Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Nonsurgical Clinical Endodontic Technique: Protocol and Philosophy

Saturday, August 20, 2016 | Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM 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.
Register to View
  • Webinar Title: Nonsurgical Clinical Endodontic Technique: Protocol and Philosophy
  • Presenter: Dr. Terry Pannkuk
  • Date Recorded: August 20th, 2016
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • CDE Credits: 2 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



Nonsurgical endodontic therapy is a very technique sensitive art and science. Advances in materials, imaging, and microsurgical techniques have elevated the quality of results that all practicing dentists should be aware of. At the end of this presentation the participant will have a greater understanding of classic principles which are foundations to clinical endodontic treatment success. Dr. Pannkuk will provide a unique comprehensive overview of endodontic treatment objectives and describe in detail the technique steps from start to finish. This session is limited to 25 participants and will be highly interactive. Questions will be taken during the presentation. (Headsets or Chatbox)

Participants are invited to present a case history that they treated (submitting digital radiographs, microphotos and documentation in digital format ahead of time) for personal coaching with discussion by the entire group during the Question and Answer portion at the end.

Course Outline

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


At the end of this presentation the participant will be able to

  1. Describe classic principles which are the foundations of clinical endodontic treatment success.
  2. Identify treatment complexities and assess prognosis
  3. Choose and execute a treatment plan for teeth having different forms of root canal system anatomy

Course Evaluation

See Below

Resources and References

See Below

Supplementary Material

If provided, available when logged in.


Dr. Terry Pannkuk has no relevant commercial relationships.

PDL Course Evaluation Survey

Please log in to complete the form for your self-instructional CDE credits exam.

Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Dr. Terry Pannkuk

[javascript protected email address]
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.

Resources and References



Original Release Date: August 20, 2016
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: August 20, 2019

*Self-instructional activities are reviewed at least once every three years, or more frequently if indicated by new scientific developments, to ensure that content is current and accurate.

CDE Credits

PDL 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.
Concerns or complaints about a CDE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at www.ada.org/goto/cerp.