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Northern Illinois AGD Presents: Challenges and Advances in Endodontics

October 7, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Northern Illinois Academy of General Dentistry


Challenges and Advances in Endodontics


Brian J. Habas, DMD, MS

Radisson Hotel & Convention Center
200 S. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61108

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Brian J. Habas is an endodontist in St. Charles, Illinois who maintains a small private practice. He is a graduate of the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine and practiced general dentistry for six years before furthering his education at St. Louis University where he received his M.S. in Endodontics in 2009. He worked as an associate for two years before opening his current practice in 2011. His journey toward Endodontics began with an introduction to the dental operating microscope and continued with the incorporation of Cone Beam Computed Tomography. More recently he has introduced Gentle Wave by Sonendo into his practice and for the past four years has continued the pursuit of conservative treatment of endodontically treated teeth. He is a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics and has spoken on behalf of Coltene and Sonendo.


Course Information:

In this course, a review of diagnosis, anesthesia, access, irrigation, and obturation will be covered in detail. Current thinking and methodology will be discussed in a manner that promotes a challenge to legacy concepts. As technology becomes more advanced, the endodontic specialty has changed dramatically with the introduction of the dental operating microscope, cone beam computed tomography, and enhanced irrigation systems. These advances have allowed for progress that will minimize the need for instrumentation and possibly change the way obturation is performed.
The course will also cover a shift in thinking from an endodontist’s perspective about how to evaluate teeth from a restorative diagnosis first, including marginal elevation techniques, post placement, and access design to maximize dentin conservation in vital areas. Attendees will understand how a critical evaluation of outcomes sparked a conservative endodontic movement.

Course Objectives:

After participating in this lecture, attendees will have a better understanding of:
• technical advances in Endodontics that help save the natural dentition
• have a greater knowledge of how to perform competent endodontic treatments in your office
• the basic principles of endodontics
• review of anesthetic techniques
• review of access design
• discussion of post placement
• introduction to GentleWave concepts and mechanism of action with a hands-on opportunity

CE Credit:

7 hours of lecture credit may be used towards FAGD, MAGD or re-licensure for dentists and hygienists.


Friday, October 7, 2022
8:30—12:00 Lecture
12:00—1:00 Lunch
1:00—4:30 Lecture


Return the completed form with your check payable to Northern Illinois Academy of General Dentistry to :
Stephen Petras, DMD, MAGD, FICOI
120 W. Front Avenue
Stockton, IL 61085
Phone: (815) 947-3700
Fax: (815) 947-9058
[email protected]


• When Registering, please note if you require a vegetarian option for lunch!

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Dentist or first person-                                                                $250                                       $300
From office:
First additional staff/Hygienist                                                     $100

Each additional staff member                                                     $75

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To pay with credit card contact Jamie Petras, NIAGD Executive Secretary at 815-541-3795 or [email protected]
Refund Policy: Full tuition refund is available without penalty up to one week prior to scheduled course.

For information contact:
Stephen Petras, DMD,MAGD, FICOI
Phone: (815) 947-3700
Fax: (815) 947-9058
E-mail: [email protected] OR [email protected]
Presenting a program of this nature is a group effort, and would not be possible without the assistance of many individuals and companies. A complete listing of contributing companies will be available at the program site.







October 7, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Radisson Hotel & Convention Center
200 S. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61108 United States
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