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101 Endodontics: A Special Alumni Lecture and Laboratory Hands-on Course for the General Dentist, Start the New Year Right! January 18, 2019

Texas A&M College of Dentistry

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

101 Endodontics:  A Special Alumni Lecture and...

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Dentist 1d 21h 23m $295.00 $0.00
Texas A&M Alumni 1d 21h 23m $175.00 $0.00
Texas A&M Recent Alumni- 2015-2018 Grads 1d 21h 23m $145.00 $0.00
COD Faculty 1d 21h 23m $125.00 $0.00
D-4 Students First half to register, Lecture Only 1d 21h 23m Free $0.00

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101 Endodontics: A Special Alumni Lecture and Laboratory Hands-on Program for the General Dentist Friday January 18, 2019-space is limited

Special Alumni Reception Immediately after the Course: 4:30-5:30pm, 6th Floor Lobby-Stay Tuned for More info to Come!

Course Summary:  

X-rays of dentition

NOTE: If you are registering, or have registered for the course on or before December 31, 2018, you will receive a $20 tuition reduction on your next CE course.

Especially crafted for general dentists, this hands-on course will build on your current knowledge, skills, and confidence while giving you several opportunities for laboratory practice with contemporary endodontic techniques and materials.  

Instruction from a team of experienced clinicians  will provide unbiased and practical information as well as mentorship with safe and efficient approaches to managing everyday endodontic problems.

Learn how to achieve predictable results through enhanced skills in diagnostic testing, rotary instrumentation, and obturation. Interaction with participants and faculty will include case-based discussions. 

Course Presenter:

Dr. Antonio BertoAntonio Berto DDS MS: Endodontist

Dr. Antonio Berto’s completed his dental training in Madrid, Spain, where he received a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) degree in 2005. Previously, from 2003 through 2006, he attended Dr. Maria del Carmen Navarro (Odontopediatric dentist) and Rafael Miñana (Endodontist) private practice, in Madrid Spain, for Clinical Observation and Assistance.

After he practiced general dentistry for one year, his mentor, Dr. Rafael Miñana, one of the founders of the Spanish Association of Endodontics, realized how passionate Dr. Berto was about Endodontics, and encouraged him to continue his education in endodontics in the United States.

In 2006 Dr. Berto became a Fellow in the Department of Endodontics Texas A&M Health Science Center – Baylor College of Dentistry. He continued his studies at BCD and in 2009 he was awarded a Certificate in Endodontics.

His research on Physical and Chemical Properties of New-generation Endodontic Materials received a grant from the American Association of Endodontics and was presented in Orlando at the Annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontics and also in the DFW Metroplex Endodontic Society. Dr. Berto’s research was published in the Journal of Endodontics, published by the American Association of Endodontics.

He also authored multiple articles in professional journals and publications, and has lecture both nationally and internationally. His research interest is in the area of anatomy of root canal system, dental traumatology and dental and pulp regeneration.

Dr. Berto has won multiple international awards, the most recent ones the Rodriguez Carvajal for the best clinical case published in the Spanish Association of Endodontics official Journal in 2013, and in 2014 he was awarded the first place on Gutta-core Challenge, for the best clinical case.

Dr. Berto is Board eligible of the American Board of Endodontics since 2009 and one of his goals is to become a Diplomate. He is an active member of the American Association of Endodontics, American Dental Association, North Texas Hispanic Dental Association (President in 2013), Spanish Dental Association, DFW Metroplex Endodontic Society (President 2014), and the Irving Dental Study club (Vice-President 2012)

Dr. Berto is married and in his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and watching all types of sports, soccer being his favorite.


Dr. Murat Ayik 

Dr. Murat AyikDr. Ayik received his undergraduate from Tennessee Technological University and his doctorate of dental surgery (DDS) from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. After graduation, he was commissioned as a Naval Officer in the United States Navy and served for four years.

He earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) certificate at the Naval Medical/Dental Center San Diego, California. After his tenure in the US Navy, he completed a 27-month advanced specialty training in root canals and microsurgical endodontics at The Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry, where he served as chief resident in his final year of training.

He currently holds Board-eligibility status from the American Board of Endodontics. Dr Ayik was the president of the Dallas/ Fort Worth Endodontic Study Club for the 2010-2011 year.

Dr. Ayik has published a ground breaking article that has been cited numerous times in current dental literature- Woodmansey KF, Ayik M, Buschang PH, White C, He J. Maximum bite force and chewing efficiency of dental implants and endodontically treated teeth: a preliminary clinical study. J Endod. 2009; 35(1)10-4

 Dr. Thomas Choate

Dr. Thomas ChoateDr Thomas W Choate earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry in 1984, He was elected to be a member of both the Baylor Odontological Honor Society and The National Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society.  Dr. Choate practiced general dentistry for one year in the Dallas area. 

In 1985, he returned to the Graduate Endodontic program under the direction of Drs Gutmann, Harrison and Glickman.  Dr Choate received his certificate in Endodontics in 1987 and has been in private practice for close to 30 years.  He has been named to D Magazine Best in Dallas and Texas Super Dentists.

In 2013, Dr Choate joined Drs Ayik and Berto at Highland Park Endodontics, where he currently practices full time.  His years of experience utilizing different types of hand and mechanical instruments as well as different obturation techniques provides unique insight and knowledge to pair with today’s technologically advanced materials and systems. 

Course Sponsor: Dentsply and Wallace Fotress Insurance

Course Information:

Date: Friday January 18, 2019

Times: (Central USA)

  • 8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration
  • 8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Presentation and Hands-on Laboratory

Location: Texas A&M College of Dentistry, Room 605

Course Materials:  Please bring magnification lenses and extracted molars, bicuspids for the lab

Credit: 7 units of Continuing Education credits provided.

Course Fee: $295 Dentists; $175 auxiliaries, $175 Texas A&M Alumns, RDA, DA, laboratory technicians

AGD Codes: 072 Diagnosis and Medications, 073 Endodontic Microbiology, 074 Non-surgical Techniques, 075 Obturation Techniques

Continental breakfast and lunch provided Friday 

Course Topics and Objectives:

You will learn how to safely and efficiently:

  • Conduct diagnostic testing as well as discern the level of difficulty of endodontic cases.
  • Determine the appropriate treatment plan—all things considered.
  • Create predictable and conservative access preparation designs
  • Clean and shape the root canal space using NiTi technology.
  • Select and apply appropriate obturation techniques.
  • Incorporate endodontic treatment into your practice. 

TAMCOD Office of CE Registration Information, Certifications & Cancellation/Refund policy:

Texas  A&M University College of Dentistry is an  ADA CERP Recognized Provider.                                            
QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call us at 1-214-828-8238. For quickly response please email your questions through the online registration website

ADA CERP is a service of the American  Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality  providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or  endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of  credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE  provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at Continuing education credits issued for  participation in the CE activity may not apply toward license renewal in all  states/provinces. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the  requirements of his/her state/provincial licensing board(s).

CONFIRMATIONS:  Will be sent by e-mail to the official email address provided by the attendee to the registration website. Exact email is necessary

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION:Tuition is refundable if a course is canceled by  the Office of CE. A $50 fee will be assessed for any course  cancellation.  All payments by check or cash are deposited into the Texas A&M account  and CANNOT be refunded.  “No Shows” for a course  forfeit all tuition. Confirm notification of cancellation by e-mail.The CE Office cannot be held responsible for a  non-refundable airline ticket.

Many thanks to our sponsors who assist with educational expenses for this course:
Have questions about 101 Endodontics: A Special Alumni Lecture and Laboratory Hands-on Course for the General Dentist, Start the New Year Right! January 18, 2019? Contact Texas A&M College of Dentistry

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Texas A&M College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

Friday, January 18, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)

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As a distinguished resource for dental education in Texas for more than 100 years, Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas is dedicated to combining higher education and research with community service.

The college opened its doors in 1905, was affiliated with Baylor University from 1918 to 1971 and spent the next 25 years as an independent, private institution.

In 1996, the College of Dentistry entered an entirely new era as a member of The Texas A&M University System. In 1999, the college became a founding component of the Texas A&M Health Science Center.

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