A-Z Endodontics

Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Dental pain has plagued the general population and dental professionals for ages. Patients' perception of pain, the primitive tools dental clinicians utilize to assess and diagnose and the understanding of pulpal pathosis makes it difficult at times to determine the origin of dental pain. It is important for dentists to understand how pulpal pain manifests itself and to treat pulpal pain syndrome efficiently and accurately with minimal to no discomfort.


Clinicians are now providing conventional routine endodontics at increasingly efficient rates. The introduction of NiTi files, the development of different file designs, utilization of CBCT imaging and implementation of modern irrigation solutions and techniques can aid in the success of endodontic therapy.


This comprehensive, full-day lecture will examine the importance of a systematic approach to determining a diagnosis of pulpal pain. With a focus on clinical settings, practitioners will acquire strategies to help navigate the pitfalls of accessing teeth and locating canals in extracted teeth. Dr. Wong will also cover new biologic disinfection protocols, shaping canals with a proven safe system of using rotary instruments, and how to hermetically seal the root canal system with the latest materials and techniques available.

You Will Learn:

  • To recognize the relationship of perceived dental pain and its correlation to pulpal pathosis
  • To identify the progression and treatment of normal vital pulp and its progression or deterioration to pulp necrosis and ultimately a Phoenix abscess
  • To formulate strategies for accessing, locating, and negotiating canals
  • To analyze the rationale behind the utilization of hybrid techniques and to perform them in a clinical setting
  • To recognize new biologic disinfection protocols for the root canal system
  • To implement techniques to routinely hermetically seal the root canal system

Who Should Attend

This informative course is designed for general practitioners and specialists.

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.



As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive course material and other timely information. Registration will close at 3:00 pm on Friday, May 20, 2022.


CE Credit

CEU: Units - 6

This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $325 for Dentists

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning


Ralan Wong, DDS, MS, is a fifth-generation San Franciscan and a third-generation alumnus from the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He completed his graduate training in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1997 where he earned the Grossman Award for outstanding clinical and academic performance. He has been inducted into numerous professional dental academies and colleges. Dr. Wong maintains a private practice in San Francisco and is also an associate clinical professor in endodontics at the Dugoni School of Dentistry. 





Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

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San Francisco, CA 94103

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