2nd Annual Endodontics Symposium | Featuring Drs. Makins, Fleury, Jaramillo & Bruder

Friday, November 2, 2018


Course Synopsis (AM) | Scott Makins, DDS, MS

Quick Tips to Enhance Your Cone Beam Reviews

This brief session will present tips for capturing and reviewing diagnostic quality scans and identification of some common incidental findings.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Understand the impact of patient case selection and positioning on scan quality

• Review sequential scan volume methods

• Recognize common incidental findings to increase ability to interpret scan volumes. 



Course Synopsis (AM) | Alex Fleury DDS, MS
Three-Dimensional (3-D) Endodontic Instrumentation and Obturation

At last, Endodontic Evolution meets Endodontic Revolution! After two decades of research and experimentation with NiTi rotary instruments, an expandable rotary instrument has been created. New adaptive 3-D files have produced a revolution in simplicity, efficiency and safety for you and your patients. These unique instruments expand at body temperature, effectively debriding and disinfecting oval and irregular shaped canals without compromising the structural integrity of the treated tooth. This body temperature transformation allows faster and safer instrumentation using less files than conventional techniques. The improved file-dentin interface allows minimally invasive root canal preparations that can easily be obturated using bioceramics. True 3-D instrumentation and obturation has arrived.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Understand the basic foundations of endodontic success 
• Understand the concept of anatomic shaping 
• Triage basic and advanced cases and know how to apply the correct instrumentation protocol for each case.



Course Synopsis (PM) | David E. Jaramillo, DDS

Latest Trends in Root Canal Irrigation

New technology for root canal irrigation is being introduced into the field of endodontics. New technologies as LAI and Multisonication are going to be compared to well established irrigation techniques as: positive, negative pressure and ultrasonic irrigation.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Identify different irrigation techniques

• Understand the concepts of laser and multisonication technology

• Understand the importance of dentin disinfection. 



Course Synopsis (PM) | George Bruder, DMD

Contemporary Strategies for Achieving Endodontic Success

This course will review the importance of coronal access modifications that facilitate the formation of a glide path while preserving dentin. Participants will also learn today's principles of irrigation and instrument design that affect efficiency, efficacy and safety.


Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Retain what matters during access

• Preserve dentin while modifying coronal access and obtaining glide path

• Irrigate, obturate and create post spaces when needed with confidence. 


Registration & Tuition Information


Course Fee:

$320 Dentist + 1* Allied Dental Personnel
$175 Allied Dental Personnel

*Information for allied dental personnel is required upon registration.
Unregistered participants will be assessed a $175 walk-in fee.

Course fee is due at time of registration.

Recent UTSD Graduate Free CE does not apply to this course.


This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts of UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education and the UTHealth Department of Endodontics.

About the Presenter(s)


Scott R. Makins, DDS, MS, is a graduate of the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston and received his certificate in endodontics from the Baylor College of Dentistry in 1983. He established his endodontic practice in College Station, Texas where he was the only endodontist in a one hundred mile radius. After ten years, he attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio to study dental radiology, oral medicine and forensic dentistry in the Dental Diagnostic Science program. Upon completion of the program, he accepted a position at the Dental Branch in Houston teaching radiology. Later, he joined the endodontic faculty and spent the next fifteen years teaching and practicing endodontics. He returned to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and completed the advanced education program in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology with the Master of Science degree in 2015. An invitation from the UTHealth School of Dentistry took Dr. Makins back to Houston where he serves as Director of the predoctoral program in endodontics. Dr. Makins is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He has and continues to serve as a reviewer, editorial board member and scientific advisor for the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, and Oral Radiology, the Texas Dental Journal and the Journal of Endodontics. Additionally, he has been actively involved in the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, the Texas Dental Association, the Brazos Valley District Dental Society and the Houston Academy of Endodontists.



Alex Fleury, DDS, MS, earned a Master of Science in oral biology and certificate in endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received a DDS degree in 1984 from the University of São Paulo. Dr. Fleury served as director of predoctoral endodontics for six years at both Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Florida and Texas A&M College of Dentistry. He currently serves as assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Dentistry, working with endodontic residents. Dr. Fleury has been named the recipient of the Edward E. Osetek Award for best new endodontic educator of the year by the American Association of Endodontists. He served on the scientific advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics as well as director of educational resources for Real World Endodontics. Dr. Fleury is currently practicing full time as an endodontist in Dallas, Texas.




David E. Jaramillo, DDS, is an associate professor in the Department of Endodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston. Dr. Jaramillo was in private endodontic practice from 1990 to 2004, when he joined the faculty of Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in California. He saw patients in the faculty practice and served as an associate professor, endodontics clinic director, and course director in endodontics for the International Dentist Program, and he was a researcher at the Center for Dental Research. He is also a former clinical assistant professor of endodontics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While at USC, Dr. Jaramillo actively participated in research at the Center for Biofilms, where he learned scanning electron microscopy and laser scanning microscopy while improving his knowledge of histological sectioning techniques. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 peer-reviewed, published articles, and multiple book chapters, both in English and Spanish. Dr. Jaramillo has lectured for the International Federation of Endodontic Association and endodontic organizations in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and Spain.



George A. Bruder, DMD, was the founding chair of the Department of Endodontics and director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine from 2006–15. Dr. Bruder is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and the coordinator of Micro-Endodontics and Endodontic Technologies in the Advanced Graduate Program in Endodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bruder has delivered more than 500 lectures both nationally and internationally and published numerous articles on micro-endodontics and endodontic technologies, as well as authored and co-authored numerous textbook chapters. Dr. Bruder serves as CFO and director at the International Dental Institute – Forever Learning.

Educational Grants




Credit Hours

070 Endodontics - Lecture: Hours - 7.5

Time and Location


Check-in & Breakfast:
8:30 AM to 9:00 AM


9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Includes Continental Breakfast & working Lunch


UTHealth School of Dentistry - Garza Classroom

7500 Cambridge Street
4th Floor Room 4340
Houston, TX 77054


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