Endodontics Course - Oct. 17, 2014

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine - Continuing Education Course

Predictable Endodontics for the General Practitioner:

The State of the Art

Oct. 13 - Register is still open for a few remaining seats - class size limited.

Techniques discussed in the lecture will be demonstrated in both plastic blocks and extracted teeth. 

Date & Time

Friday, October 17, 2014
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Columbia University CDM designates this activity:

CE Credit Hours - 6


IMPORTANT - Materials to bring:  two accessed extracted teeth (two molars, no third molars), fully mature apices, not mounted in stone, no open apices. 

Location Columbia University Medical Center

Presbyterian Hospital - 17th Floor

630 West 168th Street

New York, NY 10032


Registration Fee $345 - includes networking lunch

Discounts apply for CDM Alumni and CDM faculty/staff.


Dr. Richard Mounce, DDSPractice Limited to EndodonticsRapid City, South Dakota

Course Description

This one-day lecture and hands on course is designed for the general practitioner to update their “Bread and Butter” endodontic skills. Areas covered will include the latest concepts in diagnosis, case selection, and cleansing, shaping and packing of the root canal system in three dimensions. The course will also include an introduction to the surgical operating microscope, cone beam technology, local anesthesia delivery for endodontic treatment, and will discuss the importance of coronal seal and the role of endodontics in treatment planning versus extraction and implants. 

General practitioners are looking for predictable, safe and efficient materials, methods and concepts in performing endodontic therapy. The past two decades have seen immense progress in instrumentation, obturation, cleaning techniques and scientific validation of natural tooth retention through endodontic therapy.

Course objectives for lecture:

  • the biologic objectives of root canal treatment
  • endodontics in comprehensive treatment planning
  • when to extract, when to treat, when to refer
  • operatory layout and ergonomics in endodontics
  • the surgical operating microscope
  • use of cone beam technology
  • endodontic diagnosis
  • general concepts and goals of endodontic instrumentation including working length, working taper and working diameter
  • instrumentation for endodontic cleansing and shaping including stainless steel hand files, rotary nickel titanium files, reciprocating nickel titanium files
  • general concepts and goals of endodontic obturation including materials, devices and techniques
  • coronal seal including indications and contraindications for posts 
  • endodontic irrigation
  • possibilities for endodontic retreatment, including materials, methods, concepts and indications and contraindications. 

Hands-on Course Objectives
The hands-on portion of the course will review a variety of instrumentation and obturation techniques used to achieve the biologic objectives of root canal therapy. Techniques discussed in the lecture will be demonstrated in extracted teeth.  Participants will have ample time to practice instrumentation and obturation of canals utilizing the methods and equipment demonstrated. For the hands on portion of the course, the participants will need to bring 2 extracted accessed molars. All must be fully mature teeth with closed apices. No third molars. Participants should not mount their teeth in stone. Participants will instrument and obturate both teeth. Otherwise participants work with blocks.


REGISTRATION: The fastest way to register for courses is through our online registration system. You can also submit a completed CE registration form by fax to 212-342-5179 or by mail to: CE Office, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, 630 West 168th Street, Box 20, New York NY 10032. Registration may also be done by telephone at 212-305-7124. Please make checks payable to: Columbia University. Early registration is advised to guarantee a place in all courses.

TUITION & FEES: CDM Alumni and all dental hygienists/staff receive a 10% discount on listed tuition for all Continuing Education (CE) courses. Alumni graduating within five (5) years prior to a course receive a 20% discount. CDM faculty and staff receive a 50% discount on listed tuition rates. Retired alumni not requiring CE credits may audit courses at no charge, dependent on space availability.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellation of a course will result in a refund or credit to your CE account. Refunds are granted only if notification is received in writing at least 72 hours prior to the course. For Implantology Continuum and other extended or internatinoal sessions, please refer to the dedicated course webpage for specific cancellation details for those courses. Columbia University cannot assume responsibility for losses due to participants' travel arrangements. Tuitions for no-shows will be forfeited.

COLLEGE POLICY: Sponsorship of a course by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine does not necessarily reflect the philosophy or endorsement of a procedure or product. We reserve the right to modify course content or faculty.


Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP recognized provider 11/2013-12/2017. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors; nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Please contact your local licensing authority for CE credit hour guidelines and regulations.

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine is also a Dental Board of California registered provider (#3954).

Columbia University is a member of the Association of Continuing Dental Education (ACDE) - the organization of Continuing Education providers associated with dental schools in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico.