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Attend One Of The Largest In-Person Endodontic Conferences of 2021
October 14 - 16, 2021

Enjoy enriching experiences with your peers on the coast of Southern California at this integrated and comprehensive user meeting.

EndoCon’s course schedule offers something for every level of user and will give endodontists and their teams access to decades worth of experience and knowledge from today's master clinicians and endodontic thought leaders.

Highlights Include:

World Class Continuing Education Lectures

Friday Evening Dinner with Entertainment

Continuing Education Credits Provided by the Dental Board of California

Continuing Education Credits Provided by ADA CERP and AGD PACE

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Featured Speakers

Hands-on instruction and invaluable insight from our skilled clinicians will augment your technical endodontic skills for improved patient experiences and clinical outcomes, as well as enhance your practice management proficiencies for well-organized records management.

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J.D.

Don Phin

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DDS, FACP

Dr. Winston Chee

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M.A., M.S., Dr.P.H., M.D.

Dr. Sander Greenland

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DDS, MS

Dr. Michael Tulkki

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DDS, MDS

Dr. S. Kirk Huffaker

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DDS

Dr. Dale Jung

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DDS, MSc Endodontics

Dr. Bobby Nadeau

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DDS, MS

Dr. Sarah Crepps

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DDS, MA

Dr. Gerardo Toledo

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DDS, MSc

Dr. John Khademi

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DMD

Dr. James A. Smith

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DDS, MS

Dr. Kirk Coury

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Dr. Adam Davis

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Dr. Sonia Chopra

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Dr. Ryan Facer

PERF SCIENTIFIC SESSION

The Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation presents the PERF Scientific Session at EndoCon. This special session lasts all day Thursday, October 14 and is followed by a speakers’ reception to meet and interact with the speakers. 

This year we will have two sessions in the morning and afternoon. We highly recommend all clinicians to attend these sessions.

Decisions for Severely Damaged Dentition - Dr. Winston Chee, DDS, FACP

With the high success of dental implant integration, the clinician is faced with choosing the appropriate method of restoring missing teeth and in some situations deciding to remove teeth in favor of placing an implant to support a reconstruction. When is it appropriate to remove teeth in favor of implants? What prognostic factors can we use to make these decisions? How will a proper diagnosis help in making this choice? Factors clarifying these decisions together with patient presentations will illustrate the effective use of implants to provide stable and lasting restorations. 

Objectives: 

Decision making when teeth are severely compromised 

Expect to Learn:    

Treatment planning from the restorative Dentist's perspective 

 

 

*Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation (PERF) designates this activity for 4 continuing education credit.

Courses At A Glance

This list of courses at EndoCon will be updated as we continue along in the planning process. Please check back for updates.

Managing Your Emotional Energy- The 40| |40 Solution - Don Phin

Today’s books and programs on “emotional intelligence” fail to address half of the problem…how we feel about people and things. If you or somebody else is engaging in nonsense, no logic or intelligence is going to solve it. Because that’s not what created it! The 40||40 Solution is your unique guide to Mastering Emotional Energy! It is the solution to ending painful and destructive dramas, whether in the boardroom, coaching session, sales meeting, at home, or in conversations with yourself. Unlike most emotional intelligence programs that focus on thinking your way through emotional problems, this book helps you learn how to feel your way through them. So that you can feel good about yourself afterward. When you learn The 40||40 Solution, you will be able to slay dragons, conquer fears, be a leader, sell more, share success and be happy, all without having to self-sacrifice, exhaust yourself, or be out of balance. It’s your guide and path to becoming a true hero!

Lecture Objectives:

  • The drama triangle and the workplace
  • The default roles of employee as victim and boss as villain
  • How to show people you care about them…by listening to them
  • The 5 Minute listening exercise
  • The exhausted, negative hero
  • Understanding your “emotional energy”
  • How to help yourself and others step up emotionally
  • The 40/ /40 Solution, where we can both be heroes
  • The 40/ /40 exercise
  • Coax, encourage and inspire- the emotional formula of great leadership
  • Letting go of the need to control
  • How to become a more inclusive leader
  • And more…

What Attendees Should Expect to Learn: They should how to show up as a better leader and person at both work and home.

Depression Recovery: What YOU Can Do About It! - Dr. Gerardo Toledo

This seminar will explain the causes of depression and discuss the lifestyle and cognitive changes that could help overcome it. 

Objectives:  

The lecture objectives are to explain how depression develops in the frontal lobe of the brain, what life choices may prevent or promote overcoming it. 

Expect to Learn: 

Attendees are expected to learn what causes depression in the brain, how anti-depressant medications works, and what they can do to recover. Although no medical advise will be given, attendees will be empowered and encouraged to make the necessary changes that will result in a significant improvement in their overall emotional, mental, and physical well-being. 

Endodontics 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0: The past, Present, and Future of Endodontics - Dr. John Khademi

Eye Tracking in CBCT Interpretation - Dr. Sarah Crepps

Eye tracking technology was adapted to qualitatively observe how endodontists and endodontic residents interpret limited field of view CBCT volumes.  

Objectives:  

  • Review themes and challenges in medical volumetric radiography interpretation  
  • Describe how eye tracking can be used to study endodontists' interpretation strategies of limited field of view CBCT volumes  
  • Report the results of a pilot study  
  • Make suggestions for how eye tracking can be used to improve endodontists' CBCT interpretation strategies and best practices.  

Expect to Learn: 

  • Review themes and challenges in medical volumetric radiography interpretation  
  • Describe how eye tracking can be used to study endodontists' interpretation strategies of limited field of view CBCT volumes  
  • Report the results of a pilot study  
  • Make suggestions for how eye tracking can be used to improve endodontists' CBCT interpretation strategies and best practices.  

Restoring Endodontic Access and Occlusal Management - Dr. Dale Jung

As endodontists we often perform endodontic access through an existing crown. Restoring the access proficiently and esthetically can be performed predictably. Management of the occlusion is also critically important to providing a symptom-free tooth. 

Objectives:  

  • Restore the endodontic access in methodical manner. 
  • Achieve an esthetic access closure. 
  • Manage occlusion. 

Expect to Learn: 

  • Restore the endodontic access in methodical manner. 
  • Achieve an esthetic access closure. 
  • Manage occlusion. 

A Few Strategies to Achieve a Successful Practice and Prevent Avoidable Treatment Failure - Dr. S. Kirk Huffaker

Most graduating endodontic residents want to create a prosperous practice and achieve long-term, successful treatment outcomes for their patients. Establishing this type of practice and realizing these types of treatment outcomes takes trial, error, and a determination to provide superior treatment and service. After almost 10 years of private practice, I have found a handful of strategies that have helped me achieve a busy schedule, avert certain types of treatment failure, and sustain a high level of satisfaction in my chosen profession. 

Objectives:  

  • Identify practice policies/strategies that can facilitate the maintenance of a “full schedule.”  
  • Describe strategies that will develop a healthy relationship between the restorative-minded endodontist and the referring doctor.  
  • Recognize that completing the permanent endodontic restoration immediately following obturation helps to avoid a whole class of preventable failures.  
  • Recognize that creating a successful, patient-centered, referral-based practice demands patience, determination, persuasiveness, and accountability. 

Expect to Learn: 

  • Identify practice policies/strategies that can facilitate the maintenance of a “full schedule.”  
  • Describe strategies that will develop a healthy relationship between the restorative-minded endodontist and the referring doctor.  
  • Recognize that completing the permanent endodontic restoration immediately following obturation helps to avoid a whole class of preventable failures.  
  • Recognize that creating a successful, patient-centered, referral-based practice demands patience, determination, persuasiveness, and accountability. 

Latest Advancements in Dynamic Navigation for Endodontics - Dr. Bobby Nadeau

Dynamic Navigation in Endodontics is a continuously evolving field. It's potential for enhancing dentin conservation and efficiency during preparation of the endodontic access cavity has been investigated in the past few years. This presentation will focus on the latest technological advancements and techniques in Dynamic Navigation in Endodontics. 

Objectives:  

  • Describing the principles of Dynamic Navigation for Endodontic access cavity.  
  • Describing the very latest technological advancements of Dynamic Navigation. 
  • Describing a novel surgical operating microscope technology that enhances the ergonomics of Dynamic Navigation in Endodontics. 

Expect to Learn: 

  • How Dynamic Navigation works.  
  • The latest technological advancements and techniques of Dynamic Navigation in non-surgical Endodontics.  
  • Novel Surgical Operating Microscope Head-Up Display for enhanced ergonomics during Endodontic access cavity procedures using Dynamic Navigation. 

Mastery through Simplicity: The Fundamentals of GentleWave Procedure Efficiency - Dr. Ryan Facer

Put time back into your life: Integrating goals, metrics, and technology to achieve your practice & life vision - Dr. Sonia Chopra

TDO Ergonomic Office Design in Tough Economic and Regulatory Conditions - Dr. Ivan Vyuchnov

Despite the fact that most of the countries in the European union and United States have a free economic exchange relationship in terms of equipment, materials and instruments and have the ability to own them, some countries due to certain regulations and law not only prohibit their shipment and application in clinical dentistry (due to certification and registration process) but also control and regulate office design with requirements such as size of the operatory and obligatory presence of useless equipment such as dental chair light or cuspidor. Besides that, endodontics has never been a separate specialty nor it has ever been recognized as a specialty in some countries that is why most of the multigroup practices prefer to have their own endodontist in-house rather than to refer the patient out. Having said that it is also tough to be exclusively limited only to a root canal treatment-oriented practice and be financially successful. In our presentation we will try to cover the topic on how not to be afraid to run a small separate endodontic specialty practice providing not only an effective patient-oriented treatment but also to be financially successful in tough economic and government regulation environment. 

Objectives:  

  • How to abide the law and build a TDO ergonomic office design in a tough regulation environment 
  • Transitioning from "what was comfortable" to "what is really optimal"  
  • Teaching and interacting dental assistants in a dramatically new office design  
  • Communication with Dental referrals and dentist education  
  • Conventional and surgical endodontics in the new era of root canal therapy via application of TDO ergonomic principles 

Expect to Learn: 

  • Tips and tricks in the new office design 
  • Preparation of dental assistants 
  • Effective application of chair-side operating microscope 
  • Clinical tips for the residents and seasoned clinicians in conventional and microsurgical endodontics 

Obturation of Minimally Prepared Canals

Successful GentleWave Console Management: Staff Tips and Tricks

Futures Forum: The Evolution of the GentleWave Procedure - Dr. James Smith, Dr. John Khademi, Dr. Kirk Coury

A Video Series Review: Building Your GentleWave Skillset - Dr. Adam Davis

Venue & Accommodations

The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is a AAA 4-Diamond rated luxury resort hotel located on the waterfront in downtown San Diego. With stunning panoramic views and upscale amenities, the Manchester Grand Hyatt is located nearby many local attractions: Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, USS Midway and more.

A limited number of discounted room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Be sure to book early and save!

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
 

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Cost & Registration

Early Bird Registration for EndoCon ends on August 15th and Full Pricing will take effect August 16th. The Prices listed below reflect our early bird pricing.

Clinician: $1745

Staff: $785

Postgrad Residents: $395

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