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rightFKG Lecture 1
Application of XP-endo® Shaper and Finisher-R for retreatment cases


Root canal retreatment is in most cases challenging. The practitioner may be confronted to obstacles and/or complications such as posts, perforation, ledges etc. and the removal of the gutta-percha may prove to be difficult. The main goal of the retreatment is to remove any material and debris blocking the canal walls from being disinfected. Conventional rotary instrumentation creates round spaces within the root canal system and the filling pressing the non-removed gutta-percha into the irregularities of the root canal system. This will make proper removal of the whole root canal material more difficult and time-consuming. Recently, the instruments XP-endo® Shaper and Finisher-R have been introduced into the market. The material features of these instrument allow them to expand and adapt to the root canal anatomy during instrumentation. The XP endo Shaper is used to more efficiently remove gutta-percha and the subsequent application of the XP endo Finisher-R will additionally improve root canal surface disinfection. The lecture will take on the clinical protocol in the use of the XP endo instruments and present relevant research results of the current topic.

rightDr Isabelle Portenier
Dr Isabelle Portenier


Dr Isabelle Portenier graduated in dentistry at the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1995. She further completed a PhD in endodontic microbiology in 2005 and her specialisation in endodontology in 2007 at the University of Oslo, Norway. She has taught as clinical instructor at the Department of Endodontics, University of Bergen, Norway from 2007 to 2009. Dr Portenier currently holds a position as external Oberärztin at the Department of Preventive, Restorative and Paediatric Dentistry of the University of Bern, Switzerland and she is also a member of the research committee of the European Society of Endodontology. She maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Switzerland.

rightMICRO-MEGA Lecture 1
Effect of Asymmetric Geometry and Heat-Treatment on the Behavior of Rotary Root Canal Instruments


Current concepts in root canal system preparation still largely rely on mechanical instrumentation. Two major factors affect the choice of instruments for root canal preparation: its ability to achieve the root canal shaping and its safety. The file accuracy is linked to its resistance to fracture, its lack of threading in dentinal walls when used in continuous rotary motion and its ability to respect the initial canal path in curved canals. The original canal anatomy must be maintained. Most of these factors depend on the profile of the instrument and so, on the design of its active part. When used in a continuous rotating motion, even at low speed, Ni-Ti shaping instruments may absorb lots of constraints: torsional stresses, cyclic fatigue, and cutting fatigue. Decreasing those constraints increase the security of shaping. For this purpose, managing the initial constraints at the junction of crown and root with an opener to create sufficient space or glide path for file’s tip is strongly recommended. In the last decade the geometry of the instruments evolved tremendously. In 2008, the emergence of an asymmetrical cross section with the Revo-S® has reduced the constraints and improved the cleaning ability of endodontic instruments. In their quest to increase flexibility of NiTi alloy without compromising its super elastic properties, Micro-Mega introduced an innovative cross section and a post machining thermo mechanical treatment called T wire. These improvements were used to produce a new opener One Flare® and a new file sequence. This short sequence, 2Shape®, will allow clinicians to shape almost all canal anatomies with only two files. The new asymmetric section will be described and its mechanical behavior will be extensively explained.


At the end of the presentation, the participants will be able to describe the different advantages of asymmetric files and will be able to use OneFlare® and 2Shape®, safely and easily in the widest range of canal anatomy.

rightProf Franck Diemer
Prof Franck Diemer


Prof. Diemer earned his dental surgery’s doctorate in 1995 at the University of Toulouse. He also has a Master in Science and Medical Biology (1998), a postgraduate diploma in pedagogy (2001), and a PhD from the Paul Sabatier University (2006). He is full professor in the Toulouse Dental Surgery’s University, at the head of Endodontics department. He is a member of the French National College of Teachers in Dentistry (CNEOC) and the vice-president of the French Society of Endodontics (SFE). He is member of the scientific comitee of Toulouse Dental Surgery’s University, CNEOC and SFE. Dr. Diemer has full hospital practice and is attached to the Clement Ader Institute (Surface, Machining, Materials and Tools team – UMR CNRS 5312). He has presented numerous lectures and continuing education, and published many national and international articles.

rightDentsply Sirona lecture 1
New Innovations in Glide Path Management and Shaping Canals with Gold Technology


The endodontic Glide Path is the natural space occupied by the once healthy dental pulp. It does not need to be fabricated. It needs to be explored, followed, enlarged and reproduced from canal orifice to apical terminus. A reproducible Glide Path will facilitate the use of all mechanical nickel titanium instruments to shape the canal fully to length and minimise the risk of instrument breakage, preventing ledges, blockages and perforations. The Glide Path can be enlarged with dedicated mechanical glide path files that expand the original anatomy, improve shaping results, reduce chair time and help to remove debris coronally out of the canal. With so much emphasis placed on final instrumentation, it is important to remember that final shape is irrelevant without a Glide Path that follows the natural canal anatomy to its terminus. The Glide Path is the secret to both rotary and reciprocating shaping procedures. The exciting development of WaveOne® Gold in 2015 has introduced many colleagues into a new world of mechanical shaping techniques. An asymmetrical reciprocating movement and unique design is valued for its simplicity where only one file is needed in 80% of cases. Optimised tip diameters, tapers and an altered cross section produces a file that really improves safety, efficiency and flexibility when shaping canals. Altering the metallurgical properties of NiTi files by heat treatment to improve flexibility and more importantly the fatigue life of the instrument has led to a significant reduction in the incidence and fear of breakage. With little “shape memory", WaveOne® Gold has the ability to treat some of the more complex challenges seen in everyday endodontic practice such as those with long, curved and narrow canals. These cases are now within the comfort zone of many colleagues. The WaveOne® Gold system takes simplicity and treatment success to another level.


As a co-developer of the entire WaveOne® Gold system Julian Webber will review those design features that have enhanced performance and offer clinical hints and solutions to achieve exceptional endodontic outcomes.

rightDr Julian Webber
Dr Julian Webber

Dr Julian Webber, BDS, MS, DGDP, FICD qualified from Birmingham Dental School.

A recipient of the prestigious Charles Freeman Scholarship of the American Dental Society of Europe, he was the first UK dentist to achieve a Master of Science degree in endodontics (Northwestern University Dental School, Chicago, USA). Dr Webber has held teaching positions both at Guy’s Hospital and at the Eastman in London, at the same time maintaining a practice limited to endodontics in Harley Street in Central London. Dr Webber has written for numerous journals and textbooks on endodontics, is the editor-in-chief of Endodontic Practice journal and has lectured worldwide teaching general dentists and endodontists modern endodontic skills. He is the co-inventor of Dentsply Maillefer’s WaveOne® launched in 2011 and the latest version, WaveOne® Gold, both single NiTi files for use in reciprocation.

rightActeon Lecture
The use of Cone Beam in surgical and non-surgical endo treatment


This presentation will discuss the uses of 3-D imaging CBCT technology for diagnosis and treatment planning in endodontics. It will describe how to effectively utilize CBCT for endodontic diagnosis, case selection, and prognosis assessment of endodontic treatment, large endodontic lesions, and complex cases involving root perforations, root resorptions. In addition, diagnosis of sinus pathology and the decision process for orthograde and surgical endodontic treatment will be detailed.


Read a CT Scan or CBCT, and evaluate these possibilities

Understand clinical evaluation and specific investigation for determining the precise diagnosis, a rational treatment and modulate the clinical approcah depending of the endodontic disease and the anatomic structures for endodontic surgery.

Describe the indications for endondontic lesions ,root resorption ,endo-perio lesions, sinus pathology and to determine the choice of conservation or extraction and implants.

rightDr Jean-Yves Cochet
Dr Jean-Yves Cochet


Dr Cochet received his DDS in 1984 from the University of Paris VII and his endodontic training at the university of Paris VII in 1990. He has served as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Paris VII from 1986 to 1990. He was teaching post-doctoral students at the post-graduate program of endodontics directed by Dr J.M Laurichesse from 1990 to 1996 He is now teaching since 1999 at the Post graduate program of Endodontics of Florida Southeastern University NOVA. Nominated Visiting Professor of Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in 2008 He is also Clinical teacher in the post graduate programm of Paris Diderot university since 2010 He was President of the French Endodontic Society from 1998 to 2000. He made numerous international presentations on endodontics, traumatology and endodontic surgery,fascinated by the bone regeneration technics and sinus pathology treatment. He currently resides in Paris and his favorite activity are scuba diving, skiing

13:30 - 14:30 Poster Presentations / Trade Exhibition open
rightKerr Endodontics Lecture
Apex in vacuo. Use of partial vacuum force in endodontics


In the partial vacuum of scientific consensus and clinical guidelines as to optimal irrigation, we could use the partial vacuum of negative pressure irrigation systems to achieve multiple beneficial goals to enhance root canal cleaning: - increase overall volume of irrigant(s);

- enhance replacement of solution in the canal space;

- deliver irrigant(s) into the apical third with no vapour lock;

- clean the apical third safely with zero irrigant extrusion beyond apex.

Combining the partial vacuum created by the appropriate equipment with the proper, evidence-based irrigation sequence can make root canal therapy more efficient, predictable, successful, safe as well as speedy.

rightProf Philippe Sleiman
Prof Philippe Sleiman

Prof. Philippe Sleiman is a practicing clinician, internationally renowned speaker, and university professor; author of multiple articles in JOE, Roots, and Dental Tribune and one Book, inventor of dental instruments, and an avid traveler. He works in his private practice in his native Beirut and is Chief Endodontist in three clinics in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He holds DDS, MSc, and Doctorat in Science degrees and is Adjunct Assistant Prof at University of North Carolina and Ass Prof at the Lebanese University

rightVDW lecture 1
Methods of activating endodontic irrigation


In endodontic disinfection protocols the activation of endodontic irrigation solutions is widely recommended. In this lecture the scientific evidence for activation of irrigants with ultrasonics, sonics and Er:YAG laser is evaluated. Clinical aspects and pitfalls using these methods will be discussed. It will be demonstrated that wrong handling with either method of activation may lead to unwanted effects on dental hard tissues or surrounding soft tissues. Special emphasis is given to a new sonic activation device operating at 6'000 Hz.

rightKlaus Neuhaus
 Klaus Neuhaus


PD Dr. med. dent. Klaus W. Neuhaus MMA MAS

After studying piano at the Music Academy of Cologne, Germany and earning his Master of Musical Arts in 1999, Klaus Neuhaus studied Dental Medicine at the University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany, and graduated in 2003. In 2004 he defended his doctoral thesis. From 2004-2007 he was assistant at the department of Periodontology, Endodontology and Cariology at the University of Bale, Switzerland, and received post-graduate training in endodontics. Since 2008 Klaus Neuhaus is appointed senior lecturer at the department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry (director: Prof. Adrian Lussi) at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In 2012 he earned a Master of Advanced Studies degree of the University of Berne in Cariology, Endodontology, and Pediatric Dentistry. In 2014 he was appointed senior lecturer for conservative dentistry. His research focus covers preventive dentistry, diagnostics, and endodontics

rightMICRO-MEGA Lecture 2
Evaluation of the influence of heat-treatment on single files used in continuous rotation and reciprocation motion


Many in-vitro endodontics studies use resin blocs, to standardize their samples. However over the last few years several companies developed 3D models. These models are the exact replicas of real teeth, thanks to 3D printing. Three models, MM-Tooth® (Micro-Mega), True Tooth® (VDW) and Dentalike® (Dentsply), are compared to resin blocs by microCT analysis. This study showed that following the model used to achieve an root canal preparation the results are very different and that resin blocs should not be the gold standard for a microCT study. Single NiTi shaping files with and without heat-treatment, used in continuous rotation (One Shape®, Micro-Mega) or in reciprocating motion (Reciproc 25®, VDW) are then compared using the proper model for a 3D microCT analysis. These two files were selected as the only change they underwent was NiTi heat-treatment.


The lecture will address the following interrogations: Does the heat-treatment of the NiTi alloy has the same impact following the motion used? Does it allow better centering? A faster preparation? A safer preparation?

rightTara Mc Mahon
 Tara Mc Mahon


Tara Mc Mahon obtained her Master in Dental Science at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium. She then followed an advanced Master in Dental Science focused on endodontics and aesthetic dentistry under the autorithy of Dr. A. Perceval, founder of CIDAE. After which she completed the two-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the Brussels University (ULB).

Since 2014 she serves as an academic and clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at ULB. These activities imply lecturing, supervising final year thesis and clinical education at the César de Paepe hospital, ULB, Belgium. Tara also has her own private practice limited to endodontics in Brussels.

In 2015 she became vice-president of the Cercle Universitaire Bruxellois d’Endodontie (CUBE), a dental association exclusively focused on endodontics.

She has published several articles and has performed lectures and hands on courses during national and international congresses (IFEA, ESE, SFE, SMD etc…).

rightColtène lecture
Nickel-Titanium instrumentation: clinical applications of endodontic files properties in the heat-treatments’ era.


Mechanical instrumentation represents a crucial step in the control of intracanal microbial infection for successful root canal treatment. However, the complexity and variability of root canal anatomy required different instruments and techniques to use NiTi files in order to respect the original anatomy as much as possible. For these reasons, heat-treated NiTi instruments were introduced in the market allowing always more efficient, safer and easier root canal treatments. Traditional or thermally treated NiTi files have different mechanical properties that should guide the clinician in their choice and way to use them depending on clinical conditions and/or different phases of endodontic treatment, from early coronal enlargement to apical finishing. Moreover, the root canal anatomy is often oval and therefore different instruments and techniques should be introduced in order to work efficiently also in no-circular channels. Flexibility, fracture resistance and lack of super elasticity of heat-treated controlled memory Hyflex CM and EDM files will be discussed in comparison with other traditional or differently heat-treated files suggesting a specific clinical use of these instruments to obtain adequate and safe anatomically driven preparations even for highly curved canals.


To evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of conventional and heat-treated NiTi files in relation with the different phases of root canal treatment and/or clinical situations;

To understand mechanical properties of rotary controlled memory and electrical discharge machining files;

To suggest clinical uses and applications of heat-treated HyFlex EDM & CM rotary files properties.

rightEugenio Pedullà
 Eugenio Pedullà


Dr. Eugenio Pedullà graduated with honors in Dentistry at the University of Catania in 2003, he obtained his Ph.D. at the same university in 2007 and Master's Degree at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome in 2008. Dr. Pedullà was Research Fellow, under the direction of Prof. E. Rapisarda, at the University of Catania on the topic: "The corrosion of nickel-titanium endodontic instruments" from 2009 to 2014. He is currently Researcher, and Professor in Dentistry, at the University of Catania where he is Clinincal Instructor teach relative of Conservative and Endodontics. Dr. Pedullà is an active member of the Italian Society Of Conservative Dentistry (SIDOC), and member of the Italian Academy of Endodontics (ALE), Endodontic Italian Society (SIE), International Member of American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Dr. Pedullà is author of international publications (Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal etc..) and national (Dental Cadmos, Italian Journal of Endodontics) with particular reference to nickel-titanium instruments and Endodontics. He was speaker at national and international conferences, Dr. Pedullà has won the Garberoglio award of the Italian Endodontic Society (SIE) as the best Italian original research in 2014. Moreover, Dr. Pedullà acts as private practioner in his office in Catania practicing especially Endodontics and Operative Dentistry.

rightUltradent Lecture
What is the best kinematics to be applied during instrumentation? Reciprocation, rotary or both? Matching endodontic literacy with the clinical reality.


The endodontic literature is replete with evidence of the earnest work of many investigators into the challenges of managing root canal infection and periapical disease. However, there is no optimal, standardized, universally accepted protocol for root canal disinfection. In this discussion, Dr. Carlos Spironelli Ramos will review, discuss, and identify requirements for clinically successful instrumentation/irrigation as well as ways to avoid the potentially adverse effects of some “contemporary” techniques.


Working length revised. Apical limits and working width

The approach for selecting the right engine-driven system for successful instrumentation

rightCarlos A Spironelli Ramos
 Carlos A Spironelli Ramos


Carlos A. Spironelli Ramos DDS, MS, PhD graduated in dentistry in 1987 in Brazil. He finished his residency in endodontics in Brazil in 1990. From 1991 to 1993, he attended the master’s program in endodontics, receiving a Master of Science degree. He then began the PhD program in endodontics, completing it in 1997, the same year he published his first book. From 1995 to 2012, He worked as a professor of endodontics at the State University of Londrina, where he coordinated the endodontics sector. During this same time, he published three books and wrote more than a dozen chapters for various endodontics books. Professor Ramos is currently a partial time adjunct professor at Roseman University of Health Sciences in South Jordan, Utah, as well as the R&D Endodontics Clinical Advisor at Ultradent. He was granted three international patents, which have brought different devices to the world marketplace that use these patented technologies. He performs many lectures, hands-on workshops, and conferences worldwide each year, having visited over 40 countries. All this has been accomplished while working part-time exclusively as an endodontic specialist at his private office from 1987 to 2012.

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