Essence of Endodontics: Let’s Rewind.


Dr. Mahmoud Ektefaie, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)
Certified Specialist in Endodontics





CE Credit:

Any registered and active member of the British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA) can earn up to 30 hours of CE credits.

Registration: (IS NOW CLOSED)

Registration is now open for the 2014/2015 cycle. Two available categories:

  • Category A (Lecture Only):
    Six lectures, up to 24 hours of CE credits.
  • Category B (Lecture/Hands-On):
    Six lectures and two lab sessions, up to 30 hours of CE credits.

Note: participants registering for Category B are required to bring their own endodontic instruments and equipment along with extracted teeth and magnification devices to each lab session. A list of required items will be supplied prior to each session. An endo access kit, hand-files and certain rotary files will be supplied.


Lecture 1

  • Pulpal & Periapical Structures
  • Pulpal & Periapical Pathology
  • Endodontic Radiography
  • Endodontic Diagnosis
  • Cracked Teeth

Lecture 2

  • Odontogenic Pain & Pain Management
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Anesthesia in Endodontics
  • Basic Armamentarium & Setups
  • Tooth Isolation

Lecture 3

  • Endodontic Success & Failure
  • Endodontic Anatomy
  • Magnification
  • Access Cavity Preparations

Lecture 4

  • Endodontic Files
  • Instrumentation (“Shaping Stage”)
  • Working Length Determination
  • Irrigation (“Cleaning stage”)
  • Activation of Irrigation

Lab 1

  • Clinic #1: access preparation, canal location and instrumentation.

Lecture 5

  • Obturation Materials
  • Obturation Techniques
  • Endodontic Retreatment

Lecture 6

  • Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
  • Perforations
  • Internal Bleaching
  • Vital Pulp Therapy
  • Traumatic Dental Injuries

Lab 2 

  • Clinic #2: instrumentation, obturation and retreatment.

(Last updated: September 2015)