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  • Is Endodontic Microsurgery Still the Last Resort?

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Meetu Kohli, B.D.S., D.M.D. | Surgical Endodontics has forged ahead in the last two decades. The procedure has fundamentally changed from it’s former days and continues to evolve with technological advances. We now use specially designed instruments and materials under magnification and illumination using an operating microscope and CBCT scans for case selection and treatment planning

    Live Webinar: November 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm CT

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: 

    Surgical endodontics has made great strides in the last two decades, evolving with technological advances and pushing the envelope with targeted endodontic microsurgery.  This presentation will critically evaluate the literature on the topic of endodontic microsurgery and will present evidence-based support for each step of surgical intervention. When surgeries are executed as prescribed, the success of the procedure is very high and should be presented as a valid alternative for failing root canal treatment instead of as a last resort

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

    • Discuss how microsurgery as a treatment alternative should be considered alongside non-surgical options.
    • Explain how prognostic literature on the endodontic microsurgery consistently shows successful outcome.
    • Describe each step of the surgical procedure contributes to the reported high success rates.  

    Meetu R. Kohli, B.D.S, D.M.D.

    Dr. Meetu Ralli Kohli is the Director for Continuing Education and International Visiting Scholar Program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Endodontic department. Dr. Kohli earned her B.D.S. degree from Government Dental College, Bangalore, India. She pursued her D.M.D. degree as well as specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. During the course of her training she received the esteemed Louis I Grossman award, the Samuel R. Rossman scholarship and the Sherrill Ann Siegel award & scholarship for demonstrating excellence in patient care, clinical skills and research. She is on the Scientific Advisory Board as a reviewer for Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and Quintessence International. Dr. Kohli has published in national and international peer reviewed journals and has contributed in books on microsurgical retreatment. She is the associate editor of the Microsurgery in Endodontics atlas. Her publications have received and have been recognized as the best clinical research paper by JOE. She has served on the AAE’s Constitution and Bylaws committee and currently serves in the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee. She is a Diplomate of the American Board or Endodontics. Dr. Kohli also maintains a part-time private practice in Pennsylvania, U

    Meetu Kohli, B.D.S., 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.

  • Endodontic Pain: Predictors and Preventive Strategies

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This presentation will review the best available evidence describing predictors of pain associated with endodontic treatment as well as clinical and pharmacologic strategies that can predictably prevent pain. | Paul Rosenberg, D.D.S.

    CE: 1.25 

    Description:

    Post-operative pain following endodontic treatment is a predictable outcome which can often be prevented. Mounting evidence supports the use of non-steroidal premedication prior to an inferior alveolar nerve block. Research also encourages the use of a long-lasting local anesthetic as a strategy to prevent post-operative pain. These pharmacological innovations can be paired with clinical interventions to increase the likelihood of a pain-free post-operative experience.  Some patients experience persistent, prolonged pain after seemingly successful root canal treatment. Evidence-based predictors indicate which patients are most likely to suffer from this outcome. Recognizing these predictors can be invaluable to a clinician about to initiate endodontic treatment. 

    At the conclusion, participants will be able to: 

    • Recognize the most important predictors of pain
    • Describe iatrogenic factors associated with post-operative pain|
    • Utilize evidence based clinical and pharmacologic strategies to prevent pain

    Paul Rosenberg, D.D.S.

    Dr. Paul Rosenberg was Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics at New York University College of Dentistry (1990-2012). He was also Director of the Advanced Education Program and International Program in Endodontics from 1990-2015. He served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs (2000-2005), was Director of the American Board of Endodontics (2002-2008) and was also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He currently serves as a Professor and Senior Advisor. He has published extensively in journals and textbooks and has lectured nationally and internationally on the subject of pain. His textbook titled, Endodontic Pain: Diagnosis, Causes, Prevention and Treatment, was published by Springer in 2014. Dr. Rosenberg is Editor-in- Chief of the on-line Springer Journal, Clinical Dentistry Reviewed. In 2000, Dr. Rosenberg won the Distinguished Teaching Award, which is the highest award for teaching at NYU. In December 2007, NYU College of Dentistry unveiled a new facility, the Paul and Maxine Rosenberg Educational Wing in his honor, which is dedicated to providing post-graduate students with a facility devoted to their specific needs. In 2017, Dr. Rosenberg received the I.B. Bender Lifetime Educator Award from the American Association of Endodontists.

    Paul Rosenberg, 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.

  • S-12 An Innovative Approach to Endodontic Microsurgery Utilizing 3-D Printed Guides and Trephine Burs

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.;Jarom J. Ray, D.D.S.; James Wealleans, D.M.D. | The presentation includes cases in which surgical guides allowed teeth to be saved in anatomically complex scenarios, such as in a palatal approach for a maxillary 2nd molar. ​

    CE Hours: 1.5

    Course Description:

    Surgical guides play a prominent role in implant placement, but do not have widespread use in endodontic microsurgery (EMS). A limited number of articles document applications of guides in EMS. Entry level 3-D printers with resin cost around $1,000. CBCT files can be imported into planning software, allowing 3-D printing of surgical guides. Trephine burs have been used for autogenous bone graft harvesting and for removal of failed implants, but have not previously been used in EMS. Here, we present an innovative technique pioneered at the Air Force Post-graduate Dental School which uses CBCT, software-designed 3-D guides, and trephine burs to define perforation site, angulation, depth and diameter to achieve osteotomy, root end resection and biopsy in a single step. The presentation includes cases in which surgical guides allowed teeth to be saved in anatomically complex scenarios, such as in a palatal approach for a maxillary 2nd molar. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the general steps in utilizing CBCT, planning software, and 3-D printing to fabricate endodontic microsurgical guides.
    • Describe characteristics and functionality of autogenous bone harvesting trephine burs in endodontic microsurgery.
    • Describe the combination of 3-D printed guides and trephine burs in endodontic microsurgery, particularly in anatomically complex areas.

    Anibal R. Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Anibal Diogenes received his D.D.S. from the Federal University o in Brazil, his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Diogenes is an associate professor and the director of the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of research include pain, neuroscience and regenerative endodontics. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

    Jarom J. Ray, DDS

    Dr. Jarom Ray is the Residency Program Director at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School and serves as Associate Professor of Endodontics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He received his D.D.S. from Creighton University Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2003 then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the USAF Academy in 2004. He practiced general dentistry for 2 years. In 2008 he received a certificate in endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center and achieved board certification in 2011. Dr. Ray is co-inventor of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and has lectured nationally and internationally on endodontic applications of 3D Printing. His research focuses on applications of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and 3D printing.

    James A. Wealleans, DMD

    Dr. James Wealleans received his DMD degree from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2006. James completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the United Sates Air Force Academy in 2007. In 2010, Dr. Wealleans recieved a certificate in Endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr Wealleans is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. James served as the deputy program director of the Wilford Hall Endodontic program from 2013-2018. In early 2019, Dr Wealleans retired from the United States Air Force and moved to Australia. He now practices endodontics in the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

    Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., 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.

    Jarom J. Ray, 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.

    James Wealleans, 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.

  • OSC-2 The Myths and Facts About Opioid Epidemic and Management of Odontogenic Pain

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Omar Abubaker, D.MD| ​The presentation will address the extent of harm of opioid epidemic and addiction in general within the US.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    The presentation will address the extent of harm of opioid epidemic and addiction in general within the US. The presentation will also review the role of the dental profession in causing this epidemic and explain how the profession can be part of solution going forward.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the extent of harm of the opioid epidemic in the US.
    • Explain the role of doctors and dentists in the opioid epidemic.
    • Describe post-operative dental pain and an evidence-based approach to its management.

    Omar Abubaker, D.MD

    Dr. A. Omar Abubaker earned a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree (BDS) from the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt in 1975. In 1984 he earned a Ph.D. in Anatomical Sciences and in 1990 earned a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Between 1984 and 1990 he also served as resident and Chief resident in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and one-year research fellowship at the Presbyterian University Hospital in Pittsburgh. Dr. Abubaker was joined the faculty of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the School of Dentistry, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in July 1991 with the rank of assistant professor. Since 2002, he has served as the Chairman of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chief of Division of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, VCU School of Medicine . Dr. Abubaker co-authored two textbooks, over 50 chapters and over 40 scientific articles in peer-review journals. He presented before many local, national and international scientific meetings.. Dr. Abubaker recently earned a Graduate Certificate in International Addiction Studies from the International Program in Addiction Studies from a joint program at Virginia Commonwealth University, The University of Adelaide, and Australia and Kings College London, England. He has interest in education and research in the field of addiction. He lectured to local and national groups on addiction, pain management and opioid epidemic. Over the past two years he presented on the topic of substance use disorder, pain management and opioid epidemic to more than 50 local, regional and national groups and organizations.

    Omar Abubaker, D.MD

    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: Pacira Pharmaceutical (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing)

  • PM-5 Recognition & Rewards Rebooted: A Smarter and More Productive Approach to Employee Recognition

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Speaker: Sam Jenniges, M.S.| ​Learn a smarter, more productive approach that results in team members giving their full effort and staying with you. With good intentions most practices focus on WHAT to give, rather than HOW to deliver meaningful recognition.

    CE: 0

    Course Description: 

    Make the difference in your team’s careers as well as your practice. This interactive session invites you to reboot the common, unproductive traditions of employee recognition and rewards. Learn a smarter, more productive approach that results in team members giving their full effort and staying with you. With good intentions most practices focus on WHAT to give, rather than HOW to deliver meaningful recognition. For example, rewards are routinely given in place of, or without meaningful recognition - falling flat. Or key contributors see less productive peers also get recognized which is instead demotivating. And more creative approaches are often unsustainable with disappointing outcomes. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe why common practices of employee recognition can be demotivating and costly.
    • Identify the four fundamentals of employee recognition and Illustrate the most effective approaches in order to inspire team members to give their full effort and stay with you.
    • Utilize a simple effective tool to delivering meaningful recognition; and find ways to incorporate these concepts into your practice or existing recognition program.

    Sam K. Jenniges M.S.

    Sam (Sandra) Jenniges is a facilitator, trainer and leadership consultant working with leaders at all organizational levels and is known for perpetually inspiring employees and organizations to their individual best. Driven by her passion for engaging employees, she has worked in Organizational Development, Training, and Consulting since 1990. Sam has a BS degree in Scientific and Technical Communications from the University of Minnesota and her MS degree in Organizational Training and Development from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. She has worked with Fortune 500 companies, small and mid-size firms, universities and healthcare organizations. Some of her clients include Microsoft, Campbell’s Soup Company, Pfizer, Merck, Penn State University, The Dental Specialists and more. With an interactive style, Sam works with organizations to build a culture of exceeding expectations and recognition through Employee Engagement, On-boarding Programs, Employee Surveys, 360 Feedback and Leadership Programs.

    Sam Jenniges, 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.

  • S-1 Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery: This Changes Everything

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Jarom Ray, D.D.S.; James A.. Wealleans, D.MD| The presentation contains substantial video footage and details the use of TEMS in several anatomically challenging scenarios, such as a mandibular second molar, and the palatal root of the maxillary 2nd molar. General concepts of digital workflow and stent design will be introduced and speculations about the future of 3D printing in endodontics will be discussed.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery (TEMS) was pioneered at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School and appeared on the cover of the April 2018 Journal of Endodontics. It combines the use of trephine burs (traditionally used to remove implants) with 3D printed surgical guides to perform osteotomy, root-end resection and biopsy in a single 60-second step. TEMS represents a substantial leap forward because it allows access to previously prohibitive anatomic sites. The presentation contains substantial video footage and details the use of TEMS in several anatomically challenging scenarios, such as a mandibular second molar, and the palatal root of the maxillary 2nd molar. General concepts of digital workflow and stent design will be introduced and speculations about the future of 3D printing in endodontics will be discussed.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe capabilities of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and to appreciate preprations necessary to allow for its safe use.
    • Outline the digital workflow for production of a TEMS 3D printed stents, list general armamentarium requirements, and describe various ways to access 3D printing capability.
    • Describe TEMS stent design princples for proper irrigation and a safe and accessible trephine paths.

    James A. Wealleans, DMD

    Dr. James Wealleans received his DMD degree from Nova Southeastern College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2006. James completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the United Sates Air Force Academy in 2007. In 2010, Dr. Wealleans recieved a certificate in Endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr Wealleans is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. James served as the deputy program director of the Wilford Hall Endodontic program from 2013-2018. In early 2019, Dr Wealleans retired from the United States Air Force and moved to Australia. He now practices endodontics in the Northern Beaches of Sydney.

    Jarom J. Ray, DDS

    Dr. Jarom Ray is the Residency Program Director at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School and serves as Associate Professor of Endodontics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He received his D.D.S. from Creighton University Medical Center School of Dentistry in 2003 then completed a one-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency at the USAF Academy in 2004. He practiced general dentistry for 2 years. In 2008 he received a certificate in endodontics from Wilford Hall Medical Center and achieved board certification in 2011. Dr. Ray is co-inventor of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and has lectured nationally and internationally on endodontic applications of 3D Printing. His research focuses on applications of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and 3D printing.

    James Wealleans:
    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: EdgeEndo (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing)

    Jarom Ray, 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.

  • S-11 Principles of Endodontic 3D Printing and Surgical Guide Design: Tools to Get Started

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Michelle Giacomino, DDS; Julie A.. Anderson, D.M.D.| ​This course is designed to put 3D printing in endodontics into historical context and provide some of the tools necessary to bring 3D printing and surgical guide design into practice. A brief overview of how 3D printers work will be given, to include major differences between the various types of printers on the market.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    This course is designed to put 3D printing in endodontics into historical context and provide some of the tools necessary to bring 3D printing and surgical guide design into practice. A brief overview of how 3D printers work will be given, to include major differences between the various types of printers on the market. Key developments impacting the evolution of 3D printing and its accessibility to endodontic specialists will be discussed. A chronological tour of the endodontic literature on 3D printing will culminate with the introduction of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery (TEMS). Principles of TEMS surgical guide design will then be detailed to include patient factors, CBCT acquisition, ways to arrive at a digital model, and components of the guide. The overall process of guide fabrication will be presented from start to finish with a focus on digital workflow utilizing implant planning software (Blue Sky Plan).

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the basic components of 3D printers and major differences between various technical type classifications.
    • Analyze the patient and CBCT factors pertinent to surgical guide design.
    • Describe the steps required to produce a 3-D printed guide for targeted endodontic microsurgery.

    C. Michelle Giacomino, DDS

    Dr. Michelle Giacomino is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy where she received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2003. She later attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA and graduated in 2010. She completed an AEGD 1-year residency at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland and continued there as a General Dentist there for several years until her family was moved to Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota. She completed her Endodontics residency at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School in San Antonio, TX where she also earned her Masters of Science in Oral Biology for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She currently serves as Instructor of Endontics for the AEGD 2-year program located at Lackland Air Force Base, TX.

    Julie A. Anderson, D.M.D.

    Capt Julie Anderson is a senior Endodontics resident at the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She graduated from University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 2013 and completed a one-year AEGD at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia. Prior to beginning Endodontics residency, she practiced general dentistry for three years in the Air Force.

    C. Michelle Giacomino, DDS
    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.

    Julie A. Anderson, 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.

  • SP-58 Is High Resolution Limited Field of View Advanced 3D CBCT Imaging Really a Reliable Tool in Endodontic Diagnostic Dilemmas?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Anil Chandra, MDS| Advanced 3D imaging, such as cone beam computer tomography (CBCT), is rapidly becoming a more common tool in dentistry, particularly in the endodontics. It is frequently employed in endodontics to assist in obtaining more definitive diagnosis, treatment plans and long-term case assessments.

    CE: 0.75

    Course Description: 

    Advanced 3D imaging, such as cone beam computer tomography (CBCT), is rapidly becoming a more common tool in dentistry, particularly in the endodontics. It is frequently employed in endodontics to assist in obtaining more definitive diagnosis, treatment plans and long-term case assessments. As endodontists, we are often confronted with perplexing diagnostic situations. Cases will present symptoms that may not be reproducible despite a comprehensive dental history, assorted provocative tests and traditional digital radiographic examination which may fail to definitively demonstrate more subtle osseous changes. In such cases, we frequently have no option but to advise the patient to return when they are symptomatic.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Perform accurate diagnosis in complex and difficult to discern cases, employing limited field of view high definition CBCT.
    • Review and discuss difficult diagnostic situations that may be encountered in endodontic practice. 
    • Recognize the value of applying CBCT to obtain an accurate diagnosis and its influence in treatment, case outcome as well as patient and clinician satisfaction.

    Danni Sayman, D.D.S.,M.S.

    Dr. Sayman is Chairman of the Endodontic Department at Florida Institute of Advanced Dental Education in Miami FL Dr. Sayman has earned his D.D.S. and M.S. degree in 1986 at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima Peru, and certificate of endodontics in 2003 at Columbia University New York. In 2008, he received his Board certification in endodontics. He has a solo practice in endodontics in South Miami Beach, FL since 2005. Dr. Sayman has lectured worldwide on the treatment of endodontic infections, surgical endodontics and CBCT in endodontics.

    Danni Sayman, 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.


  • SP-60 Preliminary Analysis of Microbiological Data in a Clinical Trial of Regenerative Endodontic Treatment

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.;Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.MD, M.S.D., PhD| This presentation will address the preliminary microbiological findings in immature teeth with pulp necrosis, the effectiveness of various clinical disinfection and medication protocols, and the differences in microbiological findings in cases with and without clinical success of treatment.​

    CE: 0.5

    Course Description: 

    Residual bacteria have been shown to influence regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) in animal models. Recently, a multi-centered clinical trial of RET was funded by the Foundation for Endodontics, and conducted in four dental schools. Microbiological samples at different stages of treatment were obtained from all patients, and analyzed using contemporary molecular methods. This presentation will address the preliminary microbiological findings in immature teeth with pulp necrosis, the effectiveness of various clinical disinfection and medication protocols, and the differences in microbiological findings in cases with and without clinical success of treatment.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Provide current recommendations for disinfection protocols in RET.
    • Explain about contemporary microbiological analyses of complex microbiota of the necrotic pulp in immature teeth.
    • Describe the association of residual bacteria and preliminary outcome of RET.

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

    Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa. He served as Assistant, then Associate Professor of Endodontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992 – 2004, and as Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland, from 2005 – 2015. He has been Freedland Distinguished Professor and Chair of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina since 2016. Dr. Fouad has published over 70 manuscripts, 20 textbook chapters, over 130 abstracts, and edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology (now in its second edition) and the fifth edition of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR.

    Anibal R. Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Anibal Diogenes received his D.D.S. from the Federal University o in Brazil, his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Diogenes is an associate professor and the director of the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of research include pain, neuroscience and regenerative endodontics. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

    Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Torabinejad is a professor of endodontics and adjunct Professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and University of Pacifice in San Franciso. He practices two half days in Upland, California and has made over 200 national and international presentations in more than 40 countries. He has authored fsix textbooks and more than 350 publications. He is the top-cited author in endodontic journals with authorship in 16 articles of the top 100 list. He received the AAE Ralph F. Sommer Award in 1986, the AAE Louis I. Grossman Award in 1993, the Philanthropist Award from the AAE Foundation in 1997, and the AAE Edgar D. Coolidge Award in 2016. He was the recipient of the Loma Linda University Centennial Van Guard Award for Healing 2006 and the Distinguished Research Award 2008. In recognition of his significant pioneering contributions to health sciences, he received the Loma Linda University Distinguished Investigator Award in 2013. He is a past president of the California Association of endodontics and past president of the American Association of Endodontists and its Foundation.

    Ashraf F. Fouad, 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.

    Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., 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.

    Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.MD, M.S.D., PhD
    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 International (Self) : Grant/Research Support (Status: Terminated --- July 1, 2017)


  • S-4 Advanced Approaches to Endodontic Microsurgery

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Adham A. Azim, BDS, Bertrand Khayat, DDS MSD| In this presentation, we will discuss the best evidence available regarding micro-surgical endodontics and factors contributing to its long term success. We will also present new considerations in dealing with complicated surgical cases to restore the supporting structure and provide a predictable outcome.​

    CE: 2.0

    Course Description: 

    The success rate of endodontic surgery has shown significant improvement over the past two decades. To this day, many clinicians consider endodontic surgery as the last resort for saving endodontically treated teeth and often present the outcome as guarded to the patients. If the need for endodontic surgery is combined with a compromised periodontal or restorative condition, extraction is often recommended and implant placement is advocated. In this presentation, we will discuss the best evidence available regarding micro-surgical endodontics and factors contributing to its long term success. We will also present new considerations in dealing with complicated surgical cases to restore the supporting structure and provide a predictable outcome.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the best evidence available regarding the outcome of endodontic microsurgery.
    • Describe the concept of total surgical retreatment.
    • Recognize the non-endodontic factors that require intervention during surgery for a predictable treatment outcome.

    Adham Azim B.D.S.

    Dr. Azim is the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York and he maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics. He is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his endodontic training. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. In 2010, he joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and later a part-time faculty. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and has been awarded several times for his research work including the 1st prize in the American Association of Endodontics research Award Competition (Boston 2012) and 1st prize in the Pan Arab Endodontic Conference (Dubai 2012). He has numerous publication in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal and Journal of Dental Traumatology.

    Bertrand Khayat, DDS MSD

    Doctor Bertrand Khayat received his (DDS) from the University of Paris, France in 1982. He received his Certificate in Endodontics and his Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) from the University of Washington (Seattle) in 1987. Dr Khayat is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Paris,France. Dr Bertrand KHAYAT is the author of the chapter: " Endodontic Surgery " in the book Endodontie ,ed JPIO. He is also the author of the first book in french on Endodontic Surgery « La chirurgie endodontique » He has published 20 scientific and clinical articles and has given over 200 presentations in 33 different countries.

    Adham A. Azim, BDS
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    Bertrand Khayat, DDS MSD
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