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.
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 Head of the UWA School of Dentistry and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009.
He has lectured extensively in 42 countries, has published over 170 articles in refereed journals and 24 textbook chapters. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Dental Traumatology and he has served on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 17 international journals.
Prof. Abbott has won numerous awards for his teaching including the University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Individual Teaching, Postgraduate Coursework Teaching and for Research Supervision. He has also been awarded by the UWA Student Guild for his teaching and recently received a Commendation for Lifetime Achievement in Clinical Supervision from The WA Clinical Training Network Team.
In June 2015, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to clinical dentistry, teaching, research and professional societies.