This course constitutes the foundation to preparing the student to enter the dental treatment center and perform endodontic procedures on a patient. The student will participate in endodontic procedures performed on extracted teeth and simulated models. Lectures and clinical demonstrations by the endodontic faculty cover the range of clinical procedures to be perfected by students during the clinical phases of training. Six practical exercises in restorative skills are also completed in order to assess the student’s technical skill base.
Root canal anatomy for each tooth is reviewed in detail including the incidence of anatomical variations. Materials and equipment used in Endodontics are reviewed, and their use and maintenance are demonstrated. A variety of non-surgical procedures are thoroughly reviewed, demonstrated, and practiced.