Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
(6/1/2017) to (5/31/2020). Provider ID# 335862

Endodontics Unsponsored: Hands-On CE in Vancouver


TO CONTACT US ABOUT THESE COURSES

Please note that as we are busy in our practice with patients, we might not be able to reply immediately to questions via the phone. Emailing is your best form of communication to get a response in a timely way.

Please e-mail CE@vancouverrootcanals.com if interested in attending or have any questions about the courses.

**You should get a reply within 2 business days Monday to Thursday.

**A completed registration form is required to register. This form will be sent to you upon request. Request a form.


CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancellations made within 60 days prior to the course date: deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made within 61-90 days of the course date: refund in the form of credit towards a future course.
  • Cancellations made prior to 91 days of the course date: full refund of deposit minus a $40 administration fee.

Mission Statement: The goal of this educational clinic is to provide current and unbiased knowledge on the concepts and techniques of endodontic treatment. With greater knowledge and improved skills, it is hoped that participants will gain more confidence and enjoyment in endodontics and ultimately be able to provide better patient care.

With so many different products now being marketed, it can be very difficult for dentists to decide which ones to use. These courses are not sponsored by any company and Mark Olesen receives no financial gain from the companies whose products he uses. He is not affiliated with any dental company. All files and other products used in the courses have been purchased at full market price or discounted for buying in bulk.

 

Instructor: Mark Olesen

Dr. Mark Olesen practices endodontics full-time in North Vancouver. Since the year 2000 he has given small group ‘hands-on’ courses at his office. Over 1200 dentists have attended. Mark received his dental degree from the University of British Columbia in 1988. He practised general dentistry for 6 years and then in 1996 completed his graduate program in endodontics at the University of Southern California.

 



Course #1 Description: This 2-day course consists of a combination of lecture and laboratory work (about 50% lecture and 50% hands-on working with extracted teeth). Limited to 10 dentists. 16 hours of CE credit. The emphasis of the course is on shaping canals with rotary files. The course material is relevant to all dentists with an interest in endodontics and of all levels of experience. See Course Objectives below for more details. (The other 2-day course offered by Endodontics Unsponsored is titled Re-treatment and Other Complex Cases).

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Upcoming Course #1 Dates

  • Friday and Saturday, September 28-29, 2018 – FULL
  • Friday and Saturday, October 12-13, 2018 – FULL
  • THURSDAY & FRIDAY, October 25-26, 2018 – FULL
  • Friday and Saturday, November 16-17, 2018 – FULL
  • Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 – Dec.1, 2018 – FULL
  • Friday and Saturday, January 25-26, 2019 – FULL
  • THURSDAY & FRIDAY, JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 1, 2019 – SPACE AVAILABLE
  • Friday and Saturday, February 8-9, 2019 – FULL
  • THURSDAY & FRIDAY, February 21-22, 2019 – SPACE AVAILABLE
  • Friday and Saturday, April 5-6, 2019 – SPACE AVAILABLE

Although the courses tend to book up several months in advance, spaces in earlier courses sometimes become available. Please let us know if you are interested and we will try to accommodate you.

Location:  At the office of North Shore Endodontics in North Vancouver

click here for OFFICE LOCATION

 

Course #1 Objectives:

  • To better understand why root canal treatment is not always successful.
  • To gain more knowledge and skills in order to increase success of root canal treatment.
  • To learn more about resolving difficult-to-anesthetize teeth.
  • To learn more about finding canals.
  • To learn more about how to negotiate to the terminus of the majority of ‘calcified’ canals.
  • To learn more about electronic apex locators.
  • To better understand the concepts of using rotary and reciprocating nickel titanium files to enlarge even the most severely curved canals.
  • To learn more about the various nickel titanium file systems presently available (rotary and reciprocating), the differences between them and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • If there is a file system that you are comfortable with, to learn how to make it more effective and reduce the risk of file separation.
  • To learn more about irrigants used to clean root canal systems and how to use them safely.
  • To learn more about obturation of root canal systems. Simplification of both vertical and lateral condensation techniques is covered.
  • To learn more about antibiotic and pain medications in endodontics.

* WARNING: This course will not try to sell you on a particular brand of file. It will also not tell you how easy endodontic treatment is and that all canals can be shaped well and safely with the same 1-3 files.

 

What will be supplied for each participant:

  • Microscope (Global Surgical)
  • High & slow speed handpieces and burs
  • Electric handpiece for shaping with rotary and reciprocating files
  • Ultrasonic unit (P5)
  • Hand files
  • Rotary and reciprocating files – we supply EdgeEndo, GT, Hyflex, K3, KontrolFlex II, Profile, ProTaper, Sequence, TF, Typhoon, Vortex, Vortex Blue, V-Taper 2H, WaveOne files. Advantages and disadvantages of each system are discussed as well as hybrid techniques. When one understands the concepts of rotary shaping, it should be easy to switch between most brands of files. (We have TF Adaptive files but only one of their motors).
  • Extracted teeth
  • Gutta percha for warm vertical and lateral obturation
  • Digital radiography
  • System B and Obtura
  • Gloves and masks
  • Lunch, drinks, and snacks

 

  • Course 1 Fee & Registration: CAN$2500 (includes 5% GSTax). Payable by VISA or MASTERCARD. Deposit of $1000 is required to register. The remaining $1500 will be processed 1 day prior to the course date. (At this time, for U.S. residents we will adjust the balance to reflect the exchange rate).
  • Cancellation Policy:
  • Cancellations made within 60 days prior to the course date: deposit is non-refundable.
  • Cancellations made within 61-90 days of the course date: refund in the form of credit towards a future course.
  • Cancellations made prior to 91 days of the course date: full refund of deposit minus a $40 administration fee.

Please e-mail CE@vancouverrootcanals.com if interested in attending or have any questions about the courses. You should get a reply within 2 business days.  A completed registration form is required to register. This form will be sent to you upon request. Request a form.

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Course #2 Description: This 2-day course consists of a combination of lecture and laboratory exercises (about 50% lecture and 50% hands-on working with extracted teeth). Limited to 10 dentists. 16 hours of CE credit. Topics include re-treatment, removal of posts and separated instruments, MTA and similar materials, trauma, open apices, resorption, shaping and cleaning of difficult canal anatomy, and others. See Course Objectives below for more details.

The course material is relevant to all dentists, especially to those with a keen interest in diagnosing and treating complex endodontic cases. Dentists who have a microscope or who are considering acquiring one will find this course very useful. (The other 2-day course offered by Endodontics Unsponsored is titled Shaping, Cleaning, and Obturating Root Canal Systems. It is NOT a requirement to take Course #1 prior to Course #2, but several dentists who have taken Course #2 first and then Course #1 at a later date have said that they wished that they had taken Course #1 first. If taking both courses, we suggest AT LEAST 6-12 months between them, but this is not a requirement).

Upcoming Course #2 Dates:

  • Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, 2018 – FULL
  • Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2019 – FULL
  • Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, 2019 – SPACE AVAILABLE
  • Friday and Saturday, November 1-2, 2019 – SPACE AVAILABLE

Although the courses tend to book up several months in advance, spaces in earlier courses sometimes become available. Please let us know if you are interested and we will try to accommodate you.

Location: At the office of North Shore Endodontics in North Vancouver
(click here for OFFICE LOCATION )

 

Course #2 Objectives:

    1. To learn more about treatment of traumatized teeth (e.g. horizontal root fractures, pulpal obliteration, internal bleaching).
    2. To learn more about treatment of teeth with open apices.
    3. To learn more about diagnosis and treatment of root resorption (internal and different types of external).
    4. To learn more about diagnosing unfixable endodontic problems (e.g. root fractures).
    5. To learn more about diagnosing and treating fixable endodontic failures (e.g. locating untreated canals, removing contaminated and/or short gutta percha).
    6. To learn more about when and how to treat perforations.
    7. To learn when to use MTA and similar materials and how to handle them.
    8. To learn more about endodontic re-treatment including removal of crowns/bridges, posts, gutta percha, pastes, Thermafil (plastic and metal carriers), silver points, separated instruments.
    9. To learn more about treating calcified, ledged, blocked, and severely curved canals. This will include an update on the more popular file systems presently available.
    10. To learn more about ‘advanced’ irrigation techniques to better clean complex canal anatomy.

 

What will be supplied for each participant:

  • Microscope (Global Surgical)
  • High & slow speed handpieces and burs
  • Electric handpiece for shaping with rotary and reciprocating files
  • Ultrasonic unit (P5)
  • Hand files
  • Rotary and Reciprocating files – we supply EdgeEndo, GT, Hyflex, K3, KontrolFlex II, Profiles, ProTapers, Sequence, TF, Typhoon, Vortex, Vortex Blue, V-Taper 2H, and WaveOne Gold files. (We have TF Adaptive files but only one of their motors).
  • Post and file removal tools
  • Portland cement (used as substitute for MTA) and Biodentine
  • Extracted teeth
  • Gutta percha for warm vertical and lateral obturation
  • Digital radiography
  • System B and Obtura
  • Gloves and masks
  • Lunch, drinks, and snacks

Course 2 Fee & Registration: CAN$2700 (includes 5% GSTax). Payable by VISA or MASTERCARD. Deposit of $1000 is required to register. The remaining $1700 will be processed 1 day prior to the course date. (At this time, for U.S. residents we will adjust the balance to reflect the exchange rate).


 

TO CONTACT US ABOUT THESE COURSES

Please note that as we are busy in our practice with patients, we might not be able to reply immediately to questions via the phone. Emailing is your best form of communication to get a response in a timely way.

Please e-mail CE@vancouverrootcanals.com if interested in attending or have any questions about the courses.

**You should get a reply within 2 business days Monday to Thursday.

**A completed registration form is required to register. This form will be sent to you upon request. Request a form.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations made within 60 days prior to the course date: deposit is non-refundable.

Cancellations made within 61-90 days of the course date: refund in the form of credit towards a future course.

Cancellations made prior to 91 days of the course date: full refund of deposit minus a $40 administration fee.