Innovations in Endodontic Irrigation: Deciding What is Practical for Your Practice

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Dr. Brett E. Gilbert , Innovations in Endodontic Irrigation: Deciding What is Practical for Your Practice
Speaker: Dr. Brett E. Gilbert
Category: Endodontics
CE Credits: 1.75
Format: MP4 Video
This course presents a review of the anatomical complexities of root canal systems and the historical limitations of our conventional techniques to fully cleanse these convoluted spaces. Presented a...more
  • 5.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 11/22/2017
  • Expiration Date: 11/22/2020
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.75 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

The anatomy of root canal systems is a highly complex and convoluted space which presents a difficult challenge to fully cleanse. The mechanical debridement of these root canal system spaces with instruments serves to create a pathway for the chemical irrigation to flow and reach the accessory anatomy that our instruments are unable to access.

Historically, the standard technique for root canal irrigation has been positive pressure needle irrigation into the pulp chamber and coronal third of the canals. Today, innovations in irrigation technology are available which allow a safer and more thorough method to flow solutions deep into the root canal systems.

This course will introduce and describe four innovative irrigation technologies: ultrasonic activated, apical negative pressure, laser activated and multisonic activated irrigation. Each irrigation technology will be presented in a standardized format to allow the learner to evaluate each one based on the mechanism of action, clinical technique, performance and practicality. Evidence based support will be presented for each method to validate the efficacy of each technology. Recommendations on how to determine what method may be practical in different types of practice settings will conclude the course.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Brett Gilbert received his D.D.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Gilbert has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois. He is currently on faculty in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. Dr. Gilbert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Discuss the anatomical complexities of root canal systems.
  • Explore the historical limitations of our clinical techniques to fully cleanse the convoluted root canal spaces.
  • Understand how the risks of a sodium hypochlorite accident with positive pressure irrigation results in ultraconservative placement of solutions.
  • Describe four innovative endodontic irrigation technologies: ultrasonic activated, apical negative pressure, laser activated and multisonic activated irrigation.
  • Understand the mechanism of action, clinical technique, performance and practicality of each modality.
  • Present literature based evidence to support the clinical use of each technology.
  • Discuss recommendations on how to decide which innovative device or protocol will be best suited to meet each participant's expectations for clinical performance and practicality in different practice settings.

The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

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5.0  (1 Review)
 1 person would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Eye opening to better treatment
User: Bghelloc
Date: 2/28/2018
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Fantastic instructor, very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Audio and video quality were both excellent which helped keep the focus on the topic at hand, which was very enlightening.
CE Policies
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD CreditApproved PACE Program Provider
FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.
1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
Provider ID# 304396
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.75 hours of verifiable CPD.

Legal Disclaimer:
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.

Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

Computer Requirements:
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State CE Requirements:
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Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.

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