Catapult Education™ Speakers Bureau

Ryan Walsh, DDS, MS

 Texas, USA

Lecture Topics
  • Anesthesia
  • Endodontics

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About Dr. Walsh

For over a decade, Dr. Ryan M. Walsh has been educating dentists and endodontists to provide the highest level of evidence-based patient-centered endodontic care. Dr. Walsh is a board-certified endodontist and maintains a full-time private practice (limited to endodontics) in Keller, Texas.

As a board-certified endodontist, Dr. Walsh is abreast of the latest techniques of clinical and patient management. He is actively involved in translational and clinical research focusing on bioceramic materials, resorption processes and treatment, irrigation techniques, and tooth cracks and fractures. Dr. Walsh has published multiple peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented to both national and international audiences. When not in private practice, Dr. Walsh maintains a faculty appointment at Texas A&M College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, where he teaches endodontic residents and dental students the latest advances in endodontics. As a speaker for Catapult Education's Speakers Bureau, he is excited to bring this expertise to clinicians everywhere.

Dr. Walsh is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, a member of the American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, and Texas Dental Association. Dr. Walsh is the past president of the DFW Metroplex Endodontic Society and a founding board member of the Seattle Study Club of Fort Worth. Dr. Walsh has been voted “Top Dentist” in the Fort Worth area for the past 8 years.

Honors and Achievements

Advanced Endodontics of Texas

American Association of Endodontists

American Board of Endodontics


American Dental Association

Catapult Education
Speaker Bureau Member
Seattle Study Club of Fort Worth
Former President
Founding Board Member

Texas A&M College of Dentistry


Texas Dental Association


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Endo 911: How To Handle Endodontic Emergencies 

An endodontic emergency can be a stressful event...both for the patient and the clinician! This presentation will explore management tactics including diagnosis, establishing patient comfort and determining both palliative and definitive treatments. The presentation will also review the instrument and equipment needed for various procedures and a review of effective dental anesthesia.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the difference between emergency and urgency
  • Competently manage endodontic diagnosis with a patient in pain
  • Review treatment protocols for cracked, luxated and avulsed teeth
  • Efficiently anesthetize the patient to render palliative care
  • Treatment options: short term vs. long term
  • Understand which cases may require pharmaceutical management and those that do not
  • Discuss timing and sequencing of treatment events to provide a predictable successful outcome
  • Develop an emergency treatment kit to handle every emergency that walks through your door

Anesthesia for Numbies: How To Keep Your Patients Comfortable 

Everyone knows that root canals have a wonderful reputation… Many patients are apprehensive about potential pain and discomfort. With effective anesthesia and patient management, you can gain trust in your patients and provide pain free endodontic treatment. This is the first step in creating a lasting patient doctor relationship for years to come.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand which anesthesia methods are most effective for each specific tooth group
  • Develop supplemental anesthesia protocols for “hot teeth”
  • Understand which cases may require pharmaceutical management and those that do not
  • Review adjunctive management techniques including sedation
  • Manage your patients before, during and after treatment to create a patient confident in your ability to provide pain free dentistry  

Why Is My Tooth Eating Itself?!?! The Battle With Resorption

Resorption is quickly becoming an “epidemic”. With more and more teeth diagnosed each year, how do we effectively manage these cases with our dental knowledge? Learn which dental materials are able to effectively treat and prevent resorption from recurring. Review case selection criteria and develop a set of guidelines to more predictable manage resorption in your practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • Review potential etiologies and complicating factors involved in resorption
  • Identify key radiographic and clinical factors involved with resorption and be able to effectively classify types of resorption
  • Understand which treatment methods work best for each type of resorption
  • Develop guidelines for case selection when treating resorption
  • Can the tooth be saved…or should it be replaced?

This Isn't Your Grandmother's Root Canal: How Bioceramics Have Revolutionized Endodontics

Root canals have been around for over 100 years, however, the root canals of today are a far cry from those of yester-year.  Modern bioceramic materials have revolutionized the way we save teeth and are the front runners of modern endodontic and restorative treatments. Clinicians are now placing bioactive, bioconductive and biomimetic materials into teeth and periradicular tissues with outstanding predictability and success. This course will help you incorporate this technology into your everyday practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • What are bioceramics: ingredients, applications and materials
  • What is bioactivity
  • Become familiar with modern bioceramic materials
  • Evaluate key similarities and differences among bioceramic materials
  • Evaluate factors impacting success of bioceramic materials
  • Case selection for bioceramics
  • Bioceramics for applications other than endodontics
  • How bioceramics are important for the future of endo-resto

Lights, Camera, Irrigation: Endodontic Irrigation For the General Dentist 

What is more important…what you clean out of a root canal OR what you fill it with? Irrigation is a cornerstone of endodontic success. Without proper disinfection of the canal system, the most straight-forward root canals can fail. This course will educate clinicians on the importance of modern irrigation advances and how to incorporate these into your everyday practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • List the most commonly used irrigants and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Learn key differences between biofilm vs planktonic bacteria
  • Describe which irrigants can be used consecutively and which cannot
  • Describe the importance of irrigation technique in root canal procedures
  • Describe the benefits of activation of irrigating solutions
  • Evaluate methods to streamline your chair-side irrigation protocol

From Access to Apex: One Stop Root Canal Shop

Has it been a while since you’ve done a root canal?  Are you looking to pick up tips and tricks to make your root canal treatment more predictable and profitable? This is the course for you. Revisit classic concepts of root canal treatment and learn modern techniques to incorporate into your arsenal. This seminar will take you from the “crown down” and explore how root canals can be an advantageous procedure in your practice.

Learning Objectives:
  • The keys to endodontic diagnosis
  • Develop a keen sense of endodontic case selection: those which are easily done and make a practice profitable…and those that aren’t
  • Discuss different instrumentation techniques
  • Review irrigation solutions, techniques and protocols
  • Evaluate modern bioceramic sealers and their impact on your practice
  • Discuss warm and cold obturation techniques
  • Learn new materials and philosophies to restore the endodontic access

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