Endodontics Symposium 2020

UCSF Parnassus Campus

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Update your knowledge of the basic foundations of predictable long-term endodontic success including case selection, treatment planning, access, cleaning and shaping, irrigation and bioceramic sealer based obturation. Dr. Trope will focus on the current technology of 3-D instrumentation of root canal systems. Additionally, bioceramics will be discussed as they relate to the ever-expanding role of vital pulp therapy. Biological indications and treatment modalities for indirect pulp capping, direct pulp capping, pulpotomy and pulp regeneration will be presented. Validate these concepts during the hands-on session and take away the concepts and techniques you can immediately apply to your root canal therapy procedures.

Pulp tissue regeneration, such as revascularization, has gained tremendous clinical and scientific interest over the past decades. Recent studies uncovered the challenges with revscularization, including frequent root canal calcification and lack of functional pulp tissue regeneration. Thus, the future endeavors will be geared towards cell-based approaches, in which regeneration of pulp-dentin complex would circumvent the clinical challenges associated with pulp tissue regeneration. Dr. Kang will highlight the current state of pulp regeneration approaches and ways in which dentin-pulp complex may be regenerated in otherwise necrotic pulp tissues.

In addition to the conventional understanding of endodontic success determined by apical health, it has become evident that long-term retention is an important measure for the effectiveness of root canal treatments. Dr. Peters will discuss the relevance of restorative principles for superior endodontic outcomes. Based on the principle that a defined purpose of endodontic treatment should be underpinned by sound practical requirements and design elements for contemporary root canal instruments will be discussed. Such sound principles include root canal obturation and, importantly, restoration selection; collectively these treatment elements will provide excellent clinical efficacy.

Course Benefits:

  • Be familiar with protocols that are routinely performed in revascularization of immature teeth with pulpal necrosis
  • Learn how to restore the functional dental pulp in cases of pulpal necrosis
  • Learn about advances in maintaining the vital pulp without root canal treatment
  • Describe design elements and usage of a new root canal preparation system for dentin preservation

Educational Objectives:

  • Understand clinical benefit of pulp regeneration approaches over conventional therapies, with overall success rates of revascularization reported in the literature
  • Understand the current challenges and limitations with revascularization, and ways to circumvent the challenges
  • Understand the benefits of incorporating 3D files to clean maximal diameters with dentin removal
  • Discuss the use of bioceramic sealer in both cold and warm hydraulic techniques

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for endodontists, general dentists, and the entire dental team.


Mo K. Kang, DDS, PhD
Professor and Chairman of the Section of Endodontics
Chair of the Division of Constitutive & Regenerative Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry

Dr. Kang graduated from the DDS/PhD combined program at UCLA in 2001; then completed the Endodontic Specialty program at UCLA in 2003. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE). Dr. Kang is clinician-scientist with main area of research in oral cancer, oral inflammation, and stem cell therapies in Endodontics.

Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, PhD
Professor and co-Chair of the Department of Endodontics
University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco

Dr. Peters received his dental degree from the University of Kiel in Germany and later completed his postgraduate endodontic training at Zurich University Dental School in Switzerland in 2001. In 2004, he earned his Master of Science in Oral & Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Francisco.

Martin Trope, DMD
Endodontist in Philadelphia, PA
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

Dr. Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980 he practiced General Dentistry and Endodontics. After graduating as an Endodontist he continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry. Dr. Trope is Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He is also in private practice in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


UCSF Parnassus Campus

CDE Coursework Units:

7 Category I Units


Dentist - $299
Auxiliary - $229
For UCSF faculty/staff/students, please contact our office at 415-514-0778.

Tuition includes continental breakfast, electronic course materials (if available), and parking.

Tuition refund, less a $50 cancellation fee, will be issued only for cancellations received in writing at least 3 business days prior to the start date of the course. No refunds will be issued for late cancellations or no-shows. We reserve the right to cancel any course due to circumstances beyond our control; under those circumstances we will refund all course fee payments. Please be aware that UCSF School of Dentistry CDE is not responsible for reimbursement of nonrefundable airline tickets or any other travel expenses in the event that a course is cancelled