Course Details

Ft. Washington, PA -- Comprehensive Endodontics

November 6 - 9, 2019




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.


Course Location:

Dental Future Center
401 Commerce Drive, Suite 100
Fort Washington, PA  19304


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 Save the Tooth! Reconstruction of Compromised Teeth from Endodontics to Final Restoration

 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

Day 4: 

Save the Tooth! Reconstruction of Compromised Teeth from Endodontics to Final Restoration
Instructor:Dr. Alan Atlas

Course Description:

This interactive course will cover the spectrum of treatment options for the restoration of the compromised endodontically treated tooth. Participants will learn risk assessment principles necessary to determine the clinical requirements for successful tooth preservation. Step-by-step protocols for post selection, post and core placement, and tooth preparation will be visualized with HD video obtained with a dental microscope.  Innovative workflows will be introduced for integrating endodontic therapy with scanning and milling. A concise hands-on workshop will demonstrate adhesion and restorative protocols for placement of post and core foundational restorations.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the full scope of endodontic and restorative diagnostic risk factors necessary to treatment plan tooth preservation or tooth removal
  • Understand the when, why and how strategies to simplify placement of posts and core materials
  • Utilize precise preparation protocols to improve scanning and milling procedures as well as conventional impressions
  • Demonstrate clinical protocols for anterior and posterior ceramic based restorations from treatment planning to cementation
  • Implement innovative and reduced workflows for integrating endodontic therapy with chairside scanning and milling

Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch are included every day.
Terms and Conditions:The fee for the course is $5,000. A deposit of $2,500 reserves the space. The remaining balance will be due on the first day of the course. If the course is cancelled by the registrant six weeks or more before the start date, the deposit minus a $200 administrative fee will be refunded. If the course is cancelled by the registrant with fewer than six weeks before the start date, the deposit is non-refundable. However, $1,000 of the deposit can be credited towards a future course.

You may register online.
Call Merrie Hupp at 828 243-8078 or email us at [email protected]


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Dr. Martin Trope

Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he earned his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980, he practiced general dentistry and endodontics. In 1980, he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an ...

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Dr. Alan M. Atlas

Dr. Alan Atlas maintains a full time private practice dedicated to esthetic and comprehensive restorative dentistry located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Alan Atlas received his D.M.D degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and currently serves there as Clinical Pr

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Dr. James G. Hupp

Dr. James G. Hupp received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Upon graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the US Navy until 1993. In 1996, he completed his endodontic residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a

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Dr. Bekir Karabucak

Dr. Bekir Karabucak is associate professor, director of the Postdoctoral Endodontics Program and director of Division of Advanced Dental Education at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been serving as interim chair of Endodontics since October 2014. After earning his dental degree from ...

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Dr. Meetu Kohli

Dr. Meetu Ralli Kohli is Clinical Associate Professor and the Director for Continuing Education and International Postdoctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Endodontic department. Dr. Kohli earned her B.D.S. degree from Government Dental College, Bangalore...

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Dr. Frank Setzer

Dr. Setzer graduated from the Dental School of the Friedrich- Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years ...

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  • Length: 4 Day(s)
  • Class Size: 15
  • CE Hours: 32
  • Price:US $5000
  • Institution: Next Level Endodontics, In conjunction with Brasseler, USA
  • Language: English
  • Location: Dental Future Center, 401 Commerce Drive, Suite 100, PENNSYLVANIA, United States, Fort Washington, 19034