This program will have a hands-on portion each day, so the participants may be most comfortable using their office as the venue. Use of a high and slow speed dental handpiece, restorative dental instruments and materials are required for this course.
Registration will close April 30, 2021 or when the class is full, so we have time to mail your necessary supplies for this remote course which requires your participation!
A Wisconsin native, Dr. David Landwehr earned his DDS at the University of Minnesota. He received an MS degree and certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at Ohio State University, followed by specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Landwehr has been a private practice clinician for more than 20 years.
Endodontic success Is dependent on a variety of interrelated factors, but maximum removal of bacteria is the ultimate goal. The pathway to endodontic diagnosis is filled with twists and turns that often prevent the clinician from making an accurate diagnosis. After a diagnosis has been established, root canal anatomy and glide path management are the next considerations. It is imperative that all canals are located and cleaned to the root apex. This session will place special emphasis on locating the hard-to-find canals prior to using rotary instruments in order to establish a predictable and reproducible glide path to the root apex. Efficient instrumentation will be discussed, along with enhanced irrigation protocols.
Finally, state-of-the art obturation and restorative procedures will be presented.
This course will cover:
1. The limitations of pulp testing and gaining a better understanding of the potential for bias in radiographic interpretation
2. Clinically relevant strategies for locating typical root canal anatomies and tips for identifying hard-to-find canals
3. The importance of glide path management and the benefits of creating a reproducible enhanced glide path with a single mechanical
instrument, while preserving maximum dentin for restoration and function
4. Instrumentation techniques to create the final root canal shape, along with state-of-the-art disinfection and 3 dimensional obturation
This course will be a Zoom Virtual meeting and will require the use of a computer (preferably) or tablet and the doctor must be able to enable video and audio for the course. The hands-on portion of this course will require the use of a high and slow speed dental handpiece, restorative dental instruments, and some materials. Participants may be most comfortable at their office for the program. An email will be sent to all the registrants with more information. Materials will be sent to you prior to the course.
We will use plastic blocks and 3-D printed teeth for the program. Attendees may obtain extracted teeth to use during the course, but they are not necessary. Given the current situation, participants are advised to do what they are they are comfortable with.
These hands-on programs were designed originally for AGD Fellows striving to be AGD Masters. We have discovered that these programs can be valuable to all dentists from new graduates to the most experienced clinicians.
16 hours of participation credit for attending the 2-day lecture and hands-on course.
34 total hours of participation credit for attending the 2-day lecture and hands-on course, completing the assigned protocol in the dental office, and presenting the protocol assignment to the Mastertrack Committee.
Saturday & Sunday, May 22-23, 2021
8:00AM – 12:00PM Lecture and/or Hands on
12:00PM – 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM – 4:30PM Lecture and/or Hands-on
Registration will be closed April 30th to allow time to mail course supplies. Please Register Early!
Non-AGD Member $1045.00
Three (3) full Scholarships will be made available at each program to AGD member dentists who have graduated less than 3 years ago!
For more information contact: Dr. Sy Wachtenheim at [email protected] or 847-858-1927 phone or 847-905-7271 fax.