CLINICAL ENDODONTICS CERTIFICATE & DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

MODULE 1 ENDO

Fundamental of Endodontics

Programme outline: Introduction to contemporary endodontics. Understanding of instrument design and its effect on the prevention of iatrogenic errors.
Hands-on: Hand filing and lateral compaction techniques.

DAY 1

Aims

To understand modern technological advances in endodontic treatment modalities; to understand the role of chemomechanical debridement in the treatment of pulpal and periapical disease; to understand the interaction between the dentine-pulp complex/ microbiology and human immune response in endodontic disease.

Objectives

Students will be able to relate histological pulp changes to clinical signs and symptoms, be able to classify endodontic diseases and understand the benefits and limitations of current treatment modalities.

Agenda

08:30 – 11:00
Contemporary Endodontics – An Overview 1
Prof. James Prichard
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00
Contemporary Endodontics – An Overview 2
Prof. James Prichard
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch        

14:00 – 15:30
Dentine Pulp Complex
Prof. James Prichard
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00
Radiographic Assessment of Cases
Prof. James Prichard



DAY 2

Aims

To understand how to evaluate academic papers and critically evaluate the evidence in Endodontics. To understand pulp chamber anatomy; to understand how to locate root canal orifices; to understand how radiographs relate to the root canal morphology; to understand the role of magnification and lighting in endodontics.

Objectives

Students will have a clear understanding of how to read and evaluate published endodontic papers and apply the evidence to clinical practice. Students will be able to safely and accurately prepare access cavities without removing excess tooth tissue, be able to repeatedly and accurately identify root canal systems, be able to interpret radiographs and identify key markers to assess the difficulty of endodontic procedures.

Agenda

08:30 – 11:00
Risk Factors in Endodontics
Prof. James Prichard
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break  

11:30 – 13:00
Principles of Access Cavity Design and Locating Canals
Prof. James Prichard
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch        

14:00 – 15:30
CASP and Critical Appraisal
Prof. James Prichard
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00
Student Critical Reading Exercise
Prof. James Prichard

DAY 3

Aims 

To understand traditional canal shaping techniques with stainless steel hand files and Gates Glidden and their role in primary and secondary endodontic procedures.

Objectives

Students will have a clear understanding of the traditional methods of root canal preparation and obturation; their benefits and limitations.

Agenda

08:30 – 11:00
Standardised Technique/ Crown Down Technique/ Balanced Forces/ Modified Double Flare Technique Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00
Practical Hand-filing Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch        

14:00 – 15:30
Practical Hand Filing & Cold Lateral Condensation Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard
15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break  

16:00 – 18:00
Cold Lateral Condensation Cold Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard

DAY 4

Aims

To understand the evolution of hand-filing from stainless steel alloys to Nickel-Titanium alloys. To understand Schilder preparation concepts and the importance of tapers. To understand the methodology of cold obturation techniques.

Objectives

Students will have a clear understanding of how to prepare canals with NiTi hand-files and their application to clinical practice. They will be able to obturate root canals with cold techniques.

Agenda

08:30 – 11:00
Practical Hand NiTi-Protaper Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00
Practical Hand NiTi-Protaper Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard
13:00 – 14:00
Lunch        

14:00 – 15:45
Obturation Practical-Single Cone Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard
15:45 – 16:00
Coffee Break

16:00 – 18:00
Obturation Practical-Single Cone Hands-on Training
Prof. James Prichard
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