The Art of Endo ULTRA Hands-On Course - Sept 22-23
The Art of Endo ULTRA Hands-On Course - Sept 22-23
The Art of Endo ULTRA Hands-On Course - Sept 22-23

The Art of Endo ULTRA Hands-On Course - Sept 22-23

Learn simple techniques for complex endodontic procedures during an intensive two-day hands-on course taught by Dr. Steve Buchanan.

We are excited to launch our NEW hands-on course format. This course covers everything offered in our beginners Art of Endodontics course, PLUS what was covered during our advanced Molars Only course. See below for more information on schedule, learning objectives, and what comes with your pre-course materials.

Kindly note that there is a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 + the cost of any pre-course materials shipped to you. Please review our refund and cancellation policy for additional information.

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Pre-course Training:

Your training begins approximately 5 weeks before the course when you receive your pre-course materials, which include a textbook, flowchart (an endo "cheat sheet"), access to online course videos, and additional materials needed to perform a series of pre-course procedural tasks. Your pre-course training will require 8 hours of self-instruction and covers: 

  1. The convenient and conservative outline forms for anterior, premolar, and molar access cavities 
  2. The burs and tools that will empower dentists in cutting predictable entry paths to root canal systems 
  3. The occlusal and axial landmarks that clinicians can depend on as north starts as they navigate toward pulp chambers
  4. The decision trees that minimize time and danger when faced with calcified root canal systems

Hands-On Day 1 (Thursday):

In-person at the DELabs training facility in Santa Barbara, CA 8 am - 5 pm with a reception afterward. Students can expect a mixture of demonstration, lecture, and hands-on practice. Topics include:

  1. Access—a quick review from your pre-course material – how to create the ideal minimally invasive access form and eliminate cervically positioned curvature
  2. Negotiation—techniques to obtain patency and negotiate difficult canals with impediments
  3. Shaping—file selection methods, crown–down shaping strategies, and apical gauging techniques
  4. Cleaning—the importance of lubricants, irrigants, and chelating agents for negotiation, cleaning efficacy, and smear layer removal
  5. Obturation—the Continuous Wave of Condensation technique and carrier-based obturation

Hands-On Day 2 (Friday):

In-person at the DELabs training facility in Santa Barbara, CA, 8 am - 5 pm. Participants can expect alternating periods of lecture, demonstration, directed hands-on practice, open lab time to hone individual skills, and the option for one-on-one time with Dr. Buchanan. Day 2 topics include:

  1. Diagnosis and pain management
  2. Solutions for addressing common RCT challenges and failures
  3. How to treat calcified molars without the aid of dynamic guidance
  4. Techniques to find and treat elusive MB canals and how to work around impediments
  5. Methods to become more proficient in molar obturation
  6. Expanded mastery of increasingly difficult endodontic challenges using anatomically precise replica teeth
  7. Full immersion into the treatment of complex molar anatomy

CE Participation 

16 Hands-On Live Participation credits will be awarded upon completion of day 2 in Santa Barbara, CA. An additional 8 self-test units will be awarded upon successful completion of the pre-course program and passing a written test with a score of 70% or higher. The pre-course program must be completed one week before the hands-on course.

Instructor: Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD Dipl. ABE (to learn more about the instructor, click here.) 
Continuing Education Credits: 16 Participation, 8 Self-Test
Course Type: 2-day Hands-On, 1-day Self-Instruction
Location: Thursday/Friday: DELabs Academy - 1509 State St., Ste. 16, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Pre-course: Home Study 
Duration: Two-Days, 8 AM - 5 PM, One-day, self-paced anytime before day 1 of lecture
Pre-Course Learning Materials: Textbook, online videos

ADA CERP Recognition Statement

Dr. Buchanan receives royalty income from product inventions sold by Kerr Endodontics, Dentsply Sirona; consulting fees from Kerr Endodontics

Schedule 

Pre-course Training:

Your training begins approximately 5 weeks before the course when you receive your pre-course materials, which include a textbook, flowchart (an endo "cheat sheet"), access to online course videos, and additional materials needed to perform a series of pre-course procedural tasks. Your pre-course training will require 8 hours of self-instruction and covers: 

  1. The convenient and conservative outline forms for anterior, premolar, and molar access cavities 
  2. The burs and tools that will empower dentists in cutting predictable entry paths to root canal systems 
  3. The occlusal and axial landmarks that clinicians can depend on as north starts as they navigate toward pulp chambers
  4. The decision trees that minimize time and danger when faced with calcified root canal systems

Hands-On Day 1 (Thursday):

In-person at the DELabs training facility in Santa Barbara, CA 8 am - 5 pm with a reception afterward. Students can expect a mixture of demonstration, lecture, and hands-on practice. Topics include:

  1. Access—a quick review from your pre-course material – how to create the ideal minimally invasive access form and eliminate cervically positioned curvature
  2. Negotiation—techniques to obtain patency and negotiate difficult canals with impediments
  3. Shaping—file selection methods, crown–down shaping strategies, and apical gauging techniques
  4. Cleaning—the importance of lubricants, irrigants, and chelating agents for negotiation, cleaning efficacy, and smear layer removal
  5. Obturation—the Continuous Wave of Condensation technique and carrier-based obturation

Hands-On Day 2 (Friday):

In-person at the DELabs training facility in Santa Barbara, CA, 8 am - 5 pm. Participants can expect alternating periods of lecture, demonstration, directed hands-on practice, open lab time to hone individual skills, and the option for one-on-one time with Dr. Buchanan. Day 2 topics include:

  1. Diagnosis and pain management
  2. Solutions for addressing common RCT challenges and failures
  3. How to treat calcified molars without the aid of dynamic guidance
  4. Techniques to find and treat elusive MB canals and how to work around impediments
  5. Methods to become more proficient in molar obturation
  6. Expanded mastery of increasingly difficult endodontic challenges using anatomically precise replica teeth
  7. Full immersion into the treatment of complex molar anatomy

CE Participation:

CE Participation 

16 Hands-On Live Participation credits will be awarded upon completion of day 2 in Santa Barbara, CA. An additional 8 self-test units will be awarded upon successful completion of the pre-course program and passing a written test with a score of 70% or higher. The pre-course program must be completed one week before the hands-on course.

Course Details

Instructor: Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD Dipl. ABE (to learn more about the instructor, click here.) 
Continuing Education Credits: 16 Participation, 8 Self-Test
Course Type: 2-day Hands-On, 1-day Self-Instruction
Location: Thursday/Friday: DELabs Academy - 1509 State St., Ste. 16, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, Pre-course: Home Study 
Duration: Two-Days, 8 AM - 5 PM, One-day, self-paced anytime before day 1 of lecture
Pre-Course Learning Materials: Textbook, online videos

ADA CERP Recognition Statement

Dr. Buchanan receives royalty income from product inventions sold by Kerr Endodontics, Dentsply Sirona; consulting fees from Kerr Endodontics