Endodontic Challenges and Solutions

Preconference Course

Endodontic Challenges and Solutions

Presenter: Dr Abdul Aziz

Time: 1:00 - 5:00pm

Venue: TSB Arena & Shed 6

Cost: $395

About the course

Using a single NiTi reciprocating file to prepare the entire root canal will simplify and reduce the need for unnecessary endodontic armamentarium. It BEEFS up your practice (Better, Efficient, Economical, Faster, Safer).

Reciprocation motion increases the resistance of NiTi instruments to cyclic fatigue compared to continuous rotation instruments. Reciprocation file failure rates at 0.47% are significantly less than rotary files at 2.4%. This course will introduce the practitioner to the latest in Reciprocating technology, including some of the most advanced File Systems currently available. The course is of interest to general dentists who would like to advance their clinical skill set to make endodontics more predictable.

Learning objectives

  1. Advanced diagnostic skill – the influence of 3D technology and integrating this in workflow
  2. Identifying, locating, negotiating and shaping root canal system
  3. Essential skills for NiTi Reciprocation using a single file
  4. Choice of intra-appointment medicament


About the presenter

Dr Aziz graduated BDS in 1995. He also completed his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics at the University of Otago. Dr Aziz practised as a specialist endodontist in Melbourne before returning to NZ 2010. Currently, he is completing an MBA.

Dr Aziz has published articles in international and local endodontic journals and authored a chapter in Methods of Molecular Biology textbook. He frequently presents seminars and lectures both locally and internationally and has developed many hands-on courses.

Dr Aziz is dedicated to training and teaching final year dental students and first-year dental graduates. He is currently the coordinator for the Auckland branch of Graduate Professional Development Programme for NZDA teaching ethics, legislation and presenting on everyday dentistry.

Dr Aziz is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Society of Endodontology and the vice president of NZDA’s Auckland Branch. He is one of the Key Opinion Leaders in Endodontics for Henry Schein and a VDW qualified trainer from Germany for reciprocating files. He is one of the founding members and an executive committee member for a charitable organisation, Smiles for The Pacific.