Course Details

Philadelphia -- Comprehensive Endodontics

February 28 - March 3, 2018




The pendulum swing of dental knowledge and therapeutics in the last few years has revised the endodontic service mix far beyond the simple mechanics of technique. Bio-minimalism in access design, canal preparation and debridement procedures, innovations in obturation materials, pulpal regenerative therapies, treatment of trauma and idiopathic resorption as well as passive rehabilitation technologies have renewed the foundational pillar that is endodontics. These trends and transitions resonate profoundly in the ethos of Next Level Endodontics. 

This unique 4-day program has been designed by Dr. Martin Trope and the NLE faculty for the practitioner who seeks to provide his or her patients with long term predictable clinical success. The course content is derived from the most current biologic knowledge and the clinical application of this science. This course is for those who wish to make the myriad facets of the endodontic service mix a cornerstone of their practice.


4-Day Course Overview

This intensive and interactive course is designed for the clinician who wishes to perform his or her endodontic treatments with predictable clinical success and without undue complications. It 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. This course includes a half-day presentation by Dr. Alan Atlas entitled Complications, Failures and Solutions:The Reconstruction and Esthetic Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth.

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

Program Details

Day 1: 

  • Biologic foundation of endodontics; the biologic science behind predictable success
  • Access; the pendulum swings from Schilderian to “ninja” access reflect the need to redress our understanding of the discovery of the labyrinthine complexity of the root canal system. MicroCT images and cbCT planar geometrical orientation have made access a restorative driven application. An evidence based understanding of “as small as necessary” will ensure not only access to the root canal system, but prevent unnecessary dentinal girth removal and the prevention of inadvertent structural collapse
  • Fundamentals of the dental operating microscope; endodontic and restorative application will be addressed, demonstrated and provide the attendee with an appreciation of the incorporation of this important adjunct to any and all treatment
  • Hands-on instruction – the class size is small to ensure personalized training.

Day 2: 

  • Live patient demonstration showcasing essential aseptic techniques that ensure optimal disinfection and debridement and minimize contamination during the treatment procedure
  • Anesthesia for the endodontic patient; pain control is the sine qua non of treatment; whether it be a routine case or a “hot” tooth, pain control is essential to patient compliance and management
  • Principles, instruments and techniques for synchronized, hydraulic root canal obturation; bioceramics are rapidly becoming the obturation standard
  • Hands-on instruction
  • Live patient demonstration

Day 3: 

  • Working length determination; an appreciation of the apical third and the location of the ideal apical terminus of the obturation medium
  • Principles of nickel titanium instrumentation; the understanding of size and taper is integral to the prevention of procedural misadventure. Dr. Trope and the NLE faculty understand that “single file techniques” do not reflect the reality of the myriad facets of the inner space of teeth – the philosophy that is essential is one that understands how apical size scientifically validates success and the concept of taper can be applied without abuse of the root structure
  • Selected instruments and sequences – a multi-faceted approach is taught that can be applied to any situation
  • Hands-on instruction

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