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2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) 
2019-2020 Academic Bulletin (Jan 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENDO 204 - Essential Endodontics II (Lab)

Cr Hrs: 1 (0-23-0)

This is a preclinical lab in endodontics that furthers understanding of endodontic techniques, focusing on multi-rooted teeth. This course runs concurrently with the Lecture in Essential Endodontics II (ENDO 203). Students will be taught contemporary canal preparation techniques involving state-of-the-art nickel‑titanium rotary endodontic instruments using torque-controlled handpieces, irrigation for canal disinfection, obturation and restoration. Training will also be provided in restoring endodontically treated teeth to adequate clinical function. Teeth with significant tooth loss will be used to simulate the challenges in locating canals in multi-rooted systems, along with understanding material choices and application for maximum tooth longevity. Core materials and the creation of post-space, created during canal instrumentation, will be fundamental to restoration of the tooth prior to receiving cuspal protection and will form the foundation for posterior restorations. Session grades are conferred by supervising faculty in 8 domains, scored using a grading rubric for technical quality. Competency is assessed using clinical exams demonstrating the student’s ability to perform endodontic treatment on a maxillary two-rooted premolar. Assessment is by two blinded examiners. Disagreement in scoring is referred to a third independent examiner; majority grade stands.

Grade Mode: Standard
Instructional Method: Lab
Location offered: Memphis
Term offered: Spring

Spring - Instructor of Record: Gary Rollins
Spring - Additional Instructor 1: Jeff Phebus
Spring - Additional Instructor 2: Jan O’Dell
Spring - Additional Instructor 3: Harry Cosby
Spring - Additional Instructor 4: Joseph Clemmons

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