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  • 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
    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.

    Bertrand Khayat, DDS MSD
    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-54 In Vitro Evaluation of Dental Pulp Stem Cells Proliferation and Differentiation on Three Dimensional Scaffolds

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Anil Chandra, MDS| Normal human impacted third molars were collected from adults (19–29 years of age). The crowns of immature human premolars extracted for orthodontic reasons in 12- to 14- year old patients were sectioned, the dental pulps were carefully removed without touching the predentin.

    CE: 0.75

    Course Description: 

    Normal human impacted third molars were collected from adults (19–29 years of age). The crowns of immature human premolars extracted for orthodontic reasons in 12- to 14- year old patients were sectioned, the dental pulps were carefully removed without touching the predentin. Decoronation of tooth was done to standardize the length to 12 mm. Teeth were cleaned and disinfected with ethylic alcohol and thoroughly washed with PBS. Roots were stabilized vertically on inverted transwell inserts in such a way that only the apical third of the root was immersed in cell culture medium. Dental pulp stem cells (DPSC’s) were suspended in 50 μL ofHyStem® Cell Culture Scaffold, in hydroxyapatite scaffold and in collagen scaffold respectively and injected into the roots of human premolars (n = 24 teeth/experimental condition). After 7 to 28 days, DPSC’s were removed from the root canals, and RNA purification, amplification, and RT-PCR for DMP-I, DSPP, and MEPE were performed.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe dental pulp stem cells.
    • Discuss about Scaffolds.
    • Discuss Stem Cell Proliferation.

    Anil Chandra, MDS

    Currently serving as Professor, Dept. Of Conservative dentistry &Endodontics, faculty of Dental sciences, K.G’s Medical University, completed his Bachelor’s degree in year 1983 from King George’s Medical College Lucknow went on to do his Master’s in Operative Dentistry from the prestigious University (BHU) in year 1986 . He is actively involved in teaching at both under graduate and post graduate level since 1986 Dr Anil Chandra is a Visiting faculty at University of Medicine and Dentistry, NEW JERSEY (USA) in 1997,1999, has worked as visiting scholar in the dept. of restorative dentistry in 1999, 2003 and 2006, he has also worked as Research scholar in the department of Pulp biology at University of California, Los Angeles (USA) in 2003.He also visited New York State University in 2003 and 2006 as Guest Faculty. He was invited as a Guest Speaker at 5th National Dental conference at Indonesia in Nov.2011 where he delivered two lectures, one for the faculty at University Of Sumatra, Medan, Indonesia and other for 5th RDME and exhibition at Medan Indonesia. He was also conferred with fellowship of American Academy of Dentistry during Hong Kong Convocation in Sept 2012.Was invited speaker at University of Cesmac, Maceio Brazil in May 2014, & 16th Nepal Dental Association Conference at Kathmandu in January 2015. He was invited as Guest Speaker at 5th American Dental Congress, Philadelphia in Oct. 2015. He also attended the Summer School on Biomaterials at Helisinki, Finland in August, 2016 Presented scientific paper on “Regenerative Endodontics” at AAE New Orleans, USA in 2017. Invited Guest Speaker at Sumatra, Indonesia in December, 2017 & also a Guest Speaker at Melaka, Malaysia in December, 2017.

    Anil Chandra, MDS
    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 Treatment Standards: A route to enhanced collaboration among endodontic treatment provide

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This course will describe the standards of modern endodontic treatment, which all practitioners are expected to meet. Upon completion, participants should be able to evaluate their competency as diagnosticians and clinicians and identify areas that require additional education. | Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, PhD

    CE: 1.0 

    Description: New technologies and materials introduced in the last 20 years have improved endodontic treatment outcomes. This course will describe the standards of modern endodontic treatment, which all practitioners are expected to meet. Upon completion, participants should be able to evaluate their competency as diagnosticians and clinicians and identify areas that require additional education. Based on this evaluation each practitioner must be able to define their own skill level to determine when patients should be referred to a specialist. Having a common language and communication provides a route for smooth collaboration among clinicians and will benefit all stakeholders.

    At conclusion participants should be able to

    • Describe current accepted protocols in the treatment of root canal systems.
    • Apply judicious considerations in self-assessing abilities in performing root canal treatment.
    • Develop a common language around treatment standards to enhance collaboration and patient communication.


    Ove A. Peters, D.MD, M.S., Ph.D.

    Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, PhD, is tenured professor and the Chair of the Department of Endodontics, as well as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontology, at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He earned his dental degree from the University of Kiel, Germany, his endodontic certificates first in 2001 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and then again along with an MS degree in 2006 from the University of California, San Francisco.

    Dr. Peters served as an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics from 1993¬1996 at the University of Heidelberg and as the Head of the Faculty Practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich in 2001. He is a fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a recipient of multiple awards, including the Louis I. Grossman and the Hans Genet Awards.

    In addition to his role as Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, Dr. Peters has authored more than 175 scientific articles, abstracts, and 15 chapters in endodontic textbooks, as well as two books, and has lectured both nationally and internationally.

    His main scientific interests are the design and performance of root canal instruments. In this area Dr. Peters has developed novel methods of three-dimensional imaging and mechanical testing. He has also assessed the efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment. More recently he became involved in research in endodontic and stem cell biology.

  • SP-22 Dilemmas in Managing Immature Teeth

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Paul Vincent. Abbott, B,D.Sc., MDS, FRACDS,|This presentation will explore the concepts behind these options and will discuss the findings reported in the literature. The outcomes of these three options, their longevity, practical aspects and suitability for re-treatment will be compared to enable clinicians to choose the appropriate management option for individual cases.​

    CE: 1.0

    Course Description: 

    Immature teeth with pulpless and infected root canal systems and apical periodontitis or apical abscesses pose significant management dilemmas for clinicians. These cases may result from a dens evaginatus (typically mandibular premolars) or from trauma to the tooth at a young age (typically maxillary incisors). These two scenarios are quite different and will have different possible healing responses. The traumatised tooth may also be associated with trauma to the periapical tissues whereas the dens evaginatus cases do not have this same periapical damage. Clinicians have three options to manage such teeth - apexification using calcium hydroxide, placing an “apical plug” (such as MTA or other bioceramic material), or a repair procedure (often called “regeneration” or “revascularisation” - but these terms are usually not applicable to the trauma situation). This presentation will explore the concepts behind these options and will discuss the findings reported in the literature. The outcomes of these three options, their longevity, practical aspects and suitability for re-treatment will be compared to enable clinicians to choose the appropriate management option for individual cases.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the management options for pulpless, infected immature teeth.
    • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the three management options for pulpless, infected immature teeth.
    • Choose the appropriate management option for the various situations where immature teeth have become pulpless and infected.

    Paul V. Abbott, B.D.Sc., M.D.S., FRACDS(Endo)

    Prof. Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia where he co-ordinates and teaches both the undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic programmes. From 1986-2002, Prof. Abbott worked mainly in private specialist Endodontic practice with part-time university appointments. In 2003, he was appointed Dean of the School of Dentistry and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA, positions he held until 2009. From 2010-2012, he was Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research. Now he concentrates on teaching and research, as well as working part-time in private practice. He has presented over 650 lectures and courses in 40 countries. He has published 115 articles in refereed journals and 18 textbook chapters. He serves on Editorial Boards and Scientific Review Panels of 17 journals. Prof. Abbott is a Past President of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations, the Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation and the Australian Society of Endodontology. He has been a Director of the Australian Dental Council and is now a member of the Dental Board of Australia. In 2004, he was awarded the University of Western Australia’s Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2008 the Australian Dental Association awarded him their Service Medallion.

    Paul Vincent. Abbott, B,D.Sc., MDS, FRACDS

    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: OzDent Pty Ltd () : Consultant, Honorarium

  • SP-23 SCAP: To Regenerate or Not to Regenerate

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Avina Paranjpe, B.D.S., M.S.D., M.S., Ph.D.|This is important to understand as the success of REPs depends on SCAP survival and ability to differentiation among other factors. Hence, it is imperative to identify compounds that can help SCAP differentiate thereby helping our regenerative procedures. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an effective anti-oxidant and differentiation agent. SCAP in combination with NAC has shown promising results helping these cells to survive and differentiate. This differentiation could possibly increase the success rates of REPs.​

    CE: 1.0

    Course Description: 

    Stem Cells of the Apical Papilla (SCAP) are important stem cells that modulate root development and are associated with human immature teeth. They have been shown to be important in dentistry and medicine for various regenerative procedures. However, our previous data has demonstrated that these stem cells do not possess good differentiation properties compared to some other dental stem cells, which could possibly contribute to the failures of many Regenerative Endodontic procedures (REPs). This is important to understand as the success of REPs depends on SCAP survival and ability to differentiation among other factors. Hence, it is imperative to identify compounds that can help SCAP differentiate thereby helping our regenerative procedures. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an effective anti-oxidant and differentiation agent. SCAP in combination with NAC has shown promising results helping these cells to survive and differentiate. This differentiation could possibly increase the success rates of REPs.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the differentiation potential of SCAP.
    • Describe the interactions between SCAP and NAC.
    • Describe how NAC could contribute to the success of REPs.

    Avina K. Paranjpe, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Avina Paranjpe graduated with her BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree from the Mumbai University, India in 2000. She was in private practice in Mumbai, India from 2000-2002 after which she obtained her Master’s degree (MS) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Oral Biology, Immunology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2004 and 2007 respectively. Dr. Paranjpe earned her Master of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Washington Graduate Endodontics Program in August 2009 after which she joined the faculty at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry as Assistant Professor. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Paranjpe is involved in several ongoing research projects related to dental materials and regenerative Endodontics. She has numerous publications in the area of pulpal regeneration and revascularization, immunology, compatibility of biomaterials.

    Avina Paranjpe, B.D.S., M.S.D., 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.

  • SP-26 Reputation? A Historical and Current Approach to Better Outcomes of Endodontically Treated Teeth

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: S. Ryan Facer, D.D.S.|This lecture aims to summarize the literature and summarize the cases and techniques demonstrating resolution and healing of symptomatic teeth with radiographic lesions from 100 different endodontic specialty practices in order to find insights into better individual outcomes and improve the reputations of endodontically treated teeth.​

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    The literature is replete with arguable outcomes, definitions, and timelines of success rates of endodontically treated teeth. Their validities have been debated for almost a century. As endodontic specialists, we define and strive to heal problematic and symptomatic teeth, but how does our individual outcomes compare to historical literature? What are we telling our patients? What are the expectations of our patients? This lecture aims to summarize the literature and summarize the cases and techniques demonstrating resolution and healing of symptomatic teeth with radiographic lesions from 100 different endodontic specialty practices in order to find insights into better individual outcomes and improve the reputations of endodontically treated teeth.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the historical definitions of success and outcome timelines in the literature.
    • Describe what Endodontists are doing in private practice in order to achieve resolution of clinical symptoms and demonstrate radiographic evidence of healing.
    • Describe the instrumentation, irrigation, obturation protocol used to achieve healing outcomes.

    S. Ryan Facer, D.D.S.

    Dr. Facer earned his dental degree and specialty training from the University of Iowa, where he graduated with high distinction. He also received a bachelor's degree in medical biology from the University of Utah. He is published in peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of Dental Research. His research interests range from sealer coverage, bacteriophage therapy, roentgen therapy, and adult stem cells with an emphasis in bone biology and Dental Trauma. Dr. Facer has been passionate in his pursuit to find new and innovative ways of treating and curing dental caries, pulpal diseases, apical periodontitis and bone regeneration. Dr. Facer continues to teach locally and nationally and has actively maintained private practice since 2005. He is known for his regular testing and implementation of new technology and for his innovation and development of new and interesting ways of treating patients and mentoring colleagues.

    S. Ryan Facer, 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.

  • SP-29 The Quickest Way to Eliminate Dental School Debt

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Albert (Ace) C. Goerig, D.D.S., M.S. | Most student debt could be paid off in three to five years if they knew how to set a new practice inexpensively or how to select the right associate position. This presentation will talk about the options.​

    CE: 0.75

    Course Description: 

    School debt can place a great burden on us for many years, takes away our freedom and sometimes prevents us from getting loans to begin our own practice. Most graduates do not realize that the real hidden cost is in the true interest they pay on the loan can be over 1000%. Most student debt could be paid off in three to five years if they knew how to set a new practice inexpensively or how to select the right associate position. This presentation will talk about the options.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Develop a plan to pay off all student debt three to five years.
    • Locate job opportunities to ensure high income after graduation.
    • Create a game plan for personal and financial freedom.

    Albert C. Goerig, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Ace Goerig graduated from Case Western Reserve University Dental School in 1971, entered the Army and retired a colonel in 1991. He is a diplomat of the American Board of endodontists, was awarded the “A” prefix, the highest Army Dental Corps professional designator. Dr. Goerig has been in private practice for 27 years in Olympia, Washington. He has presented at every major national dental meeting and founded Endo Mastery, a coaching program for endodontists in 1996. In 2018 Dr. Goerig authored a book “Dr. Ace’s Financial Freedom Blueprint: Seven Secrets of Creating Personal and Financial Freedom for Endodontists” He has 2 free web sites to help endodontists and their teams become financially free. (DoctorAce.com and EndoMastery.com). He and his wife, Nancy have 5 children and 13 grandchildren and were married in 1969.

    Albert (Ace) C. Goerig, 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-30 Improved Patient Care through Lawsuit Protection & Prevention for Endodontists

    Product not yet rated Contains 3 Component(s)

    Speaker: Larry Oxenham, CFP | This course teaches proven and effective strategies to prevent and protect against lawsuits, allowing endodontists the peace of mind necessary to focus on improved patient care. Tax reduction and estate planning adapted to dentists are also taught.

    CE: 0
    Course Description: 

    This course teaches proven and effective strategies to prevent and protect against lawsuits, allowing endodontists the peace of mind necessary to focus on improved patient care. Tax reduction and estate planning adapted to dentists are also taught. 

    Topics covered in this course include: 
    • Sources of lawsuits endodontists are exposed to and how to prevent them. 
    • How endodontists can protect 100% of their professional and personal assets from lawsuits.
    • How endodontists can protect their practice, property, and personal assets in the event of a judgment in excess of liability insurance or an exclusion in a policy. 
    • How to avoid the most common asset protection mistakes made by endodontists and their advisors. 
    • How endodontists can minimize vicarious liability for the acts of other professionals and staff.
    • Five strategies endodontists can use to reduce income taxes each year.
    • How endodontists can eliminate the capital gains tax on the sale of a business, real estate, stocks or other assets.
    • How endodontists can effectively use corporations, trusts, wills, and family limited partnerships. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe how to maintain focus on improved patient care rather than lawsuit defense.
    • Describe how to structure practice for lawsuit protection and prevention.
    • Describe how to reduce liability insurance costs & minimize taxes.

    Larry Oxenham, CFP

    Larry Oxenham is one of America’s top asset protection experts, having helped thousands of doctors achieve financial peace of mind by teaching them how to properly structure their assets for lawsuit protection and tax reduction. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books on the subject including The Asset Protection Bible. His career has been credited with helping thousands of people save millions of dollars. Larry Oxenham is a nationally recognized speaker who has trained thousands of professionals at hundreds of conventions, conferences and seminars across the country.

    Larry Oxenham, CFP

    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: American Society for Asset Protection (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)

  • SP-31 Factors Influencing Healing of Apical Periodontitis: From the Clinics to the Host Response

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Elisabetta Cotti, D.D.S. | Persistent apical periodontitis (AP) creates a clinical dilemma. AP is the most important factor to influence the success of endodontic treatment. Under controlled clinical conditions, in the presence of AP, the potential for a favorable outcome for primary and secondary root canal treatment (RCT) is 75% to 80%.

    CE: 0.75

    Course Description: 

    Persistent apical periodontitis (AP) creates a clinical dilemma. AP is the most important factor to influence the success of endodontic treatment. Under controlled clinical conditions, in the presence of AP, the potential for a favorable outcome for primary and secondary root canal treatment (RCT) is 75% to 80%. The size of the lesions, presence of sinus tracts or perforations, quality of filling and coronal restoration has an influence on the treatment outcome almost as the health and conditions of the immune system of the patient. Furthermore, genetic polymorphism and biologic modifiers put patients at risk for severe responses to endodontic infection and higher susceptibility to persistent AP by creating a stronger immune-inflammatory reaction at the periapex of a tooth. These conditions should be addressed to the endodontists to enable them to alter treatment and expectations consequently, and to use new protocols when needed. Last, it may be hypothesized that, in addition to the proper antibacterial approach, the modulation of host immune response may enhance healing of AP.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Review the most important clinical factors affecting the outcome of root canal treatment.
    • Discuss which is the impact of the immune system of the patient, of medications and of some systemic diseases, on persistent apical periodontitis.
    • Choose the opportunity of using dedicated protocols for the management of apical periodontitis in immune compromised patients, and evaluate future treatment options for the treatment of persistent AP.

    Elisabetta Cotti, D.D.S., M.S.

    I am graduated in Dentistry at the University of Cagliari in 1985; I am specialized in Endodontics in 1990 and Master of Science in Endodontics in 1991 at the University of Loma Linda --California. I am an 'Associate Professor of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics at the University of Cagliari where I direct the Department of Conservative and Endodontics. I teach in the Master of Endodontics at the University of Bologna and Cagliari. I am an 'active member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) where I was the international representative from 2000 to 2006; Director of SIE from 1993 to 2003, the European Association of Endodontology (ESE) where I was Representative for Italy from 1997 to 2003. Private practice limited to endodontics, I am the author of national and international work in the field of endodontics.


    Elisabetta Cotti, D.D.S., M.S.

    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: American Society for Asset Protection (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)

  • SP-33 Treatment of Endodontic Failures: Non-Surgical or Surgical Approach?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Ilya Mer, DMD| The aim of this presentation is to evaluate indications for surgical and non-surgical approach. Treatment plan will be discussed and treatment option chosen based on quality of restoration and obturation of the previous treatment. A self-evaluation by the operator, of predictably improving disinfection, is the key to treatment planning. The procedure should be least invasive, time conscious and be chosen after a thorough risk assessment from tooth centered and patient centered perspective.

    CE: 0.75

    Course Description: 

    Prevalence of apical periodontitis in previously treated teeth is reported to be as high as 50% in epidemiological studies. Although one cannot conclude that all these teeth need treatment, it is fair to assume that a large number of teeth with primary root canal treatment will require secondary treatment, surgical or non-surgical. The success of treatment of endodontic failures has been reported in the literature to be 70-80%. However effect of modern technique and technology on prognosis is yet to be known. The aim of this presentation is to evaluate indications for surgical and non-surgical approach. Treatment plan will be discussed and treatment option chosen based on quality of restoration and obturation of the previous treatment. A self-evaluation by the operator, of predictably improving disinfection, is the key to treatment planning. The procedure should be least invasive, time conscious and be chosen after a thorough risk assessment from tooth centered and patient centered perspective.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Explain decision making process based on quality of previous treatment and risk factors for both kinds of treatment.
    • Examine additional factors like medical history and patient’s preference/choice.
    • Discuss series of clinical cases and show practical tips to help clinician make an appropriate treatment plan.

    Ilya Mer, DMD

    Dr. Mer graduated from the Dental School of the Tver Medical University, Tver, Russia, in 1997. After maintaining general dental practice for eight years Dr. Mer limited his practice to endodontics at 2005. Dr. Mer completed international endodontic program of the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Dr. Mer lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout Russian Federation. He also serves as a scientific editor of publishing house Quintessence Russia and Dental Azbuka. Dr. Mer organized and maintained study club in endodontics in Russia.

    Ilya Mer, DMD

    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: American Society for Asset Protection (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)