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The most frequent cause of failure of root canal treatment is unlocated and therefore un-instrumented root canal anatomy. The challenge of root canal treatment is not so much preparation of a patent root canal, but location and negotiation of these difficult to find root canals. Discover innovative techniques and strategies to access calcified cavities in this original hands-on course, presented by world-reknowned Endodontist, Dr Omar Ikram. This hands-on course provides the opportunity to use microscopes and various tools to locate and negotiate calcified root canals. In addition, experience using a nickel–titanium (NiTi) preparation system after the canals have been negotiated. This course is suitable for general dentists, new Endodontists and post-graduate Endodontic students.

Learning outcomes

Improve understanding of access cavities Understand different techniques to locate root canals Discover new instruments that aid in negotiation of canals Experience the use of magnification to aid access, location and negotiation of canals Understand how these instruments help create glide path for the use of Niti path files Discover how we can use heat treated Niti files to prepare calcified canals

Further information 

Dr Omar Ikram

Omar was born in Christchurch, New Zealand and completed his Bachelor of Dental surgery degree at Otago University. After working in New Zealand, he moved to London practising in both NHS and Private practices. During his time there he gained significant experience in cosmetic and emergency dentistry. In 2005 he obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the same year he began Specialist training in Endodontology at King’s College, London. His Masters thesis investigating: Tooth Tissue Volume Changes Following Endodontic Procedures and Post Space Preparation, this was the first study of its kind using micro computed tomography. These findings were presented at the American Association of Endodontists Spring meeting, in Florida 2009 and published in the International Endodontic Journal, during his final year. After completion of specialist training he re-located to Sydney and treated the State waitlist in Sydney Dental hospital, as well as establishing Specialist Endo Crows Nest. A private practice with the specific aim to help educate dentists and treat the endodontic needs of patients. For his work in the wider dental community he was inducted into the International College of Dentists in 2019. In 2021 he co- created a popular smart phone App called ‘EndoPrep’ - designed to help dentists plan cases and gain more enthusiasm for Endodontics.

Dr Omar Ikram 

The Calcified Canal Course! The Calcified Canal Course!

Dr Omar Ikram
Friday 18th Oct 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
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Brought to you by ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development