DENTSPLY Tulsa CE course

Aug. 23, 2011
Course focuses on dndodontic outcomes based on scientific evidence.

TULSA, Oklahoma--DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties has announced the launch of a new two-day continuing education course eligible for ADA CERP and AGD PACE continuing education credits.

In a two-day (14 credits) approach to endodontic continuing education that is founded on science, the course takes dentists through the steps of root canal therapy. Clinicians will be taken through the key factors needed to achieve success, including: diagnosis, access and canal preparation, disinfection, obturation and endodontic restorations.

Until now, endodontic continuing education focused on the how-to mechanics. Technical and product-based courses traditionally build procedural experience, but did little to address the scientific, evidence-based factors that ultimately determine success.

The course curriculum was developed by Drs. George A. Bruder, James L. Gutmann, Markus Haapasalo, Sergio Kuttler, Stephen P. Niemczyk, and Robert S. Roda. The course is taught individually by these endodontic experts-- among other respected endodontic speakers--and includes lecture and hands-on instruction after the completion of each course section.

“As clinicians, we cannot always determine the highest level of evidence-based directives that may have an impact on our outcomes,” said Dr. Robert S. Roda, DDS, MS, instructor and co-developer of the course curriculum.

"Therefore, we must rely heavily on supportive and ever-advancing biologic research. We created an approach to endodontic care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, the consideration of the patient’s overall health and utilization of the dentist’s clinical expertise. In this course, we highlight and investigate the scientific research to provide new learning that can positively enhance efficacy of endodontic procedures.”

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The course will offer attendees a different kind of CE experience that will cover new ground rather than procedural proficiencies already understood. The approach includes unbiased discussion of endodontic innovations and the science behind them.

The cost of the course is $499 but attendees can save $100 by registering 30 days in advance. Registration, presenter biographies, and a listing of course locations are available at or by calling (800) 662-1202.

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