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Everyday Root Canals: Predictable & Reliable Endodontic Therapy

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Dr. Ralan Wong, DDS, MS

Date and Time:

Saturday, July 8, 2023

8:00am - 4:00pm
Registration 7:30am
Breakfast and lunch included


Hilton Garden Inn
2000 Bridgepointe Circle
San Mateo, CA 94404

CE Credit:

Hands-on workshop: 7 CEUs

Limited space!


AGD Code: 070


AGD Members: $350

Non-AGD Members: $550

Student/Residents: $260 


Course Overview:

Root canal procedures have been easier to manage yet have become more complicated due to technological advancements and increased knowledge of root canal systems in general. With the introduction of NiTi into dentistry and the development of different file designs from the manufacturers, the dental clinician has been able to provide conventional routine endodontics in office at increasingly efficient rates. In addition, clinicians are now aware and concerned of microbes at the apex as well as the complex anatomy of the root canal system. The dental clinician’s job has become mechanically easier yet biologically more difficult; however, utilizing technology such as NiTi, CBCT imaging, and irrigation solutions can aid in the success of endodontic therapy. This course will deal with the complexity of locating canals, choosing methods to mechanically instrumenting 80-90% of teeth in an efficient manner, biologically cleansing the entire root canal system, and hermetically sealing the apex and canal system to prevent failure.

Learning Objectives:

1) Gain tips for accessing, locating, and negotiating canals
2) Understand the rationale behind the utilization of hybrid techniques and perform them in a clinical setting
3) Understand biologic objectives and disinfection of the root canal system

Content Topic Areas
1) Demonstration of accessing extracted teeth and showing tips on how to locate 4th canal

2) Participants: Hands-on full instrumentation and complete irrigation and disinfection of extracted teeth
3) Participants: Hands-on obturation and sealing of the root canal system

*Please bring extracted and x-rays of already accessed teeth (minimum 3 molars and 3 bicuspid or anterior teeth). OK for curvature and calcified.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Ralan Wong, DDS, MS, is a 5th generation San Franciscan and a 3rd generation alumnus from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He completed his graduate training in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1997, where he earned the Grossman Award for outstanding clinical and academic performance. He has been inducted into numerous Academies and Colleges in Dentistry. Dr. Wong maintains a private practice in San Francisco and is also an associate clinical professor in endodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.

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The Northern California AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by state of provincial boards of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (8/1/2021) to (7/31/2025).

Provider ID# 219198

NorCalAGD Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations made by email seven days prior to the course date will receive a full refund less the $50 processing fee. Cancellations made within the week prior to the course date will receive a 50% refund  less the $50 processing fee. Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through date of registration. 

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