Much of the workload of a specialist endodontist is retreatment – redoing root canal treatment that has not been carried out well and has failed.

Of course, failure is not just due to poor quality treatment, it can be multifactorial, but the vast majority are due to fundamental aims of treatment not being achieved, with infection allowed to enter the canal system, not removed, or re-establishing itself, creating an even more complex problem than prior to initial treatment. The bacteria are more tenacious and difficult to remove and retreatment success rates are lower than that for primary treatment.

Not all patients have access to a specialist endodontist or can be accepted to busy hospital endodontic departments, so many of these teeth are routinely extracted.

"If you really want to be root treating and saving teeth that ... will function in health for many years... then the answer is simple; get your Endo right – first time!"

If you really want to be root treating and saving teeth that you can be confident will function in health for many years, and consequently doing the very best for your patients, then the answer is simple….. Get your Endo right – First Time!

This 4 day course will provide you with a knowledge of how to get it right first time through an understanding of:

  • The aims and objectives of successful primary endodontic treatment.
  • How to achieve a correct diagnosis and avoid teeth you are unlikely to get right first time.
  • How to isolate properly and place rubber dam rapidly.
  • The use of magnification and light to properly visualise internal pulp chamber and root canal anatomy (how else can you get it right?).
  • Modern efficient canal preparation and disinfection techniques together with simplified protocols for rotary and hand NiTi endodontics.
  • Methods for rapid and efficient 3-dimensional canal obturation.
  • These course objectives will be achieved through small group presentations, practical-based on-line documentation, demonstrations, and hands-on practical tasks using operating microscopes and phantom simulators with unique ‘Academy’ teeth. Live session treatment from the surgery will be shown through the audio and video links.

Each day will provide 7 hours of certified CPD.


Group 10 – Fully BOOKED

1. Thursday 11th February 2016

2. Thursday 10th March 2016

3. Thursday 14th April 2016

4. Thursday 19th May 2016

Group 11 - Fully BOOKED

1. Thursday 8th Sept 2016

2. Thursday 6th October 2016

3. Thursday 3rd November 2016

4. Thursday 1st December 2016

Group 12 - Booking - Limited places

1. Thursday 16th February 2017

2. Thursday 9th March 2017

3. Thursday 27th April 2017

4. Thursday 18th May 2017

Group 13 - Booking - Places available

1. Friday 1st September 2017

2. Friday 29th September 2017

3. Friday 20th October 2017

4. Friday 17th November 2017

Tutor: Richard Kahan / Maximum attendance: 8 persons / More dates will be announced shortly


The cost of the 4 day course is £1990 + VAT (£2388 inc VAT)

The course runs from 9:15am – 5:15pm each day and at the end of the 4 day programme each participant will be presented with a certificate of attendance from the Academy.

The 4 day programme represents 28 hours of verifiable CPD activity.

The fee includes all hands-on materials, course resources, refreshments and lunch.

The fee includes all hands-on materials, course resources, refreshments and lunch.

Course Cancellation Policy

1. All cancellations must be sent in writing by email to

2. Cancellations received 29 calendar days or more before the (individual) course start date will be entitled to a full refund, minus a £10.00 administration fee.

3. Cancellations received between 15 and 28 calendar days (inclusive) before the (individual) course start date will receive a 50% refund of the course fee, minus a £10.00 administration fee.

4. Late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the course start date, will have no refund given.

5. Failure to attend the course on the day will be treated as late cancellation and no refund will be given.

Please note: every effort will be made to avoid unnecessary changes to course arrangements. In the unlikely event that a course has to be cancelled or its date altered, a full refund will be offered to all course participants.