Endodontic Trouble-Shooting

Seminar content:

In day-to-day clinical practise, endodontic procedural problems are a frequent and frustrating occurrence. The course is aimed at general practitioners who want first-hand experience in techniques to reduce the incidence of problems to an absolute minimum.

Covering treatment strategies for frustrating clinical situations and frequently encountered instrumentation and obturation problems in clinical practice, this course will feature interactive seminars as well as practical treatment exercises on extracted teeth. 

A range of rotary Ni-Ti systems, access burs, obturation materials, ultrasonic tips and instruments will be available for you to use during the practical exercises.

This intensive course will be invaluable for clinicians serious about making endodontics an important and growing part of their practice.

Microscopy and Endodontic practice
Good illumination and magnification are fundamental to endodontic success. 

Operating microscopes, courtesy of Zeiss equipment, will be available for all participants to use while completing the hands-on exercises. 

Participants who work using loupes or headlights should bring them along. A range of loupes will also be available for you to view and try during the course.

Learning outcomes:

  • Advances in endodontic instruments and instrumentation techniques
  • Modifications to instrumentation techniques to reduce incidence of problems
  • Finding and accessing canals
  • How to avoid loss of length/apical occlusion
  • Strategies to avoid canal transportation
  • Bypassing the canal obstruction or ledge
  • Managing the iatrogenic perforation
  • Treatment strategies for the apical, mid-root, cervical and furcation perforation
  • Advances in obturating materials and techniques
  • Managing the Endodontic emergency
  • Anaesthesia for the hot pulp

About the Presenters


Dr David Barnard is an Endodontist in private practice at Castle Hill. He is a visiting Lecturer at the University of Sydney, a regular presenter at ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development and a Past President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW branch)


Dr Stephen Blackler is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, a fellow of the International College of Dentists, a fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International. He is a specialist clinical associate at the University of Sydney and has delivered lectures in Endodontics to the undergraduates for the past 26 years and has delivered post graduate courses in Australia for the past 24 years.


To register: 

You can register via ADA website: https://www.adansw.com.au/CPD/Courses/Endodontic-Trouble-Shooting.aspx?eventid=C285

Cost: $2,500 for Member price (Dentists)
          $3,000 for non member price
CPD Hours: 13




Centre for Professional Development 1 Atchison Street ST LEONARDS NSW

Dates and times

Date: Wed 16 & 17 Aug 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 4:30PM (16th August)
9:00AM - 4:30PM (17th August)