The first and foremost aim of providing quality restorative dentistry is to eliminate disease and preserve healthy tooth structure. Modern Endodontics is no different. It is a philosophy that encourages using disinfection and instrumentation techniques that are not only designed to eliminate disease but also preservation of dentine. The aim of this course is to best enable dentists to perform root canals using magnification, enhanced illumination and working with modern disinfection and instrumentation techniques for long term success in a safe and predictable way.
The focus of this course will be on modern access preparation designs, finding a balance between hand and rotary instrumentation for safe and effective preparations and trying various disinfection techniques including activation devices like ultrasonics. Participants will have the opportunity to work with microscopes.
About the presenter
Dr Gaurav Vasudeva is a Specialist Endodontist. He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery from India in 2001 and went on the gain his specialist masters’ degree in Endodontics. He was awarded a diplomate membership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in the specialist field of Endodontics by examination and in 2016 was further inducted into their Faculty of Dental Trainers and examiner in the field.
Besides clinical endodontic work, Gaurav has a keen interest in mentoring and teaching. Between 2014 – 2018 he had adjunct Sr. Lecturer appointments with University of Queensland and James Cook University. Gaurav also served as a Clinical lead with the Oral Health services Tasmania and played a key role in establishing endodontic treatment protocols, policies, and operating microscope for the public system in Tasmania.
Gaurav has a special interest in the management of oro-facial pain, dental trauma, complex root canal anatomy and using newer technologies like CBCT in diagnosis and treatment planning. He moved to Perth nearly three years ago and has recently established his endodontic practice in Applecross WA.