The Root of the Problem: Access, Anatomy and Glide Path
Speaker: Dr. David Landwehr
Endodontic success is dependent on a variety of interrelated factors, but removal of bacteria from the root canal system is the ultimate goal. It is imperative that all canals are located and cleaned to the root apex to achieve maximum disinfection and clinical success. This session will place special emphasis on locating the hard to find canals prior to using a mechanical instrument to establish a predictable and reproducible glide path to the root apex. Course Objectives:
To integrate clinically relevant strategies for locating common root canal anatomies and provide tips for identifying hard to find canals.
To describe the importance of an enhanced glide path and how to achieve it with a single reciprocating mechanical instrument.
To explain how anatomical complexities within the root canal system impact endodontic treatment and outcomes.
This course is a 3-hour course 2:00-5:30 p.m. with a 30 minute break from 3:30-4:00 p.m.