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  • Awareness During Endodontic Disinfection

    Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/22/2020 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    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

    Product not yet rated Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 09/16/2020 at 6:00 PM (CDT)

    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.

  • COVID-19 Series: 10 Powerful Strategies to Increase Endo Production in the COVID-19 Era

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Roger P. Levin, D.D.S. | This presentation will focus on the 10 strategies that every endo practice can and must utilize to reinvent their practice management foundation, understand the pathway to recovery, attract new referrals and manage all of this with a whole new set of rules and regulations. Endodontists and their teams will need to rethink every aspect of the practice to be fully successful in a post-COVID-19 world.

    To register for this FREE webinar, please select "subscribe" to register. 

    CE: 1.0 

    Description:Production will be the number one factor that will determine the length, depth, and success of an endodontic practice’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. How quickly endo practices adapt to today’s radically changed business environment will impact them for years to come. Join Dr. Roger Levin for an insightful, up-to-the-minute look at what is and isn’t working for endodontists in the post-COVID era.

    This presentation will focus on the 10 strategies that every endo practice can and must utilize to reinvent their practice management foundation, understand the pathway to recovery, attract new referrals and manage all of this with a whole new set of rules and regulations. Endodontists and their teams will need to rethink every aspect of the practice to be fully successful in a post-COVID-19 world.

    • List the 10 strategies developed by Levin Group that will immediately improve endo practice performance, production and the rate of post-COVID-19 recovery.
    • Explain how systems and scripting such as scheduling, handling emergencies, referring doctor management, case presentation, managing insurance, customer service and other key practice production factors need to change.
    • Identify the leadership qualities that virtually guarantee success under any economic condition.

    Roger P. Levin, D.D.S.

    Dr. Roger P. Levin is the CEO of Levin Group, a leading dental management consulting firm. Founded in 1985, Levin Group has worked with over 30,000 dental practices. Dr. Levin is one of the most sought-after educators in dentistry and is a leading authority on dental practice success and sustainable growth. Through extensive research and cutting-edge innovation, Dr. Levin is a recognized expert on propelling practices into the top 10%. He has authored 65 books and over 4,000 articles on dental practice management and marketing.

    Dr. Levin sits on the editorial board of 5 prominent dental publications and has been named as one of the “Leaders in Dentistry” by Dentistry Today magazine for the last 15 years. He was recently named one of the “32 Most Influential People in Dentistry” by Incisal Edge magazine and voted Best Dental Consultant by the readers of Drbicuspid.com. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Time magazine and isthe creator of the Levin Group Tip of the Day which has over 30,000 subscribers.

    Roger P. Levin, D.D.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.

  • COVID-19 Series: CDC Guidance for Dental Settings

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Michele Neuburger, DDS, MPH | This webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response.

    To register for this FREE webinar, please select "subscribe" to register. 

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response

    • Review CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response.
    • Provide an update of CDC resources for dental health care personnel.
    • Discuss frequently asked questions received during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Michele Neuburger, DDS, MPH

    Dr. Michele Neuburger is a dental officer in CDC’s Division of Oral Health (DOH). Dr. Neuburger joined the division in February 2015, where she focuses on issues related to infection prevention and control and dental public health. She holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and a Master of Public Health degree from the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, located in AtlantaIn addition, she completed a dental public health residency and a research fellowship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Public Health. She is currently serving on CDC’s Health Systems and Worker Safety Task Force for the COVID-19 response. 

    Michele Neuburger, DDS, MPH

    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.

  • COVID-19 Series: Respiratory Protection During Dental Care

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Eve Cuny, MS; Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP | This program will review the administrative, work practice and engineering controls, and PPE recommended for dental professionals.

    To register for this FREE webinar, please select "subscribe" to register. 

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: 

    As dental care resumes while the cases of COVID-19 continue, it is more important than ever to ensure all care providers are practicing appropriate respiratory protection.  Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest an approach in which each dental practice or clinic evaluate the materials and devices that work best for them, and implement a layered approach to providing a safe care environment.  This program will review the administrative, work practice and engineering controls, and PPE recommended for dental professionals. 

    • Describe the CDC guidelines for respiratory protection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Evaluate administrative, engineering, and work practice control intended to prevention respiratory disease transmission.
    • Explain the requirements of an OSHA-required respiratory protection program. 

    Eve Cuny, M.S.

    Eve Cuny is the Director of Environmental Health and Safety and Associate Professor at University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry in San Francisco, California where she is also Assistant Dean for Global Relations. Ms. Cuny is a member of the National Occupational Research Agenda Council, and has served as a reviewer and subject matter expert for CDC.  She has worked in the area of dental infection prevention and patient safety for the past 30 years.  Ms. Cuny is a member of the board of directors of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).

    Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP

    Kathy Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject & Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is adjunct faculty at Regis College, Dental Hygiene Program where she teaches a senior level course.  Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Centers and HIVdent.org.  Ms. Eklund is the 2017-2019 Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors and a consultant the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Dental Practice.   Over the past 35 years, Ms. Eklund has published papers and contributed to several texts on infection control and safety. She is an author of the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings- 2003.  Ms. Eklund has lectured nationally and internationally on these topics.


    Eve Cuny, MS

    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.

    Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP 

    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.

  • How to Lose a Referral in 10 Ways

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    Endodontists, by and large, rely on referrals from other practitioners to maintain patient flow. If referral management is done well, it can enhance patient care and minimize patient management problems. If it is not done well, it can result in poor practice performance and the loss of confidence by the local dental community in an endodontic practice. This presentation will review the overall relationship between the GP and the specialist and offer 10 things to avoid so that your relationships with your referrals stay strong.

    CE: 1

    Description

    Endodontists, by and large, rely on referrals from other practitioners to maintain patient flow. If referral management is done well, it can enhance patient care and minimize patient management problems. If it is not done well, it can result in poor practice performance and the loss of confidence by the local dental community in an endodontic practice. This presentation will review the overall relationship between the GP and the specialist and offer 10 things to avoid so that your relationships with your referrals stay strong.

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

    • Explain what it is that general practitioners want and need from their Endodontist.
    • Describe updates on the most effective ways to maintain optimum referral relationships.
    • Avoid the 10 common errors that can drive referrals away from an endodontic practice.

    Robert Roda, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Robert Roda runs a private endodontic practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., and is a visiting lecturer at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.

    An AAE member since 1991, Dr. Roda is a past-president and currently serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He has previously served on multiple committees at the AAE. He has also served on the AAE Foundation board of trustees and scientific advisory board, and he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1998.

    In addition to his leadership in the AAE, Dr. Roda is an endodontic consultant with the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, past-president of the Arizona Dental Association and previously held positions within the American Dental Association. Dr. Roda is a noted speaker on endodontics and has co-authored the chapter on non-surgical retreatment in the current edition of Pathways of the Pulp.

    Dr. Roda received his D.D.S. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and his M.S. in oral biology and Certificate in Endodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry.

    Robert Roda, D.D.S., M.S. 

    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: Stockholder/ownership interest: CHD Bioscience; Consultant, Honorarium, Dentsply Endodontics

  • Root Canal Obturation: Changing Philosophy?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    Root canal obturation is a critical step in non-surgical root canal treatment. However, the materials and techniques used in obturation have remained relatively stagnant until recently. With the introduction of newer materials and a trend of a more conservative access canal preparation, new opportunities and challenges began to emerge in obturation. This presentation is designed to discuss the emerging obturation concepts, materials and techniques; provide evidence-based clinical guidance for endodontists to meet today’s challenges in root canal obtuation and achieve a more predictable treatment outcome.

    CE: 0.75

    Root canal obturation is a critical step in non-surgical root canal treatment.  However, the materials and techniques used in obturation have remained relatively stagnant until recently. With the introduction of newer materials and a trend of a more conservative access canal preparation, new opportunities and challenges began to emerge in obturation. This presentation is designed to discuss the emerging obturation concepts, materials and techniques; provide evidence-based clinical guidance for endodontists to meet today’s challenges in root canal obtuation and achieve a more predictable treatment outcome.   

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

    • Review the principles, history and the current status of root canal obturation.
    • Discuss the properties and clinical applications of new obturation materials.
    • Review in vitro and clinical evidence on various obturation methods.

    Jenny He, D.M.D., Ph.D.

    Clinical Associate Professor

    Dr. Jenny He received her dental degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in 1996, and a certificate in Endodontics and a PhD in Oral Biology from the University of Connecticut Health Center in 2003. Dr. He has been actively involved in endodontic education, research, and clinical practice. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a fellow of the American College of Dentists. She has published over 40 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has served on the Research and Scientific Affairs committee for the AAE and the scientific advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics.

    Dr. He is currently a clinical associate professor at Texas A&M University College of Dentistry, and maintains a full-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Dallas, TX.

    Jenny He, D.M.D, Ph.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.

  • Welcome & Decoronation and the Endodontist’s Role in the Preservation of Alveolar Bone in Children and Teenagers

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    Replacement resorption and ankylosis are frequently diagnosed following avulsion and severe intrusive luxation. The treatment of ankylosed permanent incisors following dental trauma present a clinical challenge particularly when involve a growing child due to the high risk of infraposition and undevelopment of the alveolar bone. New approaches for the treatment of ankylosed teeth, including decoronation and bone augmentation for the preservation of alveolar ridge prior to the implant-based prosthetic reconstruction will be thoroughly discussed and illustrated.

    Join us for welcome and housekeeping remarks with Drs. Ruparel and Doyle. 

    CE: 0.75

    Session Description:

    Replacement resorption and ankylosis are frequently diagnosed following avulsion and severe intrusive luxation. The treatment of ankylosed permanent incisors following dental trauma present a clinical challenge particularly when involve a growing child due to the high risk of infraposition and undevelopment of the alveolar bone. New approaches for the treatment of ankylosed teeth, including decoronation and bone augmentation for the preservation of alveolar ridge prior to the implant-based prosthetic reconstruction will be thoroughly discussed and illustrated.

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

    • Discuss dentoalveolar traumatic injuries and their complications in growing patients.
    • Recognize effective strategies for the preservation and augmentation of the alveolar ridge for final prosthetic rehabilitation.
    • Develop a comprehensive approach for the treatment of ankylosed teeth.

    No prerequisites required

    Scott L. Doyle, D.D.S., M.S.

    AAE20 General Chair

    Dr. Scott L. Doyle received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He served in the United States Air Force for 7 years, including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Doyle obtained both his M.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota in 2004. He currently practices with Metropolitan Endodontics and serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Doyle is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Doyle has authored multiple articles in scientific journals, as well as a textbook chapter on “The Endodontic Applications of CBCT.”

    Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    AAE20 Program Chair

    Dr. Nikita Ruparel is a Board-certified Endodontist who practices in San Antonio at UT Faculty Endodontics and is the Director of the Advanced Program in Endodontics at UT San Antonio. She received her doctoral (PhD) and DDS at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and her certificate in Endodontics in 2013. She also lectures at national and international meetings on pain biology and management and regenerative endodontics. She has been awarded the American Association of Endodontics Educator Fellowship for her achievements in academics and she is committed to a long-term career as a clinician-scientist.

    Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T.

    Professor

    Dr. Nestor Cohenca completed the endodontic program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem cum laude and received the Best Graduate Student Award. He then served 11 years on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics. Dr. Cohenca joined the University of Washington and served as tenured professor of endodontics and pediatric dentistry from 2005-2014. Currently he serves as professor and director of endodontics and the Multidisciplinary Traumatology Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital and maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Kirkland, Wash. He is a Diplomate of the Israel Board of Endodontics and the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Cohenca is a Fellow and past-president of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and received an honorary membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 10 chapters and a book. Dr. Cohenca provided more than 250 lectures around the world and is well known as one of the experts in dental traumatology, endo-pedo-related topics, vital pulp therapy, CBCT and root canal disinfection.

    Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T. 

    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.

  • Periodontal Surgical Pearls for the Endodontist

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 06/03/2020

    Dental implants are an important evolution in oral rehabilitation. However, many teeth which were once predictably maintained are being extracted. Endodontic surgery is frequently the ideal treatment option for patients desiring to preserve their dentition. With the advent of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and other novel surgical techniques, endodontists are performing surgery with greater accuracy and in locations not previously attempted. This session will evaluate anatomic considerations, common periodontal surgical procedures, and multidisciplinary surgical treatment modalities when performing dentoalveolar surgery. Additionally factors impacting the long-term surgical outcomes will be reviewed.

    CE: 0.75

    Description

    Dental implants are an important evolution in oral rehabilitation. However, many teeth which were once predictably maintained are being extracted. Endodontic surgery is frequently the ideal treatment option for patients desiring to preserve their dentition. With the advent of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and other novel surgical techniques, endodontists are performing surgery with greater accuracy and in locations not previously attempted. This session will evaluate anatomic considerations, common periodontal surgical procedures, and multidisciplinary surgical treatment modalities when performing dentoalveolar surgery. Additionally factors impacting the long-term surgical outcomes will be reviewed.

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

    • Identify important anatomic and periodontal considerations when performing apical surgery.
    • Describe various multidisciplinary surgical options for preserving teeth and avoiding dental extractions.
    • Formulate surgical treatment plans to address common periodontal conditions.

    Joseph McCombs, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Joseph K. McCombs attended dental school at the University of Maryland.  He completed a residency in periodontics at the US Air Force Postgraduate Dental School and University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas.  Following graduation, he spent four years on faculty as a periodontics instructor at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  His next assignment was at the Periodontics Residency where he was the Director of Postgraduate Education, Research and Program Director.  He currently maintains a private practice in the Coeur d'Alene Idaho area.  

    Joseph McCombs, D.D.S., 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.

  • The Future of Imaging in Endodontics

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has become an indispensable diagnostic imaging tool in clinical endodontics. In particular, high resolution limited field of view 3D imaging volumes of the jaws provide endodontists with greater diagnostic accuracy for tooth and root morphology and both tooth and bone related pathology when compared to regular intraoral digital 2D imaging. Because the use of CBCT imaging provides clinicians with a greater degree of confidence in detection of anatomic variations and pathology, it acts as an important clinical decision support tool in that it provides valuable information on when to treat, how to treat and, just as importantly when not to treat. CBCT imaging is emerging as the scaffold for upcoming technologies such as 3D printing, dynamic navigation and surgical guides and is being applied to better understand the healing process associated with previously endodontically treated teeth. The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), in conjunction with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR), have developed and recently updated a position statement on the use CBCT imaging in endodontics providing evidence based clinical practice situations in which 3D imaging can be considered as the preferred imaging modality before, during and after endodontic therapy. Currently the position statement does not address best practices involving technical issues such as acquisition parameters and image display settings for optimizing image quality and maximizing the diagnostic capabilities of available CBCT units. Using clinical cases, we will demonstrate the effect of task specific enhancement filters and discuss in which clinical scenarios should they be applied and the impact of newly developed realistic 3D rendering for endodontic diagnosis.

    Join us for welcome and housekeeping remarks with Drs. Krell, Doyle and Ruparel. 

    CE: 0.75

    Session Description:

    Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) has become an indispensable diagnostic imaging tool in clinical endodontics. In particular, high resolution limited field of view 3D imaging volumes of the jaws provide endodontists with greater diagnostic accuracy for tooth and root morphology and both tooth and bone related pathology when compared to regular intraoral digital 2D imaging. Because the use of CBCT imaging provides clinicians with a greater degree of confidence in detection of anatomic variations and pathology, it acts as an important clinical decision support tool in that it provides valuable information on when to treat, how to treat and, just as importantly when not to treat.   CBCT imaging is emerging as the scaffold for upcoming technologies such as 3D printing, dynamic navigation and surgical guides and is being applied to better understand the healing process associated with previously endodontically treated teeth.  The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), in conjunction with the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology (AAOMR), have developed and recently updated a position statement on the use CBCT imaging in endodontics providing evidence based clinical practice situations in which 3D imaging can be considered as the preferred imaging modality before, during and after endodontic therapy.  Currently the position statement does not address best practices involving technical issues such as acquisition parameters and image display settings for optimizing image quality and maximizing the diagnostic capabilities of available CBCT units. Using clinical cases, we will demonstrate the effect of task specific enhancement filters and discuss in which clinical scenarios should they be applied and the impact of newly developed realistic 3D rendering for endodontic diagnosis. 

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

    • Be familiar with current technical advances in CBCT hardware and software;
    • Understand Contrast Artifacts and how to overcome them
    • Integrate information presented in this course into efforts to improve the diagnostic imaging skills of participants

    Scott L. Doyle, D.D.S., M.S.

    AAE20 General Chair

    Dr. Scott L. Doyle received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He served in the United States Air Force for 7 years, including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Doyle obtained both his M.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota in 2004. He currently practices with Metropolitan Endodontics and serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Doyle is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Doyle has authored multiple articles in scientific journals, as well as a textbook chapter on “The Endodontic Applications of CBCT.”

    Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    AAE20 Program Chair

    Dr. Nikita Ruparel is a Board-certified Endodontist who practices in San Antonio at UT Faculty Endodontics and is the Director of the Advanced Program in Endodontics at UT San Antonio. She received her doctoral (PhD) and DDS at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and her certificate in Endodontics in 2013. She also lectures at national and international meetings on pain biology and management and regenerative endodontics. She has been awarded the American Association of Endodontics Educator Fellowship for her achievements in academics and she is committed to a long-term career as a clinician-scientist.

    Keith V. Krell, D.D.S., M.S., M.A.

    Dr. Krell has been an endodontist for 38 years. He was a full time educator for 8 years at the University of Iowa and was in private practice in West Des Moines, Iowa for 29 years until he retired December 31,2017. He is still an adjunct clinical Professor in the department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He also works part-time at Broadlawns Hospital in the Dental Department treating Medicaid patients. In 1993, he retired from the United States Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel after 22 years of service. He is a past president of both the ABE and AAEF (now the Foundation for Endodontics) and is presently the president of the AAE.

    Dr. Krell has been married for 48 years to Diane and they have two grown children, Rayda and Nathan and five grandchildren. He still has research interests in cracked teeth and vertical root fractures and still provides continuing education when asked. He has an extensive guitar collection and is looking forward to Nashville in 2020!

    Bruno Azevedo, D.D.S., M.S.

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Bruno Azevedo is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in the Department of Diagnosis and Oral Health, and Director of the Oral Radiology Advanced Imaging Clinic and 3D Printing LAB. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he received both a certificate in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and a Master’s Degree in Dental Diagnostic Science in 2009. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Azevedo is one of the most active speakers in North America regarding dental 3D imaging technologies. Dr. Azevedo operates an intramural CBCT imaging facility at the University of Louisville and provides consulting services in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology and 3D printing.

    Bruno Azevedo, D.D.S., M.S. 

    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, Cone Beam Guy (Self); Previous consultant, J.Morita USA .