Contemporary Endodontics -
Part 3 - Advanced Endo. Re-Treatment – 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 has a special interest in endodontics and seeks to treatment plan and provide high-quality advanced endodontic re-treatment.

The course content is built upon most current biological knowledge and clinical concepts established in Part 1 and Part 2 of MANDEC’s Contemporary Endodontic course.  The attendee will be exposed to microscope magnification, ultrasonic instrumentation, and bioceramic materials.

Class sizes are limited to 10 with hands-on personalised support from Sanjeev to maximise the quality of the education.  All delegates will have their own microscope for the duration of the course and access to all specialist equipment including Piezo ultrasonics and electric motors.

The course is structured with an aim to tailor the teaching to the individual learning goals of the attendees with bespoke teaching on demand if delegates wish.

Participants will be asked to bring pre-prepared accessed extracted teeth in advance as directed by Sanjeev.

Course dates booked are non-transferrable.

Aims:  To have the knowledge and the skill to take on complex failed endodontic cases.


To revisit the principles of diagnosis and complexity assessment
To understand the decision-making process to deal with failed endodontic cases
To understand the outcomes and prognosis of root-filled cases
To introduce advanced technique for the management of previously root-filled cases
To find solutions to overcome the principle challenges to successful endodontics

GDC Outcomes: A, C and D

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
 MEndo RCSEd,
 FDS (Rest Dent)
Dr M J Hunter BDS, MSc  Course Tutor
 Mr M J Hunter
Tutor Sanjeev Bhanderi  Course Tutor:
 Sanjeev Bhanderi
 Specialist in
 Senior Lecture

Day 5 Orthograde Re-treatment - Date TBA


• Success and failure in endodontics
• Diagnosis, treatment planning and decision-making process for management of failed endodontic cases
• Clinical orthograde management of the failed endodontic case
• The concept and application of ultrasonics in non-surgical endodontics
• Clinical handling and indications for the use of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate and Biodentine

Practical elements

• Techniques for negotiating blockages in previously treated root canals
• Use of MTA and Biodentine to repair iatrogenic defects
• Techniques to remove g.p./sealer based root fillings
• Techniques for dismantling and removal of post-core structures and fractured intracanal instruments from root canals

Learning outcomes

At the end of day 5, attendees should be able to:

• Understand the aetiology of a failed endodontic case
• Diagnosis and treatment planning for failed endodontic cases
• To be able to re-treat easy-moderate technically difficult cases
• Working under an operating microscope
• Removal of gutta percha, blockages, fractured instruments, and posts from root canals
• To repair perforations with appropriate materials

Day 6 Surgical Re-treatment - Date TBA

• Revise the theory of endodontic surgery and contemporary concepts in microsurgical endodontic re-treatment
• Biosilicate materials: when and how to use them in surgery
• Assessing surgical endodontic outcomes
• The concept and application of ultrasonics in surgical endodontics.

Practical elements
• Soft tissue flap design using Pigs jaw models
• Osteotomy and microsurgical access
• Retrograde resection, preparation, and obturation of root canals with MTA.

Learning outcomes
At the end of day 6, attendees should be able to:
• Know the indications and contraindications for endodontic surgery
• Treatment plan and decision-making process for failed endodontic cases
• Use of an operating microscope:
• Use contemporary Bioceramic retrograde filling materials, ultrasonics, and microsurgical instruments
• Understand the types of lesion that may require bone regeneration
• Understand minimal invasive (microsurgical) techniques to deal with failed endodontic cases


 Click here for Part 1 details
 Click here for Part 2 details

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