Advancing Contemporary Endontics - Part 1

Thursday 19th & Friday 20th May 2022

£950.00 per delegate

This course meets the General Dental Council's educational criteria for verifiable ECPD and 13 hours of verifiable ECPD points will be awarded.

Course Tutor:
James Darcey


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Mandec Tutors James Darcey

Course Tutor: Mr Mark J Hunter


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Mandec Tutors M J Hunter
This course meets the General Dental Council's educational criteria for verifiable ECPD and
13 hours of verifiable ECPD points per 2 day course will be awarded.

This unique course is designed to offer pragmatic approach to root canal treatment for the busy practitioner who seeks to provide high quality endodontic treatment with long term predictable clinical success. The course content is built upon most current biological knowledge and clinical concepts.  The attendee will be exposed to multiple files systems including both reciprocation and rotary concepts as well as bioceramic, “sealer rich” obturation. Class sizes are limited to 12 with hands-on personalised support from Mark, James and Sanj to maximise the quality of the education.  All delegates will have their own microscope for the duration of the course and access to all the equipment of the specialist environment including Piezo ultrasonics, motors and warm vertical obturation systems.

The course is structured over 6 days but we aim to tailor the teaching to the individual learning goals of the attendees with bespoke teaching on demand if delegates wish.

Participants are asked to bring 5-10 extracted/2days teeth unaccessed for endodontic treatment.

Part 1
Microendodontics and contemporary techniques
Day 1 - 

Aims:  To understanding the principles and techniques underpinning modern endodontics.

  • Review core diagnostic principles.
  • Review key considerations in access and isolation.
  • Feel confident working with magnification.
  • Understand the rationale of simple shaping and cleaning protocols
  • Understand how to finesse obturation using tradition techniques and “single cone” fills.
  • Consider some key predictors of success.

GDC Outcomes: A, B, C and D


  • Understanding endodontic disease and the diagnostic process
  • Preparation for treatment and isolation
  • Pulpal chamber and canal anatomy
  • "Small as necessary" access and canal negotiation
  • Length determination & glide path development
  • Understand core principles of irrigation and selection of irrigant.

    Practical elements

    Experience the use of microscopes to visualise the root canal system

    • Understand the concept of “as small as necessary” access design
    • Canal negotiation, patency and glide path
    • Canal flaring with: gates glidden and rotary instruments.

    Learning outcomes

    • At the end of day 1, delegates should be able to:
    • Work confidently using the operating microscope
    • Describe the microbial aetiology of endodontic disease and the challenges in its effective management
    • Describe the features of a satisfactory access, and apply this in the development and modification of access cavities for permanent teeth
    • Feel confident with length determination and using electronic apex location
    • Flare canals safely and efficiently with stainless steel and NiTi
    • Understand the basis of irritant selection and protocols

    Day 2

    • Fundamentals of canal preparation, manual preparation with stainless steel and NiTi
    • Understanding preparation concepts reflecting optimal apical size determination and taper.
    • Introduction to rotary endodoontics; single file rotational and reciprocation systems including: Reciproc, Wave One Gold, One Curve, Hyflex EDM One File and XP Shaper.
    • Fundamentals of root canal filling
    • Cold hydraulic technique and “sealer rich” fills.
    • Assessing success and survival

    Practical elements

    • Wave One and Reciproc reciprocation plus rotational instrumentation
    • Filling root canals: Cold lateral condensation
    • Single cone cementation.

    Learning outcomes

    At the end of day 2 delegates should be able to:

    • Describe the benefits and limitations of increased taper NiTi instruments
    • Describe the process of tapered cone fit
    • Describe the benefits and limitations of single cone cementation techniques
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    We will then contact you to arrange payment of the non-refundable deposit.

      MANDEC Course Terms and Conditions
      • All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable in all instances.
      • The full balance must be paid no later than 28 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after this point will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee (ie the full price of the course).
      • Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Places will be allocated on receipt of the completed registration form and payment of the deposit.

      Once the booking form and deposit have been received full confirmation will be sent out.
      T: 0161-275-6719 or 0161-275-6645.