Subjects or topics related to the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp and their sequelae. Some key words used in course title or descriptions: Pulp canal therapy, Root canal, Periapical tissue, Dentin, Root,
Topics may include:
- Endodontic pathophysiology
The physiology of the diseased state
- Endodontic diagnosis
The study of diagnosing endodontic conditions – reversible pulpitis, irreversible pulpitis, necrotic pulpitis, apical pathology. Strategies to come to an accurate diagnosis.
- Endodontic infections, microbiology and treatment The study of microbiology of endodontic infections and how to treat them most effectively.
- Non-surgical treatment
The retrograde treatment of an endodontically effected pulp. Instrumentation, disinfection, filling or obturation of pulp canals.
- Surgical treatment
Surgical treatment of endodontic infections
- Traumatic injuries & emergencies
The diagnosis and treatment of traumatic dental injuries and how to best treat. i.e.: injury, internal and external resorption.
- Restorative aspects of endodontics
Best practices for restoring endodontically treated teeth
- Emerging concepts, techniques, therapies and technology
New technology/procedures used in any aspect (diagnosis or treatment) of endodontic diagnosis and treatment.
- Product/technology training
Training on proper use of specific products/instruments developed to aid in the diagnosis or treatment of endodontic infections. Product training courses should be directed to current users or a product and focus on proper/safe use. Courses cannot contain any marketing information intended to encourage participants to purchase the product.