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Continuing Dental Education

CE1965: Anatomically Driven Endodontics

James G. Hupp, DMD, MS

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In accordance with University of Washington Policy, the King County Department of Health, and an effort to mitigate the risk of being exposed to the Coronavirus, this course has been cancelled. We are aiming to reschedule, but no date has been set yet.


The University of Washington gratefully acknowledges Brasseler for their equipment grant and Next Level Endodontics for their educational grant in support of this program.

Update your knowledge of the basic foundations of predictable long-term endodontic success including case selection, treatment planning, access, cleaning and shaping, irrigation and bioceramic sealer-based obturation. This presentation will focus on the current technology of 3-D instrumentation of root canal systems. Bioceramics will also be discussed as they relate to the ever-expanding role of vital pulp therapy. Biological indications and treatment modalities for indirect pulp capping, direct pulp capping, pulpotomy and pulp regeneration will be presented.

You will have the opportunity to validate these concepts during the hands-on session and take away the concepts and techniques you can immediately apply to your root canal therapy procedures. In addition, treatment of post endodontic disease will be covered.

Retreatment of root canal failures provide unique challenges. This lecture will discuss the causes of failure and the theoretical strategies for success. New technologies will be presented that allow us to disinfect the canal maximally with minimal destruction of the remaining tooth structure.

Course Objectives:

As a result of attending this session, you will be able to:

  • Avoid the shortcomings of traditional files that produce round shapes
  • Discuss the benefits of incorporating 3D files to clean to maximal diameters with conservative dentin removal
  • Distinguish the use of bioceramic sealer in both cold and warm hydraulic techniques
  • Interpret new technologies and materials that allow us a higher potential for successful retreatment


Dr. James HuppJames G. Hupp received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Upon graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the US Navy until 1993. In 1996, he completed his endodontic residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Science degree. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2003. In 2009, he retired from the US Naval Reserves at the rank of Captain. He has remained active as an educator and in 2011, as Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center he was awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year and inducted into the prestigious Nelson Order. He currently is Assistant Dean for General Dentistry Education and Director of Endodontics at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. In 2016 he was recognized as Outstanding Clinical Faculty of the Year. His current research focus is Micro-CT evaluation of various instrumentation techniques.

Course Logistics

Saturday, March 14, 2020

University of Washington
Health Sciences Center
Room D-209 – Turner Auditorium

Seattle, WA 98195

This course is designed for dentists.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00am – 8:30am
Morning Lecture: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Lunch: 12pm – 1pm
Afternoon Lab: 1:00pm – 4:30pm

TUITION – price includes lunch
Until March 11, 2020 (after, $25 more)
$399/Dentist – lecture and workshop
$384/Alumni – lecture and workshop

$150/Dentist – lecture only
$95/Staff – lecture only
$135/Alumni – lecture only

3.5 hours lecture only; 7 hours lecture and workshop

Limited Attendance:
The hands-on workshop is limited to 40 participants

In order to participate in the afternoon hands-on session, you must complete the lecture program.

Workshop Required Materials:
Please bring two to four accessed, extracted teeth that are patent to the apex with a size 10 hand file. Also bring a sample of your current rotary instrumentation system for comparative evaluation (bring at least one or two size 25 tip rotary files from your current system).

* The lecture portion of this course is eligible for a 10% discount if you are a current member of the UW Dental Alumni Association.


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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 7 continuing education credits.