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ADA CE Online course offers guidance for general dentists

June 18, 2012

Finding the canals in any specific tooth is the most important step in a root canal procedure.

“This is the base of the pyramid on which the success of this procedure rests,” said Dr. Peter Zahi Tawil, author of a new ADA CE Online course, Advanced Endodontic Access: The Quest for the Extra Canal.

In his course, Dr. Tawil clarifies the steps necessary to finding all the canals in a tooth. The key, he said, lies in the ability to read and understand the internal anatomy and the map that each tooth provides.

Dr. Tawil’s course encompasses the landmarks inside a tooth, the internal anatomy, and the shape and color that guide dentists in finding the canals. From mesio-buccal canal 2 in the upper molars to the middle mesial canal in the lower, the course clarifies the steps needed to find extra canals.

Any dentist who performs root canal therapy will find the course useful. Two continuing education credits are available on successful completion, and the course’s registration fee is only $76 for members.

Dr. Tawil is a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a fellow of the Royal College of Dentists in Canada. He is in private practice and serves as a clinical assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

ADA CE Online is designed for general dentists, specialists and dental team members. To review the library of available courses, including special pricing for ADA members, visit