Dr. Frederick  BarnettDr. Sami  Chogle DMD, MSD, CAGSDr. Ove  PetersDr. Gerry  Whisler DDS, FAGD, ABGD

“What Endodontic Technique Is Taught?" : Free Educational Symposium

Saturday, December 3, 2016 | Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM PST
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: “What Endodontic Technique Is Taught?” : Free Educational Symposium
  • Presenters: Dr. Frederick Barnett, Dr. Sami Chogle, Dr. Ove Peters and Dr. Gerry Whisler
  • Date Recorded: December 3rd, 2016
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • CDE Credits: 2 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



This free symposium sponsored by Pure Dental Learning is going to highlight multiple presentations by residents explaining the primary clinical endodontic technique taught in each residency. A resident is chosen to represent each endodontic program and will highlight the following questions:

  1. What is the primary goal of endodontic treatment?
  2. What is the specific instrumentation/cleaning and shaping technique taught in your program? (give details)
  3. What is the specific obturation technique taught in your program? (give details)

It is presumed that there are enough differences in philosophy and technique being taught in different programs that these 3 specific questions will create a very interesting discussion during the Q and A period at the end of the presentations. The program directors, students and webinar participants will be a part of the interactive post-presentation discussion. Socratic respectful debate is encouraged.

Course Outline

Participating Institutions:

  • Albert Einstein Medical Center
  • Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
  • University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
  • United States Air Force General Dentistry Residency


  1. At the end of the program participants will be able to state the primary goals of endodontic treatment
  2. At the end of the program participants will be able to discuss educational objectives being taught to endodontic residents
  3. At the end of the program participants will develop an appreciation for different obturation techniques and decide which ones are most suitable for their patients

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Dr. Frederick Barnett has no relevant commercial relationships.

Dr. Sami Chogle has no relevant commercial relationships.

Dr. Ove Peters has no relevant commercial relationships.

Dr. Gerry Whisler has no relevant commercial relationships.

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Dr. Frederick  Barnett

Dr. Frederick Barnett

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131 Fairview Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072


Dr. Barnett received his DMD degree in 1978 and his Certificate in Endodontics in 1981, both from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He received his Board Certification in Endodontics in 1988, has served as the Director of Postdoctoral Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently the Chairman of the Department of Dental Medicine and Chairman and Program Director of the IB Bender Postdoctoral Endodontic Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Barnett has written numerous scientific and clinical papers and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Treatment of Endodontic Infections, Revascularization, Dental Trauma and Contemporary Endodontic Treatment. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Dental Traumatology Journal, is a Director of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Barnett has also been in private practice in Endodontics from 1981-2011.

Dr. Sami  Chogle DMD, MSD, CAGS

Dr. Sami Chogle

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930 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston - Brookline, MA 02215
United States


Dr. Chogle received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from Dharwad University in India in 1993; Specialty Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2000; and a DMD Degree from CWRU School of Dental Medicine in 2003. Dr. Chogle is a diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics.

Dr. Chogle has served as Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at the Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education (BUIDRE) Dubai. He also holds an adjunct faculty appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the CWRU School of Dental Medicine. He previously served as Assistant Professor and later, Director of Undergraduate Endodontics at CWRU School of Dental Medicine. In addition to his academic appointments Dr. Chogle has maintained an endodontic practice since 2000.

Dr. Chogle serves as Reviewer for Endodontic Articles for both the Academy of General Dentistry and the Quintessence International Editorial Review Board. Dr. Chogle participates internationally in numerous professional and scholarly events every year and has served as a judge since 2008, for the oral presentations at the annual sessions of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE). He also currently serves on the Regenerative Endodontics Committee for the AAE and has contributed to most recent issue of the Colleagues of Excellence regarding Regenerative procedures in Endodontics.

Dr. Chogle’s work has been published extensively, appearing many times in the Journal of Endodontics and other scientific journals. Most recently Dr Chogle has co-authored a chapter on the role of Nano-materials in Endodontics for the book ‘Nanomaterials in Clinical Dentistry’ (Elsevier).

Currently, Dr. Chogle serves as the Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at the Henry M Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University.

Dr. Ove  Peters

Dr. Ove Peters

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155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Dr. Ove Peters came to the dental school in 2007 after holding faculty positions in Heidelberg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland, as well as at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his postgraduate education in endodontics at the University of Zurich and UCSF and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Dr Peters has wide-ranging research interests and maintains a laboratory at the dental school. He has published more than 100 manuscripts and abstracts related to endodontic technology and biology and has contributed to several leading textbooks. He is an associate editor for the International Endodontic Journal and Endodontic Topics and serves on the review panel of several leading dental journals.

Dr Peters has received various awards in his career, among them the Hans Genet Award of the European Society of Endodontology and more recently the Louis I. Grossman Award of the American Association of Endodontists.

His main scientific interests are the cleaning and shaping of root canal systems and the behavior of dental stem cells.

In addition to research Dr Peters is active in undergraduate and postgraduate education, specifically in the development of digital media for teaching purposes and the assessment of their effectiveness.

Dr. Gerry  Whisler DDS, FAGD, ABGD

Dr. Gerry Whisler

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102 Whispering Way
Yorktown, VA 23692
United States


After completing dental school at Baylor in 1985, I started a private practice in San Antonio, TX. In 1991 I was commissioned in the United States Public Health Service and served in two different Federal prisons for about 8 years. I started a practice limited to Endodontics as a General Dentist for over 9 years in Waco, TX and joined the Air Force in 2008. Upon completion of the Lackland AFB, TX AEGD-2 Residency in June 2010, I became the Deputy Director of the AEGD Residency at Scott AFB, IL. In May 2011 I completed requirements for board certification in the American Board of General Dentistry. I became the Director of the Scott AFB AEGD Residency in August 2012 and the Langley AFB AEGD Residency in August 2016.

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