The Endodontic Access
STANDARD MEMBERS: $425.00
LENGTH: 60 minutes
CE CREDIT: 1 CE
DESCRIPTION: The endodontic access is considered the single most important mechanical phase of root canal treatment. It represents the staging point for the entire treatment process and plays a fundamental role in canal management. In this course, Dr. Nudera lays the groundwork for understanding, designing, and creating the ideal endodontic access.
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Learning how to practice endodontics is more than just shaping and filling canals--it's understanding the process and how to manage the entire patient experience. See how techniques are applied to real cases. These 45-60 minute videos are released monthly.
MODULE 1: ACCESS TREATMENT PLANNING: CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS
Begin to understand access treatment planning and recognize the clinical criteria that can be used to effectively assess case difficulty and ensure that the tooth (and patient) fit within your scope of practice. Dr. Nudera also reviews the purpose of the endodontic access and introduces two goals required for predictable and efficient endodontic treatment.
MODULE 2: ACCESS TREATMENT PLANNING: RADIOGRAPHIC CONSIDERATIONS
Continue exploring case difficulty considerations from the perspective of the pre-operative radiographic imaging. Understand how to leverage information available on bitewing radiograph to keep you safely within the scope of your practice. Then, put it all together as Dr. Nudera shows you how to interpret the bitewing radiograph using the case assessment difficulty criteria.
MODULE 3: ACCESS DESIGN CONCEPTS
Learn how to identify four distinct variables that have influence over your approach to endodontic access. Dr. Nudera also introduces a third goal that should be considered when thinking about your access design.
MODULE 4: ACCESS DESIGN TYPES
Learn the six different access designs that are currently being used in endodontics today and begin to understand which design type (or types) may work best for you in your practice.
MODULE 5: ARMAMENTARIUM: BURS & TIPS - PART 1
Dr. Nudera defines the three phases of the endodontic access and discusses the burs he uses for Phase 1 and why.
MODULE 6: ARMAMENTARIUM: BURS & TIPS - PART 2
Continue to learn about the cutting instruments that Dr. Nudera uses for Phases 2 and 3 of the endodontic access. Understand what ultrasonic tips are used for and the main points you need to know when choosing you ultrasonic tip set up.
MODULE 7: ARMAMENTARIUM: MAGNIFICATION & ILLUMINATION
In this module, Dr. Nudera discusses the various magnification and illumination options available to help enhance your visual capabilities. Understand the advantages of a dental operation microscope, as well as recommendations when considering magnification with dental loupes.
MODULE 8: GETTING TO THE PULP CHAMBER - PART 1
Dr. Nudera begins the Phase 1 discussion on the access preparation. Understand the general rules that apply to all root canal treatment cases and familiarize yourself with the first three anatomic laws of the endodontic access to safely identify the position of the pulp chamber.
MODULE 9: GETTING TO THE PULP CHAMBER - PART 2
Continue learning about the Phase 1 access preparation. Understand techniques and strategies that can be used for depth control and maintaining bur orientation during initial pulp chamber penetration.
MODULE 10: GETTING TO THE PULP CHAMBER - PART 3
Understand how the restorative condition of the tooth and information available on the radiographic imaging that can impact your Phase 1 access approach. Dr. Nudera concludes the discussion of the Phase 1 access by breaking it down into seven simple steps.
MODULE 11: REFINING THE ACCESS DESIGN
In this module, Dr. Nudera discusses Phase 2 of the endodontic access. Learn how to use different bur techniques that will refine your access design and understand how to recognize and manage pulp stones.
MODULE 11: LOCATING THE ORIFICES
Dr. Nudera introduces Phase 3 of the endodontic access. Understand the benefits of preoperative CBCT scanning for canal identification and learn about the last two anatomic laws that can will help you identify the canal orifices.
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ROOT CANAL INSTRUMENTATION
Root canal instrumentation is considered by many to be the most technique sensitive aspect of root canal treatment. After all, it’s also where most challenges are encountered. This course has been designed to teach technical canal instrumentation as a systematic and methodical process. In this course, Dr. Nudera outlines a detailed, structured, and sequenced approach to canal management. He clearly explains the concepts of canal instrumentation, and shows you the techniques required to mastered the skill. By following Dr. Nudera’s well defined protocols, you will not only learn the tools needed to safely navigate the root canal system, but you will also gain valuable troubleshooting skills for those more challenging root canal instrumentation scenarios.