This course comprises lectures, demonstrations and hands-on components.
The outcome of endodontic treatment is generally quite predictable if recommended and biologically based treatment procedures and protocols are followed. However, clinical endodontic procedures can be technically difficult at times.
Typical complications (especially in posterior teeth with extensive restorations) are often related to pulp canal calcification, access, visibility and canal anatomy, rather than to any other factors. However, many of these problems can be overcome by having a thorough understanding of the disease processes that are being managed and the causes of these diseases.
This course will provide an update on the various diseases and their courses. Then, some “trade secrets” of an experienced endodontist will be discussed and demonstrated to help you simplify the treatment process. 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 ability to perform predictable endodontic treatment.
About the presenter
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.