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  • Prostho/ Endo the Fork in the Road: Part 1 & Part 2Nov 30, 2019 - Dec 1, 20199:00 am - 4:00 pm


UM Bannatyne: Dentistry Building: Room-D112A, Alpha Omega

University of Manitoba, 780 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3E 0W2

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Course Description

General or specialist dental practitioners face challenges when making critical decisions on whether treatment of an extensively broken tooth should include endodontic and crown therapy versus performing an extraction followed by implant placement.

Both paths have risks and benefits – how should you choose?

During this course, there will be a discussion of the challenges practitioners face, supported by evidence-based literature review, when making these important decisions.

We’ll also explore answers to questions such as:

  • What is the definition of a successful endodontic treatment?
  • What is a successful implant restorative treatment?
  • Can we compare and contrast the two approaches?
  • What are the crucial elements and factors that must be ascertained in the diagnostic phase before any clinical treatment takes place?

Part 1 of the course will thoroughly review diagnosis, treatment planning, protocols and processes necessary for appropriate decision-making with respect to this complex problem.

Part 2 will be a discussion on case presentations using the learned principles from Part I and use of CBCT images as a diagnostic tool in the assessment process and treatment planning phase.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this event participants should be able to:

  • Understand the seven guidelines that are an essential and mandatory part of the diagnosis and
    treatment planning of any implant restoration
  • Assess and analyze which teeth are more likely to survive and which teeth should be extracted and restored with implants
  • Perform a quick analysis of a single-tooth diagnostic problem to determine if an implant alternative is even feasible
  • Have a thorough understanding of diagnostic challenges and be able to present a patient with options of whether to restore or extract
  • Perform a complete dental exam of the patient as it relates to endodontic treatment or implant treatment
  • Implement a protocol and process for making these diagnostic and treatment planning decisions in their practices
  • Recognize the red flags associated with cases that are likely to have problems with a high concomitant failure rate

Course Prostho-Endo Brochure


Jack Lipkin,
B.Sc., DMD, FICD(C); private practice

Dr. Jack Lipkin completed his undergraduate dental training at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba in 1974 and obtained his Masters of Science in Prosthodontics from State University of New York at Buffalo in 1979 and has maintained a Prosthodontic private practice since that time. Dr. Lipkin has served on numerous committees for the Manitoba Dental Association, including the Economics Committee for 20 years, and currently as Chair of the Specialist Committee.

In the late 1980’s, under the guidance of the late Dr. Ronald Jordan, Dr. Lipkin was part of a team of academic leaders who established and ran the first Comprehensive Care Clinic at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry.  Dr. Lipkin has been an invited speaker School of Dental Hygiene  presenting on Implant Prosthodontics.  In 2018, Dr. Lipkin co-chaired a combined European – North American Prosthodontics meeting in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

In addition to his practice and school activities, Dr. Lipkin is very involved with the Alpha Omega Foundation, the charitable arm of the Alpha Omega fraternity.

Jack and his wife, Debbie, have been married for 42 years, and have two daughters, an amazing son-in-law, and two grandchildren.  In his spare time, he enjoys boating, cooking, reading and exercising in his gym.


Robert Kaufmann
DMD, MScD. (Endo), CAGS; private practice

Dr. Kaufmann completed his undergraduate dental training from the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba and obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 1980 followed by a Certificate of Graduate Study and Masters of Science in Endodontics from Boston University in 1986. He is a member the Canadian Academy of Endodontics, American Academy of Endodontics and was a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics.

Dr. Kaufmann has served as an instructor in undergraduate Endodontics at the Dr. Gerald Niznick College of Dentistry, University of Manitoba. He was one of the early pioneers to utilize cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in endodontic practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His professional contributions to the dental profession include lecture and hands-on presentations on a local and international level, contributor to the “ROOTS” online Endodontic forum, and maintains a website that serves as and Endodontic reference for clinicians.


Dentist, PART 1: $375 – November 30 – ONLY
Dentist, PART 1 & PART 2: $600 – both days November 30 & December 1
Recommended to attend both sessions

Registration Deadline

November 22, 2019

Study Credits

This course is designed for up to 12 hours of Continuing Dental Education (CDE) Credits.


Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2022. Provider ID# 214210 AGD Code 610/690AGD Subject CODE PROSTHO/ENDO2019


Refund Policy

Registrants can receive a refund provided they give written notice no later than fourteen (14) days prior to the event. An administration fee will be retained to cover staff costs of processing refunds and other costs associated with cancellations.

The University of Manitoba reserves the right to cancel or postpone any educational program due to an insufficient number of registrations. The decision to cancel will normally be made at least fourteen (14) days prior to the program date. Each registrant will be notified by email and provided with a full refund of all registration costs. The University of Manitoba is not liable for any loss, damages or other expenses that such cancellations may cause, including, but not limited to, non-refundable airline fares, hotel penalties or lost income.

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