practice that are efficient, evidence based and attainable for any practitioner.

    A Wisconsin native, Dr. Landwehr studied as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to earn his D.D.S. at the University of Minnesota. From there, he earned an M.S. degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at The Ohio State University followed by specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Michigan. Since returning to Wisconsin in 1999, Dr. Landwehr has provided exemplary care to patients in a private practice setting.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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• Advanced Endodontic Diagnosis: The Pulp May Not Be The Problem

  • Day and Location: Saturday, 9-10 a.m. Jasmine G/H
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes

• Endodontic Success: The Three-Dimensional Importance of Anatomy, Irrigation and Obturation

  • Day and Location: Saturday, 4-5 p.m. Lagoon C/D
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes
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• Top 5 Trouble Shooting Tips from the Endodontist Perspective

  • This course will discuss commonly encountered questions from general practitioners during endodontic courses. The session will guide you through tricky situations you may encounter in your practice such as difficult diagnosis, cracked tooth syndrome, delivery of effective anesthesia and locating canals to help you to quickly and efficiently trouble shoot the problem. Effective and reliable strategies that can easily be implemented in your office will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to diagnosis the problem when the patient presents with unlocalized pain
  • Learn how to effectively administer anesthesia to the "hot" tooth
  • Understand how to utilize technology within your office to locate canals and understand changes in anatomy

• Implementation of Endodontics Therapy in the Pediatric Patient

  • This course will provide attendees a basic review of current pulp therapy techniques for both primary and immature permanent teeth. The topics discussed in this course include vital pulp therapy, pulpotomy, regenerative therapy, trauma, vital pulp therapy materials and behavior management of the pediatric endodontic patient. This course is a basic introduction for common issues observed in the pediatric patients of both family practice and pediatric practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnose pulpal health in primary and immature permanent teeth
  • Discuss treatment options for compromised pulp tissue in primary and immature permanent teeth
  • Discuss treatment techniques for behavior management of a pediatric endodontic appointment

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  • Dr. Beth Ann Damas was born and raised in Lemont, Illinois. In 2005, she graduated as one of only five students with a dual D.D.S. and MS. degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. Upon graduation, Dr. Damas entered the private practice of general dentistry in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago from 2005 to 2008. Subsequently, Dr. Damas entered the endodontic residency program at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her residency training in 2010. Dr. Damas is an active member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association and the Chicago Dental Society. Her expertise includes regenerative endodontics in adolescents and she has presented this research to various study clubs nationally. Dr. Damas completed her American Board of Endodontics Diplomate certification in 2015 which is the highest academic achievement in the profession.

    Dr. Damas resides in Southwest Suburbs with her husband, two young children and her dog. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and creating lasting memories with her kids.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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• Top 5 Trouble Shooting Tips from the Endodontist Perspective

  • Day and Location: Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Jasmine G/H
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes

• Implementation of Endodontics Therapy in the Pediatric Patient

  • Day and Location: Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Reef D/E
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes
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• Endodontic Pain Management

  • Dental pain is a complex and multifactorial condition that impacts all aspects of endodontic care. Explore the complexities of diagnosis and decision-making for the management of patient care before, during, and after treatment. Learn effective strategies for acute emergency care, reliable achievement of profound anaesthesia, and post-treatment pain management. Clinical cases and the latest research will be presented to hone our understanding in this area and build upon the endodontic skill-set.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and identify odontogenic vs non-odontogenic sources of pain
  • Learn clinical skills to effectively manage pain and maximize local anaesthesic effect during treatment
  • Understand how to manage and reduce post-operative pain and identify conditions that may predict its occurrence

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  • Natanya Padachey DDS, Dipl. Endo (University of Toronto), FCDS, FRCD (C) is active in dental continuing education and lectures and provides hands-on training to dentists in Canada and the United States. She maintains a full time endodontic practice in Victoria, BC, Canada established in 1999 that offers a complete range of microscopic endodontics and surgery, and has taught endodontics at both the post-graduate and undergraduate levels at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto. Dr. Padachey is Past President of the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, Fellow of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia, member of the American Association of Endodontics, BC Society of Endodontics, and Victoria&District Dental Society.

    “Dentsply Sirona World speakers have been compensated for their presentations at this event by Dentsply Sirona, and have agreed to disclose any additional financial interest with any other company whose products are discussed in their course at the beginning of the presentation.”

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  • Day and Location: Thursday, 3-4 p.m. Surf F
  • Level of Training: Basic
  • CE Eligible: Yes