Course Synopsis

Tuesday Evening Meetings

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Dr. Jim Yuan Lai, DMD, Msc (Perio), EdD, FRCD(C), Vice Dean, Education and Graduate Program Director in Periodontics, Faculty of Dentistry UofT
"Clinical Decision Making on Tooth Retention or Extraction"

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Dr. Ernest Lam BSc (Hons), DMD, Msc, Cert. OMR, PhD, Dip. ABOMR, FRCD(C), Associate Dean, Graduate Education and Graduate Program Director in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry UofT
"Imaging in endodontics: Clinical applications, limitations and quandaries" 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Dr. Matthew Miller, DMD, Cert. Endo, FRCD(C) Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics
"Doctor, can you save my tooth?"


*Evening Meetings Venue
Vaughan Estate of Sunnybrook Hospital
2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto ON, 416.487.3841
6:00 pm: Registration and cocktails
7:00 pm: Dinner





Full-Day Course

Dr. Nestor CohencaFriday, February 8, 2019
Dr. Nestor Cohenca
"3D diagnosis and case selection; single vs multiple visit in Endodontics and evidence based answers for the root canal vs implant dilemma"

Course Synopsis

3D Diagnosis and Case Selection in Endodontics

Comprehensive examination towards accurate diagnosis and treatment planning remain one of the most important steps in endodontic care. New clinical and radiographic technologies have significantly improved our diagnostic and therapeutic skills, thus leading to more predictable outcomes while avoiding complications. This presentation will review conventional and contemporary techniques for comprehensive examination and case selection and illustrate clinical applications of CBCT technology in endodontics.

Single versus multiple visit in Endodontics

Although successful elimination of bacteria from the root canal system remains the most important therapeutic goal, there is no consensus as to the most effective clinical approach. The literature related to single versus multiple visits differs in several important areas. This lecture will provide a comprehensive critical review of the literature and propose a clinical flow chart that takes into consideration the preoperative diagnosis, infection control procedures, and their effect on the outcome of endodontic therapy.

Root canal or an implant? What's the evidence and quality of life?

Up-to-date studies comparing endodontic treatment versus implantsupported prosthesis have shown similar clinical outcome and survival rates. However, no data are available comparing both treatment modalities based on the patient's perception of quality of life. This presentation will discuss high evidence-based literature and case selection on long-term outcome and quality of life of patients with restored, single endodontically treated teeth versus patients with single implant-supported fixed prostheses.

About Dr. Nestor Cohenca, DDS, FIADT Diplomate American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Cohenca completed the endodontic program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem cum laude and received the Best Graduate Student Award. He then served 11 years on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics. In 2005 Dr. Cohenca joined the University of Washington where he completed his endodontic certificate in 2008 and served as Tenured Professor of Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from 2005-2014. He served as Director of Endodontics and the Multidisciplinary Traumatology Unit at the School of Dentistry, the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, and Seattle Children's Hospital. Currently he serves as Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Professor at Seattle Children's hospital and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Everett, WA. He is a Diplomate of the Israel Board of Endodontics and the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Cohenca is a Fellow of the FIADT and received an honorary membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 10 chapters and a new book entitled “Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis”. Cohenca currently serves as President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Dr. Cohenca provided more than 200 lectures around the world and is well known as one of the experts in dental traumatology, Endo-Pedo related topics, vital pulp therapy, CBCT and root canal disinfection.

*Full Day Course Venue
La Primavera Hospitality and Convention Centre
77 Woodstream Blvd, Vaughan ON, 905.265.8100
8:00 am: Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 am - 4:00 pm: Lecture

The George Hare Endodontic Study Club is an approved sponsor of continuing education for the RCDSO, and CE points are eligible for those in attendance.

Please indicate Meal Preferences on your registration form.
The George Hare Endodontic Study Club is an approved sponsor of continuing education for the RCDSO, and CE points are eligible for those in attendance.