Annual ski seminar set

Oct. 25, 2007
Tulsa Dental Specialties event scheduled for Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2008.

TULSA, Oklahoma--Tulsa Dental Specialties, a division of DENTSPLY International, Inc., has announced its 18th annual Ski Seminar Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2008, in Telluride, Colo.

The seminar offers a variety of educational endodontic courses from recognized endodontic specialists. Hands-on workshops and continuing education courses will include:

Dentin's Revenge--The Calcified Canal
Speaker: Lisa Germain, DDS, MScD
Many teeth requiring root canal procedures have undergone calcific changes which impede access during root canal procedures. Packed with expert insight and advice, this seminar will provide you with the latest thinking and techniques to successfully manage fine and calcified canals. You'll also learn how to minimize the potential for perforation and other procedural errors.

Irrigation: On The Cutting Edge/Internal and Cervical Resorption: Beyond the Edge
Speakers: Unni Endal, DDS, Markus Haapasalo, DDS, PhD
This presentation provides an in-depth analysis of the chemistry and practice of irrigation from the clinical perspective. It includes the newest published (and unpublished) knowledge, including magnificent images.

The speakers will also share their years of experience on the diagnosis and treatment of internal and cervical root resorption, including multiple cervical resorption. Pathogenesis and histology will be discussed, as well.

Clinical Management of the Dental Trauma and Emergencies: What to Do and When to Do It
Speaker: Natanya Padachey, BSc, DDS, DEnd., FCDS, FRCD
Don't let emergencies ruin your day. Update your practical skill and learn proven strategies to treat with confidence when faced with emergencies in the dental office. Enhance your success in the treatment of trauma patients. Learn the current step-by-step guidelines for the clinical management of dental trauma. Learn tricks of the trade for effective pain management and effective use of medications. Lower your stress through scheduling efficiency and time management.

Retreatments, Should We Do Them?
Speaker: Denis (Chip) E. Simon III, DDS, MS
Non-healing endodontic cases force the question of whether it's best to retreat, surgically treat, or extract and replace the tooth. An added challenge is explaining to the patient "why his tooth failed." This lecture will discuss various indications and contraindications for retreatment of endodontic cases. Case presentations will include methods for root filling material removal, canal enlargement and debridement, and re-filling of the canal space. Emphasis will be on predictability of treatment and prognostic factors for healing and tooth maintenance. The discussion will include restoration, periodontal considerations, and other conditions that affect healing. Upon conclusion, you should be able to identify non-healing endodontic cases, decide on the best remedy for the problem, and facilitate treatment or referral as required.

This year's seminar also will feature special breakout sessions designed specifically for endodontists and general practitioners.

The Peaks Resort will serve as host for the seminar and offer hotel rooms, suites, penthouses and cabins. Attendees are encouraged to bring their families and enjoy the beautiful slopes and scenes of Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Entertainment and family-friendly menu selections will be offered during the event's welcome party.

Registration cost before Dec. 21 is $799. Registration after Dec. 21 is $850. Participants will receive 10 CEUs. Hotel accommodations, airfare, ski rentals and lift tickets are not included in the seminar registration cost.

For more information or to make reservations, call Toni Ellis at (800) 662-1202, ext. 51147.