Dentistry III

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About the course

This five day intense advanced course provides attendees that have already completed Dentistry I and II (or have comparable experience), with an additional in-depth knowledge of diseases of the endodontic system – what these are, how to diagnose them and what materials and techniques are required for an appropriate treatment.

Course goals: At the end of this course the attendee will be able to diagnose endodontic disease and recognize limitations in the diagnostic armamentarium. Based on these (s)he will be able to recommend an appropriate treatment and weigh with the owner/s pros and cons for the selected procedure. Step-by-step practical, instructional training and guidance will equip the attendee with the knowledge and know-how of basic endodontic treatment and provide the appropriate tools to enable the course participant to continue the training needed to master endodontic management.

Theoretical topics: 

• An introduction to endodontics 

• Materials needed in restorative dentistry

• Techniques in restorative dentistry

• Pulpal reactions and endodontic infections

• Diagnostic procedures in endodontics

• Direct/vital pulp treatment and partial pulpotomy

• Getting ready for total pulpectomy

• Total pulpectomy techniques (access and canal preparation – materials and techniques – dogs and cats)

• Total pulpectomy techniques (canal obturation and restoration - materials and techniques)

• Evaluation of total pulpectomy

• Common endodontic complications

• Basic principles of surgical endodontics (apicoectomy, hemisection) Practical/interactive procedures:

• Restoration techniques

• Case-based review of dental radiographs

• Vital pulp treatment, pulpotomy and restoration

• Total pulpectomy step-by-step: access preparation, canal preparation, canal obturation and restoration

• Interactive radiograph-based session: Evaluation of procedures performed by attendees

• Temporary filling 

• Total pulpectomy A to Z: canine tooth

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