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Achieving Endodontic Success - Simplicity Through Efficiency

Achieving Endodontic Success—Simplicity Through Efficiency: A Lecture & Hands-on Workshop

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Would you like to learn a simplified and reproducible method for treating complicated root canal anatomies?

This comprehensive course will give you the knowledge and skills to treat the most complex root canal anatomies efficiently and predictably. You will benefit from Dr. David Landwehr’s 16 years of practice experience as he shares the latest evidence and clinical tips on: case selection, access and canal preparation, glide path management, cutting edge instrumentation techniques (rotary and reciprocation), enhanced irrigation protocols and state-of-the-art three dimensional obturation. During the afternoon hands-on session, you will gain practical experience to help facilitate a seamless incorporation of the techniques into clinical practice.

This continuing education course is funded in part by an unrestricted educational grant from Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties.


Through illustrated lectures and hands-on experience, you will learn to:

  • select cases to maximize clinical predictability.
  • create a reproducible and enhanced glide path with a single rotary instrument.
  • utilize radiographic and clinical clues to locate “extra canals” found in many teeth.
  • identify instrumentation and irrigation techniques that are necessary to treat the root canal system in three dimensions.
  • recognize the design features and working characteristics of commonly used instrumentation systems and their impact on clinical efficiency and predictability.
  • apply enhanced irrigation protocols to eliminate bacteria from the root canal system.
  • place a dense and reproducible three-dimensional filling in any root canal anatomy.
  • determine when to consider referral to an endodontist.
Who Should Attend

General dentists and endodontists looking to simplify the root canal procedure while incorporating state-of-the-art evidence based techniques into their clinical practice.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, demonstrations and laboratory exercises.

Workshop Equipment and Supplies

You will need to bring the following with you to the course: 1) loupes/safety glasses, and 2) 2-3 extracted teeth with ideal access prepared. (Treatable teeth with reasonable root anatomies and a total of 6-8 canals would be ideal.) All other equipment and supplies will be provided by Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties and the School of Dentistry.

Guest Speaker

David J. Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S., practicing endodontist in Madison, Wisconsin. As a leading practitioner and speaker, Dr. Landwehr serves as a frequent lecturer and teacher for a variety of organizations at multiple events around the country each year. His ongoing work as an opinion leader has positioned him at the forefront of modern endodontic treatment. Dr. Landwehr has presented case studies and research findings, published in peer-reviewed journals, served as an evidence reviewer for the American Dental Association and was the Chief of Endodontics for the Meriter Hospital general practice residency in Madison, Wisconsin for more than 10 years.

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