School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals


Endoesthetics--Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level III

Friday-Saturday, March 27-28, 2015

Learn clinical solutions to endoesthetic problems and gain hands-on experience with the restoration of endodontically treated teeth.

Despite esthetic challenges from endodontically treated teeth, you can overcome patient dissatisfaction by providing simple endoesthetic procedures in your general practice. However, a command of contemporary diagnostic, esthetic and restorative methods is essential. During this valuable two-day continuing dental education program, you will gain endodontic and restorative updates and will also experience workshops that will improve your confidence and skill in creating endoesthetics. You will also benefit from interaction with supportive endodontic and prosthodontic faculty who will give you practical suggestions including specific feedback on a difficult endoesthetic case that you will bring from your practice.


You will learn how to:

  • prevent endodontic failures through a command of differential diagnosis and utilization of contemporary materials and techniques.
  • determine when to retreat vs. when to extract and place implants.
  • provide the most effective internal bleaching techniques for your patients.
  • diagnose and treat cracked teeth and vertical root fractures.
  • apply the latest techniques in the restoration of endodontically treated teeth including the use of fiber-reinforced posts, core-build-ups and appropriate cements.
  • select the best endoesthetic options for your patients.
  • troubleshoot endoesthetic problems.

What others have liked about this program:

“Very practical, applies to everyday practice.”

“The hands-on workshop gave me wonderful confidence in internal bleaching and post placement.” Dr. Anna Miller, Dubuque, IA

“Speakers were very good as were lab time and content.” Dr. Michael Gardner, Willmar, MN

“Very applicable, great speakers.” Dr. Richard Brown, Balaton, MN

“The course deals with common questions about endodontics.”

“Very informative and flexible—questions were answered completely.”
Dr. James Fritsche, De Pere, WI

Who Should Attend

Any dentist who wants an update in contemporary endodontics especially related to esthetic problems and who wants practical experience with the esthetic restoration of endodontically treated teeth. This continuing dental education course is also a core module in the Postgraduate Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, demonstrations, round table case discussions, laboratory exercises. A patient is not needed for this module.

Course Instructors

Dan Nathanson, D.M.D., M.S.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Restorative Sciences and Biomaterials, Boston University, Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Past President of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, the International Federation of Esthetic Dentistry, and the Prosthodontic Research Group of IADR, Dr. Nathanson is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists, the Academy of Prosthodontics, and the Society for Color and Esthetics in Dentistry (President Elect). He has lectured nationally and internationally and has published extensively in the areas of esthetic dentistry and restorative materials. In addition to academics Dr. Nathanson maintains a part-time practice limited to prosthodontics in Boston, Massachusetts.

Paul Olin, D.D.S., M.S., Director, Dental Implant Program; Associate Professor, Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Restorative Sciences, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. Dr. Olin also maintains an active prosthodontic and esthetic dentistry practice. He is the Director of the Postgraduate Programs in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Levels I–III at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry. 

Brent Rundquist, D.D.S., M.S., is in full time endodontic clinical practice with The Dental Specialists in Maple Grove and Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Dr. Rundquist practiced general dentistry for 10 years and treated patients at the Facial Pain Clinic for four years prior to specializing in endodontics in 2003. He has presented numerous continuing dental education programs and serves as a guest lecturer for the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.

Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry

The University of Minnesota Continuing Dental Education Program is pleased to offer a unique Certificate Program in Contemporary Restorative and Esthetic Dentistry. Dentists may earn a university certificate in contemporary restorative and esthetic dentistry, in addition to mastership credit for the Academy of General Dentistry and continuing education credit for relicensure requirements.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Postgraduate Program in Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry: Level I

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