Introduction in Endodontology – Clinic B


Course Objective

Competences covered according to the General Educational Framework
Dentistry 2008: I (4), II (4), III a-j, l, m (4), IV(4), V(4), VI a, b,
e, f, g, h, i, l ,o-u (4), VII (4)
The student
• has In-depth knowledge of technical approach when treating a
painful tooth in the acute pulpits phase.
• has In-depth knowledge of technical possibilities in treating a
molar tooth.
• has In-depth knowledge of the techniques and limitations of the
use of different files systems and obturation methods.
• has in-depth knowledge of diagnostics and case selection and is
able to perform:
- Initial endodontic treatments of uncomplicated anatomy
- Non-surgical retreatments
- All cases of DETI A
- Cases of DETI B class I
- In special situations DETI B class II and III could also be
performed under supervision of a 3rd year or a senior teacher

Course Content

During this clinical course, the student will diagnose and treat
patients in the endodontic clinic under guidance of a senior staff
Above mentioned cases are treated in the first year. The risk and
difficulty of every root canal treatment is determined by the Dutch
Endodontic Treatment Index (DETI) score according to Ree et al. (
International Endodontic Journal 2003)
- DETI A : uncomplicated case
- DETI B class I : complicated case with an average risk
- DETI B class II : complicated case with a high risk
- DETI B class III: complicated case with a very high risk
Further, the first-year students participate in the twice-weekly patient
discussions. During these meetings, all new patients are being
discussed, as well as patients whose treatment is evolving unexpectedly.

Teaching Methods

Self-study; Patient discussions; Literature discussions; Participation;
Practical work

Method of Assessment

Learning assessment
• Portfolio assessment
• Case presentations
• Good; Pass; or Fail.


• Relevant clinical protocols and guidelines.
• Recent articles with a clinical focus/relevance.

Additional Information

Entry requirements: The student needs to have passed the Clinical
Introduction in Oral Endodontology successfully before being admitted to
the First-year Clinical Course.

General Information

Course Code T_E1CLINB
Credits 15 EC
Period Ac. Year (sept)
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Dentistry
Course Coordinator dr. H. Shemesh
Examiner dr. H. Shemesh
Teaching Staff drs. B.M.T. Tulp
dr. A.R. Ozok
drs. A.K. Braun
dr. H. Shemesh

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself