Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Clinical Endodontic Technique

Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Time: 1:00PM - 3:00PM PDT
CDE Credits: 2.00 Teaching Methods: Lecture; Live Online or Self-Instructional Video Length: 2 hours
PDL is an ADA CERP recognized provider. PDL designates this activity for 2.00 hours continuing dental education credit.
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  • Webinar Title: Clinical Endodontic Technique
  • Presenter: Dr. Terry Pannkuk
  • Date Recorded: August 11th, 2012
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • CDE Credits: 2 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



This is a clinical presentation on nonsurgical, surgical, and retreatment endodontics. Access design, Cleaning, Shaping, and Obturation will be discussed as three parts providing the rationale and evidence governing each of the three phases of treatment: 1. Access Technique ("SEE" access, understanding anatomy, strategic approach, and microscopic refinement) 2. Cleaning and Shaping (passive use of files, recapitulations, precurving, and deep shape development), and 3. Obturation (detailed description of the Classic Schilder Technique, guiding principles of heating gutta percha, and control). In the second part of the presentation Dr. Pannkuk will discuss nonsurgical and surgical endodontic retreatment highlighting decision-making and strategies.

Course Outline

I. Access Principles
II. Cleaning and Shaping Principles
III. Obturation Principles
IV. Management of Complexities
V. Case Histories with Strategic Approach Discussion


At the end of this presentation the participant will have a greater understanding of classic principles which are foundations to clinical endodontic treatment success.

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Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Dr. Terry Pannkuk

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9 E Pedregosa Street, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States


Dr. Terry Pannkuk, a native of California, graduated from University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Biology, Georgetown Dental School with a D.D.S., and Boston University with an M.Sc.D. in Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, former editor and publisher of The Endodontic Report, former president of the Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, current reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics (official journal of the American Association of Endodontists), Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, President and Founder of the Schilder Institute for the Advancement of Endodontics, Editor and Publisher of PDL (Pure Dental Learning), Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, and international lecturer-author of topics relating to clinical endodontics.

He lives and practices in Santa Barbara, California.

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Original Release Date: August 11, 2012
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: August 11, 2015

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