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  • EP-14 Resident and New Practitioner Personal Finance Considerations

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Jim Dahle, M.D, FACEP Doctors are assumed by their family, friends, society at large and even themselves to be rich, but most begin their careers hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Come learn how careful financial planning.

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    Doctors are assumed by their family, friends, society at large and even themselves to be rich, but most begin their careers hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. Come learn how careful financial planning and discipline will allow you to convert your high income to a high net worth, pay off your student loans, provide for your family, purchase a few luxuries along the way, and eventually retire at a time and manner of your choosing without financial worries. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Demonstrate a desire to increase their own financial literacy.
    • Describe the best ways to manage and eliminate educational debt.
    • Discuss how to turn their high income into a high net worth.


    Jim Dahle, M.D, FACEP

    Dr. James M. Dahle is a Board-Dertified emergency physician practicing full-time in the Salt Lake City area. He became interested in personal finance and investing after becoming disillusioned with the way he was treated by several unscrupulous financial professionals. In an effort to help his fellow physicians and other high-income professionals avoid the same errors, he started The White Coat Investor website in 2011. It rapidly grew into the most widely-read, physician-specific personal finance and investing website in the world. His first book, "The White Coat Investor: A Doctor's Guide to Personal Finance and Investing," has remained an Amazon top-seller since publication in February 2014. His work has also been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, CNN, Medical Economics, Physician Money Digest, ACEP NOW, and Physician Practice.

    Jim Dahle, M.D, FACEP

    I declare that I have 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.White Coat Investor LLC (Self) : Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds) (Status: Ongoing)


  • EWL-12 Surgical and Conservative Management of Cervical and Mid Root Resorption

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Constantinos Laghios, D.D.S., M.S. A brief review of what has worked and what has not worked in the past and clinical management of resorptive defects at various levels of the root surface: coronal, cervical and mid-root will be presented.

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    Resorption is a lesion difficult to treat, and most of the time the outcome is unpredictable. A brief review of what has worked and what has not worked in the past and clinical management of resorptive defects at various levels of the root surface: coronal, cervical and mid-root will be presented.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Compute which Resorptions are "treatable and not treatable".
    • Distinguish different treatment modalities based on the location of the Resorption.
    • Describe tissue management on surgical and non surgical treatment.


    Constantinos Laghios, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Constantinos Laghios graduated from Athens Dental School in 1984. From 1984 to 1994, he practiced general dentistry in Athens, Greece, with a focus on Aesthetics and Endodontics. From 1994 through 1997, he joined the Baylor graduate Endodontic program where he gets his Certificate and Master's in Endodontics. In 1997 he founded the Advanced Endodontic Centre in Athens Greece, where he practices, to present. His practice includes Endodontics, bone regenerative techniques and Implants. He has participated, as a lecturer, in many Clinical Programs in implantology, teaching treatment plans and surgical techniques. Member of the Global Institute for Dental Education. President and founder of the Greek Microscopic Academy. International lecturer teaching surgical and non-surgical Endodontics with the use of microscopes. Dr. Laghios has organized "hands-on" courses on advanced techniques in Europe and graduate programs in U.S.

    Constantinos Laghios, 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-40 Emergency Treatment of Acute Irreversible Pulpitis in Mandibular Molars with One IAN Block of a Long-acting Anaesthetic and One-day Large Dose Corticosteroid Without a Pulpotomy or Pulpectomy

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Ghassan Yared, D.D.S., M.Sc. Determining the causative tooth can be challenging due to the patient’s anxiety, the nature of the disease and the limitations of the diagnostic tests. Moreover, satisfactory pulpal anesthesia may not be obtained easily, rendering the unscheduled appointment even longer and disrupting treatment for patients with booked appointments.

    CE Hours: 0.75 CE hour 

    The emergency treatment of acute irreversible pulpitis in mandibular molars is challenging. Determining the causative tooth can be challenging due to the patient’s anxiety, the nature of the disease and the limitations of the diagnostic tests. Moreover, satisfactory pulpal anesthesia may not be obtained easily, rendering the unscheduled appointment even longer and disrupting treatment for patients with booked appointments. In this context, a simple endodontic procedure may become a burden to the patient and the dentist. Effective pain relief can be achieved for at least three days following the administration of a long-acting local anesthetic and a large single-day dose oral corticosteroid, without a pulpotomy or pulpectomy. This new protocol is based on the results of a clinical study which assessed pain levels for three days following one IAN block of bupivacaine and a large single-day dose oral dexamethasone given to patients presenting with acute irreversible pulpitis in mandibular molars.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the mechanism of action of corticosteroids.
    • List the contraindications to the use of corticosteroids.
    • Describe the emergency treatment of an acute irreversible pulpits in mandibular molars with one IAN block of a long-acting anesthetic and a large single-day dose of dexamethasone.


    Ghassan Yared, D.D.S., M.Sc.

    Dr. Ghassan Yared is an endodontist practicing in Ontario, Canada. He completed his endodontic specialty training at University Paris VII, (Paris, France) in 1987 and obtained his M.Sc. from the Lebanese University (Beirut, Lebanon) in 1994. Dr. Yared has been extensively involved in teaching. He joined the Faculty of Dentistry Lebanese University in Beirut, Lebanon in 1988 and became Professor and Head of the Department of Endodontics; he also created and chaired the Department of Research. He joined the Department of Endodontics at the University of Toronto, Canada in 1999 for a full-time position as Assistant Head of the Department of Endodontics and Director of the Endodontic Undergraduate Programme. He remained at that position as Professor until summer 2004. He was Acting Head of the Department of Endodontics for 2003 and 2004. Dr. Yared has been elected for 4 consecutive years as the "Best Teacher of the Year", and has received the "Master Bruce Howard Award for Excellence in Teaching" the highest teaching award at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto. Dr. Yared has supervised the research projects of graduate endodontic students at the University of Toronto and has published extensively in peer-reviewed international endodontic journals. He has also given numerous lectures and continuous education courses worldwide. Dr. Yared is a reviewer for the International Endodontic Journal, the Journal of Endodontics, Endodontic Topics, and for Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics. He is also a member of the Canadian Academy of Endodontology and the American Association of Endodontists.

    Ghassan Yared, D.D.S., M.Sc.

    I declare that I have 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.
    Real World Endo (Self) :VDW Dentsply () : Consultant, Honorarium, Other Financial or Material Support, Royalties


  • S-13 Intentional Replantation Revisited

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D. This multi-media presentation outlines in detail the modified technique via case presentation, and examines the success rate with recall periods of three to 20 years.

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    Intentional replantation or reimplantation has traditionally been thought of as the “treatment of last resort” because of the difficulties in extracting, handling and successfully replanting the tooth. The replanted tooth was often lost to resorption shortly after the procedure, usually from the desiccation of the periodontal ligament. This technique has been modified by the presenter to significantly reduce this root surface event. The resection, preparation and filling of the root end are achieved while the remainder of the tooth is immersed in a tissue culture solution. This satisfies the nutritional requirements of the cells populating the root surface, and considerably extends the extra-oral period. This multi-media presentation outlines in detail the modified technique via case presentation, and examines the success rate with recall periods of three to 20 years. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Appraise via 2-D and 3-D imaging the triage and feasibility of the selected tooth for successful harvest and replantation.
    • Describe the sequences and techniques for the extraction, handling and replantation of the tooth and the proper care of the alveolus.
    • Identify potential sources of complications and discuss their remedies.


    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

    Dr. Stephen Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and postgraduate endodontic certificate in 1984. He was appointed clinical assistant professor in the department of endodontics in 1984, and was later appointed director of undergraduate endodontics, interim postgraduate director and endodontic clinic director during his tenure at the SDM. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the director of endodontic microsurgery at Harvard University and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and serves as a surgical consultant to the postgraduate endodontic programs at Walter Reed National Medical Center and the United States Army program at Fort Gordon, Ga. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on topics ranging from microsurgery and intentional replantation to CBCT and advances in non-surgical endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and maintains a full-time practice limited to endodontics in Drexel Hill, Pa.

    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

    I declare that I have 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.
    Real World Endo (Self) :DENTSPLY Sirona Dental Specialties () : Honorarium

  • S-3 Procedures, Molar Surgery Demystified

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D. The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate, using a multimedia format, various techniques and technologies that improve the acquisition and performance within the surgical site, and augment the skills that the surgeon already possesses.​

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    Although every specialist completed their training with varying degrees of surgical training, most practitioners find maxillary and mandibular posterior procedures daunting at best. Access to the site, positioning dynamics and proximity to vital structures compile a unique set of challenges. However, if the selected procedure is analyzed correctly preoperatively, and the various stages of the surgery are compartmentalized and understood, the comfort level of the operator is enhanced and the task can prove less overwhelming. The goal of this presentation is to demonstrate, using a multimedia format, various techniques and technologies that improve the acquisition and performance within the surgical site, and augment the skills that the surgeon already possesses.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Analyze, using Virtual Surgery, the proposed surgical site and treatment plan the procedure accordingly.
    • Describe the various positional scenarios, and the steps/techniques to enhance access to the field.
    • Propose the steps taken to avert or alleviate complications such as hemorrhage, sinus exposure, neurovascular exposure or postoperative discomfort.


    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

    Dr. Stephen Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and postgraduate endodontic certificate in 1984. He was appointed clinical assistant professor in the department of endodontics in 1984, and was later appointed director of undergraduate endodontics, interim postgraduate director and endodontic clinic director during his tenure at the SDM. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the director of endodontic microsurgery at Harvard University and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and serves as a surgical consultant to the postgraduate endodontic programs at Walter Reed National Medical Center and the United States Army program at Fort Gordon, Ga. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on topics ranging from microsurgery and intentional replantation to CBCT and advances in non-surgical endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and maintains a full-time practice limited to endodontics in Drexel Hill, Pa.

    Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

    I declare that I have 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.
    Real World Endo (Self) :DENTSPLY Sirona Dental Specialties () : Honorarium

  • SP-39 Sedation in Endodontic Practice: What Does It Take?

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Thomas A. Montagnese, D.D.S., M.S. This presentation will review the guidelines and rules regarding sedation in dental practice at the national and state levels. The speaker will discuss the changes and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

    CE Hours: 0.75 CE hour 

    This presentation will review the guidelines and rules regarding sedation in dental practice at the national and state levels. The speaker will discuss the changes and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The speaker will review the educational recommendations and requirements for providing nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation, minimal sedation, and moderate sedation. The speaker will also discuss his more than 25 years of experience providing intravenous moderate sedation in his private practice and at the school of dental medicine.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Summarize the guidelines and requirements for providing minimal and moderate sedation at the national and state levels.
    • Explain the various levels of sedation.
    • Discuss how providing sedation in endodontic practice would be beneficial to both the practice and patients.


    Thomas Montagnese, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Thomas V. McClammy graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1982. Over the next 15 years, he created a remarkable general practice in Oregon, and passionately pursued continuing education courses to fulfill his insatiable desire to learn. In 1996, Dr. McClammy was accepted as a post-doctoral endodontic resident at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He earned a master’s degree as well as a certificate in endodontics in 1999 from his mentor, Dr. Herbert Schilder. Currently, Dr. McClammy has a full-time endodontic and implantology practice in North Scottsdale, Ariz., and is well known for his expertise, passion and extraordinary teaching skills. Dr. McClammy has lectured nationally and internationally on endodontics and implantology, frequently incorporating CBCT into his presentations. He has been a contributing author to the 10th Edition of "Pathways of the Pulp" (Dental Clinics of North America, July 2014), the "Journal of Endodontics," and the 2nd Edition of "Atlas of Cone Beam Imaging for Dental Applications" by Dr. Dale Miles. In addition to practicing, Dr. McClammy currently teaches intimate endodontic and implant courses in his state of the art, microscope-equipped teaching center, Horizon Dental Institute (www.horizondi.com), located adjacent to his Scottsdale office, where he continues to impart “Schilder Endodontics” to students from around the world.

    Thomas A.. Montagnese, 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.

  • EP-6 Presenting with Power: Confident Communications

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Presenter: Mary Gannon In this session we will discuss the components of confident communications and techniques for strengthening your message.

    CE Hours: 1.0 CE hour 

    Effective communication is a combination of charisma, confidence and authenticity. A leader with strong communication skills makes you want to listen, reflect and take action. However, developing your own executive communication competencies requires not only incorporating techniques, but also knowing who you want to be as a leader and how to get those qualities across to your audiences and stakeholders in a meaningful way. In this session we will discuss the components of confident communications and techniques for strengthening your message.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Identify your executive voice and help you communicate with confidence, from your body language to your ability to think on your feet.
    • Tailor your message with examples and proof points that reflect your individual perspective and area of expertise.
    • Understand how to utilize tips and techniques to confidently deliver your message to various audiences, from the boardroom to patients to conferences.


    Mary Gannon

    A nationally recognized communications strategist, Mary coaches executives at the world’s leading companies to communicate with confidence. The bulk of her experience is with Fortune 500 C-level executives, management teams and sales professionals. She has extensive background in the consumer, healthcare, technology and financial sectors. Mary’s background as a reporter and producer for CNN Television in Atlanta, WGN-Channel 9 and WBBM Radio in Chicago is crucial to helping clients effectively deliver high impact messages to stakeholders, whether it’s a ballroom of shareholders, an auditorium of employees or just one hard-hitting reporter with a camera. Instruction, diagnosis, discussion, videotape and feedback are all components of Mary’s sessions. Before joining Edelman, Mary ran her own consultancy, delivering strategic counsel to an array of organizations including AbbVie, BMOHarris, Lockheed Martin, Lurie Children’s Hospital, MillerCoors and Motorola Solutions. Her Edelman clients include Barilla, ConAgra, Cooper Tires, Hilton, Hologic, Lenovo, LiftMaster, Nuveen Investments, AstraZeneca, Symantec and Unilever. Mary guest lectures at University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and DePaul University. She holds a B.S. in journalism from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mary swims, bikes and runs (somewhat slowly) in triathlons, is an avid traveler and a complete sports nut.

    Mary Gannon

    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.

  • EP-7 Practice Options

    Contains 5 Component(s), 2.25 credits offered

    Presenter: Gerald C.. Dietz, D.D.S., Tevyah J.. Dines, D.M.D., Bethany A. Douglas, D.M.D., Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD, Margot Kusienski, D.M.D. Mark P. Sullivan, D.D.S., Terry D. Webb, D.D.S., M.S. The practice opportunities available to new graduates or experienced practitioners eyeing a change are very diverse. Without having worked within a specific model, though, it can be difficult to understand the positive and negatives of its structure.

    EP-7 Practice Options

    CE Hours: 2.25 CE hour 

    The practice opportunities available to new graduates or experienced practitioners eyeing a change are very diverse. Without having worked within a specific model, though, it can be difficult to understand the positive and negatives of its structure. This panel includes seven endodontists, each of whom practices under a different model. Five are in private practice (solo practitioner, freelance endodontist, endodontic group, multispecialty group, dental service organization), one is an associate professor at a university, and one is the chairman of a military postgraduate endodontic department. Each practitioner will speak about the uniqueness of his/her practice structure followed by a panel discussion directed by questions from the audience. This presentation will be a great resource for anyone aiming to better understand the many different practice models that exist within our specialty. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the organizational structure of seven unique endodontic practice models.
    • Evaluate the differences between practice models and understand the pros and cons of each.
    • Identify ways to search employment within different practice model.


    Gerald C. Dietz, D.M.S.

    Dr. Gerald C. Dietz, Jr. grew up in Bloomfield Hills Michigan. He attended Western Michigan University for his pre-doctoral studies and received his dental degree from the University of Michigan in 1984. He completed his post-graduate endodontic training at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry in 1986. He began practice in Michigan with Endodontic Associates immediately following graduation and is now a Managing Partner. Endodontics Associates with 18 Endodontists and 10 office locations, is arguably the largest Endodontic group practice in the United States. Dr. Dietz taught pre-clinical endodontics at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry for several years. Dr. Dietz also served as a member of the University of Michigan Alumni Society, Board of Governors. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He has continuously maintained membership in the American, Michigan and Oakland County Dental Associations. He is also a member of the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Dietz Jr. has served recently on the American Association of Endodontists National Governing Board of Directors. He recently served on the AAE Foundation Board of Trustees, the Association's Public and Professional Affairs Committee, Practice Affairs Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Special Committees on CE strategy and Policy Updates.` He is a past President of the Michigan Association of Endodontists. Dr. Dietz, Jr. is currently serving on the Advisory Board of Trustees of the Henry Ford Medical Center. He also participates with the National Foundation for the Handicapped through Donated Dental Services and provides all endodontic care for Angel's Place residents. Dr. Dietz participates in the MDA's Mission of Mercy Program.

    Tevyah J. Dines, D.M.D.

    Dr. Dines graduated from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1997 and then completed a three year endodontic training program at Harvard which included patient care, biomedical research, and teaching. In addition to his endodontic certificate, Dr. Dines also earned a Master's degree in oral biology. Dr. Dines practiced as an associate in a multi office endodontic practice for several years and has been a 'freelance' endodontist since 2008. Dr. Dines is an active member of several professional organizations and completed a three year term on the Board of Directors for the AAE and is a member of the Practice Affairs Committee. He is currently the Treasurer for the Massachusetts Association of Endodontists. Dr. Dines is also a part time instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry & Biomaterial Sciences at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

    Bethany A. Douglas, D.M.D.

    Bethany Douglas is a board certified endodontist who has been working at Great Expressions Dental Center since 2012. She received her dental degree from Georgia Regents University (GRU-formerly Medical College of Georgia) where she also completed her Endodontic Residency. Originally from Augusta, Georgia, she moved to Northeast Florida after graduating in 2011 and worked in private practice as an associate. She is an active member of The American Association of Enodontists, as well as many other national, state and local dental associations. Three years ago Bethany also co-founded the Jacksonville Womens' Dental Society which is now up to over 85 members and continues to grow. Bethany is an avid runner who has completed 15 marathons, the Louisville Ironman 140.6 along with multiple road races and half ironman events around the southeast. She lives in Saint Johns with her husband, Charlie, and their two boxers, Percy and Sunny.

    Natasha M.. Flake, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.D.

    Natasha M. Flake, DDS, PhD, MSD is an Associate Professor and the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry. She is Director of the Endodontic Clerkship and Chair of the Clerkship Directors Committee at the School of Dentistry, where she holds the Robert J. Oswald and David L. Pitts Endowed Professorship in Endodontics. Dr. Flake earned a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri, a DDS and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Maryland, and an MSD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Washington. Her research interests include the mechanisms of nociception, pain, and analgesia, as well as regenerative endodontic outcomes. Dr. Flake is the 2016 recipient of the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award, and she currently serves on the Board of Directors of the AAE. Dr. Flake is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and she practices endodontics one day per week in private practice in Seattle, Washington.

    Margot T. Kusienski, D.M.D.

    Dr. Kusienski earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine and Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed a general practice residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She earned her certificate in Endodontics and Master of Medical Science from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Kusienski is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Kusienski has been very active in organized dentistry at the local, state and national levels. She is a member of the Lancaster County Dental Society, Pennsylvania Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists and the College of Diplomates. She serves on various committees for the American Association of Endodontists, is a trustee for the AAE Foundation and has served on the AAE Board of Directors. Dr. Kusienski serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics. She is attending faculty for the general practice residency at Lancaster General Hospital and actively lectures for various organizations. Dr. Kusienski maintains a full time private practice limited to endodontics in Lititz, Pennsylvania.

    Gerald C. Dietz
    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.

    Tevyah J. Dines, D.MD
    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.

    Bethany A. Douglas, D.M.D.
    I declare that I have 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.
    Real World Endo (Self) :Great Expressions Dental Centers: Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds)

    Natasha Flake, DDS, PhD, 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.

  • EWL-7 Separated Instruments

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Yoshi Terauchi, D.D.S., Ph.D., An instrument fracture is very frustrating, and instrument retrieval is considered to be even more challenging in endodontics than any other part of endodontic procedure. However, ultrasonic removal attempts especially from the apical one third of a curved canal often result in a significant amount of dentin sacrifice.

    EWL-7 Separated Instruments

    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    An instrument fracture is very frustrating, and instrument retrieval is considered to be even more challenging in endodontics than any other part of endodontic procedure. However, ultrasonic removal attempts especially from the apical one third of a curved canal often result in a significant amount of dentin sacrifice. On top of that, aggressive use of ultrasonics could lead to perforation and secondary fracture because there is no standardized technique for successful instrument retrieval. Therefore, a standardized technique is suggested in the lecture to retrieve a broken file to both maximize the success and minimize dentin sacrifice without causing iatrogenic events as it has been developed to be minimally invasive using a novel file retrieval kit. The recent literature has shown that the instrument retrieval with this technique was predictable and was significantly more successful and more conservative in dentin sacrifice than that with ultrasonics alone. The unique procedures in combination with cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for instrument retrieval will also be shown and discussed using contemporary concepts. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Complete an appropriate diagnosis and a treatment plan for broken instrument removal.
    • Describe the concept of broken file removal.
    • Describe the right technique to use for removal of a broken file.


    Yoshi Terauchi, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Terauchi was born in Tokyo in 1965. He earned his D.D.S. in 1993 and completed his residency at Tokyo Medical & Dental University, in 1995, where he also received his PhD from the Department of Endodontics. He is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Graduate school of Dental Medicine. He has started his private practice in Tokyo since 1994 and limited his practice to endodontics in 1998. He has two articles published from JOE, three other articles from Dentistry Today, and a number of articles from the Quintessence, Dental Outlook, and Dental Diamond in Japan. He also authored an educational book called “How to Endodontics” from the Quintessence in 2010. He was exposed twice on National TV, NHK, and Fuji Television, for modern endodontics. He received a presidential award from JEA (Japanese Endodontic Association) in 2001 and a Wakai award from JEA in 2009. He lectured on “Application of Cone Beam CT in Endodontics for AAE in 2012 and performed the AAE workshop for instrument retrieval in 2013.

    Yoshi Terauchi, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    I declare that I have 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.

    DentalCadre : Honorarium

  • S-7 CBCT Assessment of Healing After Apical Microsurgery: The Third Dimension (Part 1)

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 1 credit offered

    Presenter: Thomas von Arx, D.M.D., Apical surgery using the modern technique, i.e. microsurgical principles, is an established treatment protocol of persistent apical periodontitis when conventional endodontic retreatment is not possible, is associated with risks or is denied by the patient. The outcome of apical surgery is commonly evaluated with a clinical and radiographic examination one year after the intervention.

    CE Hours: 1 CE hour 

    Apical surgery using the modern technique, i.e. microsurgical principles, is an established treatment protocol of persistent apical periodontitis when conventional endodontic retreatment is not possible, is associated with risks or is denied by the patient. The outcome of apical surgery is commonly evaluated with a clinical and radiographic examination one year after the intervention. Two-dimensional radiography (periapical radiography) is currently the method of choice with regard to healing assessment of the former radiolucency, applying healing criteria established by Rud et al. and Molven et al. in the 1970s/1980s. Recently, cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has become an important tool in the management and evaluation of endodontic problems. With regard to outcome assessment of apical surgery, CBCT allows a more thorough and unparalleled evaluation, particularly in the oro-facial dimension, thus giving new insight in the tissue regeneration occurring around the cut root face and of the access windows. The lecture describes in detail the benefit of post-surgical CBCT analysis and also reports the latest data from our research group regarding three-dimensional appraisal. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the conventional healing criteria for radiographic outcome assessment following apical surgery.
    • List the new healing criteria using CBCT for radiographic outcome assessment following apical surgery.
    • Apply 3-D healing analysis based on CBCT imaging of teeth treated with apical surgery.

    Thomas C. Von Arx, D.M.D., Ph.D.

    Dr. Thomas von Arx graduated in 1980 from the University of Bern/Switzerland. He specialized in oral surgery. He spent a research year at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, in 1999 in the department of periodontics. Thereafter he joined the department of oral surgery and stomatology, University of Bern/Switzerland. Dr. von Arx became associate professor at the same department in 2008. Recently, he spent a six-month sabbatical at the department of anatomy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. Dr. von Arx has lectured on five continents and has authored/co-authored 190 papers /book chapters. His main area of clinical research is apical microsurgery. Dr. von Arx is the author of “Clinical Oral Anatomy,” a book published in 2017 by Springer.

    Thomas von Arx, D.M.D.

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