Contemporary Endodontics: Enhancing the Long-term Success

Real World Endo®


Contemporary Endodontics: Enhancing the Long-term Success

June 2-4, 2017

Alex Fleury, DDS, MS, FACD

Dr. Alex Fleury, DDS, MS, FACD

Academy of General Dentistry
OAGD Mastertrack Program
24 CE Hours (hands-on)


University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry
1201 N Stonewall Ave, Room 161
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
(Parking and Driving Directions)


Hilton Garden Inn Bricktown Oklahoma City
328 East Sheridan Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
(405) 270-0588
(Hotel Information)
20 Rooms are being held through April 30 for a special price of $159/day (Reg $209/day).



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The Oklahoma Academy of General Dentistry is pleased to offer the first course in its new Mastertrack® program June 2-4, 2017 at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry in Oklahoma City.

Real World Endo® presents Contemporary Endodontics: Enhancing the Long-term Success over three days by Dr. Alex Fleury, DDS, MS, FACD.

All dentists are welcome to participate in course, and credit for these courses will count towards an AGD Fellowship and/or Mastership. The lecture on Friday counts for 8 continuing education hours while the entire three day course contains 24 continuing education hours.

About Our Speaker
Dr. Fleury is a University of Pennsylvania trained endodontist and past pre-doctoral endo-program director at Nova Southeastern University dental school and a current Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Dentistry’s post-doctoral endodontic program.

He has been named the recipient of the “Edward E. Osetek Award” for best new Endodontic Educator of the year by the American Association of Endodontists and was 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 serving as the Director of Educational Resources for Real World Endodontics. Dr. Fleury is a certified RealWorldEndo faculty and is in full-time private endodontic practice in Dallas Texas.

Contemporary Endodontics: Enhancing the Long-Term Success

Friday, June 2, 2017
8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm
Lunch: 12pm – 1pm

Long-term success is the ultimate goal of any medical or dental procedure. The first part of this 3-day course will use current literature to define “long-term success” in Endodontics, as well as explore the best treatment options for each case using current scientific knowledge. This course will involve the scientific evidence available today and modern techniques for diagnosis, pain control, endodontic access, cleaning and shaping. The course starts by reviewing some basic concepts for each phase of the treatment and will continue all the way to more advanced techniques, including endodontic retreatment and anatomical challenges. This course is case-based learning style and attendees are encouraged to participate with questions and discussions at all times.

Participants will learn:

  1. The importance of making endodontic treatment an integral part of the daily practice in a predictable and comfortable manner for both the patient and the practitioner.
  2. How to achieve long-term success in Endodontics by understanding what are the possible causes for failure.
  3. How to perform root canal treatment in a comfortable manner in all cases, including those of acute inflammatory processes, like irreversible pulpitis and acute alveolar abscesses.
  4. How to apply techniques that conserve natural tooth structure on both access cavity preparation, and cleaning and shaping procedures in order to enhance the long-term success of the endodontic treatment.
  5. How to locate calcified canals without having to remove excessive tooth structure, by means of reviewing internal anatomy, and using the ultrasonic piezo device.
  6. The multiple applications of the piezo ultrasonic energy in several phases of the root canal treatment.
  7. The use of the CBCT exam not only as an important diagnostic tool, but also a great partner in locating canals.
  8. The advantages of how to properly use the ESX® NiTi rotary file and instrumentation system, and how to perform cleaning and shaping procedures using a minimum number of files.
  9. The importance of the irrigation solutions and techniques in the long-term success of the root canal treatment
  10. How to perform a novel and very efficient (drilless) post preparation technique.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
8am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm
Lunch: 12pm – 1pm

Under the same title, Day 2 is a continuation of the quest for long-term success. A paradigm shift for root canal obturation techniques will be presented. The bioceramic sealer and root repair materials will be introduced. We will discuss all possible applications of the bioceramic material, both surgical and non-surgical. The treatment options for more challenging cases will be discussed. Also on Day 2, the course will be case-based learning style and attendees are encouraged to participate with questions and discussions at all times. Approximately 50% of this day will be allotted for lecture/seminar format discussions, and 50% for hands-on training demonstration tutorials, and case presentations.

Participants will learn:

  1. The scientific evidence and the advantages of using a novel method of obturation based on the sealer.
  2. A simple and biologically close to ideal obturation technique.
  3. Different applications for the bioceramic root repair material, such as apexogenesis, apexification, perforation repair, and retrofil.
  4. Practical applications (hands-on) of all learning objectives of this course.

Sunday, June 4, 2017
8 AM – 12 PM

Time will be dedicated to discuss learning outcomes of new skills and techniques with colleagues, as well as a Q & A session in a seminar format. Approximately 50% of this day will be hands-on training.

Distribution of homework assignment to be completed independently by participant. Instructor will announce ‘return date’ for Homework Presentation, Critique and Evaluation Session.

Participants will learn:

  1. How to organize and how to present a treatment planning session in the models of an endodontic residency program
  2. The multiple alternatives of treatment planning according to each individual case, and how to present to patients these multiple alternatives.

Please bring a sample of your current file system to compare to ESX (a size 35 is ideal). In addition, participants must bring 6-8 previously accessed, extracted teeth.