Professor Paul Abbott

Professor Paul Abbott AO

Professor Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has lectured extensively in 42 countries, has published 137 articles in refereed journals and 20 textbook chapters. In 2015, he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He also serves on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 16 other international journals. In 2004, he was awarded the University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Individual Teaching. In 2015, the University awarded him the Excellence in Teaching Award for Postgraduate Coursework Teaching and the UWA Student Guild awarded him their Student’s Choice Award for his teaching. Also in 2015, he received a Commendation for Lifetime Achievement from the The WA Clinical Training Network Team. In June 2015, he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to clinical dentistry, teaching, research & professional societies. 

Dr Glen Weston

Dr Glen Weston

Dr Glen Weston is a past President of Queensland Branch of the Australian Society of Endodontology, as well as the Federal Secretary/Treasurer of the Australian Society of Endodontology and has been in specialist endodontic practice in Brisbane since 1998. Glen has been a keynote speaker at international dental conferences and he is actively involved in endodontic continuing education across Australia. He has held the position of visiting lecturer, external examiner and clinical supervisor at the University of Queensland Dental School.


Professor Robert Love ONZM

Professor Robert Love ONZM is Dean and Head of School of Dentistry and Oral Health at Griffith University and a specialist endodontist. Earlier this year he was awarded the Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit. He teaches undergraduate and postgraduate endodontics and his prime area of research is the mechanisms involved in dentine colonisation and infection with an emphasis on molecular aspects of bacterial interactions with substances aimed at managing dental infection and prevention of disease. Current research is focused on relating endodontic infection to the immunological response, development of antimicrobial peptides to manage endodontic biofilms and infection, and development of keratin based biomaterials to stimulate regeneration of pulp and periradicular tissues. Professor Love has published and presented extensively, been involved with numerous professional organisations including the New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Endodontic Society, Australian Dental Association, Asia Pacific Endodontic Confederation and is on the editorial boards of a number of journals including the International Endodontic Journal, Dental Traumatology and Scientific board Journal of Endodontics. He has a long history of service to dental regulatory organisations including as Chair of the Dental Council of New Zealand, the Australian Dental Council, Dental Board of Australia Queensland Committee and the National Dental Examinations Board of Canada.


Persistent periapical disease- principles and management

Professor Robert Love ONZM
  • Aetiology: what is the nature of the persistent lesion – microbiology or self sustaining lesion
  • Diagnosis: when is a periapical radiolucency persistent periapical disease?
  • Outcome: is retreatment the gold standard?
  • Management: contemporary endodontic retreatment techniques

Root Canal Treatment – the Go To Woah Without The Woe (Part 1)

Dr Glen Weston
  • Pre-recorded surgical microscope video footage will be shown throughout this session Access cavity preparation designs and conservation of tooth structure
  • Access cavity preparation designs and conservation of tooth structure
  • Fine tuning rubber dam isolation techniques
  • Improving success rates in diagnosing fractures
  • Approaches to locating and negotiating calcified canals

Root Canal Treatment – the Go To Woah Without The Woe (Part 2)

Dr Glen Weston
  • NiTi preparation of root canal systems
  • Placement and removal of temporary restorations
  • Warm vertical condensation
  • Various patient cases will be reviewed
  • Pre-recorded surgical microscope video footage will be shown throughout this session 

Recent Controversies (or ?? Misconceptions) in Endodontics

Professor Paul Abbott AO
  • Files – Rotary, reciprocal or hand?
  • CBCT – is it essential, does it help?
  • Microscopes – useful or just expensive?
  • Pulp Regeneration – does it really happen?


The Brisbane Marriott Hotel

The Brisbane Marriott Hotel is a Five Star hotel, centrally located in the Brisbane CBD at which President Barack Obama, USA, resided during the November 2014 G20 World Leaders Summit. The Marriott Hotel offers 267 deluxe rooms and suites with views of the city skyline or Brisbane River and is conveniently located to access the riverside cafes and shopping precincts. The inner Queen Street Mall shopping area is only a short walk away, whilst the South Bank region can be accessed via a short ferry trip.

For detailed hotel and accommodation information, click the following link to be directed to the Marriott Brisbane website. Alternatively a variety of accommodation options are available within the CBD including various other hotels and apartments.



Brisbane is the third largest city in Australia and the state capital of Queensland and offers a multitude of sightseeing, shopping, dining, recreational and leisure opportunities. Brisbane’s close proximity to the Gold Coast region to the South and Sunshine Coast region to the North add to the abundance of recreational and leisure opportunities, makes it a perfect holiday destination to explore the South-East Queensland region from.

The inner city offers a great variety of dining and shopping precincts both centrally located and speckled along the meandering Brisbane River, which provides convenient ferry transport to the Southbank precinct. Southbank is the dynamic arts and performance hub, with the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Queensland Museum, Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Gallery of Modern Art all located within close proximity.

Detailed information of inner city and greater Brisbane area sightseeing destinations, activities, arts, entertainment, sporting and much more is available at A multitude of organised day trips throughout the region are available, with many tour providers also offering extended day trips to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts and beyond.

Travel Info

The Brisbane International airport has direct flights to and from more than 30 international and 45 domestic destinations. Delegates, other than those who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, travelling to Brisbane for this event require a visa to enter Australia and can find further information on the Department of Immigration Website All delegates are required to arrange their own travel, accommodation and  insurance.

The Brisbane CBD is approximately 12km from and around 20 minutes from the domestic and international airport, however longer travel times are experienced on weekdays during the morning and afternoon rush hours. A multitude of transport options are available. The Airtrain provides a direct link to the CBD and departs every 15 minutes during peak hour. Taxi ranks are well supplied at most hours of the day at both the domestic and international airport. Various Ground Transport Operators and Bus Companies also provide access to the CBD and other locations including the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast regions. Alternatively, a large variety of car rental companies service the airport.

For detailed hotel and accommodation information, click the following link to be directed to the Marriott Brisbane website.



Brisbane has a subtropical climate with mild winter and warm or hot weather for the rest of the year. Maximum temperatures range around 17oC in winter and exceeding 30oC for most of the summer months.

Currency & GST

The currency across all states of Australia is the Australian Dollar. Goods and services in Australia are subject to a Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10%. All event registration fees are payable in Australian Dollars and include a GST component.


Name tags and certificates of attendance will be issued to all delegates attending the event.


Delegates with special dietary requirements should indicate these on the event registration form so that this information may be passed to the hotel’s banquet’s team. Whilst efforts are made to accommodate special requests, these cannot be guaranteed.


The Brisbane and Queensland time zone is GMT/UTC +10:00 during standard time. Queensland does not utilise Daylight Saving Time and remains on Australian Easter Standard Time (AEST) all year round at GMT/UTC +10:00.



8:00am Registration
8:30am Recent Controversies (or Misconceptions) in Endodontics
Presenter Prof Paul Abbott AO
10:30am Morning Tea
10:50am THE
Presenter Dr Glen Weston
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm OR
Presenter Dr Glen Weston
3:10pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Persistent Periapical Disease – Principles and Management
Presenter Prof Robert Love ONZM
5:00pm Conclusion

ENDODONTICS UPDATE 2019 offers practitioners an in-depth look at various key topics relevant to clinical practice. The event features three endodontists including Professor Paul Abbott AO, Dr Glen Weston and Professor Robert Love ONZM, who combine to provide this insightful update. Participants may use this event towards meeting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements as set by the Dental Board of Australia and the event has also received CPD verification from the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA). The event offers participants up to seven hours scientific continuing professional development and registration is open to dentists and endodontists. The event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in the Brisbane CBD. As with all Queensland Dental Group conferences, events and courses, no product or external company sponsorship is permitted to allow all presenters to provide their unbiased views and preferences.





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