Course: Shaping, Cleaning, and Obturating of Root Canal Systems: Instructors - Dr. Mark Olesen and Dr. Deborah Szabo

Course: Shaping, Cleaning, and Obturating of Root Canal Systems: Instructors - Dr. Mark Olesen and Dr. Deborah Szabo

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Course Overview

Shaping, Cleaning, and Obturating with Dr. Mark Olesen


Cost: $3200 


Dates: Friday and Saturday, September 13-14, 2024


Location: Enova Training Center: 6305 Sandburg Rd. Golden Valley, Minnesota (a western suburb of Minneapolis)


Time: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm each day

18 hours of CE credit.


This 2-day course consists of a combination of lecture and laboratory work (about 50% lecture and 50% hands-on working with extracted teeth).  The emphasis of this course is on negotiating and shaping canals. Limited to 16 dentists.


The goal of this educational clinic is to provide current and unbiased knowledge on the science, concepts, and techniques of endodontic treatment. With greater knowledge and improved skills, it is hoped that participants will gain more confidence and enjoyment in endodontics and ultimately be able to provide better patient care. 

With so many different products now being marketed, it can be very difficult for dentists to decide which ones to use. Mark Olesen and Deb Szabo receive no financial gain from the companies whose products they use. 


Course objectives

  • To review endodontic diagnosis.
  • To better understand why root canal treatment is not always successful.
  • To gain more knowledge and skills in order to increase success of root canal treatment.
  • To learn more about resolving difficult-to-anesthetize teeth.
  • To learn more about finding canals.
  • To learn more about negotiating to the terminus of the majority of ‘calcified’ canals.
  • To learn more about electronic apex locators.
  • To better understand the concepts of using rotary and reciprocating files to enlarge even the most severely curved canals.
  • To learn more about the various nickel titanium file systems presently available, the differences between them and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • If there is a file system that you are comfortable with, to learn how to make it more effective.
  • To learn more about irrigants used to clean root canal systems and to use them safely.
  • To learn more about obturation of root canal systems.
  • To learn more about antibiotic and pain medications.
  • To learn more about bioceramics and their use for vital pulp therapy and perf repair.

* WARNING: This course will not try to sell you a particular brand of file. It will also not tell you how easy endodontic treatment is and that all canals can be shaped well and safely with the same 1-3 files.

What will be supplied for each participant: 

  • Microscope (Zumax)
  • Handpieces and burs
  • Ultrasonic unit and certain tips
  • Digital radiography
  • Electric handpiece for endo
  • Hand files
  • Files – we supply and give instruction on the use of DC Taper, Edge X7 and EdgeOne Fire, miniKUT, ProTaper Gold and Ultimate, Scout, Sequence CM, Vortex Blue, WaveOne, and other file brands. Although many files are available, it is not confusing.
  • Extracted teeth
  • Gutta percha and sealer (we do not provide GuttaCore or Thermafil)
  • Gloves, masks, booties and disposable lab gowns
  • Light breakfast, lunch, snacks, juices, soda, coffee/tea


Cancellation Policy

    • Cancellations made prior to 60 days of the course date: full refund minus a $200 administration fee.
    • Cancellations made within 60 days of the course date and before 21 days: refund of $2200.
    • Cancellations made within 21 days of the course date: no refund.

After your registration is processed you will receive an email from Enova requesting additional information and providing logistics for the course. If you do not receive the email within 2 business days, please email Enova at