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Navigating Endodontics: Diagnosis, Anesthesia, Access, Instrumentation Advancements

Friday, April 14

9 AM - Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA

About the Course

Which tooth is it? How do I get the patient numb? Which filesystem should I use? Technological advances will allow you to provide efficient and excellent endodontic care for your patients. This evidence-based, half-day lecture presentation will allow you to separate the facts from the fiction with diagnosis and treatment planning; anesthesia, access, isolation; recent improvements in the delivery of irrigation solutions that have enhanced the reduction of bacteria and debris in the root canal system; and the instrumentation phase of endodontic treatment, including locating the canal orifices, negotiating the canals, opening the orifice, reconfirming working length and utilizing "cutting edge" rotary/reciprocation instruments.

This session will enable participants to:
- List 15 steps of diagnosis emphasizing medical/dental history, radiographs
- Outline the progression of local anesthetics, access and isolation
- Describe the steps of rotary/reciprocation instrumentation


John Olmsted, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. John S. Olmsted is a past president of the American Association of Endodontists, and past General Chairperson of the American Dental Association 2004 Orlando, Florida Meeting. He has been active in practice, teaching, lecturing and professional dental organizations for the past 47 years. Dr. Olmsted has presented more than 600 days of scientific sessions with international, national, regional, state dental meetings and dental schools. He is emeritus in a group endodontic practice in Greensboro, North Carolina with Dr. Hal W. Mohorn, Jr., Dr. Ken Morgan, Jr., Dr. Matthew Baird, Dr. Will Stanley, Dr. Leslie Malueg, Dr. Nathan Horwitz, Dr. Josh Morrow, Dr. H. Wayne Mohorn, Sr. (1971-2019), Dr. Stuart B. Fountain (emeritus), Dennis L. Torney (emeritus) and Dr. Steven G. Mohorn (emeritus). Dr. Olmsted received his DDS from the University of Iowa in 1975 and was awarded OKU. He earned his MS from the University of North Carolina in 1977 and is currently an adjunct professor in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Endodontics and obtained his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1984, Fellowship in the International College of Dentists (FICD) in 1989, Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1993 and Fellowship in the American College of Dentists (FACD) in 1995.

Conflict of Interest: None reported

John Olmsted, D.D.S., M.S.
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