Acquire the advanced skills necessary to remove broken endodontic files with ease 

featuring the EndoCowboy®

Upon completion, the clinician should understand:

    • Difficult treatment challenges in cases of separated endodontic files
    • Long-term advantages and disadvantages of possible treatment options
    • Techniques to preserve the structural integrity of a tooth during file removal
    • Safe, predictable, and time-saving techniques to remove broken files with the EndoCowboy®
    • Mastery of clinical techniques with hands-on practice using TrueTooth® 3D printed replica teeth under the guidance of Drs. Buchanan and Köhrer
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Arrive at the Enova campus on Friday, August 18 at 8:00 am for one-day of intensive hands-on practice under the guidance of Drs. Buchanan and Köhrer as follows:

8:00 am to 8:30 am Registration and breakfast
8:30 am to 10:30 am Introduction and lecture
10:30 am to 10:45 am Break
10:45 am to 12:00 pm Lecture and demonstration
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Lecture, demonstration, and hands-on practice
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm Wrap-up and Q&A


You will learn:

1. Rationale for RetrievalWhen is it necessary to retrieve a broken file? When can we leave the file segment in place? It’s important to know the difference.

2. File BreakologyThe study of how files come apart during their use. The easiest method of dealing with separated files is to avoid file failure.

3. Analysis of Retrieval DifficultyAs we get better at understanding situational retrieval difficulties, we become more success in our retrieval efforts.

4. Learn about the latest tools and advancements created to help clinicians remove broken files.

5. EndoCowboy® File Retrieval Technique--learn how to remove broken files with ease and predictability using the EndoCowboy®.

Course Details

Title: The Art of Broken File Retrieval featuring the EndoCowboy®
Date: August 18, 2023
Duration: 1 Day
Time: 8 am – 5 pm
Location: Enova Campus at 6305 Sandburg Road, #100, Minnepolis, Minnesota 55427

Course Type: 1-Day Hands-On
Continuing Education Credits: 8 Participation
Learning Methods: Hands-on, demonstration, lecture
Learning Materials: Textbook and hands-on armamentarium kit including 3D printed replica teeth

ADA CERP Recognition Statement

Instructors: Dr. Dennis Köhrer and Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD, Dipl. ABE
Instructor Disclosure: Dr. Köhrer is the inventor of the EndoCowboy® and receives royalty income from its sale. Dr. Buchanan is a founding partner of PlanB Dental and he receives royalty income from product inventions sold by Kerr Endodontics and Dentsply Sirona.

Course Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 is paid during registration.