Endodontic - Irrigation

Contributes 25 minutes to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course looks at the rationale behind the irrigation of root canals and some common methods and materials used.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident.


This course aims to broaden the knowledge around the rationale of using an irrigant.


Learners will be able to:

  • Describe the common endodontic irrigants
  • Select the appropriate irrigation regime for different endodontic cases
  • Define the ideal properties of an endodontic irrigant
  • Discuss the benefits of different irrigants
  • Discuss the precautions required when using irrigants
  • Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a passive and active irrigation

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • How effective irrigation influences patient outcomes
  • The ideal properties of an endodontic irrigant
  • How to safely use endodontic needles
  • The precautions required when using Sodium Hypochlorite
  • The relationship between shaping, obturation and irrigation