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

REGISTRATION ENDS OCTOBER 10 - EMAIL INFO@ENDOCON.COM FOR MORE INFO

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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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.

Course Highlights & Full Agenda Link for Friday & Saturday

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

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

Work over the past decade has begun to highlight the importance of preserving and retaining as much tooth structure as possible for long-term outcomes. The combination GentleWave and ultra-conservative instruments is facilitating such a shift in endodontic treatment by maximizing both the traditional objectives of endodontic treatment such as debridement and disinfection while minimizing the endodontic treatment footprint on the loss of precious pericervical dentin (PCD). Yet clinicians making that transition to small and ultra-small shapes face many hurdles. This presentation will introduce materials, instruments and techniques that will help the clinician begin to make the transition to the next paradigm in endodontics: Endodontics 3.0.

Increasing Staff Retention through Engagement - Dr. Adam Davis, Dr. Eshwar Arasu, Roy Chen (AGD PACE)

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

Overview

Are you the visionary for your practice? Have you established key goals and metrics to accomplish your practice vision? Are your team members accountable for achieving these goals with you? This lecture will provide participants with the understanding of how setting clear goals and establishing key practice metrics and mechanisms to measure success will allow them to achieve their individual practice vision. Dr. Chopra will share her goals of integrating advanced technology and increased efficiency, and the related metrics she uses to measure her success.

Objectives

  • Examine the steps for creating a practice vision and implementing practical team goals and objectives
  • Discuss strategies for managing an efficient endodontic practice, to include patient scheduling, procedural workflow, team communication, and metrics
  • Review efficient integration of advanced technologies, including the GentleWave® Procedure

Chairside Manner - The essential skill in dentistry - Dr. Paul Homoly (AGD PACE)

The only thing more important in dentistry than outstanding chairside manner is oxygen.
Dental procedures can be unpleasant yet necessary experiences for patients.
Outstanding chairside manner can offset the fright of dental procedure unpleasantness and soothe patients’ dental experiences. Consequently, outstanding chairside manner must be the constant companion of dental
procedures.

The seminar, Chairside Manner - The essential skill in dentistry, looks at the components of chairside manner. These include:

  • Delivery skills – how we look and speak
  • Structure – the sequence and procedures of the new patient experience
  • Emotional Momentum – creating positive patient emotional outcomes

Poor chairside manner contributes to patients’, dentists’, and team members’ stress. Poor manner commoditizes the dental experience and reinforces the negative historical stereotype of dentistry. Unpleasant dental procedures
compounded by poor chairside manner fuel the often-heard patient complaint, “I hate dentists”.
When present, outstanding chairside manner facilitates treatment acceptance, patient referrals, positive online reviews, referring dentist loyalty, and professional prosperity and fulfillment.
This seminar is appropriate for all members of the dental team.

Learning objectives:

During the seminar, Chairside Manner - The essential skill in dentistry, you’ll:

  • Learn the three-step process to become more interesting when you speak
  • Discover how to personally connect with patients and listeners
  • See a new patient experience structure that gets everyone on your team on the same track and keeps them there
  • Learn why too much patient education can get in the way of good patient relationships
  • Learn how to peak patient confidence to coincide with treatment presentation and financial arrangements

Futures Forum: The Evolution of the GentleWave Procedure - Dr. John Khademi

The GentleWave System employs a sterilized, single use procedure instrument to standardize and automate the cleaning and disinfection of complex root canal systems while preserving tooth structure. 

In this lecture, we will explore the genesis and evolution of optimized cleaning and disinfection. The key elements of the GentleWave Mechanism of Action will be examined individually and then brought together to provide an overview of the technology. The key development focus areas will be explained: consistent delivery of innovation for improved patient outcomes, ease of use, and practice efficiency.

Clinical cases with follow-ups will be shown to demonstrate the clinical result of utilizing the GentleWave System.

 Learning Objectives: 

  1. Discuss the genesis and evolution of the GentleWave System
  2. Understand how the mechanism of action works
  3. Describe the clinical results of employing this technology in practice.

Advancements in Endodontic File Design – Dr. Jim Smith, Dr. John Khademi, Dr. Charles Goodis and Dr. John West (AGD PACE)

OVERVIEW:
Since the first NiTi rotary instruments, ISO-standard .02 taper were introduced in 1992 by Dr. John McSpadden and two years later, Dr. Ben Johnson introduced the ProFile .04 and .06 NiTi rotary systems, endodontic files have undergone a myriad of changes. These changes include not only design modifications, but also surface electrochemical treatments and thermal treatments. These design modifications and surface treatments have for the most part increased file efficiency and safety. Now it is estimated that there are more than 160 automated instrumentation systems for endodontic treatment.

In this presentation we will examine the history of NiTi instrument design and highlight some of the more recent improvements in endodontic file design, material and surface treatment and the rationale behind these changes. Four clinicians who have been involved in instrument design over the years, Dr. Charles Goodis, Dr. John West and Dr. John Khademi, will share their knowledge and experience on this subject. Dr. James Smith will moderate.

OBJECTIVES: After attending this session the participant should:
1.) Understand the most recent changes in endodontic file design and how these
changes may facilitate efficiency and safety.
2.) Get a look at what several leading companies in endodontic file production and
distribution are doing in regard to improving instrumentation.
3.) Begin to understand the “new role of the file” .

Bringing On A New Associate - Dr. Gary Carr, Dr. Jessica Roeber, Dr. Betty Schindler, Dr. Logan Bell, Dr. Ed Kasper, Dr. Claire Anderson (ADA CERP)

Course Description:
This presentation will present perspectives from 3 different practices who have gone through
associateships within the last 10 years. All participants will review the thought process that was
used in choosing the principals of the associateship, hurdles that had to be overcome to make it
successful, and what both the older doctor and newer doctor should be considering when
embarking on associateships. Hopefully this will help anyone who is contemplating starting on
this journey and the things they can do to make the journey as stress-free and successful as
possible.

Objectives:
1. Understand both perspectives: Senior partner and new associate
2. Understand what the major mistakes are and how to avoid them
3. What role mentorship plays
4. Learning how understanding both perspectives can help you make better decisions
Expect to Learn:
1. How to avoid the major mistakes when seeking an associateship
2. How to embark on a successful associateship
3.
*Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation (PERF) designates this activity for 2 continuing education credit.

Managing Your Emotional Energy- The 40| |40 Solution - Don Phin (ADA CERP)

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.

Your Journey towards Excellence: Perspectives on preparing yourself and your assistants for clinical excellence - Dr. Gary Carr and Dr. Jessica Roeber

Course Description:
This presentation will review the basic essentials and methods for training yourself and your
staff for excellence. By applying some simple principles, and practicing well-known training
methods, attendees will learn step-by-step methods for training every member of their
team.
Specific attention will be placed on training assistants in microscope techniques, especially
assistants with no prior dental training. Dr. Carr and Dr. Roeber will give their different
perspectives on training, as well as perspectives from both Joy and Ingrid. As a special
treat, we will end with a talk from a Navy Seal on training and teamwork.
 
Objectives:
1. Learn time-tested techniques for developing skill sets needed to excel.
2. Learn how repetitive training and Keystone habits can overcome any obstacle.
3. Learn motivational techniques that help you and your staff be better than they thought
they could be.

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

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. 

Eye Tracking in CBCT Interpretation - Dr. Sarah Crepps (ADA CERP)

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 (ADA CERP)

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. 

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.

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!

You can have peace of mind knowing Hyatt is taking precautionary measures across Hyatt hotels worldwide in an effort to maintain a safe environment for our guests, customers, and colleagues.

Please see Hyatt’s Commitment to Care & Cleanliness HERE

Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101

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Cost & Registration

Listed below are the registration fees for the two attendance options:

In-Person:

Clinician: $1895
Staff: $855
Postgrad Residents: $395
Industry Professional Guest: $2795

Virtual:

*to obtain CE credit as a virtual attendee, you must view the session during its scheduled live stream
Clinician: $950
Postgrad Residents: $395
 

On-Demand:

Staff: $320
 

For those interested in our Cancellation Policy, click here.

Compare Live vs. Virtual Attendance

While we would like everyone to attend in person, we understand that restrictions on travel or personal comfort levels might not allow for that. For that reason we have added a virtual ticket​ for clinicians. This ticket will contain the PERF Scientific Session as well as 2 live-streamed clinician tracks on Friday and Saturday

We are also offering an On-demand ticket for staff to be able to view videos of the staff sessions at their convenience.  Sessions will be accessible online after the ending of the event for 30 days.

In-person registrants will have the option to change to virtual registration up to 72 hours before the event if their situation changes or they experience symptoms or test positive. 

As a note, in order to receive Continuing Education credits for the virtual ticket type, you must watch each eligible session while it is being streamed live and follow any requirements for feedback or session surveys. All sessions will be available to view on-demand without CE to in-person and virtual registrants after the close of EndoCon.

Scientific Session x x
2 Streaming Clinician Tracks x x
Continuing Education x x
Video on Demand Content x x
Staff Sessions x
Exhibit Hall x
Resident Lunch x
Women In Endo Lunch x
Scientific Session & Friday Night Reception x
TDO Training Sessions x
Learning Lab x

Meeting Hours

Thursday, October 14th

The PERF Scientific Session will run from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM with breaks listed below

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM – Breakfast

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM – Break

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Lunch

5:00 PM – Reception

Friday, October 15th

Sessions will run from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with breaks listed below

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Breakfast

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Break

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Cocktail Hour

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Dinner

Saturday, October 16th

Sessions will run from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM with breaks listed below

7:00 AM – 8:00 AM – Breakfast

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM – Break

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Lunch

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – Break

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