The Art of Endodontic 2-Day Laboratory Course


Focusing on all anatomy, including molars

WORK CLOSELY WITH DR. BUCHANAN in his two-day limited attendance laboratory course. Self-paced exercises and one-on-one coaching enable participants to train-up from fundamental concepts to complex case strategies, regardless of their specific experiences and skill levels.  During the course watch Dr. Buchanan perform root canal therapy on a patient in his demonstration theater. This working operatory contains the most advanced computer imaging tools used in dentistry, including a 3D ‘heads up’ camera on the operating microscope enlarged to 16x linked to a 6-foot television monitor, enabling clinicians to view every demonstrated aspect of the procedure from the beginning to end in 3D imaging.

Course Objectives
This in-depth, hands-on course is appropriate for both general dentists and specialists. Upon completion, the participating clinician should understand:

  • Access: How to create ideal access form – not endless access openings – and eliminate cervically-positioned curvature
  • Negotiation and apical gauging techniques with standard K-files
  • Apex locator usage and the importance of using an Apex Locator 100% of the time
  • The safe and efficient use of rotary nickel-titanium files: advantages and pitfalls
  • Crown-down shaping techniques with GT Series X (GTX) rotary files, including file selection for all canal morphology
  • Techniques for difficult canals with impediments, using pre-bent K-files and GT Hand Files
  • The importance of lubricants, irrigants and chelating agents for negotiation, cleaning efficacy and smear layer removal
  • Centered-compaction obturation techniques including proper selection of gutta percha, paper points and GTX obturators
  • Downpacking and backfill with the System-B/Elements heat source using the Continuous Wave of Condensation technique
  • Carrier-based obturation
  • How to safely remove carriers and gutta percha
  • The specialist/generalist relationship in root canal therapy

Tuition includes two full days of instruction, comprehensive manual, demonstrative flow-chart and a pre-course DVD.  Complete armamentarium is provided including Global Microscopes, Acteon Newton B-LED Ultrasonics, Kavo High-speed Handpieces, Rotary and Hand Files of Greater Taper, Slow-Speed Torque-control Rotary Handpieces, Elements Free Obturation Units, GTX Obturators, Gendex and Nomad Digital Radiography, and all necessary instruments and disposable.  Bring approximately 10 extracted teeth (an assortment of anteriors, cuspids, bicuspids, and molars).  Unlimited True Tooth® training replica teeth are supplied for your use throughout the course.  If you are unable to obtain extracted teeth please contact us for more information.

Dental Education Laboratories is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  The Art of Endodontics course provides 16 participation Continuing Education credits with an optional 2 home-study credits.

For additional information including travel recommendations and the refund/cancellation policy please visit FAQ.  If you are in need of assistance or further information contact us at by telephone: 800-528-1590 or email: info@endobuchanan.com.

Instructor: Dr. Stephen Buchanan Bio