Rotary Endodontics Workshop
Safety and Simplicity in Root Banal Instrumentation and Obturation: Myths, Metal and Motion
Alex Fleury, DDS, MS
Saturday 8 AM – 4 PM
Lecture & Hands on Session
Nearly 30 years since the introduction of Nickel Titanium Rotary Files to endodontics, we’ve learned much
about the clinical strengths and limitations of these great instruments. As a result of recent improvements in metallurgy, enhanced designs, and innovative rotary file motions, we now need to understand how these changes affect clinical instrumentation. Furthermore, in parallel to improvements in instrumentation technology, root canal obturation has been revolutionized in the area of cement/sealer technology. These obturation improvements are allowing more efficient obturation techniques at lower costs. Finally, combining improvements on both instrumentation and obturation front is now allowing us to create more efficient instrumentation and obturation techniques that are safe, simple, and predictable. During this course, Dr. Fleury will talk about these points with specific emphasis on access, irrigation, instrumentation, and obturation. A simple instrumentation and obturation system discussed during the didactic portion of this presentation will be demonstrated. After attending this workshop, you will have a full understanding of this instrumentation and obturation system, which will help improve the predictability of your cases while dramatically reducing instrument separation. All participants will have the opportunity to validate these concepts during the workshop. Plastic blocks will be used for this demonstration. If available, participants are encouraged to bring sterile accessed and canal validated extracted teeth representative of the kind of cases they do clinically. PLEASE NOTE: wisdom teeth are excluded.
At the conclusion of this course, participants will:
• Learn how rotary file design, metallurgy and motion influences instrumentation safety and efficiency.
• Comprehend the advantages of bioceramic based obturation and clinical techniques for its implementation.
• Discover how instrumentation and obturation protocols can be combined as a comprehensive system to achieve both efficiency and predictability in most clinical situations.
• Be able to describe the proper protocol for safe and effective instrumentation of a given canal and cone fit for obturation in different scenarios.
• Be able to utilize the advantage of Hydraulic Condensation to prepare a quick post space in the canal, if needed.
• Recognize that ‘Great Endodontics’ can be accomplished in both a safe and simple manner. The key is to combine new technology with long established, evidence-based endodontic principles
Financial Relationship – Honorarium: Real World Endo; Material Support: Brasseler USA.
About the Instructor
Dr. Alex Fleury received his Masters of Science Degree in Oral Biology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He received his DDS Degree in 1984 from the University of São Paulo. Dr. Fleury served as Director of Predoctoral Endodontics for 6 years at both Nova Southeastern University School of Dental Medicine in Florida and Baylor College of Dentistry. He currently serves as Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, working with Endodontic Residents. Of particular pride is being named the recipient of the “Edward E. Osetek Award” for best new Endodontic Educator of the year by the American Association of Endodontists. In addition, Dr. Fleury is honored to have been the recipient of the “Richard F. Weiss Achievement Award presented by the Louis I. Grossman Study Club (University of Pennsylvania). He also served on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, and as well serves as the Director of Educational Resources for Real World Endodontics. Dr. Fleury is currently in the full-time private practice of Endodontics in Dallas, Texas.