Michigan Academy of General Dentistry presents
Dr. David Landwehr in "A Clinician's Method for Endodontic Succes: Predictability through Simplicity"
Endodontic success is dependent on a variety of interrelated factors, but removal of bacteria from the root canal system is the ultimate goal. Prior to root canal treatment the pathway to endodontic diagnosis may be filled with twists and turns that prevent the clinician from making a definitive and accurate diagnosis. Following diagnosis it is imperative that all canals are located and instrumented to the root apex to achieve maximum disinfection. This session will place special emphasis on locating the hard to find canals prior to using a rotary instrument to establish a predictable and reproducible glide path to the root apex. An evidence based review of cutting edge instrumentation options will be presented with special emphasis on different instrument designs and mechanical movements. Lastly, enhanced irrigation protocols will be explored along with state of the art obturation techniques.
The participant will learn:
• how to increase the accuracy of endodontic diagnosis by understanding the limitations of pulp testing and radiology.
• clinically relevant strategies for locating typical root canal anatomies and tips for identifying hard to find canals.
• the design features and working characteristics of the most commonly used root canal instrumentation systems and their impact on clinical efficiency and predictability.
• a simple and efficient irrigation protocol for maximum disinfection of the root canal system and obturation techniques to place a dense three dimensional filling in any root canal anatomy.
Dr. Landwehr is Chief of Endodontics for the Meriter Hospital general practice residency program in Madison, WI. He has presented case studies in endodontics and oral pathology both nationally and internationally. In addition, he has published several articles in various peer reviewed journals and serves as an evidence reviewer for the American Dental Association.
Dr. Landwehr holds a DDS from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology from The Ohio State University and has completed specialty training in endodontics at the University of Michigan. Dr. Landwehr has maintained a private practice in his home state of Wisconsin since 1999. Though his practice focuses on endodontics, his dual certification in endodontics and oral pathology makes him uniquely qualified to diagnose sources of oral pain.
8:00 - 8:30 Registration
8:30 – 12:00 Morning Program
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch and Annual Meeting Program
1:30-5:00 Afternoon Program