Endodontics deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp. Irreversible damage usually requires root canal treatment, while the more advanced injury of the periapical tissues calls for endodontic methods.
The department of endodontics is located in the 2 nd floor of the Hadassah school of dental medicine and has 5 operatories, and was recently renovated..
The Endodontic clinic is a state-of-the art facility which has intra-operative magnification via the surgical operating microscopes, laser, ultrasonic instrumentation, as well as rotary endodontic instrumentals and a variety of thermoplasticised obturation devises and Digital radiography
Goals: The goal of the Residency in Endodontics is to educate graduates in Dental Medicine in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of apical periodontitis. This involves the study of the physiology and pathogenesis of pulpal and periapical disease. Treatment protocols stress an understanding of the biological basis of successful treatment so that the residents can evaluate the value of newer techniques through their work.
At the completion of the program, participants should:
- Be able to make accurate pulpal and periapical diagnoses based on pertinent historical, clinical and radiographic information, and to arrive at reasonable endodontic treatment plans.
- Be familiar with a variety of chemomechanical root canal cleaning and shaping techniques, including the use of rotary nickel titanium files.
- Be familiar with various root canal obturation techniques including lateral condensation, injectable thermoplasticized gutta percha, and warm vertical condensation.
- Be able to present endodontic cases using digital radiographic and photographic projection techniques.
- Be able to assess the outcome of endodontic treatment over time.
- Have a profound knowledge of the current and classic endodontic literature, with the ability to critically review pertinent articles
Course: The residency in Endodontics is a 3 year full-time program, intended for graduates in Dental Medicine. The Specialization Program in Endodontics offers a comprehensive instruction in clinics and a theoretical background of the diagnosis and treatment of endodontic cases.
5-6 post-graduate students are admitted every two consequent years for the program.
Department of Endodontics (two years)
Includes use of new instrumentation and obturation techniques, new instruments and materials, micro-endodontics and apical surgery . During the first and second years in the Department of Endodontics, Residents are engaged in clinical work under staff supervision. participate in seminars, and guide undergraduate students. After this period of residency the postgraduate students should complete 250 endodontic cases.
Rotations in Different Departments (One Year)
1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (three months)
2. Elective (three months)
3. Basic Sciences (six months)
Completion of the Residency Program
Upon completion of the Residency Program, the resident will have to Submit to the Scientific Committee of the IDA as follows:
- The signed booklet, which was given to him at the beginning of his program.
- A summarizing letter of the Chairman of the Department he has been specialized in.
Board examinations: The Resident will have to take Board Examinations in two stages:
- A written examination.
- An Oral Examination, after the admittance of a diversity of 20 well documented reports of endodontic cases, which were performed during the time of residency.
- Certification Those Residents who will fulfill successfully all the required steps, including the Board Examinations, will receive their specialist license from the Ministry of Health