Contemporary Endodontics - PART 2
Advancing instrumentation and obturation and management of complications
Date TBA

A practical course in 3 parts over 6 days
£1000 per delegate per course or £2700 for 3 x 2 day courses

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

Day 3 - Date TBA
Aims:  To have the knowledge and the skill to take on more complex endodontic cases.


To revisit the principles of diagnosis and complexity assessment
To understand the importance of multi-file systems and the need for flexibility in instrumentation protocols.
To consider differing techniques for obturation.
To find solutions to overcome the principle challenges to successful endodontics

GDC Outcomes: A, B, C and D


  • mandec bullet Assessing endodontic complexity
  • mandec bullet Access to the ‘old’ tooth
  • mandec bullet Negotiation and glide path revisited
  • mandec bullet Fundamentals of rotary and reciprocating NiTi
  • mandec bullet Picking the best system and hybridising protocols
  • mandec bullet Advanced irrigation techniques to maximise decontamination potential

Practical elements

  • mandec bullet Experience the use of microscopes to visualise the root canal system
  • mandec bullet Access, canal identification, negotiation, patency, glide path – including the use of ultrasonics and long-shanked burs to overcome impediments
  • mandec bullet Shaping canals with a number of NiTi rotary systems including: Coltene Hyflex EDM, Dentsply ProTaper Gold and ProTaper Next, Reciproc/Wave Gold (as multiple systems)

Learning outcomes

At the end of day 3, attendees should be able to:

  • mandec bullet Work confidently using the operating microscope
  • mandec bullet Describe systematic methods of case assessment
  • mandec bullet Describe the challenges of the ‘calcified’ canal system and apply strategies for effective entry to challenging canals
  • mandec bullet Flare canals safely with a variety of NiTi rotary instrumentation systems
  • mandec bullet Describe and apply strategies to minimise the risks of rotary file fracture
  • mandec bullet Learn new techniques to improve irrigation

Day 4 - Date TBA

  • mandec bullet Continued exposure to rotary instrumentation
  • mandec bullet Obturation principles: warm vertical techniques and sealer rich fills.
  • mandec bullet Biosilicate materials: when and how to use them.
  • mandec bullet Assessing endodontic outcomes
  • mandec bullet Restoration of the root filled tooth: current thinking and strategies

Practical elements

  • mandec bullet Thermoplastic root canal fillings vs single cone obturation.
  • mandec bullet Use of bulk-fill restorative materials.

Learning outcomes

At the end of day 4 attendees should be able to:

  • mandec bullet Continued exposure to different canal shaping systems.
  • mandec bullet Achieve predictable root fillings by a variety of conventional, thermoplastic and novel techniques.
  • mandec bullet Feel more confident in restorative choices and core restoration.
  • mandec bullet Understand when indirect restoration may be more sensible.

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