Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts

October 13, 2017 – October 15, 2017 all-day
Interfaith Dental Clinic
1721 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
Keith Gilmore





Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)


Course Synopsis:


This TWO AND ONE HALF DAY lecture and hands-on participation EXPERIENCE addresses breakthrough concepts and details the skills necessary for acquiring the expertise and confidence to perform the highest quality endodontics. As a participant in our program, you will become familiar with the use of the “apex last” approach to canal shaping with nickel-titanium rotary instrumentation. Choose whether you want to shape your canals using Continuous Rotation or Adaptive Motion. Adaptive Motion “directs” the file to either rotate or reciprocate based on file load in the canal. The continuous feedback loop from the file to the motor will allow the movement of the file to self-adjust based on intracanal torsional stresses. The end result is increased resistance to cyclic fatigue with more confidence in your hands.


Also to be discussed will be predictable irrigation protocols using Passive Ultrasonic Irrigation and Apical Negative Pressure. Vertical condensation of thermo-softened gutta percha using The Continuous Wave of vertical condensation will also be discussed.


During this exciting fast paced presentation the attendee will receive Hands On experience in a workshop environment.



Join us and Learn How To:



1)                   Endodontic Breakthroughs and Concepts allowing the enjoyment of successful endodontic treatment to last a Lifetime.

2)                   Perform a Systematic Diagnostic Protocol and treatment plan

3)                   Provide Emergency Care

4)                   Tips and Tricks!!!

5)                   When to advise implant or endo.

6)                   Assess the criteria for a successful endodontic procedure

7)                   Accurately locate the apical constriction, and troubleshooting tips.

8)                   Shape the root canal space using NiTi technology in a safe and efficient manner.

9)                   Remove the Smear layer and Biofilm using state of the art Irrigation Protocols Apical Negative Pressure using the EndoVac™ Irrigation System.

10)               Obturate the root canal system in 3-D utilizing the Continuous Wave of Condensation

11)               Restore the endodontically treated tooth to maximize endodontic success

12)               Prescribe the correct medication and how to control pain before, during and after the endodontic procedure.

13)               Manage the procedural accident.



Attendees must provide their own extracted UNACCESSED AND PRE-ACCESSED fully developed teeth (ANTERIOR, PREMOLAR AND MOLAR SUGGESTED) that are soaked in full strength bleach for 24 hours. The root canals must be negotiated to the apices with a #10 stainless steel hand file. Loupes and headlamps should also be brought for maximum visualization.


In addition, Replica Tooth Models will be provided for each attendee.