Hands-on Program

October 23, Saturday

Available courses:

HANDS-ON I – “Biological instrumentation and obturation” – Afternoon session

HANDS-ON II – “Effective Retreatment & obturation” – Morning session

HANDS-ON III – “Techniques for separated file retrieval” – Afternoon session


PROGRAM

08:00 – 09:00 Registration to Hands-on Courses
09:00 – 13:00 Parallel Hands-on Courses (Morning sessions)

HANDS-ON I (Morning session sold out. Available in the afternoon only) – “Biological instrumentation and obturation” (Course leader – Martin Trope, USA and Penn Faculty team)
A continuing education facility will be set up with individual armamentarium.

Participants will gain training in:

Three Dimensional Root Cleaning and Synchronized, Hydraulic, Bioceramic Root Filling: Bio-minimalistic 3-D cleaning and bioceramic root filling technologies will be discussed. New technologies promise excellent results for vital and non-vital teeth both for prevention and for treatment of apical periodontitis and for the long-term survivability of the tooth will be shared. Participants will perform effective, hands-on exercises on plastic blocks as well as realistic simulated models of natural teeth. This establishes a foundation for predictable and safe rotary NiTi instrumentation of the root canal system. New 3-D technology that allows for superior cleaning of the root canal system in all dimensions with minimal removal of dentin will be introduced. Irrigation protocol propped by PennEndo will be discussed and demonstrated. The limitations of gutta-percha obturation will be presented and state-of-the art, bioactive obturation techniques and concepts will be highlighted during the course.

By the end of the session the participant should be able to instrument and obturate 2-3 plastic teeth/blocks of various complexities in an adept structured workflow, which is repeatable, and easily transferable to their clinical practice. Each participant will be presented with a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania for successful completion of the hands-on training.

Max. number of delegates for 1 group is 10.

HANDS-ON II – “Effective Retreatment & obturation” (Course leader – Bekir Karabucak, USA and Penn Faculty team)
A continuing education facility will be set up with individual microscopes and armamentarium.

Participants will gain training in:

Retreatment with new Three Dimensional files that allow for effective and easy gutta percha removal from the canals. Synchronized, Hydraulic, Bioceramic Root Filling: The key to successful retreatment is adequate disinfection. In order to allow for irrigation and medication to effectively remove the persisting intracanal infection responsible for the persistent disease, the previously filled gutta percha and sealer have to be efficiently removed. XP file system has proven to an excellent tool to achieve this aim. Along with finisher files the re-instrumented canals are cleaner both of debris and biofilm. After biomechanical instrumentation, obturation technique with bioceramic sealer and gutta percha will be demonstrated to reseal the canal hermetically.

Participants will perform effective, hands-on exercises on upto 4 previously filled extracted teeth that they will bring with them. Most effective ways to remove gutta percha will be utilized and then obturation with bioactive materials shown. Each participant will be presented with a certificate from the University of Pennsylvania for successful completion of the hands-on training.

Max. number of delegates for 1 group is 10.

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 18:00 Parallel Hands-on Courses (Afternoon sessions)

HANDS-ON I – “Biological instrumentation and obturation”

HANDS-ON II (Afternoon session sold out. Available in the morning only) – “Effective Retreatment & obturation”

HANDS-ON III – “Techniques for separated file retrieval” (Course leader – Frank C. Setzer, USA and Penn Faculty team)

A continuing education facility will be set up with individual microscopes and armamentarium.

Participants will gain training in:

Techniques for safe and predictable removal of the separated files:
During this intensive and interactive practical course participants will learn predictable and minimally invasive techniques to retrieve a broken endodontic file using specifically designed methodologies and instructions that minimise dentin removal and maximise success. Participants will get the special file retrieval kit that they can take after the course and use in their practice.

Max. number of delegates for 1 group is 10.

*Participants are able to choose 2 hands-on courses to attend (one morning course and one afternoon course).
** Hands-on participation without attending the main program is allowed, but not recommended due to the lack of knowledge and information received during the main program sessions. Priority is given to participants attending main symposium program.