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  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/18/2023 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    Speaker: Peter Giannini, DDS |A variety of non-odontogenic lesions will be presented including neoplastic, reactive and cystic pathologic entities. Discussion will include clinical and/or radiographic presentation, differential diagnosis, histopathologic features and management.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Description: A variety of non-odontogenic lesions will be presented including neoplastic, reactive and cystic pathologic entities. Discussion will include clinical and/or radiographic presentation, differential diagnosis, histopathologic features and management.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Describe the clinical and/or radiographic features that distinguish benign and malignant intraosseous lesions.
    • Name the most common location for metastatic disease in the head and neck region.
    • Describe the clinical and/or radiographic features of reactive lesions of the jaws. 

    Peter Giannini, DDS

    Dr. Peter Giannini is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry, Department of Oral Biology, and Director of Clinical and Translational Research at the Cruzan Center for Dental Research.

    Dr. Giannini received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry in 1997. He subsequently trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, earning a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and a Master of Science in Oral Biology in 2000. During that same year, Dr. Giannini joined the faculty of Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. He became a member of the UNMC College of Dentistry faculty in 2005.

    Dr. Giannini is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. In addition to practicing in the Oral Pathology biopsy service, he sees Oral Medicine referral patients at the college's University Dental Associates (UDA) faculty practice clinic. In the UDA Clinic, Dr. Giannini specializes in the diagnosis and management of oral lesions; including but not limited to: lichen planus, mucous membrane pemphigoid, burning mouth syndrome, xerostomia, bone pathology of the jaws, oral manifestations of systemic disease and complications of cancer therapy. In addition, Dr. Giannini also directs the Tobacco Cessation Clinic at the College of Dentistry. His research interests include oral carcinogenesis, the oral manifestations of drug abuse and the management of oral mucosal disease.

    Speaker Disclosure: 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 06/22/2023 at 7:00 PM (CDT)

    Speaker: Jae M. Shin, DDS, MS, PhD | This course will offer broad and in-depth information regarding endodontic microbiology related to clinical practice.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Description: This course will offer broad and in-depth information regarding endodontic microbiology related to clinical practice.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Describe the update of old and new perspectives on endodontic microbiology.
    • Describe the microbiota of root canal infections.
    • Apply microbiological scientific evidence in clinical practice. 

     

    Jae M. Shin, DDS, MS, PhD

    Dr. Jae M. Shin is a full time endodontist and an adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. His research interests include oral microbiology and clinical research related to endodontics. Dr. Shin graduated from the University of Michigan with a DDS, MS (Endodontics) and PhD in Oral Health Sciences. Dr. Shin's career goals are to integrate evidence-based research with clinical practice to provide optimal patient care, and continue to dedicate his efforts in providing leadership, teaching, and service to the endodontic community.

    Speaker Disclosure

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/28/2023 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    Speaker: Ronald Ordinola-Zapata, DDS, MS, PhD|The relationship of the pulp and the periodontium is dynamic. Multiple anatomical and iatrogenic pathways can communicate these tissues in both health and disease. These pathways include furcation canals, dentinal cracks, and vertical root fractures. In other cases, a cemental root fracture (cemental tear) can mimic periapical pathosis. It is generally agreed that the pulp and its necrotic content affect the periodontal tissues. A controversy exists over the ability of periodontal disease to affect the dental pulp. During this presentation, we will review diagnostic techniques, the prognosis, and treatment alternatives for endo/perio lesions.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    The relationship of the pulp and the periodontium is dynamic. Multiple anatomical and iatrogenic pathways can communicate these tissues in both health and disease. These pathways include furcation canals, dentinal cracks, and vertical root fractures. In other cases, a cemental root fracture (cemental tear) can mimic periapical pathosis. It is generally agreed that the pulp and its necrotic content affect the periodontal tissues. A controversy exists over the ability of periodontal disease to affect the dental pulp. During this presentation, we will review diagnostic techniques, the prognosis, and treatment alternatives for endo/perio lesions.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Evaluate the characteristics and clinical presentation of endo-perio lesions.
    • Discuss clinical presentation of cracked teeth, vertical root fractures and cemental tears.
    • Discuss the endodontic prognosis in cases with complex endo-perio involvement.

    Ronald Ordinola-Zapata, DDS, MS, PhD

    Dr. Ordinola Zapata obtained his D.D.S. degree in 2001 from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University in Lima-Peru. After practicing for six years as a general dentist, Dr. Ordinola Zapata continued his career at the Endodontic Department of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he obtained a Master and a Doctoral degree in Endodontics. In 2014, he moved to USA to continue his training. Dr. Ordinola Zapata completed a two-year Advance Education in General Dentistry residency program at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami and his Endodontic residency program at the IB Bender Endodontic Division, Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. In his academic career, Dr. Ordinola Zapata has published more than 70 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and lectured internationally in more than 10 countries. Dr. Ordinola Zapata also serves as Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal (UK) and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics (USA).

    Speaker Disclosure 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 02/22/2023 at 6:00 PM (CST)

    Speaker: Spyros Floratos, DMD |The goal of modern endodontic microsurgery is a predictable elimination of the periapical pathosis in a minimally invasive way both for the hard and soft tissues. When we do an endodontic surgery we may solve the endodontic problem, but we may create an aesthetic problem for the patient. Knowledge of essential anatomical landmarks, soft tissue vasculature and wound healing are mandatory in order to obtain an excellent healing outcome after a microsurgical procedure. This presentation will address incisions and flap designs for all tooth locations, as well as criteria for proper flap design selection. At the same time, atraumatic flap manipulation and suturing techniques under the microscope can enhance the clinician’s surgical skills and will be thoroughly discussed throughout this presentation.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Description: The goal of modern endodontic microsurgery is a predictable elimination of the periapical pathosis in a minimally invasive way both for the hard and soft tissues. 

    When we do an endodontic surgery we may solve the endodontic problem, but we may create an aesthetic problem for the patient. 

    Knowledge of essential anatomical landmarks, soft tissue vasculature and wound healing are mandatory in order to obtain an excellent healing outcome after a microsurgical procedure. This presentation will address incisions and flap designs for all tooth locations, as well as criteria for proper flap design selection. 

    At the same time, atraumatic flap manipulation and suturing techniques under the microscope can enhance the clinician’s surgical skills and will be thoroughly discussed throughout this presentation. 

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Describe indications of different flap designs in endodontic surgery.
    • Explain atraumatic manipulation, proper handling and predictable suturing of the mucosal tissues under the microscope.
    • Apply learned skills in muco-gingival surgical procedures. 

    Spyros Floratos, DMD

    Dr Floratos received his DMD from the University of Thessaloniki School of Dentistry in Greece in 2001. He received a Certificate in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2009. Since 2009, he holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the Endodontic Department of University of Pennsylvania. He is a retired Commander of the Greek Navy and former Director of the Endodontic Department of the Athens Naval Hospital in Greece. Dr Floratos is the author of three chapters in Professor Kim & Kratchman’s textbook ‘Microsurgery in Endodontics’ published in 2017 and one chapter in Professor Tsesis’ ‘Endodontic – Periodontal Lesions’ textbook published in 2019. He has presented in endodontic meetings in USA and Europe and has published in national and international endodontic journals.

    Speaker Disclosure: 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 01/25/2023 at 6:00 PM (CST)

    Speaker: Alan Law, DDS, PhD |Arriving at a diagnosis for orofacial pain can be particularly challenging, and treatment without a well-formulated of diagnosis can result in mismanagement and might exacerbate existing pain. This webinar will provide a brief background on mechanisms of orofacial pain and explain why diagnosis orofacial pain can be challenging. In addition, it will cover diagnosis of conditions that might mimic pulpal and apical pain. To aid practitioners in diagnosis, the webinar will review the recently published International Classification of Orofacial Pain (ICOP).

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Description: Arriving at a diagnosis for orofacial pain can be particularly challenging, and treatment without a well-formulated of diagnosis can result in mismanagement and might exacerbate existing pain. This webinar will provide a brief background on mechanisms of orofacial pain and explain why diagnosis orofacial pain can be challenging. In addition, it will cover diagnosis of conditions that might mimic pulpal and apical pain. To aid practitioners in diagnosis, the webinar will review the recently published International Classification of Orofacial Pain (ICOP).

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Explain why non-odontogenic sources of pain can be mistaken as tooth pain by patients.
    • Explain how the International Classification of Orofacial Pain (ICOP) can be used by endodontists to aid in diagnosis.
    • List possible sources of non-odontogenic pain that might be misdiagnosed as endodontic pain.

    Alan S. Law, DDS, PhD

    Dr. Alan Law received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa.  He also completed his PhD, “Mechanisms and Modulation of Orofacial Pain”, with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa.  Dr. Law has published several articles in scientific and clinical journals, and has co-authored chapters on The Non-Odontogenic Toothache and Regenerative Endodontics in Pathways of the Pulp, and has lectured at over 300 local, national and international meetings.  Dr. Law is a member the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontics, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists.  He is Vice President of the American Association of Endodontists, a Past President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists, and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics.  He is in full –time practice in the Twin Cities, and President of The Dental Specialists, a multi-specialty dental practice with over 20 specialists.  He is also a Research Associate Professor in the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota.

    Speaker Disclosure

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: National Dental Practice-Based Research Network and the American Dental Association.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/06/2022 at 6:00 PM (CST)

    Paula Villa, DDS|Dynamic navigation has been used to help us approach difficult scenarios in endodontic microsurgery such as the treatment of lesions that are close to certain anatomical structures in a safe way.

    CE: 1.0

    Description: Dynamic navigation has been used to help us approach difficult scenarios in endodontic microsurgery such as the treatment of lesions that are close to certain anatomical structures in a safe way. Real time tracking of the instruments during the surgical procedure allows us to perform guided surgeries without the use of a template, this way, we save time in terms of planning. 

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:         

    • Explain how dynamic navigation works 
    • Discuss dynamic navigation's use in endodontic microsurgery 
    • Discuss dynamic navigation's indications and limitations

    Paula Villa, DDS

    Dr. Paula Villa is an endodontist who graduated from Universidad CES in Medellin Colombia, she is co-founder of the graduated endodontic program in Universidad de Antioquia, where she is an Associate Professor since 2004. Dr. Villa is the former president of the Colombian Association of Endodontists, she has authored scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has her private practice limited to Endodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery in Medellín, Colombia.  Guided endodontics and guided endodontic microsurgery have been topics of special interest for her. She has lectured internationally. 

    Speaker Disclosure: 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Authors: Austyn C. Grissom, DMD, MSD; Benjamin E. Cozad, DDS, MSD; Scott R. Makins, DDS, MS; Renato M. Silva, DDS, MS, PhD; Jeryl D. English, DDS, MS; and Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, DDS| Orthodontically induced external root resorption has been labeled an unavoidable consequence of orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). The objective of this study was to investigate the change in surface area (mm^2) and volume (mm^3) of endodontically treated teeth (ETT) compared with contralateral teeth with a vital pulp (VPT) after OTM.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Description: Orthodontically induced external root resorption has been labeled an unavoidable consequence of orthodontic tooth movement (OTM). The objective of this study was to investigate the change in surface area (mm^2) and volume (mm^3) of endodontically treated teeth (ETT) compared with contralateral teeth with a vital pulp (VPT) after OTM.

    At the conclusion of this article, the reader will be able to: 

    • List risk factors associated with orthodontically induced external root resorption
    • Explain the safety of orthodontic tooth movement following root canal treatment with patients and dentists
    • Utilize cone-beam computed tomography to recognize orthodontically induced external root resorption

    Austyn C. Grissom, DMD, MSD

    Dr. Austyn Grissom is an endodontist in Daphne, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Auburn University (2014), DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry (2018), and Master of Science in Dentistry & certificate in endodontics from UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston (2022). 

    Benjamin E. Cozad, DDS, MSD

    Dr. Benjamin Cozad serves as an Associate Professor at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston and practices orthodontics in Houston, Texas.

    Scott R. Makins, DDS, MS

    Dr. Scott Makins is a dual-trained endodontist and oral and maxillofacial radiologist. He recently retired from his position as an Associate Professor at the UTHealth School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas.

    Renato M. Silva, DDS, MS, PhD

    Dr. Renato Silva is a professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, where he also serves as the Department Chair and Interim Program Director. 

    Speaker Disclosure 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

    Jeryl D. English, DDS, MS

    Dr. Jeryl English is a professor in the Department of Orthodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, where he also serves as the Department Chair and Program Director of the Advanced Education in Orthodontics Program.

    Timothy C. Kirkpatrick, DDS

    Dr. Timothy Kirkpatrick is a professor in the Department of Endodontics at UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston, where he also serves as the Department Chair and Program Director of the Advanced Education in Endodontics Program.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Viraj R. Vora DDS, MS, Cert. Endodontics, FRCDC|This webinar will discuss the common reasons for endodontic failure and how to use research information to help adapt new changes into a private practice model.

    CE: 1.25

    Description: 

    This webinar will discuss the common reasons for endodontic failure and how to use research information to help adapt new changes into a private practice model. The webinar will also discuss how to effectively communicate with referrals, basic restorative armamentarium and clinical examples of a variety of cases where the post-endodontic restoration placed by the endodontist effectively incorporates into patients’ treatment plans

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:         

    • Explain the dynamics of endodontic failure with reference to findings from the literature
    • Explore on how to develop a restorative based mindset whilst growing and maintaining referral relationships
    • Recognize the various clinical scenarios where placement of the restoration by the endodontist is beneficial to both the patient and the referring dentist

    Viraj R. Vora DDS, MS, Cert. Endodontics, FRCDC

    Dr. Viraj Vora graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a DDS and a Master of Science with a Certificate of Specialty in Endodontics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Vora is in full time private practice in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada limited to microscopic conservative endodontics and restorative dentistry. 

    Speaker Disclosure: 

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Marcus Johnson, DDS; Victoria Ball, DDS, MSD; Ernesto G. Trevino, DDS, Randall Middleton II, DDS, Frederic Barnett, DMD |Gain valuable insight and personal perspective from 4 different practitioners from higher education, private practice, group practice and non endodontically owned corporate practice to learn how they practice endodontics. Moderated by AAE’s Endo Voices Podcast moderator, Marcus D. Johnson- learn the opportunities associated with each of these practice models.

    CE: 1.75

    Description: Gain valuable insight and personal perspective from 4 different practitioners from higher education, private practice, group practice and non endodontically owned corporate practice to learn how they practice endodontics. Moderated by AAE’s Endo Voices Podcast moderator, Marcus D. Johnson- learn the opportunities associated with each of these practice models. 

    At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:         

    • Discuss the benefits of different endodontic practice model settings
    • Describe the business and lifestyle advantages of each model
    • Differentiate between practice models

    Marcus D. Johnson, DDS, MSD

    Dr. Marcus Johnson, wanted to be a dentist since age 11. A Rutgers University alum and graduate of New York University Dental School, he advanced his knowledge and training receiving his Certificate of Endodontics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio while earning his Master’s Degree of Science in Dentistry. Dr. Marcus Johnson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He serves as the directing endodontic attending for the General. Practice Residency at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn and owns and operates a private office, City Endodontics in midtown Manhattan. He values organized dentistry and is active at the local, state and national levels. Currently he is President for the New York State Association of Endodontists, District 2 AAE director the host of the AAE podcast Endovoices.

    Speaker Disclosure

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: Financial Coltene 

    Frederic Barnett D.M.D.

    Dr. Barnett received his DMD degree in 1978 and his Certificate in Endodontics in 1981, both from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He received his Board Certification in Endodontics in 1988, has served as the Director of Postdoctoral Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently the Chairman of the Department of Dental Medicine and Chairman and Program Director of the IB Bender Postdoctoral Endodontic Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Barnett has written numerous scientific and clinical papers and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Treatment of Endodontic Infections, Revascularization, Dental Trauma and Contemporary Endodontic Treatment. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Dental Traumatology Journal, is a Director of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Barnett has also been in private practice in Endodontics from 1981-2011.

    Speaker Disclosure

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation

    Ernesto Trevino, DDS

    Dr. Ernesto Gerardo Treviño is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is from McAllen, TX. He went to undergrad at UT-San Antonio, Dental School at UT Health-San Antonio (2006), an AEGD Residency from the VA Hospital in San Antonio, TX (2007) and lastly did his Endodontic training at UT Health-San Antonio (2009). He has been involved in organized dentistry including serving on his local society board. While at RGV Endodontics, LLP, he has always been in a group practice environment and has transitioned from being an associate to an owner/partner and now a partner with an Endodontic Partnership Organization (EPO) called Endo1 Partners/Specialty 1 Partners. Dr. Trevino enjoys spending his free time with his family as well as outdoor sporting activities such as tennis and basketball. He also enjoys music and plays the piano and cello.

    Speaker Disclosure

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation

    Victoria Ball, DDS, MSD

    Dr. Victoria Ball received her DDS degree from West Virginia University School of Dentistry in 2014 graduating with honors and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. She received her Certificate of Endodontics and Master of Science degree in Dentistry from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2016. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2020. She has worked in private practice for the last 6 years and is the owner of Contemporary Endodontics of Oklahoma. Dr. Ball served on the Oklahoma County Dental Society Board of Directors for two years. Dr. Ball resides in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with her husband, two children and two dogs. 

    Speaker Disclosure

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation

    Gary "Randy" Middleton II, DDS

    Dr. Middleton, a Dallas native, attended the University of Texas at Dallas where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  He subsequently earned his D.D.S. from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio where he graduated magna cum laude.  His dental training continued in the Texas Medical Center in Houston where he attended a General Practice Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston.  Dr. Middleton traded his burnt orange for the scarlet and cream when he attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center earning a certificate of Advanced Specialty Education in Endodontics.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association and American Association of Endodontists.   His itinerant practice spans the DFW metroplex where he is an active lecturer to local dentists.  He lives in Plano, Texas with his wife and two sons.  

    Speaker Disclosure

    In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: PDS as a Service Provider

  • Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Authors: Ali Nosrat, DDS, MS, MDS; Peter Yu, BS; Prashant Verma, DDS, MS, FAGD; Omid Dianat, DDS, MS, MDS; Di Wu, PhD; Ashraf F. Fouad, DDS, MS| There is lack of data on whether the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was associated with changes in the etiology of pathosis in endodontic patients. The aim of this study was to determine the rate of cracks and other etiologic factors during the period of March 16th to May 31st in 2020 (COVID-19 initial outbreak) and 2021 (COVID-19 ongoing pandemic) compared with figures from the same period in 2019 (pre-COVID era) in 2 endodontists’ practices.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Description: There is lack of data on whether the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was associated with changes in the etiology of pathosis in endodontic patients. The aim of this study was to determine the rate of cracks and other etiologic factors during the period of March 16th to May 31st in 2020 (COVID-19 initial outbreak) and 2021 (COVID-19 ongoing pandemic) compared with figures from the same period in 2019 (pre-COVID era) in 2 endodontists’ practices.

    At the conclusion of this article, the reader will be able to: 

    • Identify the important etiologic factors for endodontic treatment in Endodontists’ offices
    • Determine the rate of cracked teeth before and after the onset of the pandemic
    • Determine the rate of persistent infections before and after the onset of the pandemic

    Ali Nosrat, DDS, MS

    Dr. Ali Nosrat is a Post Graduate Endodontic Resident at School of Dentistry, University of Maryland in Baltimore. He received his dental degree in 2002 and his Masters in Endodontics in 2007 both from Tehran Dental School, Iran. Dr. Nosrat received his board certification in Iran in 2007. He is a former Assistant Professor of Endodontics at Rafsanjan Dental School in Iran and a member of Iranian Center for Endodontic Research (ICER). He is a member of American Association of Endodontists (AAE). Dr. Nosrat has published several articles in the field of vital pulp therapy in immature teeth and pulp regeneration during the last three years.

    Peter Yu, BS

    Prashant Verma, DDS, MS, FAGD

    Omid Dianat, DDS, MS, MDS

    Di Wu, Ph.D.

    Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS and MS in Endodontics from the University of Iowa. He served as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland and University of North Carolina. He is currently Chair and Advanced Program Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published over 100 manuscripts, has served as a Director and Past President on the American Board of Endodontics, and has received the Distinguished Scientist award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR.

    Speaker Disclosure

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation