Predictable and Profitable Endodontics: What You Need to Know with Dr. Anne Koch (Hands-On)
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Presenter: Anne Koch, DMD
Date: Friday, October 6, 2023
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: 1060 Main Street, Suite 201, River Edge, NJ 07661
CE Credits: 7
AGD Code: 070
Subject: Endodontics Participation
Sponsored by: Real World Endo & Brasseler
*Boxed Lunch Included
The lecture session will address endodontics from both an advanced perspective and from a restorative point of view. The key in making endodontics profitable is being able to do cases consistently well and in manner that leads directly to the final restoration.
Doing a root canal with destruction of tooth structure makes restoration challenging if not impossible. In this presentation, Dr. Koch will emphasize the concept of linking endodontics with restorative dentistry and will demonstrate how important it is to be “living in the world of a constant taper” when performing rotary instrumentation.
A completely intuitive way of instrumenting a root canal (the Blend Technique) will also be discussed, as well as an update on bioceramic technology. Direct and indirect pulp caps as well as perforation repair will all be fully discussed.
Upon completion, you will:
- comprehend the endo-restorative relationship and describe the latest techniques used to achieve predictable success.
- have a thorough understanding of the multiple advantages gained by doing a constant taper preparation technique.
- be able to evaluate the changing paradigm in endodontics and realize that adult pulp caps potentially have a place in select endodontic cases.
- be able to predictably perform the Blend Technique in both simple and advanced cases.
- have a more thorough understanding of the many virtues of a true bioceramic cement and hydraulic condensation.
- be able to successfully use a piezo-electric ultrasonic unit for finding hidden canals.
The afternoon hands-on session confirms concepts introduced during the morning lecture. The Blend Technique will be introduced clinically, and a demonstration will be given concerning how to properly use heat treated and non-heat treated files rotary files.
Hydraulic condensation will be performed by all attendees and Dr. Koch will work with each individual doctor. As final validation, all participants are encouraged to instrument a tooth or block while looking directly at Dr. Koch, not the canal!!
Please bring any accessed extracted teeth you may want to work on.
About the Speaker:
Anne Koch, DMD
Dr. Anne L. Koch received both her DMD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the founder and past Director of the Postdoctoral Program in Endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Following her clinical and academic career, Annie formed her own successful technology and development company, Real World Endo, of which she was CEO and President. Dr. Koch is the holder of multiple patents.
The author of more than one hundred and fifty articles in her prior specialty field, Dr. Koch has presented more than one thousand lectures worldwide. Dr. Koch is an active member of the ADA, AAE, MDS, and BDDS.
Dr. Koch maintains a faculty position at PENN (Department of Endodontics) as well as serving as a Senior Fellow with Penn Medicine. She also is a member of the Board of Overseers for the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.
*limited to 24 attendees
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