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Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) University Park Plaza. Room # 119
Friday, February 24- Saturday, February 25, 2017
$595 (both days) - Register


Dentists and Dental Specialists



14th Annual Endodontic Conference

Mark Your Calendar... Please join the NSU faculty and Endodontic Alumni for this 2-day event!

Course Description

Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative and Endodontic Treatment: A Focus on Mandibular Anesthesia

One of the goals in dentistry is to provide the patient painless treatment. Profound local anesthesia is an important part of this goal, but can be difficult to achieve. This lecture will focus on the successful management of pulpal pain using local anesthesia with emphasis on mandibular teeth. The clinical studies that have been conducted looking to improve local anesthesia success will be reviewed. This information can be used to develop an evidence-based strategy to help practitioners achieve profound pulpal anesthesia. Supplemental anesthetic techniques will be reviewed as well as new products available to the clinician.

Ergonomics & Microscopic Endodontics

Dr. Carr’s presentation will focus on Efficient and healthy use of an operating microscope. Specific topics addressed include: Operatory design for microscope use, contemporaneous record keeping, avoiding repetitive stress injuries using a microscope, principles of ergonomics, applying those principles on the operatory, efficient use of an assistant and operatory design for a microscope office.

Observations from Follow-ups of Medium to Longer Term Endodontically Treated Teeth

There are many questions that endodontists cannot answer about the patients they have treated over the years. How long do endodontically treated teeth last? What is the primary cause of loss of endodontically treated teeth? What is the prevalence of periradicular findings/lucencies associated with asymptomatic, functional endodontically treated teeth? Do asymptomatic teeth with findings need further treatment or can these teeth be monitored? What role does Cbct imaging play in follow-up assessment (do patients go from healthy to diseased in 24 seconds)? Over the past 3 years, Dr. Grover has recalled 2,200 teeth, including 461 Cbct recalls in an attempt to answer these questions.

Endo-Restorative Platform: Challenges and Solutions

Endo-Restorative is an integral step in endodontic therapy and plays a major role in the Endodontic-Endo-Restorative-Prosthodontic (EERP) continuum. The paradigm shift towards conservation of tooth structure and minimally invasive procedures among quality oriented restorative dentists has piqued interest within the endodontic community. This case based presentation will provide insight on how restoratively driven endodontics may influence the overall treatment plan and improve the function and survival of teeth that have undergone endodontic therapy. This presentation will not only review the importance of restorative driven endodontics but also the material and techniques available to achieve these goals including challenging clinical scenarios. 

Course Schedule:

      Friday, February 24

      8:00 am -   8:30 am         Registration and Continental Breakfast
      8:30 am - 12:00 pm         Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative and Endodontic
                                                 Treatment: A Focus on Mandibular Anesthesia
                                                  John Nusstein, D.D.S., M.S.
     12:00 pm - 1:00 pm         Lunch
      1:00 pm -  4:30 pm         Ergonomics & Microscopic Endodontics 
                                                  Gary Carr, D.D.S.

      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm           Reception

Saturday, February 25

           8:30 am -   9:30 am         Registration and Continental Breakfast
           9:00 am - 11:00 am         Observations from Follow-ups of Medium to Longer Term
                                                      Endodontically Treated Teeth 
                                                        Robert Grover D.D.S.
           11:00 pm -   1:00 pm       Endo-restorative Platform: Challenges and Solutions   
                                                         Pushpak Narayana, D.D.S.

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Nusstein received his DDS from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1987. He joined the Air Force and completed his endodontic training at The Ohio State University in 1995 earning his certificate in endodontics and an MS for research involving intraosseous anesthesia. Dr. Nusstein became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1999. After 12 years of military service and 1 year of private practice, he became a full-time educator at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2000. He currently is a Professor and was appointed Chair of the Division of Endodontics in 2006. He was named as the William J. Meyers Endowed Chair in Endodontics at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He has authored over 60 scientific articles and 3 chapters in the leading endodontic texts and is co-author of the book “Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics”. His main focus of research is local anesthesia and pain control as well as ultrasonic irrigation.

Dr. Gary B. Carr received his AB degree from Cornell University, his dental degree from SUNYAB, and his endodontic certificate from University of Illinois. He spent 4 years in military service in both enlisted and officer ranks, and practiced 3 years of general dentistry before obtaining his specialty training. Dr. Carr is widely considered the “Father of Microscopic Endodontics and has trained over 1000 clinicians at his research foundation in San Diego (Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation, PERF) in the last 20 years and lectured extensively worldwide. He has trained (with the help of many former PERF grads) most of the Postgraduate Directors of Endodontics in North America. He is the developer of ultrasonic root end surgical techniques as well as dozens of microsurgical instruments and techniques that have basically revolutionized surgical endodontics. He is also the creator of TDO, a digital office software product used by over 1200 endodontists in 25 countries and is now the dominant player in the endodontic software market.His current interests center on biofilm research, measuring endodontic outcomes, and developing a critical assessment of our disease model in endodontics.

Dr. Grover was born and raised in Staunton, Virginia. In addition to his endodontics practice, he is Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Virginia Department of Dentistry and Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry. He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and received a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Grover served as a dentist in the United States Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. Dr. Grover has been a member of the American Dental Association since 1984, the Virginia Dental Association since 1987, and the American Association of Endodontics since 1993. Dr. Grover, his wife Brenda and their children Andrew and Sarah, have been residents of Charlottesville, Virginia since 1992.

Dr. Narayana completed his Endodontic training at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine receiving a master’s degree and a Certification in Endodontics. Prior to his formal endodonotic training Dr. Narayana practiced general dentistry for 7 years and went on to participate in a Fellowship in Endodontics at the University of Florida. He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and does a little writing that are published in endodontics text book and Journal of endodontics.

Educational Objectives and Benefits:

Successful Local Anesthesia for Restorative and Endodontic Treatment: A Focus on Mandibular Anesthesia

Ergonomics & Microscopic Endodontics

Observations from Follow-ups of Medium to Longer Term Endodontically Treated Teeth

Endo-Restorative Platform: Challenges and Solutions



Additional Information:

Reward Programs

Please contact the Office for Professional Development, Continuing Education for more details

Advanced Continuing Education Certificate Program
This course is not eligible towards a NSU Advanced Continuing Education Certificate
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Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine 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. The College is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education, approved AGD/PACE program