Endodontics in Today’s Practice


Up-to-date and clinically relevant information on all aspects of root canal therapy including: diagnosis, access, instrumentation, irrigation, obturation and post-endodontic restorations. Participants will leave the course with the knowledge and the tools to improve the predictability and effectiveness of your endodontic procedures.

This course will review the art of locating canals, obtaining isolation, initial posterior endodontic therapy and the importance patient positioning. Participants will also learn current information streams used to determine when to save the compromised tooth.


This course will review the importance of access openings and the new concepts of minimally invasive accesses. It will describe different instrumentation techniques when using hybrid techniques, the importance of irrigation, and the irrigation methods in today’s market. The importance of focal view CBCT on diagnosis and treatment planning will be discussed for the outcomes of endodontic treatment.


  1. Identify all the materials and supplies necessary for all the procedures involved in this course and understand their applications.
  2. Identify patent pulp chambers and canals by means of endodontic digital radiographs; recognize canal systems with extreme curvatures, calcifications, and other complicating anatomical/pathological features.
  3. Understand and concepts of a proper access opening
  4. Establish appropriate working lengths, and the chemo-mechanical preparation of the canal system
  5. Identify, prevent, and manage procedural errors that may occur during endodontic treatment.
  6. Understand the importance and indications of different irrigation techniques.


Dr. Roberta Pileggi

Dr. Pileggi received her D.D.S. degree at University Paulista in Brazil. She completed both her Master’s degree and Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Maryland College of Dental Surgery.

In 2005, she completed a fellowship in education at Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas at Houston. Dr. Pileggi has received numerous faculty awards including the Edward Osetek Award given by the American Association of Endodontists. Currently, she has been funded in her main research interest of trauma, bone and inflammation.

Dr. Pileggi was officially appointed Director of the Graduate Endodontic Program on July 1, 2009. She was appointed Chair of the Endodontics department effective January 1, 2010.

Dr. Pileggi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Registration Information

Date and Time

October 4th, 2024
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fees and CE Credits

Bring your Dental Assistant for $99
36 Participant Limit

Contact Hours: 6 CEU Lecture
AGD# 070