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Presented by Dr Oliver Pope

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ADAQ CPD & Training Centre
26-28 Hamilton Place 
Bowen Hills Qld 4006



6 scientific hours


Lunch and refreshments provided

Course Topics:
  • Identifying the right tooth. Complex diagnostic scenarios: cracked teeth and myofascial pain.
  • An introduction to the new concept of “Minimally Invasive Endodontics” and an evidence-based evaluation of the risks and benefits of MIE.  Techniques to employ in practice to extend the life of endodontically treated teeth.
  • Utilising technology to identify MB2.
  • Learn to customise canal preparation specific to canal morphologies – one size and technique does not fit all – take your knowledge to the next level.
  • Do you fracture instruments? Negotiate complex anatomy the way endodontists can; ledges, aggressive curvatures, S-bends whilst minimising the risks of fractures.
  • Practical session with CM and EDM NiTi files
  • An extended hands-on component with a focus on hand file skills, utilisation of the new glide path rotary files and EDM NiTi files. This practical component will make up most of the day to practice on extracted teeth!
  • Restoration of root-filled teeth. Are crowns always necessary? A look at recent literature about the use of posts in root-filled teeth and to assist in selecting the appropriate type of post.

Microscopes will be available for participants to use during the session. Participants are asked to provide extracted teeth with access cavities prepared (the more teeth the better!) and loupes. Upper molars are ideal   to assist in identifying and preparing MB2 canals.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understanding the limitations and advantages of minimally invasive endodontics and implementing “orifice directed access” in your practice.
  • Utilising the new NiTi technology in conjunction with traditional hand file techniques to achieve specific canal-appropriate instrumentation with reduced risk of iatrogenic errors.
  • Advanced knowledge of conservative restoration of root-filled teeth.


Dr Oliver Pope


Dr Oliver Pope


Dr Oliver Pope graduated from the University of Queensland in 2006 and was awarded a Bachelor of Dental Science with First Class Honours. After multiple overseas deployments as a Dental Officer in the Royal Australian Navy and several years of general dental practice, he commenced a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics. He completed his Doctorate at the University of Melbourne and was awarded the inaugural Ephraim Ehrmann Prize in Endodontics for best overall performance in the degree. Oliver’s research into the clinical applications of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. Oliver is passionate about teaching and educates both overseas-trained and local dentists in addition to teaching positions at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University. Oliver regularly lectures locally and overseas. Oliver is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian Society of Endodontics and the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists