26th November 2021
This course comprises lectures, demonstrations and hands-on components.
Clinical endodontic procedures can be technically difficult at times. However, with a good understanding of the technical procedures,
it is possible for general dental practitioners to perform root canal treatment on the majority of teeth.
As part of understanding the technical procedures, it is essential to also know and understand the various instruments and materials
that are used. There are many, many choices of instruments, materials and techniques, so it can be confusing and difficult to decide what to use. The first secret is to keep things simple and choose a “package deal” – that is, choose instruments that match the materials and the technique.
This course will outline simple techniques for the major stages of root canal treatment – starting with initial canal negotiation, followed by working length determination, canal preparation and root canal filling techniques. Participants will then be able to practise these techniques by doing the hands-on practical exercises on extracted teeth.
The main objective of this course is to prepare general practitioners for an immediate improvement in their technical skills and ability to perform root canal treatment.
About the Presenter:
Winthrop Professor Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis.
Prior to taking a full-time university position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Dean and Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has presented over 800 lectures and courses in 44 countries. He has published 196 articles in refereed journals and 23 textbook chapters. In 2015, he was appointed as Editor-in-chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for service to the dental profession, particularly in education and research. In 2015, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia.