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June 1 & 2, 2018

Friday: Occlusion, Facial pain and TMJ 
Dr. Steven T. Cutbirth, DDS, Director - Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry


What you will learn:

  • The differential diagnosis and treatment of facial pain

  • Muscle pain

  • Intra-articular (TMJ) pain

  • Trigeminalneuralgia

  • Reading and using MRIs and aid in TMJ diagnosis

  • Diagnosing and treating anterior disc displacement with reduction

  • Occlusal equilibration and splint therapy for restorative and facial pain patients

  • The prognosis of these facial pain problems with specific treatment methods

  • Adjunctive therapy for facial pain treatment

  • Literature review of pertinent articles

  • Centric relation manipulation


Saturday: Real World Endo®  presents Three-Dimensional (3-D) Endodontic Instrumentation and Obturation
Guest Speaker – Dr. Alex Fleury, DDS, MS - Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry, Director of Educational Resources for Real World Endodontics.


Description: Full-Day Presentation (Lecture and Hands-On Session)


At last Endodontic Evolution meets Endodontic Revolution! After two decades of research and experimentation with NiTi rotary instruments, an expandable rotary instrument has been created. New adaptive 3D files have produced a revolution in simplicity, efficiency, and safety for you and your patients. These unique instruments expand at body temperature effectively debriding and disinfecting oval and irregular shaped canals without compromising the structural integrity of the treated tooth. This body temperature transformation allows faster and safer instrumentation using less files than conventional techniques. The improved file-dentin interface allows minimally invasive root canal preparations that can easily be obturated using bioceramics. True 3-D instrumentation and obturation has arrived. Furthermore, all participants will have the opportunity to validate these concepts during the hands-on session. Real World Endo remains dedicated to the preservation of the natural dentition. A new era has begun!


During this lecture/hands-on participants will learn:


  1. The basic foundations of Endodontic success. 

  2. The concept of anatomic shaping.

  3. To triage Basic and Advanced cases and how to apply the correct instrumentation for each case.

  4. Two different instrumentation techniques for managing different canal anatomies (conventional & 3D).

  5. The benefits of sealer based obturation using bioceramics.

  6. The various applications of ultrasonics.

  7. How to use integrated apex locator-handpiece technology.

  8. To place posts using a matching post and core system.  


Please bring a size 35/04 file sample from your current rotary system to compare to XP. IN ADDITION, ANY ACCESSED, EXTRACTED TEETH YOU MAY WANT TO WORK ON.

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.

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