Navigating the Canal: A Collaborative Approach to Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry

Breakfast & registration – 8:30 a.m.
Lecture – 9 a.m.
Lunch – 12-1 p.m.
Dismissal – 3 p.m.

Tuition Cost: AIDA members: $99 per person
General Admission: $149 per person
*Tuition includes breakfast and lunch

CE: 5 Lecture CE Credits
CE Code: 070
Prerequisites: None

Course Description: Endodontics is here to stay, and we should all be aware of how to properly treat our patients and know when to refer. We should also be aware of what’s next when a tooth fails or endodontics isn’t an option. Throughout this course, we will discuss endodontics from diagnosis to a final restoration. An endodontist and restorative dentist collaborate throughout the day to enhance your clinical acumen.

Course Objectives:

  • Assess the endodontic patient
  • Understand the diagnostic, anesthetic and treatment protocols for endodontics
  • Visualize the necessity of an appropriate build-up
  • Understand the restorative protocols from the endodontic hand-off, including prep design, materials and cementation of indirect restorations

Meet the Instructors: Ryan M. Walsh, DDS, MS

For more than a decade, Dr. Ryan M. Walsh has been educating dentists and endodontists to provide the highest level of evidence-based, patient-centered endodontic care. Dr. Walsh is a board-certified endodontist and maintains a full-time private practice limited to endodontics in Keller, Texas. As a board-certified endodontist, Dr. Walsh is abreast of the latest techniques of clinical and patient management. Dr. Walsh is actively involved in translational and clinical research focusing on bioactive materials, resorption processes and treatment, irrigation techniques, and tooth cracks and fractures. He has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented both national and international audiences. When not in private practice, he teaches endodontic residents and dental students at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas about the latest advances in endodontics. Dr. Walsh is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association. Dr. Walsh is the past president of the DFW Metroplex Endodontic Society and a founding board member of the Seattle Study Club of Fort Worth.

Meet the Instructors: Chad C. Duplantis, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Duplantis received his D.D.S. degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School in 1999. He then continued with post-doctorate training at Baylor College of Dentistry, earning a certificate in advanced education in general dentistry in 2000. He has also received his fellowship degree from the Academy of General Dentistry. He has been in private practice since 2000 in the North Fort Worth, Texas, area. In private practice, he treats all ages with an emphasis on restorative and aesthetic dentistry. Dr. Duplantis has been a member of several aesthetic and restorative continua during the years he has been in practice. He is currently an ambassador for the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Duplantis has always had an interest in high-tech dentistry and has been incorporating CAD/CAM and digital technology in his practice since 2004. Dr. Duplantis has written and published several articles regarding digital dentistry and workflows for various dental publications. In addition to technology, Dr. Duplantis has a keen interest in restorative implantology, CBCT, impressioning, adhesion and materials, and he is also published in these regards. He has helped various manufacturers on numerous projects and evaluations regarding different aspects of clinical dentistry and serves as a key opinion leader for several dental corporations. Recently, he co-founded “Dentists IN the Know”, which is a social media group to help inform and educate dentists and dental team members. Dr. Duplantis resides in Keller, Texas, with his wife, Ellen, and his children, Austin and Ava. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, is an avid golfer and enjoys many other outdoor activities.




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