Postgraduate Course: Endodontics in Primary Dental Care (DENT11109)
|School||Deanery of Clinical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is designed to update knowledge on current clinical endodontic practice. It will help students to understand the relevance of endodontics in saving natural permanent teeth and it will give an opportunity to discuss the indications and contraindications for endodontic treatment.
It aims to improve understanding about how the access cavity can influence success or failure in preparation of the root canal system. It will give an insight into current instruments and instrumentation techniques, the presently available means of filling the root canal system and the importance of a sound coronal seal.
It will also review the reasons why endodontic treatment can fail and to encourage a problem solving approach which will enhance successful outcomes.
Detail still to be finalised
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Assess and evaluate the diseased dental pulp and analyse the clinical decision making process for progressing to root canal treatment.
- Critically appraise the scientific literature that applies to the microflora prevalent in the necrotic pulp and develop a protocol for efficient and effective irrigation to minimise microbial infection.
- Evaluate success rates for endodontic treatment in different clinical circumstances and demonstrate the clinical application during treatment planning discussion with a patient.
- Apply the principles of self-evaluation in endodontic procedures recognising personal skill limitations and demonstrate this in a written reflective account of progress within this course of study.
- Critically appraise the current supporting scientific literature for the management of problems associated with the failed root canal treatment and apply to clinical scenarios.
|Available on the VLE as links to the University of Edinburgh library|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Pulpal health,access cavity preparation,instrumentation,rotary NiTi,irrigation,microbiology
|Course organiser||Dr Oonagh Lawrie
Tel: (0131) 536 3974
|Course secretary||Miss Jennifer Allison
Tel: (0131) 536 3975