This Isn't Your Grandmother's Root Canal: How Bioactive Materials Have Revolutionized Endodontics

Ryan M. Walsh, DDS, MS


Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am Code: F04 Cost: $45/$60 after Sept. 28 Date: Friday

CE Credits: 3 Hour Lecture  |  Subject: Endodontics |  Recommended for: Dentists | Notes: This lecture is a prerequisite for Dr. Walsh’s PM workshop.

Root canals have been around for over 100 years, however, the root canals of today are a far cry from those of yester-year.  Gone are the days of simple “drill and fill”.  Modern bioceramic materials have revolutionized the way we save teeth and are the front runners of “cutting edge” endodontic and restorative treatments.  With this course, you will learn how to easily incorporate them into your work flow.  From bioceramic sealers to bioactive composite resins, we will discuss how bioactive materials will maximize your patient care and move your practice to the forefront of dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

  • How to navigate the marketplace to understand the “ins and outs” of bioactive materials.
  • What makes bioactive materials unique.
  • When and how bioactive materials provide a benefit to patient care.
  • How to employ bioactive materials into daily work flows.

About the Speaker:

For over 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 on the latest techniques of clinical and patient management.  He is actively involved in translational and clinical research focusing on bioceramic materials, resorption processes and treatment, irrigation techniques, and tooth cracks and fractures. Dr. Walsh has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented to both national and international audiences.  When not in private practice, Dr. Walsh maintains a faculty appointment at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, where he teaches endodontic residents and dental students in the latest advances in endodontics.  He is excited to bring this expertise to Catapult Education to help provide practical and predictable endodontics to clinicians everywhere. 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.  Dr. Walsh has also been voted “Top Dentist” in the Fort Worth area for the past eight years. Financial Relationship – Consultant: Avalon, Biomed, Vista Apex, Dental Ray; Honorarium: Avalon, Biomed, Prexion, Vista Apex, GCA, SDI.

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