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About Root Camp Courses

Dr. “Win” Nguyen – BDS, MSD, MWCLI

Dr. Nguyen or “Win” provides the experience and credentials one can count on. He earned his bachelor’s 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 in 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, Root Camp and the Love All Foundation. He currently practices at Polaris Dental Specialists, in Salem, OR, USA. Dr. Nguyen is a Master at the World Clinical Laser Institute and adjunct Professor of Endodontics at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

He is fluent in English, French, and Vietnamese and enjoys lecturing about clinical endodontics and practice management at both national and international levels. In 2009, Dr. Nguyen founded Root Camp, aimed at transforming General Dentists and Endodontists into Comm-Endos, the Root Elite.

Root Camp Courses

…where we build Comm-Endos, the Root Elite!

ROOT CAMP was founded by Dr. “Win” Nguyen who built a series of courses as an extension of the original training dentists undertook, which is to serve and heal patients. His unrelenting drive requires balance within 3 areas: practicing clinician, business owner and academician. He however clearly understands the struggles of dental practitioners and developed 4 courses to improve quality of life, through preserving the 2 things that no one could ever buy … TIME and HEALTH, for both Patients and Doctors. A true “Nguyen Nguyen” proposition.

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.


Ultimate Profits from Optimal Patient Care

At the end of the day, whether we are general dentists or specialists, our mission is to help patients maintain their dental health.

Dr. “Win” Nguyen


This track focuses on building Endo Experts, by putting the WHY  behind the HOW  and the SCIENCE  behind the WHY

In Root Camp Level 1, learn over 2 days, the skills to tackle calcified molars, retreatment and entry-level apical surgery. Interactively presented is a tsunami of information that reiterate the core principles of clinical Endodontics, and highlight the latest and greatest innovations, from a science-supported standpoint but with a clinically-relevant and patient-centered approach. 

Small class size allows each participant to remain engaged and their questions answered in depth. This first step in the Root Camp Series provides the “why” behind the “how” and equips attendees not only with clear-cut protocols but also the knowledge that they each need to trouble shoot the day-to-day challenges of modern clinical Endodontics. Level I culminates with a hands-on workshop that focuses on how to complete molar RCTs in 30-minutes.


Tuition: USD 2,300.00 – 16 CE credits

Optional: Combine T-TRACK to E-TRACK LEVEL I for an extra $750 (instead of $1,350) – 6+ extra hours of hands-on & 8 extra CE credit

The 3-day “Mud Run” cadaver workshop teaches clinical step-by-step protocols, using an array of systems and materials in a model that most closely simulates a live patient. Doctors and their support teams are taught proficiency at rendering patient-centered, high-quality, effective, efficient and highly profitable endodontic care. Bring your administrative and clinical team with you so that everyone can learn the “Endo Dance”. 

Extensive hands-on “in-the-trenches” learning is limited to 8 teams. “Large weapons” such as CBCT, Dental Operating Microscope and Laser are provided to each team. A true “Immersion Experience.”


Tuition: USD 7,500.00 – 24 CE credits 

*Bring up to 5 members of your Team at no additional cost

Laser-Assisted Apical Micro-Surgery Track reserved for Endodontists

4 days of hands-on practice on cadaver specimen … the best pre-clinical learning model there is

Tuition: USD 50,000.00 – 24 CE credits 

Known as The Coaching Program, “Work 3 Play 4” adds the business and practice management perspective to the initial 2 phases of the Root Camp Course Series. 

W3P4 involves one-on-one coaching over 6-months. Business strategies built on skills previously learned are implemented and tracked closely to ensure matching outcomes. Plan reviews and continual coaching ensure that systems ultimately optimize both human and financial resources. 

The end-in-mind of W3P4 is to allow practitioners to stop the “live-to-work rat race”, and focus on “work-to-live” instead and enjoy a 4-day week-end.


Tuition: USD 25,000.00​​

Known as “The Works”, the 12-month Mini-Residency pulls together levels I, II and III in an intensive week-by-week program highlighted by day-to-day treatment planning, scientific literature review, case presentations and in-depth literature-based discussions.

The goal of the Mini-Residency is to enable each Doctor with the necessary science to support the “Why” and “How” provided in Levels I through III, and therefore forge the true and complete Endodontic Experts whose sole goals should be to do “whatever it takes” to save the “Natural Implant”.


Tuition: USD 35,000.00


T-Track focuses on the technical aspect of 30-minute molar endo.
Want to learn to do fast and profitable Endo?
Come and learn with 6+ hours of hands-on practice.

Tuition: USD 1,350.00 - 8 CE credits

*Combine T-Track to Level I for an extra $750 (instead of $1,350)
- 6+ extra hours of hands-on & 8 extra CE credits

*Limited to 10 Doctors


Root Camp Courses 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
  • Optimize treatment efficiency through streamlined protocols and synergistic teamwork to achieve a 30-minute molar endo with optimal disinfection  
  • Keep 90% of endodontic patients “in-house” while accomplishing outstanding results 
  • Increase revenue by improving case acceptance.
    Raise your production immediately!  
  • Decrease stress while heightening your patients’ and your own satisfaction
  • Bring within the general dentist’s reach the basic concepts and proficiencies of nonsurgical retreatment and apical surgery  


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Root Camp Recap






“The most comprehensive endodontic course I have taken in my 26 years of dentistry”

Dr. Marc Iwahiro

“This is definitely not just another endo course. We spent a lot of time understanding the “why” and not just learning a recipe for endo.”


“I have came across many Endo CEs before but nothing this distinct and unique”


“I have come across many endo CEs but this one is totally different, it’s more advanced and more detailed.”

DR. sanaz rouhani


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