Root Canal Training for General Dentists

Root Camp

Certified training towards Excellence in Endodontics
putting knowledge and technology to serving our patients

Tuong Nguyen Nguyen, BDS, MSD, FWCLI

Practice Limited to Laser-assisted Conventional and Microsurgical Endodontics TCD Endodontics … a Polaris Dental Specialists Company. Raising the bar in endodontic education and treatment.

Dr. Nguyen's History & Root Camp

Dr. Nguyen's Bio

Dr. Nguyen or “Win” provides the experience and credentials one can count on. He earned his Bachelor degree in Dental Sciences in 1997 from the Catholic University of Louvain, in Brussels, Belgium. He subsequently earned his Certificate in Clinical Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry degree in 2001 from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Nguyen was a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Maryland from 2001 to 2004 and at the Oregon Health and Science University from 2004 to 2008. Dr. Nguyen is the founder of Polaris Dental Specialists and Love All Foundation. He currently practices at Polaris Dental Specialists, a multi-specialty practice in Beaverton and Salem, OR, USA. Dr. Nguyen is a fellow at the World Clinical Laser Institute and adjunct Professor of Endodontics at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. He is fluent in English, French and Vietnamese, and enjoys lecturing at both national and international levels, about clinical endodontics and practice management.

Root Camp … Ultimate Profits from Optimal Patient Care … A “Nguyen Nguyen” Proposition

Root Camp brings a balance of didactic and hands-on approach to mastering the art of modern endodontics. It is aimed at helping clinicians who enjoy the practice of endodontics and who wish to enhance their ability to better serve their patients “in-house.”

“Endodon-tricks” delivers in one day a tsunami of information that at once reiterates the core principles of clinical endodontics, and brings about the latest and greatest innovations.

Surg & Rescue aims at sharing Dr. Nguyen’s secrets and how to bring about solutions to endodontic failure through orthograde retreatment and apical surgery. The wealth of information will enable each participant to provide laser-assisted retreatment and apical surgery in molars, to their own patients.

“Mud Run” on the other hand spans 3 days of hands-on learning, built to put into practice and action the knowledge acquired during “Endodon-tricks.

Finally, the “Two-day Endo Surgery Retreat” is an intensive hands-on learning experience geared towards those who wish to make laser-assisted endodontic micro-surgery their niche.

The “a la carte” approach to the various modules allows clinicians of all backgrounds and proficiency levels to find the judicious combination that fits their schedule, learning needs and clinical wants.

“Endodon-tricks and Surg & Rescue”… a Comprehensive Approach to Modern Endodontic Concepts and Techniques

Wondering about the role of laser and 3D imaging in endodontics and how to make modern technology pay for itself? Looking for a way to be faster while increasing day-to-day quality and satisfaction? Always wanted to add endodontic retreatment and apical surgery to your skillset? Then come and learn to increase your endodontic production while lowering stress with “Endodo-tricks” and “Surg & Rescue.”

Down-to-earth, clinically-relevant, effective, and efficient endodontics like you have never been shown before. Attain ultimate profits and obtain endodontic excellence through the synergistic combination of technology, teamwork and smart scripting. Take the first steps towards keeping your endos in-house with Dr. Nguyen’s practical, simple and predictable protocols of laser-assisted retreatment and apical micro-surgery, in molars and non-molars alike.

Among others, topics will include the following:

Endodon-tricks – learn the skills to tackle calcified molars yourself!

  • Anesthesia: management of “hot teeth” and laser-assisted pain control
  • Access: planning the CBCT-assisted “surgical strike” and safe access into hyper-calcified canals
  • Shaping/disinfection: minimize breakage, maximize efficiency and optimize disinfection with laser
  • Obturation: warm gutta-percha techniques for an outstanding 3D seal

Surg & Rescue – save the natural tooth while increasing profits!

  • Case selection: saving the “natural implant” or going for the artificial implant?
  • Retreatment: strategies and in-depth step-by-step protocols to avoid referring retreatment cases out
  • Apical/crown lengthening surgery: core principles and step-by-step laser protocols in molars

“Mud Run” … Hands-on strategies and solutions for enhanced success

This component of Root Camp is all about putting concepts into action to overcome the daily obstacles encountered in clinical endodontics.

The three-day “Mud Run” workshop is designed to further familiarize each attendee with clinical step-by-step protocols and an entire array of systems and materials. This endo-version of the “Spartan Races” will provide participants with the level of exposure and act as the confidence builder that they need to consistently and proficiently render optimal endodontic care. Attendance to the hands-on session is limited to 20 participants, to allow proper one-on-one interaction. Concurrent use of the Dental Operating Microscope and Waterlase lasers will further enhance the overall learning experience.

Bring your administrative and clinical team with you so that everyone can learn the “Endo Dance.” One-one-one assistant-to-assistant, patient-care coordinator-to-patient-care-coordinator interaction will allow your entire team to bring home systems, protocols and scripts that Dr. Nguyen and his staff use daily.

Two-day Endo Surgery Retreat

This 2-day intensive hands-on session will equip the Doctors (and their staff) who wish to become proficient at retreatment and minimally-invasive endodontic apical micro-surgery while using the Waterlase laser. Upon completion of this module, each participant will feel confident to enlist their team in confidently scheduling and completing molar cases of low to moderate difficulty. This hands-on retreat is also limited to 20 participants to optimize one-on-one learning.

Root Camp Course Objectives

  • Deliver scientifically-based, clinically-relevant and easy-to-apply protocols
  • Build a results-oriented approach to clinical endodontics
  • Increase and perfect the knowledge of contemporary endodontic principles, materials and armamentarium
  • Keep 90% of endodontic patients “in-house” while accomplishing outstanding results *
  • Enhance revenue from increased fees and improved case acceptance - Raise your production immediately!
  • Decrease stress while heightening your patients’ and your own satisfaction
  • Optimize treatment efficiency through streamlined protocols and synergistic teamwork
  • Bring within the reach of the basic concepts and proficiency of non-surgical re-treatment and apical surgery
*when attending the entire Root Camp series

With registration to the entire Root Camp “Compilation” a complimentary bonus 8-hour visit to one of TCD Endodontics Clinics will expose participants to Dr. Nguyen’s practice environment. All newly learned systems and protocols will be demonstrated through live patient interaction/treatment and one-on-one contact with Dr. Nguyen’s staff. Observe the “Endo dance” that Dr. Nguyen and his staff accomplish each day and see how they maximize efficiency while optimizing treatment quality and results!

General Course and Registration Information


  • Endodon-tricks - Boston, MA, USA: April 22, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Houston, TX, USA: April 29, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - San Francisco, CA, USA: May 5, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - San Francisco, CA: May 6, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Philadelphia, PA, USA: May 13, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Phoenix, AZ, USA: May 19, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Phoenix AZ, USA: May 20, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Washington DC, USA: May 26, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Berlin, Germany: June 2, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - London, England: June 3, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Edmonton, Canada, USA: June 9, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks – New York, NY, USA: June 10, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - San Jose, CA, USA: June 16, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - San Jose, CA: June 17, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks – Atlanta, GA, USA: June 23, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Atlanta, GA: June 24, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Los Angeles, CA, USA: June 30, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Los Angeles, CA: July 1, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Sydney, Australia: July 7, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Sydney, Australia: July 8, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Minneapolis, MN, USA: July 15, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Seattle, WA, USA: July 21, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Seattle, WA: July 22, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Dallas, TX, USA: July 28, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Dallas, TX: July 29, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Toronto, Canada: August 4, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Toronto, Canada: August 5, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks – Boise, ID, USA: August 11, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Boise, ID, USA: August 12, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Anchorage, AK, USA: August 18, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Anchorage, AK, USA: August 19, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Open, USA: August 26, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Dubai, UAE: September 1, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Dubai, UAE: September 2, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Austin, TX, USA: September 8, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Austin, TX, USA: September 9, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Seoul, Korea: September 14, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Montreal, Canada: September 29, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Montreal, Canada: September 30, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Salem, OR, USA: October 7, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Chicago, IL, USA: October 13, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Chicago, IL, USA: October 14, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Singapore: October 20, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Singapore: October 21, 2017
  • Endo Surgery Retreat - Salem, OR, USA: October 27-28, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Los Angeles, CA, USA: November 3, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Los Angeles, CA, USA: November 4, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - San Diego, CA, USA: November 10, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - San Diego, CA, USA: November 11, 2017
  • Mud Run - Salem, OR, USA: November 16-18, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Boise, ID, USA: November 17, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Vancouver, Canada: November 24, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Vancouver, Canada: November 25, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Honolulu, HI, USA: December 1, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Honolulu, HI: December 2, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Fresno, CA: December 8, 2017
  • Surg & Rescue - Fresno, CA, USA: December 9, 2017
  • Endodontricks – Memphis, TN: December 16, 2017
  • Endodon-tricks - Auckland, New Zealand: January 6, 2018
  • Endodon-tricks - Brisbane, Australia: January 13, 2018
  • Endodon-tricks - Melbourne, Australia: January 20, 2018
  • Endodon-tricks - Perth, Australia: January 26, 2018
  • Endodon-tricks - Auckland, New Zealand: February 2, 2018
  • Surg & Rescue - Auckland, New Zealand: February 3, 2018
  • Endodon-tricks - Perth, Australia: February 9, 2018
  • Surg & Rescue - Melbourne, Australia: Febuary 10, 2018
  • Mud Run - Salem, OR, USA: February 22-24, 2018

  • Mud Run Session 1 - Salem, OR: October 28, 2017
  • Mud Run Session 2 - Salem, OR: November 18, 2017
  • Mud Run Session 3 - Salem, OR: December 9, 2017
  • Mud Run Session 4 - Salem, OR: February 17, 2018
  • Mud Run Session 5 - Salem, OR: March 18, 2018

  • Two-day Endo Surgery Retreat - Salem, OR: October 13-14, 2017

In-office on-site visit: To be scheduled at convenience

COURSE FEES and CE Credits

  • Endodon-tricks: USD 995.00 – 8 CE credits
  • 3-day Mud Run: USD 3995.00 - 24 CE credits - Bring up to 5 members of your Team at no additional cost
  • Surg & Rescue: USD 995.00 – 8 CE credits
  • Surgery Retreat: USD 4995.00 – 16 CE credits - Bring up to 5 members of your Team at no additional cost

Register for 2 events, take 5% off … 3 events, take 10% off … and all 4 events, take 15% off

To register for the hands-on Mud Run or two-day surgery retreat, it is mandatory to register for Endodon-tricks or Surg & Rescue, respectively.

*The in-office on-site visit is complimentary when registering for any hands-on sessions.

The in-office on-site visit is complimentary when registering for any hands-on sessions.


Please feel free to contact Polaris Dental Specialists for registration or further information regarding Root Camp, at +1.971.239.1880 or

"This was by far the best endodontic course I have taken in my 19 years of dentistry."
–Marc Iwahiro, DMD
"At the end of the day, whether we are general dentists or specialists, our mission is to help patients maintain their dental health.
–Tuong Nguyen Nguyen, BDS, MSD, FWCLI
"...Dr. Nguyen provides a very enjoyable class that is easy to learn. I feel very inspired and excited when I leave at the end of each class and more confident when I tackle a case. I highly recommend this class to everybody..."
–“Chip” Paluska, DMD
"...This was the best, most thorough endo course I have taken. The class was small, and Dr. Win encouraged group involvement, which was great, and helped to answer all of the difficult questions that nobody else seemed to be able to answer. He was willing to share so many tricks and techniques that he has learned through the years--things that you can’t read in a book or a journal. The hands-on section of the course was extremely helpful, as it was set up perfectly to allow us to try out different systems. Dr. Win has also been extremely willing to help me out with tricky cases that have come up in practice since attending the course. He wants us all to be successful in endo, and that definitely shows! Dr. Win is a great endodontist,and possibly even a better teacher of endodontics!...
–MacKenzie Douglas, DMD
"I really enjoyed the Root Camp class. It really improved my confidence in rotary files and I have cut at least 20 minutes from my average RCT time
–David White, DMD

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