Contemporary Endodontics
A practical course in 3 parts over 6 days
£1000/component or £2700 for 6 days

This course meets the General Dental Council's educational criteria for verifiable ECPD and
13 hours of verifiable ECPD points per 2 day course will be awarded.

This unique course is designed to offer pragmatic approach to root canal treatment for the busy practitioner who seeks to provide high quality endodontic treatment with long term predictable clinical success. The course content is built upon most current biological knowledge and clinical concepts.  The attendee will be exposed to multiple files systems including both reciprocation and rotary concepts as well as bioceramic, “sealer rich” obturation.   Class sizes are limited to 12 with hands-on personalised support from Mark, James and Sanj to maximise the quality of the education.  All delegates will have their own microscope for the duration of the course and access to all the equipment of the specialist environment including Piezo ultrasonics, motors and warm vertical obturation systems.

The course is structured over 6 days but we aim to tailor the teaching to the individual learning goals of the attendees with bespoke teaching on demand if delegates wish.

Participants are asked to bring 5-10 extracted/2days teeth unaccessed for endodontic treatment.

Course dates booked are non-transferrable.

Part 1 –  Date TBA
Part 2 –  Date TBA
Part 3 –  Date TBA

Dr John Whitworth PhD (microbiology), BChD, FDS RCSEd, FDS (Rest Dent)RCS  Course Tutor
 James Darcey
 FDS (Rest Dent) RCSEd
Dr M J Hunter BDS, MSc  Course Tutor
 Mr M J Hunter

Part 1
Microendodontics and contemporary techniques
Day 1 - Date TBA

Aims:  To understanding the principles and techniques underpinning modern endodontics.


Review core diagnostic principles.
Review key considerations in access and isolation.
Feel confident working with magnification.
Understand the rationale of simple shaping and cleaning protocols
Understand how to finesse obturation using tradition techniques and “single cone” fills.
Consider some key predictors of success.

GDC Outcomes: A, B, C and D


  • mandec bullet Understanding endodontic disease and the diagnostic process

  • mandec bullet Preparation for treatment and isolation

  • mandec bullet Pulpal chamber and canal anatomy
  • mandec bullet “Small as necessary “ access and canal negotiation

  • mandec bullet Length determination & glide path development

  • mandec bullet Understand core principles of irrigation and selection of irrigant.

Practical elements

  • mandec bullet Experience the use of microscopes to visualise the root canal system
  • mandec bullet Understand the concept of “as small as necessary” access design
  • mandec bullet Canal negotiation, patency and glide path
  • mandec bullet Canal flaring with: gates glidden and rotary instruments.

Learning outcomes

At the end of day 1, delegates should be able to:

  • mandec bullet Work confidently using the operating microscope
  • mandec bullet Describe the microbial aetiology of endodontic disease and the challenges in its effective management
  • mandec bullet Describe the features of a satisfactory access, and apply this in the development and modification of access cavities for permanent teeth
  • mandec bullet Feel confident with length determination and using electronic apex location
  • mandec bullet Flare canals safely and efficiently with stainless steel and NiTi
  • mandec bullet Understand the basis of irritant selection and protocols

Day 2 - Date TBA

  • mandec bullet Fundamentals of canal preparation, manual preparation with stainless steel and NiTi
  • mandec bullet Understanding preparation concepts reflecting optimal apical size determination and taper.
  • mandec bullet Introduction to rotary endodoontics; single file rotational and reciprocation systems including: Reciproc, Wave One Gold, One Curve, Hyflex EDM One File and XP Shaper.
  • mandec bullet Fundamentals of root canal filling
  • mandec bullet Cold hydraulic technique and “sealer rich” fills.
  • mandec bullet Assessing success and survival

Practical elements

  • mandec bullet Wave One and Reciproc reciprocation plus rotational instrumentation
  • mandec bullet Filling root canals: Cold lateral condensation
  • mandec bullet Single cone cementation.

Learning outcomes

At the end of day 2 delegates should be able to:

  • mandec bullet Describe the benefits and limitations of increased taper NiTi instruments
  • mandec bullet Describe the process of tapered cone fit
  • mandec bullet Describe the benefits and limitations of single cone cementation techniques

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