Advanced Contemporary Endodontics


This two-day hands-on seminar offers personalised, high level training for general dentists wishing to pursue excellence in endodontics, and will teach state-of-the-art evidence-based procedures in root canal preparation and obturation, with a focus on recent advances in endodontic diagnosis and materials. Important techniques for avoiding and managing endodontic procedural problems will be analysed in detail, and participants will be introduced to contemporary methods for removal of obturation materials and obstructions from root canals. 

Lecture material will be presented utilising microscope-assisted clinical video, and the workshop portion of the course will provide a hands-on opportunity to use the most clinically relevant rotary NiTi systems and obturation methods. Modern techniques for removing posts, gutta percha, and fractured instruments will be demonstrated, with operating microscopes available for all hands-on exercises.

Participation is designed to improve your clinical results, efficiency, scope of practice, and professional satisfaction.

Topics Include

  • Update on endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning, including the role of Cone Beam CT imaging and protocols for managing cracked teeth
  • How best to use rotary NiTi systems, and the concept of reciprocating instrumentation (hands-on)
  • Advanced use of irrigants and the role of ultrasonic activation (hands-on)
  • Integrating rotary NiTi instrumentation and obturation to improve efficiency and achieve predictable results (hands-on)
  • Optimise the accuracy of the electronic apex locator
  • Evidence-based concepts and practical considerations on single vs multi-visit endodontic treatment
  • Prevention and management of procedural complications such as canal transportation, loss of length, perforation, and instrument fracture
  • Live demonstrations on extracted teeth will clearly show step-by-step techniques for removal of gutta-percha, posts and broken instruments (hands-on)
  • Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) in endodontic obturation and perforation repair (an opportunity to use MTA)
  • Principles of modern endodontic surgery with demonstrations of ultrasonic retropreparation and retrofilling (hands-on)
  • Two afternoons of hands-on practice with the aid of operating microscopes, closely supervised by endodontists

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to appreciate:

  • How to accurately diagnose and treatment plan endodontic cases
  • Advances in radiographic techniques
  • How to assess and manage cracked teeth
  • Strategies and practical aspects of canal preparation with rotary NiTi
  • Working length determination and the use of electronic apex locators
  • Modern concepts of root canal obturation
  • How to avoid and deal with procedural complications
  • The role of MTA and practical aspects of handling this material
  • Principles of removal of obturation materials and canal obstructions
  • Indications and principles of endodontic surgery
  • An understanding of the role of the operating microscope

Other Information

​This course requires practitioners to collect and prepare access cavities on six (6) extracted teeth. Practitioners are also encouraged to bring their loupes on the day. Further details will be provided upon registering

Providers Terms


Delegate places in events are confirmed once full payment has been received. While credit card is the preferred method of payment, CPD will provide an invoice with 14-day payment terms to those participants who choose to pay by cheque. CPD reserves the right to apply a 10 percent surcharge for registrations made within three (3) business days of an event. (CPD accepts payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Cheque, Direct Debit or Bank Cheque).


All course fees include 10 percent GST in the total cost except where stated. All tax invoices will show CPD's ABN 34 000 021 232.

Delegate Cancellation

Cancellations of any event must be received in writing by email to [email protected] Substitution of delegates can occur at any time at no additional cost. Course fees or part thereof cannot be transferred to another event when cancellation occurs within two (2) weeks* of the original event. (*1 week equals 7 full days). CPD takes no responsibility for changes to delegate work commitments or personal circumstances.

Cancellation of Hands on Programs

For cancellations of hands-on program places made at least four (4) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations of up to two (2) weeks* prior to the event. No credit will be given for cancellations made with less than two (2) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Cancellation of Lecture Programs

For cancellations of lecture program places made at least two (2) weeks* prior to the event in question, a credit note for the full course fee will be given to be used towards a future course. A credit note of 50 percent of the course fee will be given for cancellations up to one (1) week* prior to the event. No credit note will be given for cancellations made with less than one (1) weeks* notice. A $50 administration fee applies to ALL cancellations.

Failure to Attend

A delegate who fails to attend will be liable for 100 percent of the course fee.

Program Cancellation / Rescheduling

CPD takes all care to produce high quality program events that deliver as promised. All advertised details are correct at the time of publication. However when circumstances beyond our control prevail, CPD reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this option, CPD will employ reasonable endeavours to notify delegates as early as possible to minimise inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. Where a refund is due to a delegate, a refund for the amount paid will be issued within 30 days of notification. In the case of program post-ponement or rescheduling, the delegate may choose to transfer the fee from the cancelled course to a future program of equal value. In this case these terms and conditions apply.

Dentists - ADA Member$2,387Select
Non Member$2,864Select
Contact Hours:

14.0 hrs


Fri, 27 March 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM


2 Days


Lecture and Hands-on




ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development

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1 Atchison St, St Leonards ,
Sydney, New South Wales,
Australia, 2065

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Dr Geoffrey Young

Dr Geoff Young obtained his BDS (University Medal) from the University of Sydney in 2002, and his Specialist degree from the University of Melbourne in 2007. He went on to establish Sydney Endodontic Centre - the largest specialist endodontic group practice in the Inner West of Sydney. Dr Young was the first endodontist in NSW awarded Fellowship of the RACDS in the Special Field of Endodontics, and is a current examiner for the FRACDS (GDP) final examination. Dr Young is committed to clinical teaching at the University of Sydney, as well as developing and providing continuing education through the ADA and RACDS. He is Past President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW), as well as a member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Endodontics, the International Association of Dental Traumatology, and the American Association of Endodontists.  

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Dr Mark Johnstone

Mark graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from the University of Melbourne in 2008. He was on the Deans Honours List and winner of the Ernest Joske Prize in final year dentistry. He worked in private practice for three years before beginning specialist training, graduating with the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in 2014 from the University of Melbourne and being awarded the Ephraim Ehrmann Memorial Prize. Mark is involved in teaching undergraduate students at the University of Melbourne, and works in private practice in both Melbourne and Sydney

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Adjunct Associate Professor Chankhrit Sathorn

Chankhrit is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Endodontic Research at La Trobe University. Formerly he is a Convenor of the Predoctoral Endodontics and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry Programmes at Melbourne Dental School. In addition to his University work he maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Melbourne and Sydney. He completed Endodontic specialist training and a PhD at the University of Melbourne and became a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Stream of Endodontics. His basic dental training was from Thailand.

 His area of research focuses on evidence-based Endodontics, systematic reviews, effectiveness and efficiency of various interventions. Based on the cumulative publication of his research studies, Chankhrit has been awarded The Ernest Joske Research Award for work that constitutes an important contribution to dental science research. 

 He has been invited to speak at several national and international endodontic congresses such as ASE, ADA, IFEA, and ESE. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, New Zealand Dental Journal, Journal of Dentistry, and European Journal of Dentistry. He has authored and co-authored over two-dozen papers.


Dr Mehdi Rahimi

Mehdi graduated with a Bachelor in Dental Surgery with distinction from the University of Otago (New Zealand) in 2002 and received his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry (Endo) degree from the University of Melbourne in 2008. Mehdi has been actively involved in Endodontic teaching at various continued education levels, both nationally and internationally. Mehdi is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at Charles Sturt University, a guest lecturer at Sydney University and Melbourne University, and a CPD mentor for the Australian Dental Association NSW. Mehdi has obtained a number of publications in the field of forensic dentistry and Endodontics (resin based obturation material and fractured instruments). In 2000 Mehdi was awarded the Sir Allan Wilkinson award for the most worthwhile research in Medicine and Dentistry from the University of Otago, in 2001 he was awarded the International Association for Dental Research Young Researchers Award and in 2002 Mehdi received the Pierre Fauchard Academy Award of Merit. Mehdi is the current President of the Australian Society of Endodontology (NSW branch), the immediate past-president of the Australian Asian Association of Dentists, a fellow of the International College of Dentists (FICD), a member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in Endodontics, and a member of the Australian Dental Association (NSW) Education & Research Committee.

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