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Central Illinois AGD Presents: Endodontics by Dr. George Zehak

March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


In Search of the Perfect Root Canal &
An Update on Technology for Endodontic Treatment

Dr. George Zehak


Day 1: Comprehensive treatment of endodontic cases can be quite challenging. Keys to understanding and developing successes and avoiding failures will be discussed. The course is designed to help dentists better comprehend and understand endodontic procedures from start to completion of treatment.

Day 2: Participants will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of what works well in their hands utilizing different systems in a hands-on effort to improve and advance the attendee’s endodontic knowledge utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. The attendees will have many pearls to take home Monday and advance their knowledge in their search for obtaining the perfect root canal. Whether one does no endodontics, little endodontics, or a lot of endontics in their practice, this course is a must to educate, update and/or refresh your knowledge when searching for the perfect root canal.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. George Zehak received his dental degree from the University of Illinois in 1977. Currently, he practices in Berwyn, IL., an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University and is on staff at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. He has presented many lectures to dental audiences. Besides having a Mastership and Life Long Learning Award in the Academy of General Dentistry, he has received Fellowships from the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists, Pierre Fauchard Academy, American College of Osseous Integration and the Odontographic Society of Chicago. Dr. Zehak is Past President of the Illinois Academy of General Dentistry and Past-President or the Chicago Dental Society.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participants will:

  • Understand root canal anatomy, access, shaping and cleansing in a thorough, quick and efficient manner that lead to successful root canal treatment.
  • Define the perfect canal that will lead to high success rates.
  • Understand proper obturation once the canals are thoroughly cleaned.
  • Discussion of use of higher technology to aid root canal treatment like loupes, digital x-rays, and microscopes.

Supplies: For the hands-on session on 3/24/18 please bring magnification eyewear and 4-6 extracted teeth. Please embed the roots in plaster and cut an endo access opening. Radiograph each tooth to establish working length of the canals.

CE Credits:


When & Where:

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine

Hoag Hall Auditorium, Bldg. 283

2800 College Avenue

Alton, IL

Directions: Take I-55 North or South to the Alton exit #30, Route 140. (Route 140 becomes College Avenue)

PARKING: Available behind Hoag Hall, Lots A-3. No permit is necessary. Do not park in the clinic parking lot. You will be ticketed.

Hotel Reservations:

Hotel Reservations based on availability.  Identify
yourself as attending the Southern Illinois University
School of Dental Medicine AGD Programs.
Best Western Premier Hotel (formerly the Atrium Hotel)
3800 Homer Adams Parkway
Alton, Illinois
(618) 462-1220
Directions: Take 55 North or South to the Alton
Exit #30, Route 140. (140 becomes College Avenue)

Course Schedule:

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine
FRIDAY, March 23, 2018
7:45 am Registration
8:00 am – 10:30 am Lecture in Hoag
Hall Auditorium (Bldg. 283)
10:30 am – 10:45 am Break and Discuss
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Learn with
the students
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lecture in Hoag Hall
Auditorium (Bldg. 283)
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break and Discuss
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Lecture in Hoag Hall
Auditorium (Bldg. 283)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Set-up for Hands-on
7:30 pm – Dinner with seminar attendees &
SATURDAY, March 24, 2018
7:45 am Registration
8:00 am – 12:00 pm Hands-on in Student
Lab (Bldg. 283)
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch & Discuss
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Hands-on in Student
Lab (Bldg. 28



March 19,2018
May register for lecture only. 3/24/18 hands-on participation Limited space


Protocol Reporting Session
Thursday, March 21,2018 at 7:30 PM
at the Best Western Premier Hotel (formerly the Atrium Hotel)
Restaurant Alton, IL
Call 309-692-1796 or Email
[email protected]
for reservations.

SEMINAR COSTS                                                   AGD/ADA                          NON-AGD/ADA
Dentist 2 day participation course                        $695                                                   $795
(limit 25 participants)
Dentist 03/23/18 lecture only                             $275                                                   $325
Staff (non-dentist) per day                                    $50                                                     $75
(must be accompanied by dentist)
SIU Instructors/Students 03/23/18 lecture             N/C                                                    $10*
only and 03/24/18 observation only.
Must be registered for seminar.
(Observation will be permitted at participation course (includes faculty/students) if course limit is reached, but costs and attendee numbers must be approved by the course master.)

Lunch is included in all day seminar cost.
*Includes 1 year AGD student membership
Non-Members: Join AGD and receive seminar at AGD member cost.
Contact Dr. Susan Bishop for information.

Refunds are available for courses, minus $50 processing fee, will be granted if requested at least ten days prior to the start of the course.


Check appropriate line, or list number attending:

___AGD/ADA/Public Health Dentist                              $ _________

___Staff Member/AGD/ADA Dentist                              $ _________

___Non-AGD/ADA Dentist                                              $ _________

___Staff Member/Non-AGD/ADA Dentist                   $ _________

___SIU/SDM Student/Resident                                        $ _________

___SIU/SDM Faculty                                                          $ _________

TOTAL  $ _________

AGD/ADA No. _________________________________________

Total Number Attending __________________________________

Amount Enclosed _______________________________________

Check Number _________________________________________

(Make check payable to the Central Illinois AGD)

Name: ________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

City, State, Zip _________________________________________

Business Phone: ________________________________________

Home Phone: __________________________________________

Fax/E-mail Address: ____________________________________

___In Office Protocol

___Please send me a new AGD member packet.

If more than one person is attending, please list their names on a separate sheet of paper.

Return by March 19, 2018


Return the completed registration form and check payable to CIAGD to:

Dr. Susan Bishop

7314 N. Edgewild Dr.

Peoria, IL 61614

Email: [email protected] for information.

Next CIAGD/SIUSDM Seminar:  June 15, 2018 Implants by Dr. Bill Cusack

For more IL AGD CE Courses please go to ILAGD.org


March 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am
March 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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