Basic Concepts for Endodontic Treatment

Explanatory concepts on endodontic investigation, access and obturation techniques

Learning Objectives

What you’ll learn

  • Providing a proper endodontic diagnosis.
  • Identifying teeth suitable for treatment.
  • Locating canals using “guides”.
  • Using appropriate instruments.
  • Selecting intra-canal medication.
  • Utilising strong provisional restorative material.
  • Properly sealing root canal systems.
  • Considering re-treatment.
  • How to avoid accidents.
  • How to deal with pain accordingly.

Course Content

  • Basics of Endodontics –> 1 lecture • 1hr 21min.
  • Investigation of tooth structure –> 1 lecture • 1hr 8min.
  • Endodontic Access –> 1 lecture • 59min.
  • Chemo-mechanical preparation –> 1 lecture • 1hr 9min.
  • Materials, Obturation and Pain Management –> 1 lecture • 18min.

Basic Concepts for Endodontic Treatment


  • This course aims to facilitate dentists’ work by using explanatory concepts on endodontic investigation, access and obturation techniques..

Learning Objectives

In this course, participants will:

• Provide proper diagnosis

• Identify tooth suitable for treatment

• Locate canals using “guides”

• Use appropriate instruments

• Select intra-canal medication

• Utilize strong provisional restorative material

• Properly seal root canal system

• Consider or not retreatment

• Avoid accidents

• Deal with pain accordingly


Topics Covered

Lecture Content:

• Diagnosis

• Diagnostic tests

• Investigation of tooth structure

• Cracked tooth

• Endodontic radiography

• Rubber dam

• Endodontic access

• Chemo-mechanical preparation

• Intra-canal medication

• Temporization or interim restoration

• Obturation

• Retreatment

• Evaluation of endodontic outcomes

• Procedural accidents

• Pain management


About the Instructor Dr Mateus De Mello:

Dr Mateus De Mello’s passion for Endodontics started in 2002 working at “Projeto Trauma” (UNESA) where all of his cases involved dental traumatology.

He became a Specialist in Endodontics (UNESA) in Brazil in 2006 after prooving skills during several hours of operations using a microscope.

Dr De Mello was a tutor for Operative Dentistry at Griffith University before he successfully obtained his registration as a general dentist in Australia through the Australian Dental Council (ADC) exams.

He has since been delivering great general dental work under the operating microscope, particularly endodontic treatment.

He is a member of the Australian Society of Endodontology (QLD) Inc and the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT).

Dr Mateus De Mello graduated in dentistry from the Estácio De Sá University (UNESA) in Rio De Janeiro – Brazil in 2004.