Endodontic Microsurgery

Course Fee:  $2300

30-day Early Registration: $2070

Postponed - Date TBA

CDE Credits: 22
Fri & Sat, 8:00am - 5:00pm     Sunday 8:00am-3:00pm

Evidence based, Hands-on and Live Surgery Demo

Course Directors

David Han, DDS, MS
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics; Lecturer and Endodontic Clinic Director, Section of Endodontics, UCLA

Mo K. Kang DDS, PhD
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics; Professor &  Jack A. Weichman Endowed Chair of Endodontics, UCLA

Other Instructors

Nadia Chugal, DDS, MS, MPH
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics; Clinical Professor & Director, Postgraduate Endodontics, Residency Program UCLA

Jung Lim, DDS
Lecturer, Section of Endodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry

Shane N. White, BDentSc, MS, MA, PhD
Professor, UCLA Section of Endodontics


 In recent years, the advancement in endodontic instrumentation, bio materials and CBCT imaging, coupled with enhanced visibility with operating microscopes drastically increased the success rates and predictability of endodontic microsurgery.  This three day course will provide literature-based presentation of the etiology, rationale and various technical aspects of endodontic microsurgery, including intentional replantation.  The course will deliver thorough overview of case selection, armamentarium, patient/doctor positioning, surgical techniques and pre/post operative issues.  

This course will allow participants to engage in hands-on laboratory exercises on simulated surgical models.  In addition, live patient endodontic microsurgery will be performed to allow real-time interaction between the participants and the operator.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the etiology of periradicular pathosis of endodontic origin
  • Understand the concepts and techniques of hemostasis in apical surgery
  • Understand the concepts behind different flap designs suitable for apical surgery
  • Understand the selection criteria for proper surgical cases with predictable outcomes
  • Participants will acquire knowledge and skills in apical tissue excavation, root end resection, retro preparation and retro filling using bioactive materials.
  • Participants will learn to use specific surgical instruments and ergonomics for optimal positioning of patients and the operator
  • Understand the indications and techniques for the use of bone grafting and barrier usage
  • Participants will acquire suturing skills for different flap designs

Workshop Exercises
  • Full thickness marginal and submarginal flaps
  • Root end resection and excavation of apical granulation tissue
  • Retro-preparation with ultrasonic instruments
  • Root end filling with MTA and Bioceramic putty
  • Bone grafting and membrane placement
  • Tissue adaptation and suturing techniques