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  • Retreatment via Resection: A Cut Above!- Part 2

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.MD| TThis presentation will examine the available literature for guidelines to these treatment decisions and, using multimedia, demonstrate various case scenarios and techniques.

    CE Hours: 2.25

    Description: The surgical solution to a conventionally treated tooth that has become refractory to healing was once considered the final step prior to extraction, and that it was a singularly occurring event. In light of contemporary techniques and technologies, are either of these statements true? Or should it be viewed as an extension of a current therapy, either surgical or non-surgical, in a process of revision and remodeling. When is it appropriate to consider a surgical intervention, especially in a tooth that has been previously surgically treated, and what metrics are we using to determine this? Is it a standalone procedure, or are outcomes enhanced with co-treatment options? What is the alternative if the conventional surgical options are exhausted? This presentation will examine the available literature for guidelines to these treatment decisions and, using multimedia, demonstrate various case scenarios and techniques.

    • Implement the various imaging technologies in a “Virtual Surgery©” environment to develop an effective and appropriate treatment plan.
    • Compare the traditional root end operative procedures with modern Piezo approaches a. Describe the process of PRESS fabrication, from image acquisition to final stent b. Contrast conventional root end surgical access with GPS assisted surgery (Navident™)
    • Discuss the various root end preparation / filling materials and their appropriate applications

    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

    Dr. Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and his postgraduate Endodontic certificate in 1984. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the Director of Endodontic Microsurgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and was recently named the Assistant Post Graduate Director in 2018. He also serves as a surgical consultant to the Naval Postgraduate Endodontic Program in Bethesda, MD, and the U. S. Army Endodontic Residency Program in Fort Gordon, GA. Dr. Niemczyk has lectured extensively in the U.S., Central America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia on topics ranging from Microsurgery and Intentional Replantation to advances in Non-Surgical Endodontics and Cone-Beam CT. He has authored numerous papers, chapters on Microsurgery in Dental Clinics of North America, Ingle’s Endodontics 7th Edition and CBCT in Non-Surgical Retreatment. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the JOE and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine and Pathology. He is the founder of Endodontic Microsurgical Innovations, dedicated to the development of new treatment techniques and instrumentation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and maintains a full-time practice limited to Endodontics in Drexel Hill, PA.

    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.MD
    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: DENTSPLY Sirona Dental Specialties (financial relationship).

  • Root Resorptions: Etiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Tom C. Pagonis, DDS, MS| ​This session will serve as an overview for the definition, etiology, differential diagnosis, classification and treatment of resorptive defects.

    CE: 1.5

    Description: 

    This session will serve as an overview for the definition, etiology, differential diagnosis, classification and treatment of resorptive defects.

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

    • Describe the etiology and classification of various root resorptive defects.
    • Explain the needed strategies in developing a differential diagnosis.
    • Describe clinical treatment options.

    Tom C. Pagonis, DDS, MS

    Dr. Pagonis earned his D.D.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Minnesota and completed his postgraduate training in endodontics at Columbia University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and President of the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists. Dr. Pagonis is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and journal reviewer for Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy and for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. He is the owner and ”Chief Endodontics Officer” of RootRadar(TM), a digital dental multimedia and dental materials company and is an associate clinical professor at Tufts University, School of Dental Medicine.

    Tom C. Pagonis, DDS, MS

    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: President, RootRadar

  • Management of Avulsed Permanent Incisors: A Comprehensive Update

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Judy McIntyre, D.M.D., M.S.| ​This webinar will leave attendees with a greater appreciation of the importance of giving endodontic attention and treatment to avulsed teeth.

    CE: 1.25

    Description: 

    This webinar will leave attendees with a greater appreciation of the importance of giving endodontic attention and treatment to avulsed teeth. It will also cover follow-up protocol, as well as its importance and how to explain it to the patient. The webinar will also look ahead to the long-term implications and complications of this injury. 

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

    • Describe the importance of why an avulsed tooth/teeth will always need endodontic attention/treatment
    • Explain the follow-up protocol as well as its importance and how to explain this to patients/parent
    • Discuss the various long-term complications of this injury    

    Judy McIntyre, D.M.D., M.S.

    Dr. Judy McIntyre attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After graduation, Dr. McIntyre attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she completed her endodontics residency and obtained her master’s. Before dental school graduation, she suggested the creation of the Resident & New Practitioner Committee back in 2003 to Past-President Dr. Samuel Dorn. She has proudly served on many AAE committees and is also proud to have completed the Massachusetts Dental Society Leadership Institute, as well as the ADA Diversity in Leadership Institute.

    Judy McIntyre, D.M.D., M.S.

    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.

  • Surgical Vs. Non-Surgical Retreatment of Failed Endodontic Cases

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Frank Setzer, D.MD, PhD, M.S. | This lecture will discuss how and when to approach this situation by either non-surgical or surgical retreatment.

    CE Hours: 1.5

    Description: 
    Many practitioners face the decision of how to treat a tooth with a history of unsuccessful endodontic treatment. This lecture will discuss how and when to approach this situation by either non-surgical or surgical retreatment. The expected outcome for either procedure using modern endodontic techniques will be reviewed, and the guiding principles for the correct indications discussed based on evidence-based dentistry and clinical cases.

    • Include the expected outcome of endodontic retreatment procedures in clinical treatment planning.
    • Discuss the strategies of deciding between a non-surgical and surgical retreatment approach.
    • Critically review common myths about non-surgical and surgical retreatment.


    Frank C. Setzer, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

    Dr. Setzer graduated from the Dental School of the Friedrich- Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years in a multi-specialist private practice as associate and partner. Dr. Setzer graduated from the endodontic program of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, receiving the Louis I Grossman Postdoctoral Student Award in Endodontics. He earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a DMD degree in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Setzer serves as the Clinic Director and Pre-Doctoral Program Director at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Setzer lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. He has authored articles on endodontics in peer-review journals and serves as Associate Editor for Endodontics for Quintessence International and, amongst other journals, on the scientific advisory board of Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and Journal of the American Dental Association.

    Frank Setzer, D.MD, PhD, M.S.

    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.

  • Retreatment via Resection: A Cut Above!- Part 1

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.MD| TThis presentation will examine the available literature for guidelines to these treatment decisions and, using multimedia, demonstrate various case scenarios and techniques.

    CE Hours: 2.25

    Description: The surgical solution to a conventionally treated tooth that has become refractory to healing was once considered the final step prior to extraction, and that it was a singularly occurring event. In light of contemporary techniques and technologies, are either of these statements true? Or should it be viewed as an extension of a current therapy, either surgical or non-surgical, in a process of revision and remodeling. When is it appropriate to consider a surgical intervention, especially in a tooth that has been previously surgically treated, and what metrics are we using to determine this? Is it a standalone procedure, or are outcomes enhanced with co-treatment options? What is the alternative if the conventional surgical options are exhausted? This presentation will examine the available literature for guidelines to these treatment decisions and, using multimedia, demonstrate various case scenarios and techniques.

    • Implement the various imaging technologies in a “Virtual Surgery©” environment to develop an effective and appropriate treatment plan.
    • Compare the traditional root end operative procedures with modern Piezo approaches a. Describe the process of PRESS fabrication, from image acquisition to final stent b. Contrast conventional root end surgical access with GPS assisted surgery (Navident™)
    • Discuss the various root end preparation / filling materials and their appropriate applications

    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

    Dr. Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School Of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and his postgraduate Endodontic certificate in 1984. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the Director of Endodontic Microsurgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and was recently named the Assistant Post Graduate Director in 2018. He also serves as a surgical consultant to the Naval Postgraduate Endodontic Program in Bethesda, MD, and the U. S. Army Endodontic Residency Program in Fort Gordon, GA. Dr. Niemczyk has lectured extensively in the U.S., Central America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia on topics ranging from Microsurgery and Intentional Replantation to advances in Non-Surgical Endodontics and Cone-Beam CT. He has authored numerous papers, chapters on Microsurgery in Dental Clinics of North America, Ingle’s Endodontics 7th Edition and CBCT in Non-Surgical Retreatment. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the JOE and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine and Pathology. He is the founder of Endodontic Microsurgical Innovations, dedicated to the development of new treatment techniques and instrumentation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and maintains a full-time practice limited to Endodontics in Drexel Hill, PA.

    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.MD
    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: DENTSPLY Sirona Dental Specialties (financial relationship).

  • In the Dental Implant Era - Why we bother saving teeth?

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

    Speaker: Frederic Barnett, D.MD| his lecture will provide a re-evaluation of our paradigms, beliefs and knowledge regarding both tooth prognosis evaluation and long-term implant success according to the currently available knowledge.

    CE Hours: 1.0

    Description: Perio-prosthetic implant treatment planning is gaining popularity with high perceived survival and success rates. Replacing a tooth with an implant is usually based on tooth prognosis evaluation and its comparison to the anticipated long-term implant survival. Different approaches for determining tooth prognosis were described in the literature. Over the past decade, the use of osseointegrated implants as a foundation for prosthetic replacement of missing teeth has become widespread. However, there is an increasing trend toward replacing diseased teeth with dental implants. It seems that a lot of efforts are sometimes needed to save or preserve a tooth and it is tempting to turn to implant placement. This lecture will provide a re-evaluation of our paradigms, beliefs and knowledge regarding both tooth prognosis evaluation and long-term implant success according to the currently available knowledge.

    • Describe the complexities of decision-making for the compromised tooth.
    • Explain the differences in the survival and success data for implants and endodontic procedures.
    • Discuss the outcome data for primary endodontic treatment, endodontic retreatment and endodontic surgery.


    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.

    Frederic Barnett, D.MD
    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: Carestream Dental LLC

  • The Realities of the Specialist Relationship Today

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Martin Mendelson, D.D.S., C.P.C, ELI-MP| Referral relationships are not what they used to be. Particularly given our current challenges in navigating the pandemic. There are those that you have a deep and loyal relationship with and then there are those that seem to want the world, refer poorly and their loyalty seems to change with the passing wind. There are even those that send you their loved ones yet somehow do not refer to you their regular patients.

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: Referral relationships are not what they used to be. Particularly given our current challenges in navigating the pandemic. There are those with whom you have a deep and loyal relationship, and then there are those that seem to want the world, refer poorly and their loyalty seems to change with the passing wind. There are even those who send you their loved ones yet somehow do not refer to you their regular patients. There are many competing pressures today. Corporate entities that keep everything in house, the debt of the GP and other economic pressures that influence the GP to place their own implants, as well as itinerant specialists. How do you compete in this environment and thrive? 

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

    • Describe the research about why groups are more effective than individual efforts. 
    • Explain how delegation makes your efforts with your referral base is more effective and efficient. 
    • Describe why focused and targeted efforts with your referral base vs. blanket efforts will yield more consistent results for your practice. 

    Martin R. Mendelson, D.D.S., CPC, ELI-MP

    Dr. Mendelson is a Spear Resident Faculty member and Spear’s Executive Vice President of Practice Growth. He is responsible for coaching Spear Study Club Leaders and Masters Program Members, directs the Spear Faculty Club, and is also the host of the Spear Annual Summit.

    Prior to joining Spear, Dr. Mendelson spent several years as the director of education at Americus Dental Lab in Clearwater, Fla. This was followed by positions with VITA in North America as their director of professional development and clinical business director. 
    Dr. Mendelson earned his D.D.S. from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland and maintained a private restorative general practice for almost 10 years before ceasing practice due to chronic pain issues in his hand.


    Dr. Mendelson has contributed to leading industry publications, and has lectured nationally and internationally on color science, dentist/technician communications, and his passion for personal growth through mindset and positive psychology. 


    In 2017, he completed a 300+ hour program to earn his certification as a Certified Professional Coach to better serve our Study Club leaders and Masters Program Members. 
    In 2019, Dr. Mendelson then earned a certification in Positive Psychology/Happiness Studies from Dr. Tal Ben Shahar who is one of the leading authorities in this area.

    Martin R. Mendelson, DDS, CPC, ELI_MP

    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: (Consultant) Spear Education 

  • Awareness During Endodontic Disinfection

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    BETTINA BASRANI D.D.S., DIP. ENDO, PH.D.|Many different irrigation protocols are being proposed with varying degrees of evidence. In this lecture, I will describe the challenges and solutions for the root canal system's mindful disinfection..

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: Many different irrigation protocols are being proposed with varying degrees of evidence.  In this lecture, I will describe the challenges and solutions for the root canal system's mindful disinfection.

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

    • Describe the challenges in root canal disinfection
    • Describe main characteristics of the different irrigants
    • Describe pros and cons of the most common irrigations system  

    Bettina R. Basrani D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Bettina Basrani is tenured associate professor and director, MSc Program in Endodontics, at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Basrani received her D.D.S. degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989 and a Specialty Diploma in Endodontics and Ph.D. from Maimonides University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A longtime educator and researcher, she began her teaching career at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2000, she moved to Canada to serve as chair of the endodontic program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  In 2004, she moved to Toronto, where she has continued her academic and clinical work.  Internationally recognized as a leading authority in endodontics and as an excellent lecturer, effectively combining clinical and scientific information, Dr. Basrani has received many teacher awards throughout her career, such as the Louis Grossman Award by the French Society of Endodontics, and has international courses and lectures, over 35 peer-reviewed scientific publications, three textbooks and several textbook chapters, and abstracts to her credit.  She serves as reviewer for several endodontic journals.  Dr Basrani is a member of many endodontics societies around the world.  

    Bettina Basrani,  D.D.S., DIP. ENDO, PH.D.

    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: Research Support (Denstply and Sonendo) 

  • Revisiting Behavior Guidance for the Young Endodontic Patient

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Zameera Fida, D.M.D.| The goal of this presentation will be to address how the parent/child relationship has changed and how to manage expectations for parents/caregivers during the course of endodontic care.

    CE: 1.0 

    Description:  With advancements in endodontic therapies and materials, younger patients may be seen in the endodontic office for vital pulp therapy and regenerative endodontic procedures. With changing parenting styles and patient expectations, endodontists may face challenges in managing these patients during treatment. The goal of this presentation will be to address how the parent/child relationship has changed and how to manage expectations for parents/caregivers during the course of endodontic care. Non-pharmacologic behavior guidance techniques will be reviewed as the majority of endodontists may not have access to sedation armamentarium. Strategies to easily and effectively implement these behavior guidance techniques will be addressed in order to alleviate the endodontist’s potential anxiety in managing pediatric patients.

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

    • Evaluate critical first impressions in patient and parental behaviors which may result in behavior challenges during endodontic treatment
    • Discuss how parenting styles have changed in recent years and how societal norms influence dental treatments
    • Apply behavior guidance techniques within the context of endodontic therapy and be able to create a more positive interaction with pediatric patients

    Zameera Fida, D.M.D

    Zameera Fida, DMD, is a full-time staff member treating patients in the pediatric and endodontic clinics at Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Dentistry. She is board certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and holds the special distinction of being a Fellow of the AAPD. Dr. Fida received her certificate in pediatric dentistry from Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard School of Dental Medicine and certificate in Endodontics at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She is currently board eligible for the American Board of Endodontics. She teaches at the pre-doctoral and post-doctoral level at Boston Children's and Harvard. She is the former Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry at Harvard. She also treats endodontic patients in an endodontic group practice, Limited To Endodontics, in Wellesley, MA. Dr. Fida is a reviewer for the journals Pediatric Dentistry and Journal of Dental Education. She has lectured locally and nationally on how to manage pediatric patients in a dental setting. She participates in various committees locally and nationally through the AAPD.  Her current research interests include management of endodontic issues in the immature permanent dentition, dental education, and early childhood caries prevention. She has authored, co-authored or edited over 30 journal articles, textbook chapters, online CE courses and formal presentations since the start of her career in 2010.

    Zameera Fida, D.M.D

    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.

  • Estate Planning and Asset Protection for Today's Endodontist

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Joshua MIller, AFI; Michael Markhoff | Learn the importance of financial planning and how to efficiently and effectively create and estate plan and asset protection techniques.

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: Learn the importance of financial planning and how to efficiently and effectively create and estate plan and asset protection techniques.

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

    • Explain how your financial plan correlates with estate planning
    • Describe the purpose of a will
    • Describe asset protection techniques

    Shawn M. Johnson, ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC

    Shawn Johnson is the Vice President of Business Development for Treloar & Heisel.   Over the last 20 years he has helped several hundred dentists implement business and personal insurance policies and develop financial planning techniques and investment plans.  He has assisted in installing retirement plans for dental offices, as well as providing personal savings and investment strategies.  A Chartered Financial Consultant, Shawn is a member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Professionals and the Financial Planning Association of the Pittsburgh.  

    Michael Markhoff

    Michael Markhoff concentrates on estate planning and estate administration, representing professionals, executives and small businesses owners.

    Michael works with clients on minimizing (and often eliminating) estate and gift taxes through the coordination of pension benefits, business assets and other assets in the estate plan while preserving the client's assets for future generations.

    He analyzes liquidity needs for the payment of estate tax, including the use of life insurance products, family limited partnerships, qualified personal residence trusts and generation-skipping trusts. Michael also advises individuals with regards to charitable giving including the formation of not-for-profit corporations. He has also worked on numerous estates and estate plans involving clients who have non-citizen spouses. Michael works closely with accountants, financial advisors and insurance underwriters using a "team approach" to identify the clients' goals and provide creative and appropriate solutions.

    Shawn Johnson
    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.


    Michael Markhoff
    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.