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Microsurgical Identification and Management of Root Canal Treatment Failure

Saturday, February 28, 2015 | Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 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.

Webinar Title: Microsurgical Identification and Management of Root Canal Treatment Failure

Presenter: Dr. Antonis Chaniotis

Date Recorded: February 28, 2015

Duration: 2 hours

CDE Credits: 2.00 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



Historically, endodontic surgery had a negative image in the dental profession because of its invasive nature and questionable outcome.
Unsuitable surgical instruments, inadequate vision, frequent postoperative complications and failures often resulted in tooth extraction. Moreover, academic endodontic surgical training used to be limited in undergraduate and postgraduate programs around the world. The truth is that surgical endodontics was considered as a last resort procedure, with poor prognosis and limited importance for endodontic education.
Recently, surgical endodontics evolved to microsurgical endodontics. Powerful dental operation microscopes, miniaturized instruments, ultrasonics and more biocompatible filling materials have been introduced and incorporated in modern surgical endodontic practice. These technical advances have rendered microsurgery a more predictable approach and an indispensible tool for the identification and management of root canal treatment failure, especially when non surgical approaches are considered of little value or impractical.
Microsurgical identification and management of Endodontic Treatment failure is a lecture that seeks to investigate the etiology of root canal treatment failure by microscopic inspection during surgery. The objective is to understand the etiology of initial treatment failure and appreciate the biologic principles of endodontics.

Course Outline


After the completion of this webinar the participant will be able to:

  1. Differentiate between the traditional endodontic surgery and microsurgical endodontic re treatment
  2. Understand the current position of endodontic microsurgery in re treatment regimens
  3. Identify the most common reasons of root canal treatment failure as visualized during the microsurgical management of failing root canal treatments
  4. Understand how to improve your non surgical root canal treatment techniques through the microsurgical management of failing cases
  5. Understand how endodontic microsurgery can become a minimal invasive treatment option.

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Dr. Antonis Chaniotis, DDS, MDSc

Dr. Antonis Chaniotis, DDS, MDSc


140 El. Venizelou Av., Stoa Karantinou, 1st floor, 176 76 Kallithea
Athens, , Greece


Dr. Antonis Chaniotis is a graduate of the University of Athens Dental School, Greece (1998). In 2003 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the University of Athens Dental School. Since 2003, he has owned a limited to microscopic Endodontics private practice in Athens, Greece. For the last ten years, he served as a clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Athens, Athens Dental School, Endodontic department, Greece. In 2012 he was awarded the title of Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Warwick, Warwick dentistry UK. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and he has published articles in local and international Journals. He serves as an expert lecturer for various websites of on line dental education. Dr. Chaniotis is passionate about video documentation in microscope enhanced Endodontics and believes in the educational power of video presentations. He currently serves as a certified member of the European Society of Endodontology, member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology, of the Hellenic Association of Endodontists, of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and country representative of the Hellenic Association of Endodontists in European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Please visit www.endotreatment.gr for more information about Dr. Chaniotis

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Original Release Date: February 28, 2015
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: February 28, 2018

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