Multi-rooted Endodontics: Simple Strategies for Complex Teeth: Lecture + Workshop

Lecture: Saturday, May 2, 2020, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Workshop: Sunday, May 3, 2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Has accessing a molar felt daunting enough for you to refer the patient to an endodontist? If yes, you are not alone. Surveys have shown that dentists see access preparation as a problematic step. How does cleaning and shaping work when several root canals are involved at the same time? What are the advantages of warm versus cold obturation in molars? Are there potential risks in some techniques? Easy-to-follow strategies are presented in an evidence-based manner, and allow clinicians to develop immediate strategies in solving endodontic problems in their practices.



Saturdays lecture includes the underlying principles and clinical strategies for diagnosis, decision making, access and complete treatment of teeth requiring root canal therapy. Special tips for premolar and molar teeth are highlighted. Have you thought of switching to a different rotary preparation method? The newest science and systems in cleaning and shaping will be presented along with easy basic steps to build on. Simple and advanced methods of filling shaped root canals will be discussed. Case based discussions in 2D and 3D take any guesswork out of radiographic interpretation.


You Will Learn:

  • Endodontic Diagnoses and related treatment plans
  • When to prescribe CBCT scans and know which scans to interpret with confidence
  • To recognize new materials and trends in endodontics
  • About access preparations that retain structural integrity, expose all orifices and allow unimpeded entry into the root canals
  • Easy canal length determination principles using electronic apex locators and radiographic techniques
  • Both basic concepts and solutions for complex cases
  • Management of complications during endodontic therapy, pain control and handling of emergency situations


Sunday's intensive hands-on workshop is designed to focus on hands-on techniques. Stepwise instructions via printed handouts supplement live, follow-along demonstrations in the simulation laboratory. Participants will perform treatments on plastic models and extracted teeth, emphasizing clinical situations encountered in multi-rooted endodontics. Exercises include locating all canal orifices and offer step-by-step instructions.


You Will Learn:

  • To reinforce techniques and strategies taught in the lecture portion
  • Cleaning and shaping procedures for single-rooted and multi-rooted teeth using the most effective hand instruments and current concepts in rotary instrumentation
  • Root canal filling techniques using laterally compacted gutta-percha
  • Root canal filling using several warm filling techniques


University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry would like to acknowledge and thank Jordco, Inc. Dentsply Sirona Endodontics, KaVo Kerr, Obtura Spartan Endodontics, for their generous support of this program.





About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.


CE Credit

CEU: Units - 13

This activity is designated for 13 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird: $1,195*(for registrations received by April 2)

Regular Tuition: $1,295*

*Course includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service

**The hands-on Sunday workshop is limited to 24 participants


Christine I. Peters, DMD, is a full professor in the Department of Endodontics at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students. Dr. Peters maintains a private practice inside the university. She is a contributor to several textbooks, including Pathways of the Pulp and has authored numerous scientific papers. She is past president of the Northern California Academy of Endodontics.

David C. Brown, BDS, MDS, MSD, is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Endodontics at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and also maintains a private endodontic practice in San Francisco, CA.

Ove Peters, DMD, MS, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Endodontics at Pacific, and has been an educator since 1990, in addition to part-time private practice. He contributed to several textbooks, including Pathways of the Pulp and Ingle’s Endodontics, and has authored two books as well as more than 160 scientific papers. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and received the 2012 Louis I. Grossman Award from the American Association of Endodontists.



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