Master Class

Irrigation Materials & Protocols in Root Canal Treatment

Aziz Abdul Shield

Dr Abdul Aziz

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.

Irrigation Materials & Protocols in Root Canal Treatment

Presenter: Dr Abdul Aziz

Availability: Please register your interest during the registration process

Friday 17 September | 12:30 - 2:00pm
Saturday 18 September | 8:00 - 9:30am
Saturday 18 September | 4:00 - 5:30pm

What is involved?

During this small group session, Dr Aziz will cover the fundamentals of root canal irrigation, an often-overlooked component of endodontics and key to the success of root canal treatment. He will highlight common irrigants used, their modes of action and the correct protocols to follow to ensure optimal outcomes.

The session will comprise three parts:


  • Endodontic treatment planning
  • The science behind irrigant selection
  • Correct protocol for safe use
  • Management of irrigant extrusion beyond the apex

Hands-On Exercise:

  • Trialling different irrigants, irrigation tools and equipment available
  • Tips and tricks for efficient endodontic treatment
  • A group discussion of real clinical cases and treatment planning approaches to managing them

Clinical Cases:

  • A group discussion of real clinical cases and treatment planning approaches to managing them