Clinical MastersTM Program
in Endodontics

Oslo: TBA, Rome: July 2-5, 2018, Porto: October 25-28, 2018
lectures + hand-on + online learning

Mastering Endodontic Skills

Learn from the very best:

Gilberto Debelian

Dr. Gilberto Debelian received his DMD from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 1987. He then completed his specialization…

Giancarlo Pongione

Gianluca Gambarini

Professorof Endodontics, University of Rome Dental School. International lecturer and researcher, he is author of more than 380 scientific articles,…

Hugo Sousa Dias

Dr. Hugo Sousa Dias graduated with a DDS from University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, and completed the postgraduate program in endodontics…

Claudio Pisacane

Oslo Session

Advanced primary endodontic treatment

Oslo: TBA

Gilberto Debelian

  • Introduction to endodontic microscopy, ergonomics, access cavity (microinvasive approach) and instruments/materials
  • Hands-on training on 3-D models—microinvasive cavity preparation
  • Lunch and learn: glide path management with manual and rotary NiTi files
  • Hands-on training on glide path and scouting on 3-D models, direct microscopic visualization
  • Hands-on microscopic training on canal instrumentation using NiTi rotary files (3-D files and technology), direct microscopic visualization
  • Irrigation protocol; use of ultrasonication and 3-D NiTi files as adjuncts for root canal irrigation
  • Use of bioceramic materials in endodontics
  • Hands-on microscopy training on obturation technique with bioceramics
  • Hands-on microscopy training on 3-D models on Frasaco heads, indirect visualization using micromirrors; access cavity, scouting and glide path for all four canals
  • Lunch and learn: CBCT technology in endodontics
  • Hands-on microscopy training on 3-D models on Frasaco heads, indirect visualization using micromirrors; instrumentation; irrigation; and obturation
  • CBCT study of all treated 3-D models with remarks and discussion
  • Discussion and conclusion of the two days

Nonsurgical endodontic retreatment

In this nonsurgical endodontic retreatment workshop, participants will be working on dental models bearing 3-D-printed maxillary molars with the help of operating microscopes. All models will be studied by CBCT before each exercise. Using specific burs, ultrasonic tips, NiTi files and bioceramic materials, we will demonstrate to the participants, followed by hands-on exercises, the following retreatment procedures:

  • Retreating the MB1 canal by first removing intracanal obturation materials with ultrasonication and dedicated 3-D NiTi retreatment files
  • Managing steps caused by previous treatment
  • Troughing around, dislodging and removing broken instruments with ultrasonic tips and IRS System
  • Removing posts
  • Repairing apical perforations with bioceramic material

The three days include the following:

  • Twenty-four hours of theoretical lectures and hands-on practice
  • A working station for each participant equipped with the necessary instruments and devices
  • One customized microscope for each participant (ZEISS or Global, with high-definition camera and an individual monitor)
  • All instruments and materials used during the course
  • Scrubs or working clothes for each day
  • 3-D transparent and opaque teeth (no need for extracted teeth)
  • Lunch and coffee/snacks

    Rome Session

    Advanced Endodontic Treatment: The 3-D Concepts

    Rome: July 2-5, 2018

    Participants can contact Prof. Gambarini for more information by email or phone (see presenter information)
    Meeting point at 8:30 a.m. on Monday:
    Sapienza University of Rome, Dipartimento di Scienze Odontostomatologiche e Maxillo Facciali, Via Caserta 6 (close to Policlinico Line B metro station)

    Giancarlo Pongione

    Gianluca Gambarini

    Claudio Pisacane

    Learning objectives:

    • Improve diagnostic and treatment plan skills
    • Understand accurate endodontic 3-D anatomy
    • Learn how to perform shaping, cleaning and obturation procedures in 3-D.

    Four-day course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The course will have a theoretical and practical part every day, with lectures and laboratory clinical training on extracted teeth or 3-D models.

    • 3-D diagnosis and treatment planning: use of magnification and CBCT in modern endodontics.
    • Practice: use of new endodontic software for CBCT.
    • Use of the operating microscope.
    • Access cavity design (traditional and CBCT-based minimally invasive approaches) and canal negotiation with hand instruments.
    • Use of reciprocating handpieces for stainless-steel files.
    • Use of apex locators.
    • Practice: access cavity creation, root canal negotiation and glide path creation.
    • 3-D shaping, cleaning and obturation procedures: concepts, materials and techniques.
    • Rotary vs. reciprocating NiTi instruments.
    • Active and passive irrigation techniques.
    • Warm gutta-percha obturation techniques.
    • Practice: root canal preparation and obturation of extracted teeth or 3-D models.
    • Postendodontic restoration: principles, the newest materials and techniques for anterior and posterior teeth.
    • Improving adhesion procedures.
    • Choosing between direct and nondirect restoration.
    • Endodontic posts: why and when.
    • Practice: direct restorations with and without posts.

    Porto Session

    Porto: October 25-28, 2018

    Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and one of the major urban areas of the Iberian Peninsula. Located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European centers, and its historical core was proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. The western part of its urban area extends to the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.

    One of Portugal’s internationally famous exports, port wine, is named after Porto, since the metropolitan area, and in particular the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, were responsible for the packaging, transport and export of the fortified wine. In 2014 and 2017, Porto was named the Best European Destination by the Best European Destinations agency.

    Porto is home to a number of dishes of traditional Portuguese cuisine. A typical dish from this city is Tripas à Moda do Porto, and Francesinha is the most famous popular native snack food in Porto.

    It is recommended that participants visit wine cellars and museums in this amazing city, travel along the Douro River by boat, explore the old town, enjoy good meals in divine restaurants and enjoy a glass of wine in a local bar.

    Where to stay
    “Both in the heart of the city and within walking distance of the Old Town, Heidelberg University and Heidelberg Castle are the following: Crowne Plaza Heidelberg City Centre, Europäische Hof Heidelberg, Heidelberg Marriott Hotel, Leonardo Hotel Heidelberg City Center and Hotel NH Heidelberg.| | | |
    Where to eat
    Weisser Bock offers regional specialties with a twist.

    Heidelberger Kulturbrauerei provides home-brewed beer and regional specialties in an Old Town hotel.

    Zum Roten Ochsen serves good German-style food in this historical building.

    Weisses Rössel Cavallino Bianco is a small Italian restaurant located in the center of Heidelberg.

    What to see and do
    The ruins of the once-grand Heidelberg Castle rise up on a rocky hilltop over the city. The castle holds the largest wine barrel in the world, standing seven meters high and eight and a half meters wide, and holding 220,000 liters of wine. In the castle grounds is the Deutsches Apotheken-Museum, which recounts the history of Western pharmacology.

    Heidelberg Old Town is filled with architectural gems. Visit the town hall, the Old University and historic buildings like the 1592 Renaissance townhouse called “Knight St. George,” and enjoy the open-air cafes dotted along the market squares. The Old Town is also home to a third of all the shops in Heidelberg.

    Untere Straße, a narrow cobblestone street that runs parallel to the river and the main pedestrian street in the Old Town, is filled with great bars, coffee shops and inexpensive eateries.

    The Gothic Heiliggeistkirche, Heidelberg’s famous church, was at one time used by both Catholics and Protestants. The top of its spire offers a bird’s-eye view of the town. According to tradition, Heidelberg’s philosophers and university professors
    would walk and talk along the Philosophers’Way, which runs along the side of the Heiligenberg. It passes through the forest and commands panoramic views of the castle. The university library, built in Wilhelmian style, holds superb collections, including rare books and prints in its exhibition room.

    For more information, visit

    Hugo Sousa Dias

    Advanced Clinical Endodontics (Endodontic Treatment and Retreatment Challenges)

    Learning objectives:

    • Improve diagnosis and treatment planning skills related to several challenging treatment and retreatment situations
    • Learn how to deal with several endodontic problems (ledges, separated instruments), calcified root canals and regenerative endodontics (vital pulp therapy and revascularization)

    The course takes an in-depth approach to explore current concepts in clinical endodontics and improve clinical skills related to several challenging treatment and retreatment situations (ledges, separated instruments, calcified root canals, and vital pulp therapy and revascularization).

    The course will have a theoretical and practical part over four days, with lectures and hands-on training on extracted teeth and/or 3-D models.

    • Introduction to several concepts concerning endodontic treatment
    • Glide path management with manual files
    • Use of reciprocating handpiece for manual files
    • CBCT technology in endodontics
    • Management of problems caused by previous treatment (ledges)
    • Ledges: etiology, associated factors, diagnosis, prevention, management and clinical procedure to bypass a ledge
    • Hands-on microscopic training (on extracted teeth or 3-D models) on bypassing a ledge
    • Management of problems caused by previous treatment (separated instruments)
    • Nature of instrument fracture
    • Bypassing of separated instruments
    • Appropriate diagnosis and a treatment plan for broken instrument removal
    • Understanding the concept of broken file removal
    • Preparing the canal for broken instrument removal
    • Dislodging and removal of fractured instruments
    • Direct and indirect ultrasonics
    • Tube techniques
    • Loop technique
    • Terauchi File Retrieval Kit
    • Hands-on microscopic training (on extracted teeth or 3-D models) on removing a broken instrument
    • Root canal calcification: etiology, mechanism, clinical signs and symptoms, management and complications, clinical procedure
    • Tips on locating root canal entrances
    • Hands-on microscopic training on locating MB2 canals and gaining incisal access in anterior dentition
    • New paradigm: microguided endodontics
    • Hands-on microscopic training (on extracted teeth or 3-D models) on access and treatment in calcified root canal anatomy
    • Regenerative endodontics: overview and clinical procedure
    • Use of bioceramics in regenerative endodontics
    • Revascularization and vital pulp therapy protocol
    • Treatment outcome
    • Hands-on microscopic training (on extracted teeth) on revascularization and vital pulp therapy
    • Discussion and conclusion of the four days
    100CE Credits

    Oslo: TBA, Rome: July 2-5, Porto: October 25-28, 2018
    lectures + hand-on + online learning

    Tel: +32 486 920 435 (WhatsApp) / Email:

    Course fee:
    Rome Session 3.300,00 €
    Porto Session 3.300,00 €
    Oslo Session 3.300,00 €
    €9,000 for the full program

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