Endodontics Courses

Endodontics-Patient Simulation
Endodontics Seminar I
Endodontics Seminar II
Endodontics Seminar III
Endodontics Seminar IV

Course Name: Endodontics – Patient Simulation
Course Number:
896
Credits (Weight): 1 (Theory), 1 (Practical)
Course Director: Dr. Charles Rankin
Predoctoral Year: 2
Semester: Fall (Sept-Dec)
Time & Location: Tuesday 8-12pm
Text(s): Cohen, Stephen and Hargreaves, Kenneth M. Pathways of the Pulp, 9th Ed. Mosby 2004.
Grading & Evaluation:
Midterm – 45%
Final (Cumulative) – 45%
10 of 13 quizzes – 10%

Remediation:

Tutors will be available and a make up exam will be held for those who fail to challenge the midterm and final.

Course Goal:

You will acquire additional knowledge of the morphology of teeth including the size, shape and course of the pulp chamber and canals, becoming more cognizant of anatomical variations.

  1. Acquire additional knowledge of the morphology of teeth including the size, shape and course of the pulp chamber and canals, becoming more cognizant of anatomical variations.
  2. Gain skill and dexterity in opening, enlarging and debridement of the root canal.
  3. Develop the tactile sense necessary in the handling of endodontic instruments and materials.
  4. Correlate radiographic information with tactile sense.
  5. Be able to effectively fill the prepared canal using lateral condensation of gutta percha.

Course Objectives:

The student will be able to:

  • Apply proper endodontic terminology to pulpal and periapical Diseases
  • Know the diagnostic tests to perform to make pulpal and periapical diagnosis
  • Know the cellular basis for pulpal and periapical disease
  • Know the anatomy and physiology of the pulp and periapical tissues
  • Know how to diagnose and treat endodontic emergencies
  • Know how to advise a patient of post-operative sequelae
  • Know analgesic and antibiotic regimens used in endodontics

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#2. Understand psychosocial principles, behavior management and how to apply these skills for better patient care.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

#7. Manage oral (pulpal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialities.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.

#9. Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological agents, including noting any potential drug interactions related to dental treatment for pain, anxiety, prevention, infection, inflammation, surgical complications and conditions related to dental treatment.

#10. Understand general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, conscious sedations and the use of non-pharmacological techniques to manage anxiety.

#11. Communicate and demonstrate to patients the importance of home care procedures and the need for a re-care program. Apply the concepts of quality assurance in evaluating the results of dental treatment at re-care.

#12. Perform risk assessment, determine etiology of dental disease, communicate and demonstrate to patient approaches to modify behaviors contributing to dental disease.

#14. Perform non-surgical root canal treatment on uncomplicated single and multi-rooted teeth.

#15. Perform uncomplicated extractions of teeth and root tips and minor pre-prosthetic surgical procedures, including those requiring uncomplicated flap procedures.

#16. Manage and treat localized odontogenic infections and common operative and postoperative surgical complications.

#18. Inform the patient regarding the nature and extent to the disease or disorder and provide the appropriate management and/or referral.

#19. Treat caries, manipulate selected material and make appropriate restorations for patient comfort, function and esthetics.

Course Name: Endodontics Seminar I
Course Number: 1180
Credits: 0
Course Director: Dr. Robert Amato, Dr. Virginia Karapanou
Predoctoral Year: 3
Semester: Summer Trimester, April – June
Time & Location: Thursday 1-4pm, DHS-773
Text(s): None
Grading & Evaluation: Attendance

Seminar Goal: The goal of this seminar is for the student to understand the relationship between didactic concepts and clinical practice.

Seminar Objectives: The student will be able to:

  • Apply proper endodontic terminology to pulpal and periapical diseases.
  • Know the diagnostic tests to perform to make pulpal and periapical diagnosis.
  • Know the cellular basis for pulpal and periapical disease.
  • Know the anatomy and physiology of the pulp and periapical tissues.
  • Know how to diagnose and treat endodontic emergencies.
  • Know how to advise a patient of post-operative sequelae.

Seminar/Lecture Schedule: The class is broken up into groups of approximately fifteen students, and each attends one three-hour session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#7. Manage oral (pupal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialties.

#9. Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological agents, including noting any potential drug interactions related to dental treatment for pain, anxiety, prevention, infection, inflammation, surgical complications and conditions related to dental treatment.

#16. Manage and treat localized odontogenic infections and common operative and postoperative surgical complications.

Course Name: Endodontics Seminar II
Course Number: 1185
Credits: 0
Course Director:Dr. Robert Amato, Dr. Virginia Karapanou
Predoctoral Year: 4
Semester: Fall Semester, Sept – Nov
Time & Location: Thursday 1-4pm, DHS-738
Text(s): None
Grading & Evaluation: Attendance

Seminar Goal: The goal of this seminar is for the student to review and correlate basic and endodontic science with clinical applications.

Course Objectives: The student will be able to:

  • Understand the impact of misleading internet information about endodontic procedures.
  • Know how to diagnose and treat perio-endo lesions.
  • Know how to diagnose and treat internal and external resorption.
  • Know how to diagnose and treat vertical fractures of teeth.
  • Differentiate, diagnose and treat traumatic injuries, apexogenesis, apexification and their sequelae.
  • Understand the importance of record keeping in proper endodontic practice.
  • Know analgesic and antibiotic regimens used in endodontics.

Seminar/Lecture Schedule: The class is broken up into groups of approximately fifteen students, and each attends one three-hour session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#7. Manage oral (pupal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialties.

#9. Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological agents, including noting any potential drug interactions related to dental treatment for pain, anxiety, prevention, infection, inflammation, surgical complications and conditions related to dental treatment.

#16. Manage and treat localized odontogenic infections and common operative and postoperative surgical complications.

Course Name: Endodontics Seminar III
Course Number: 1194
Credits: 0
Course Director: Dr. Robert Amato, Dr. Virginia Karapanou
Predoctoral Year: 4
Semester: Fall/Winter Semester, Dec – Feb
Time & Location: Thursday 1-4pm, DHS-738
Text(s): None
Grading & Evaluation: Attendance

Seminar Goal: The goal of this seminar is to review clinical applications in endodontics as applied to radiographic case studies.

Seminar Objectives: The student will be able to:

  • Refine their endodontic history taking and examination procedure.
  • Understand the patient interview process.
  • Apply endodontic science to understand clinical diagnosis.
  • Interpret radiographic patterns of endodontic disease.
  • Understand the importance and technique of communication with patients and professional colleagues.

Seminar/Lecture Schedule: The class is broken up into groups of approximately fifteen students, and each attends one three-hour session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#5. Develop a comprehensive, properly sequenced treatment plan and alternative plans based on all diagnostic data. The plans should include addressing chief complaint, emergency care and referral for systemic disease, prevention, periodontal care, endodontic care, restorative/prosthodontic care, maintenance and recall.

#6. Communicate the treatment plan to the patient, including diagnostic alternatives, patient concerns, risks, prognosis, time requirements, fees and payment plan options and obtain a writing informed consent.

#7. Manage oral (pupal, periodontal or traumatic) or medical emergencies including performing CPR and activating local life support systems (EMS) and/or make appropriate referrals to medical and dental specialties.

#9. Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological agents, including noting any potential drug interactions related to dental treatment for pain, anxiety, prevention, infection, inflammation, surgical complications and conditions related to dental treatment.

#16. Manage and treat localized odontogenic infections and common operative and postoperative surgical complications.

Course Name: Endodontics Seminar IV
Course Number: 1196
Credits: 0
Course Director:Dr. Robert Amato, Dr. Virginia Karapanou
Predoctoral Year: 4
Semester: Winter Semester, Feb – April
Time & Location: Thursday 1-4pm, DHS-738
Text(s): None
Grading & Evaluation: Attendance

Seminar Goal: The goal of this seminar is to review the current practice of endodontics and assorted issues in endodontics.

Seminar Objectives: The student will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts involved in endodontic success and failure.
  • Understand the integration of newer technologies in the practice of endodontics.
  • Understand ethical dilemmas in endodontics.
  • Troubleshoot anesthesia difficulties in endodontics.
  • Diagnose and manage endodontics treatment problems

Seminar/Lecture Schedule: The class is broken up into groups of approximately fifteen students, and each attends one three-hour session.

TUSDM Competency Statements supported by Course

#1. Understand the concept of professionalism, patient confidentiality (HIPAA- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, ethical behavior and the principles of jurisprudence.

#4. Develop a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan, based on the patient’s chief complaint; dental, personal, family, social and medical (systemic disease) history; medical and dental diagnostic tests; and the results of head, neck, oral cavity and radiographic examinations.

#8. Identify and provide effective local anesthesia for oral treatment.Identify and prescribe appropriate pharmacological agents, including noting any potential drug interactions related to dental treatment for pain, anxiety, prevention, infection, inflammation, surgical complications and conditions related to dental treatment.

#18. Inform the patient regarding the nature and extent to the disease or disorder and provide the appropriate management and/or referral.

#19. Treat caries, manipulate selected material and make appropriate restorations for patient comfort, function and esthetics.