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Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving
Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving
Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving
Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving
Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving
Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving
Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving

Minimally Invasive Endodontics: Procedural Problem Solving

Join Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan & Dr. Charles Maupin on November 13, 2021 for a 1-day lecture inspiring day exploring the ins and outs of Minimally Invasive Endodontics in Denver, CO. Our teaching objective is to reduce clinician's fears and frustration encountered when making the commitment to extend the usable life of endodontically-treated teeth. Upon finishing this course, attendees will better understand where and how to apply MIE in their everyday practices of Endodontics. 

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Until recently, we've been forced to balance conservation of tooth structure during RCT with irrigating efficacy. Due to the primitive irrigation tools we’ve had at our disposal, we’ve been cutting big access and canal preparations out of necessity. This trend of dentin preservation during RCT procedures, and cutting less tooth structure is has been going on for several years, limited only by the tools and techniques we have at our disposal. The question has become, "How do we perform minimally-invasive endodontic procedures without losing our minds?" 

As most of us on this path have found, MIE treatment restrictions can frustrate procedural execution enough to produce more frequent short-term RCT failures, an irony when our aspiration was to create better long-term results. It is very clear that we need new concepts, tools and techniques designed specifically for MIE. Conceptually, we need to better understand where the law of diminishing returns tells us that further dentin conservation is misdirected, needlessly complex, and could actually lower success rates of RCT. Tool and technique-wise it's been a difficult reboot for clinicians to cut, clean, and conefit MIE preparations.

Drs. Buchanan and Maupin have been on this journey for a decade and have designed this lecture to share the following: 

  1. Designing MIE access cavities with CT-based planning
  2. Executing MIE access with Dynamic Guidance (XNav)
  3. MIE Instrumentation for Irrigation and Obturation
  4. MIE cleaning tools and strategies
    1. YSGG Laser - Laser Assisted Irrigation (Biolase)
    2. Closed-System Negative-Pressure Positive Outflow Irrigation (PulpSucker)
  5. MIE Obturation Techniques
  6. MIE Restoration

7:00 Buffet Breakfast

8:00 Session I: MIE Access

  • Designing MIE access cavities with CT-based micro-treatment planning
  • Access burs and ultrasonics
  • Hard tissue laser entry
  • Dynamic Guidance

10:00 Break with snacks in exhibit area

10:30 Session II: MIE Instrumentation and Conefit

  • Shaping Objectives
  • Instrumentation
  • GP cones for MIE conefitting

12:30 Lunch is served in meeting room while we have an MIE case competition

1:30 Session III: MIE Cleaning Tools and Techniques

  • Laser-Cavitated Irrigation (LCI) with YSGG Laser (iPlus by Biolase)
  • Closed-System Negative-Pressure Positive-Outflow Irrigation

3:30 Break with snacks in exhibit area

4:00 Session IV: MIE Obturation and Post-RCT Restoration

  • Conventional and bioceramic sealers
  • 3D Condensation Techniques
  • Air abrasion and etching pulp chambers and access cavities
  • Material and methods for creation of voidless, impervious coronal seals.

6:00 Reception in exhibit area with beverages and appetizers

Instructor: Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD Dipl. ABE and Dr. Charles Maupin, DDS (to learn more about the instructors, click here and here)  
Continuing Education Credits: 8 Participation
Course Type: 1-day Lecture 
Location: The Westin | Denver International Airport, Denver, CO 
Duration: 7 AM - 7 PM 
Pre-Course Learning Materials: None for this course

Refund and Cancellation Policy
ADA CERP Recognition Statement

Inquire about resident & instructor pricing 

8 Live participation credits will be emailed to the student upon completion of the course. 

Dr. Buchanan receives royalty income from product inventions sold by Kerr Endodontics, Dentsply Sirona, Obtura Spartan, Biolase, Dental Engineering Laboratories, PlanB Dental; consulting fees from Kerr Endodontics. Dr. Maupin has received remuneration from Biolase in the past.   

 

More Details: 

Until recently, we've been forced to balance conservation of tooth structure during RCT with irrigating efficacy. Due to the primitive irrigation tools we’ve had at our disposal, we’ve been cutting big access and canal preparations out of necessity. This trend of dentin preservation during RCT procedures, and cutting less tooth structure is has been going on for several years, limited only by the tools and techniques we have at our disposal. The question has become, "How do we perform minimally-invasive endodontic procedures without losing our minds?" 

As most of us on this path have found, MIE treatment restrictions can frustrate procedural execution enough to produce more frequent short-term RCT failures, an irony when our aspiration was to create better long-term results. It is very clear that we need new concepts, tools and techniques designed specifically for MIE. Conceptually, we need to better understand where the law of diminishing returns tells us that further dentin conservation is misdirected, needlessly complex, and could actually lower success rates of RCT. Tool and technique-wise it's been a difficult reboot for clinicians to cut, clean, and conefit MIE preparations.

Drs. Buchanan and Maupin have been on this journey for a decade and have designed this lecture to share the following: 

  1. Designing MIE access cavities with CT-based planning
  2. Executing MIE access with Dynamic Guidance (XNav)
  3. MIE Instrumentation for Irrigation and Obturation
  4. MIE cleaning tools and strategies
    1. YSGG Laser - Laser Assisted Irrigation (Biolase)
    2. Closed-System Negative-Pressure Positive Outflow Irrigation (PulpSucker)
  5. MIE Obturation Techniques
  6. MIE Restoration

Schedule

7:00 Buffet Breakfast

8:00 Session I: MIE Access

  • Designing MIE access cavities with CT-based micro-treatment planning
  • Access burs and ultrasonics
  • Hard tissue laser entry
  • Dynamic Guidance

10:00 Break with snacks in exhibit area

10:30 Session II: MIE Instrumentation and Conefit

  • Shaping Objectives
  • Instrumentation
  • GP cones for MIE conefitting

12:30 Lunch is served in meeting room while we have an MIE case competition

1:30 Session III: MIE Cleaning Tools and Techniques

  • Laser-Cavitated Irrigation (LCI) with YSGG Laser (iPlus by Biolase)
  • Closed-System Negative-Pressure Positive-Outflow Irrigation

3:30 Break with snacks in exhibit area

4:00 Session IV: MIE Obturation and Post-RCT Restoration

  • Conventional and bioceramic sealers
  • 3D Condensation Techniques
  • Air abrasion and etching pulp chambers and access cavities
  • Material and methods for creation of voidless, impervious coronal seals.

6:00 Reception in exhibit area with beverages and appetizers

Course Details

Instructor: Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD Dipl. ABE and Dr. Charles Maupin, DDS (to learn more about the instructors, click here and here)  
Continuing Education Credits: 8 Participation
Course Type: 1-day Lecture 
Location: The Westin | Denver International Airport, Denver, CO 
Duration: 7 AM - 7 PM 
Pre-Course Learning Materials: None for this course

Refund and Cancellation Policy
ADA CERP Recognition Statement

Residents

Inquire about resident & instructor pricing 

CE Participation 

8 Live participation credits will be emailed to the student upon completion of the course. 

Disclosures

Dr. Buchanan receives royalty income from product inventions sold by Kerr Endodontics, Dentsply Sirona, Obtura Spartan, Biolase, Dental Engineering Laboratories, PlanB Dental; consulting fees from Kerr Endodontics. Dr. Maupin has received remuneration from Biolase in the past.