8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Frederik Meijer Gardens
1000 E Beltline Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49525
David Landwehr, DDS, MS
Fee: $225/Member DDS; $100/First Dental Team Member (reduced rates for additional); $100/Retired WMDDS DDS
CE Credits: 7
Endodontic success is dependent on a variety of interrelated factors, but removal of bacteria from the root canal system is the ultimate goal. This session will place special emphasis on locating the hard-to-find canals prior to using a rotary instrument in order to establish a predictable and reproducible glide path to the root apex. An evidence-based review of cutting-edge instrumentation options will be presented with special emphasis on different instrument designs and mechanical movements. Lastly, enhanced irrigation protocols will be explored along with state-of-the-art obturation techniques.
- How to increase the accuracy of endodontic diagnosis by understanding the limitations of pulp testing and radiology.
- Clinically relevant strategies for locating typical root canal anatomies and tips for identifying hard-to find canals.
- The design features and working characteristics of the most commonly used root canal instrumentation systems and their impact
on clinical efficiency and predictability.
- A simple and efficient irrigation protocol for maximum disinfection of the root canal system and obturation techniques to place a dense three-dimensional filling in any root canal anatomy.
About the speaker … Dr. David Landwehr earned his DDDS at the University of Minnesota and his MS and certificate in oral and maxillofacial pathology at The Ohio State University followed by specialty training in endodontics at the University of Michigan. He has been a private practice clinician for more than 20 years and spent the last six years at Capital Endodontics in Madison, Wisc. Dr. Landwehr’s ongoing work as an educator and opinion leader has positioned him at the forefront of modern endodontic treatment. He has lectured and presented case studies both nationally and internationally. Dr. Landwehr served as an evidence reviewer for the American Dental Association and as the chief of endodontics for the Meriter Hospital general practice residency for more than 10 years. He recently authored a chapter on lesions that mimic endodontic pathosis for the 12th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. His teaching focuses on the techniques used daily in his clinical practice that are efficient and evidence based.
Please contact Elaine Fleming at 616-234-5605.