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Timothy J. Temple, D.M.D.


Dr. Timothy Temple received his B.S. degree in biology from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, and received his D.M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1990. He served as a general dentist in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps from 1990-1993 and practiced general dentistry in Pittsburgh from 1993-1995. He then went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston for his endodontic specialty training from 1995-1997 and has practiced endodontics with Orlando Endodontic Specialists for the past 11 years. Dr. Temple is a leader in the use of lasers in endodontics and lectures internationally on numerous topics in the endodontic field.

Contact information

Timothy J. Temple, D.M.D.
610 N Mills Ave Ste 210
Orlando, FL 32803
Phone: 407-423-7667
Fax: 407-425-8629

Available Sessions

  • Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth
    Topic: Endodontic Restoration
    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify the indications for build ups vs. post and cores
    • Discuss the importance of ferrule effect
    • Describe the advantages/ disadvantages/ indications of different types of posts and build ups
    • Describe the ideal parameters for post space preparation, post & core placements
    • Discuss the effect of proper tooth isolation and adequate apical root canal fill on the long-term prognosis

    When treatment planning the restorative aspects of an endodontically treated tooth, a decision needs to be made regarding what type of coronal restoration (i.e. build up, post and core, cast post and core, full crown coverage) should be chosen. The type of the coronal restoration will have a great effect on the long term prognosis of the root canal treated tooth and may affect the optimum retention of the crown. Proper endodontic/prosthodontic treatment planning is a critical part of the long term success of the endodontic and restorative treatment.

  • Maximizing the Use of Dental Assistants While Performing Microsurgical Endodontics
    Topic: Surgical Microscope
    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify proper positioning of doctor and assistants during treatment
    • Identify proper placement of armamentarium
    • Make optimal use of dental assistants while performing microsurgical endodontics

    The use of the surgical microscope in endodontics is now the standard of care. Utilizing our dental auxiliaries/dental assistants effectively while working with the microscope can increase the efficiency and quality of care we provide. Video will be shown as well as a Q & A with course participants.

  • Predictable Removal of Obstructions and Separated Instruments
    Topic: Removal of Canal Obstructions
    Learning Objectives:
    • Evaluate the anatomic anomalies in the root canal system to consider when utilizing this technique
    • Identify the armamentarium required
    • Perform the technique for removing obstructions and separated instruments

    This course presents a predictable technique for the removal of canal obstructions and separated instruments. The removal of these obstructions in most cases allows for complete debridement and obturation of the root canal system, thus improving the long-term prognosis.


Dr. Temple does not have any proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentations to disclose.

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