The Ralph F. Sommer Endodontic Symposium
2024 Educational Scientific Program

Saturday,  August 24,  2024
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
7:00 am — 7:00 pm, 7 C.E. Credits

Registration & Continental Breakfast 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Bloody Marys/Mimosas Available

Hands-On Sessions included (all day)
File Retrieval Sessions featuring the new TFRK system

Symposium Afterglow Party 5-7 PM
CaribbeanParty – All Invited

EdgeEndo-Sponsored Outdoor East Lawn on the Banks of Lake St. Clair
Exotic Cocktails, Hors D’Oeuvres, Delightful Desserts
Surprise Entertainment Guest/Guitarist Extraordinaire
Networking with Symposium Attendees, Featured Speakers,
     Exhibitor/Sponsors, Old Friends and New Acquaintances
Significant Others: Pro Bono

Featured International Speakers

“The EdgePro Endodontic Laser Difference – YSGG”

Dr. Justin Kolnick DDS MS
South Africa

Private Endodontic Practice – White Plains NY
Sponsored by EdgeEndo

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“The Future of Endodontic Practice with Enhanced Endodontic Treatment and Patient Care”

Dr.Yoshi Terauchi DDS PhD

Endodontist/PhD/Professor University of Tokyo, Japan
Private Endodontic Practice – Tokyo, Japan
Sponsored by Zumax and Woodpecker

“Predictable and Minimally-Invasive File Retrieval”

Technology Room/Laboratory Workshop - Dr. Terauchi
– File Retrieval/ Hands-on Sessions featuring the new TFRK system INCLUDED (no additional cost) all day long

Dr Suheil Boutros
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Dr.Tatiana Botero DDS MS
South America

Director of U of M Endodontology
Sponsored by Endodontic Practice Partners

“Rescue Pulp Therapy/ Saving Teeth/ Advanced Update”
Dr Suheil Boutros

Dr. Sam Kratchman DDS MS

Professor of Endodontic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Endodontic Private Practice – Exton, West Chester, Paoli, and Bryn Mawr, PA
Sponsored by Brasseler USA

“Molar Surgery/ Apicoectomy Versus Dental Implants”
Dr Suheil Boutros

Mr. Daniel Schulte Esq. – MDA Legal Council

Partner, Kerr Russell LLC
Sponsored by MDA Insurance/ Services and American College of Dentists

“Dental Ethics & Jurisprudence”

Mandatory Dental Licensure Requirement

Dr Suheil Boutros

Symposium Contacts

Dr George Goodis

Dr. George T. Goodis
Educational Chair

For seminar questions please contact:
Dr. George Goodis

Dr Gerald Halk

Dr. Gerald Halk
Educational Co-Chair

Roxy Rangus

Roxy Rangus
Event Coordinator

For questions about registration, discounts and event detail please contact:
Roxy Rangus
Call or text: 248.277.2102

Dr George Goodis

Dr. Neville McDonald
University of Michigan Graduate Endodontic Program Director

Dr Gerald Halk

Dr. Susan Paurazas
University Detroit Mercy
Graduate Endodontic Program Director

2024 Events hosted at the
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
Grosse Pointe Yacht Club aerial view

788 Lake Shore Rd
Grosse Pointe Shores, MI

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The Ralph F. Sommer Endodontic Symposium has arranged a room block with a special discounted rate for all of our out of town guests:

Somerset Inn Troy
(click for driving directions)
2601 West Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084

You may call the hotel directly to make your hotel reservation or use the link below to make your hotel reservation online. The hotel is a half hour drive to the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club.

TEL: (248) 643-7800
(800) 228-8769
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Board of Directors

Dr. Jeff Ash, Dr. Darya Dabiri, Dr. Derik DeConinck, Dr. Steve Fegan, Dr. Mike Gossack, Dr. Brent Hazelwood, Dr. Jeremy Michaelson, Dr. Steve Shoha, Dr. Robert Steiman, Dr. James Thomas

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The Ralph F. Sommer Endodontic Symposium – MI is designated as an Approved PACE program provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 11-1-2021 to 11-1-2025. Provider ID #215317.

Space is limited: register now to reserve your spot!