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  • S-8 CBCT Assessment of Healing After Apical Microsurgery: The Third Dimension (Part 2)

    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 and 1980s. Recently, 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.

    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-4 Biologic Concepts of Guided Tissue Regeneration in Endodontic Surgery

    Contains 5 Component(s), 1.5 credits offered

    Presenter: Louis M. Lin, D.M.D., B.D.S., Ph.D. Guided tissue regeneration represents implantation of acellular matrices into the host to guide repopulation of desirable cells. The concept of GTR technique in endodontic surgery is derived from that in periodontal therapy.

    S-4 Biologic Concepts of Guided Tissue Regeneration in Endodontic Surgery


    CE Hours: 1.5 CE hour 

    Guided tissue regeneration represents implantation of acellular matrices into the host to guide repopulation of desirable cells. The concept of GTR technique in endodontic surgery is derived from that in periodontal therapy. However, GTR technique in periodontal therapy is different from that in endodontic surgery. GTR technique using barrier membranes or bone grafts in periodontal therapy is directed at regenerating damaged cementum, periodontal ligament and alveolar crest bone by excluding gingival fibrous connective tissue and epithelium from occupying the denuded root surface. GTR technique in endodontic surgery is presumed to improve regeneration of damaged periapical bone by excluding fibrous connective tissue from occupying a periapical lesion, thus avoiding scar tissue formation. Studies suggested if large inflammatory periapical lesions eroded both buccal and palatal (lingual) bone plates, GTR technique would be recommended in order to prevent scar tissue formation following endodontic surgery. GTR technique may improve periapical bone wound healing but will not enhance the success of endodontic surgery. Success of endodontic surgery is attributed to elimination of infection and not to application of GTR technique. 


    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe what is guided tissue regeneration.
    • Define indications of GTR technique in endodontic surgery.
    • Recognize that GTR technique would not improve success of endodontic surgery withouty elimination of infection.

    Louis M. Lin, D.M.D., B.D.S., Ph.D.

    S-4 Biologic Concepts of Guided Tissue Regeneration in Endodontic Surgery

    Education: 1964, B.D.S (Bachelor of Dental Science), School of Dentistry, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan. 1972, Ph.D. (Pathology), University of Oklahoma Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla. 1976, D.M.D (Doctor of Dental Medicine), School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers University. Newark, N.J. Postgraduate Education: 1969, Certificate in Oral Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Tokyo University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan. 1974, Certificate in Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, La. 1979, Certificate in Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, Conn. Academic appointments: Professor of Department of Endodontics, New York University College of Dentistry. Postgraduate Endodontic Program Director, New York University College of Dentistry. Chairman and Director of Postgraduate Endodontic Program, Section of Enddontics, University of California at Los Angeles School of Dentistry. Chairman and Director of Postgraduate Endodontic Program, Department of Endodontics, Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine. Publications: 15 book chapters. More than 95 peer-reviewed publications. Editor-in-chief of two journals. Editorial board members of 15 journals.

    Louis M. Lin, D.M.D., B.D.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-10 Saving Hopeless Teeth with Regenerative Endodontic Procedures

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Antonios M. Chaniotis, D.D.S., MDSc. Occasionally the young pulp of permanent developing teeth might become infected or necrotic due to carries or trauma. Depending on the magnitude of pulpal damage, different treatment modalities may exist such as direct pulp capping, pulpotomy, apexogenesis or apexification.

    CE Hours: .75 CE hour 

    Occasionally the young pulp of permanent developing teeth might become infected or necrotic due to carries or trauma. Depending on the magnitude of pulpal damage, different treatment modalities may exist such as direct pulp capping, pulpotomy, apexogenesis or apexification. The greater the pulpal damage to the developing permanent dentition, the more compromised the prognosis can be. Recently, regenerative endodontic procedures were introduced in order to improve the long-term prognosis of the compromised developing permanent teeth by re-establishment of a functional vital tissue that fosters continued root development and immune competency. A paradigm shift toward these biological-based approaches might benefit the young patients by improving the long-term survival of even otherwise hopeless teeth. The aim of this lecture is to describe the application of specific clinical regenerative endodontic protocols for the treatment of hopeless teeth in children and adults.


    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the biological basis of regenerative endodontic procedures.
    • Apply specific clinical regenerative protocols for the treatment of compromised and hopeless teeth in children and adults.
    • Evaluate the regenerative treatment alternatives in the everyday clinical practice.

    Antonios M. Chaniotis, D.D.S., MDSc.

    Chaniotis Antonis is a graduate of the University of Athens Dental School, Greece (1998). In 2003 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Endodontics at the University of Athens Dental School. Since 2003, he owns a limited to microscopic Endodontics private practice in Athens, Greece. For the last ten years, he served as a clinical instructor affiliated with the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Athens, Athens Dental School, Endodontic department, Greece. In 2012 he was awarded the title of Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Warwick, Warwick dentistry UK. He lectures extensively nationally and internationally and he has published articles in local and international Journals. He currently serves as an active member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology ( ESE full member society), a board member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry (AMED) , a certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and an international member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

    Antonios M. Chaniotis, D.D.S., MDSc.

    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) :Coltene () : Honorarium

  • SP-28 Make Them Smile Again! Comprehensive Treatment Considerations After Crown and Crown-Root Fracture

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Christine Berthold, D.D.S., Ph.D. Dental traumata are the main reason for endodontic and restorative procedures in anterior teeth. Interdisciplinary treatment approaches are often required for successful rehabilitation.

    CE Hours: .75 CE hour 

    Dental traumata are the main reason for endodontic and restorative procedures in anterior teeth. Interdisciplinary treatment approaches are often required for successful rehabilitation. Especially in younger patients, during the growth period, every effort should be made to restore the function and esthetics of the traumatized teeth. Based of the case of a 9-year-old patient with a complex trauma, the comprehensive treatment of crown/crown-root fractures combined with dislocation injuries will be presented in detail and with scientific background. All aspects, such as diagnostic procedures, comprehensive treatment planning and interdisciplinary consultation will be discussed. After assessing different treatment options, the rehabilitation procedure for this specific patient will be presented step by step. Predictable and successful techniques will be shown to be applied in practice on Monday.


    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Diagnose, assess and treatment plan trauma cases comprising of crown and crown-root fractures.
    • Describe a comprehensive treatment plan and approach including the coordination of different dental specialties and the general dentist.
    • Plan and provide endodontic treatment in preparation of future restorative procedures after crown and crown-root fractures in complex dental trauma cases.

    Christine Berthold, D.D.S., D.M.D., M.S.C., Ph.D.

    Christine Berthold has taught and practiced as a full-time faculty member at German universities with the focus on Dental Traumatology, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry. She has worked on comprehensive research projects in the filed of Dental Traumatology and Endodontics and has published in peer-reviewed journals, has frequently presented research findings at international meetings and has given various courses and invited presentations in her field of expertise. She is an fellow of the RCDC and the IADT, a member of international and national Endodontic and Dental Traumatology Associations, serves as an editor for the journal “Endodontie”, is a member of the review board of various peer-reviewed journals and serves in different committees and boards related to Dental Traumatology and Endodontics. In 2012, she moved to Canada and finished the Postgraduate Endodontic Program at the University of British Columbia. She is now practicing again in the field of Endodontics and Dental Traumatology in Saskatchewan and is teaching part-time at universities in Germany and Canada.

    Christine Berthold

    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 Evaluation of Pain Following Endodontic Treatment: Prospective, Multicenter Clinical Study Results

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S. Regardless of pre-operative diagnosis, pain and discomfort associated with endodontic therapy is reported in as many as 58 percent of patients. Post-operative pain has been known to last from a few hours to weeks with rates reported post-procedure.

    SP-29 Evaluation of Pain Following Endodontic Treatment: Prospective, Multicenter Clinical Study Results

    CE Hours: .75 CE hour 


    Regardless of pre-operative diagnosis, pain and discomfort associated with endodontic therapy is reported in as many as 58 percent of patients. Post-operative pain has been known to last from a few hours to weeks with rates reported post-procedure. Recent studies on advancements in endodontic technology and innovation have reported reduction in patient-reported post-operative pain rates. As newer technologies become available within the endodontic speciality, a review of their impact on patient-reported post-operative pain should be investigated and reported. This presentation will include a review of reported pain outcomes for patients included in a prospective, multicenter clinical study. Patient reported pain outcomes will be provided from pre-procedure to at least seven days post-procedure.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the pain scores reported in a prospective, multicenter, clinical studies.
    • Evaluate the patient-reported outcomes in comparison to published pain data.
    • Identify how the presented data may influence the clinical aspects of practice and future studies.

    Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S.

    Asgeir received his DDS from University of Iceland in 1988 and then graduated from UNC in 1992, with endodontic certificate and MS. He was a full-time faculty at UNC from 1992-2004. From 2004 to 2012 he was in a private endodontic practice in Reykjavik, Iceland and London, UK. In 2012 he became the Chairman of the Department of Endodontics, NYU-CD. Dr. Sigurdsson is past President of the International Association for Dental Traumatology and is on the editorial board of Dental Traumatologia. In 2014 Dr. Sigurdsson was appointed by AAE as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Sigurdsson has been invited to lecture in 44 countries all over the World, on the topics of pain, endodontics, dental trauma and/or forensic sciences. He has written or co-written over 70 perreviewed articles and 19 textbook chapters on same topics.

    Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S.

    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.
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  • SP-30 Surgical Extrusion, a Reliable Technique for Saving Compromised Anterior Teeth

    Product not yet rated Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Presenter: Jenner O. Argueta, D.D.S., M.Sc. Although different techniques have been suggested for clinical crown lengthening, all of them have some limitations in terms of esthetics. In esthetic zones, crown lengthening maneuvers require a complex diagnostic process, because when choosing surgical crown lengthening technique, care should be taken or it will could often result in gingival line asymmetry.

    CE Hours: .75 CE hour 

    Although different techniques have been suggested for clinical crown lengthening, all of them have some limitations in terms of esthetics. In esthetic zones, crown lengthening maneuvers require a complex diagnostic process, because when choosing surgical crown lengthening technique, care should be taken or it will could often result in gingival line asymmetry. The basic goal for surgical extrusion technique is to place the remanent tooth structure in an appropriate position, which will guarantee a reliable reestablishment of the remanent healthy tooth structure for a good restorative outcome, maintaining at the same time the biologic width. Thus, this technique can be used successfully to treat a severely damaged teeth, especially in the anterior esthetic zone. During the lecture, a simplified protocol for surgical extrusion will be presented, as well as long-term follow-up clinical cases. Advantages and disadvantages on this procedure will be analyzed. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss risks and benefits of surgical extrusion techniques.
    • Describe and perform the simplified surgical extrusion technique presented during the lecture.
    • List inclusion clinical criteria for choosing cases to apply the simplified surgical extrusion technique.

    Jenner O. Argueta

    Dr. Jenner O. Argueta is a Guatemalan endodontist with special interest in techniques for mantaining the pulpo-dentinal complex vital and saving compromised teeth. His special interest on these topics came during an early profesional stage during his fist steps as a dentist in Guatemala. Dr. Argueta is in charge of the social dental program provided by a non-profit organization called: ADIZ-ONG. They provide dental atention to more than 150 students with scholarship sponsored by a diferent international organizations. Dr. Argueta: Has a master's degree in endodontics. Is the president of the Guatemalan Endodontics Academy. Serves as an endodontics professor at Mariano Gálvez de Guatemala University. Is researcher #2606 at the Guatemalan National Council for science and technology. First Central American Endodontics Congress Organizing Committee President. Lectures around the world.

    Jenner O. Argueta, D.D.S., M.Sc.

    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-37 Antibiotics in Endodontics: Have the Recommendations Changed?

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S. The prevention and management of endodontic pain and swelling have been the subject of considerable debate and some scientific research. Few randomized clinical trials examined the efficacy of using antibiotics in the prevention and management of endodontic symptoms and the spread of post-operative infections. In addition, there has been considerable debate on the need of antibiotics in patients at risk of post-operative systemic infections. This session will present contemporary information and rationale, based on available evidence.

    CE Hours: 0.75

    The prevention and management of endodontic pain and swelling have been the subject of considerable debate and some scientific research. Few randomized clinical trials examined the efficacy of using antibiotics in the prevention and management of endodontic symptoms and the spread of post-operative infections. In addition, there has been considerable debate on the need of antibiotics in patients at risk of post-operative systemic infections. This session will present contemporary information and rationale, based on available evidence.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss objective evidence in the area of antibiotic prescription for the endodontic patient.
    • Identify strategies that may help is specific situations, in which there is lack of strong recommendations.
    • Describe the current guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis in patients at risk of developing bacterial endocarditis and late prosthetic joint infection.

    Ashraf F. Fouad, B.D.S., 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 65 manuscripts, 20 textbook chapters, over 120 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. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and internationally, and his research interests include: endodontic molecular microbiology, effectiveness of antibiotic therapy, dental pulp regeneration, endodontic treatment outcomes and the pathogenesis and healing of periapical lesions in the host with normal and compromised systemic health.

    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.

  • SP-46 Survival of the Fittest: A Look at Clinical Outcomes and Economic Factors Impacting Endodontists

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Lorel E. Burns, D.D.S. Economic forces are impacting the way we practice dentistry. Decreases in the number of adults seeking dental care and the organization of the dental reimbursement model have created an environment of increased competition for patients and procedures.

    CE: 0.75

    Economic forces are impacting the way we practice dentistry. Decreases in the number of adults seeking dental care and the organization of the dental reimbursement model have created an environment of increased competition for patients and procedures. A changing dental landscape suggests that value may be shifting from value-blind reimbursement towards value-based reimbursement and accountability. Endodontists should be well positioned to understand how these changes could impact the specialty. This presentation puts the economic forces reviewed into the context of endodontic clinical outcomes.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the basics of the changing landscape in dentistry.
    • Identify factors impacting prognosis of root canal treatment.
    • Discuss how endodontists can take advantage of shifts toward value-based reimbursements and provide superior outcomes in root canal treatment for patients.

    Lorel E. Burns, D.D.S.

    Dr. Lorel Burns received her dental degree from New York University (NYU) College of Dentistry. She then went on to complete her post-graduate training in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Burns is now a full-time instructor at New York University College of Dentistry in the department of endodontics. She has research interests in dental economics and policy, particularly as it relates to dental insurance structure and the specialty of endodontics. She completed an internship and published a policy brief in 2016 with the American Dental Association, Health Policy Institute. Dr. Burns is also in private practice in Nashville, Tenn.

    Lorel E. Burns, 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-17 Challenging the ABE Case History Portfolio Exam: What You Need to Know

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

    Christopher S. Wenckus, D.D.S. Recommendations will be discussed regarding changes that need to be considered in undergraduate dental training and endodontic residency programs to enhance clinical endodontic outcomes.

    SP-17 Challenging the ABE Case History Portfoio Exam: What You Need to Know

    CE: 1.0

    Recommendations will be discussed regarding changes that need to be considered in undergraduate dental training and endodontic residency programs to enhance clinical endodontic outcomes.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Complete the ABE portfolio.
    • Determine which cases are suitable for inclusion in their portfolio.
    • Determine the pitfall which causes a portfolio to fail.

    Christopher S. Wenckus, D.D.S.

    Dr. Christopher S. Wenckus is the former Head of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry. Dr. Wenckus graduated from Ripon College with a BA in 1967 and received his DDS in 1971 from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. After completing a General Practice Residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital (now called Rush University), Dr. Wenckus received his certificate in Endodontics from the UIC College of Dentistry in 1974. Dr. Wenckus has been a member of the endodontic faculty for over 45 years and currently holds the rank of Associate Professor Emeritus. He has maintained a private practice limited to the specialty of endodontics from 1974 to 2014 in downtown Chicago. Dr. Wenckus is a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Illinois Association of Endodontists, the Illinois State Dental Society, the Chicago Dental Society and the Motorcycling Doctors Association. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics (ABE) and served on the Board of Directors of the ABE from 2002 to 2008, acting as treasurer in his final year. He is a Fellow and Charter Member of the College of Diplomates of the ABE and served on that Board as the Chair of Mentoring and was the president in 2012. Dr. Wenckus was elected Director for District IV of the AAE in 1994 and was on the Board of Directors of the AAE from 1994 until 1997. He has served on many AAE committees. He was appointed to the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) in 2008 and completed his term in 2012 and during that time served as the Endodontic Review Committee chair. His is a member of the Motorcycling Doctors Association. A founding member of the Illinois Association of Endodontists, Dr. Wenckus has served as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President (1985-86). Dr. Wenckus is a member of the Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club and has served as Scholastic Chairman, Assistant Program Director, Program Chairman, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President, and President from 1976 to 1986. He was elected as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 1997 and is a Fellow of the Odontographic Society of Chicago. Dr. Wenckus has been involved in all areas of both undergraduate and postgraduate dental education his entire professional career and has served as a research advisor to more than a dozen postgraduate doctors. He has been author or co-author in numerous dental publications and has lectured extensively at the University of Illinois, locally, nationally, and internationally.

    Christopher S. Wenckus, 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-45 Outcomes in Endodontics: An Evidence-Based Look at Prognosis

    Contains 5 Component(s), 0.75 credits offered

    Rebekah Lucier Pryles, D.M.D. In many instances, endodontic treatment modalities including nonsurgical root canal therapy, nonsurgical retreatment and surgical root canal therapy offer predictable means for patients to save their natural dentition.

    CE: 0.75

    In many instances, endodontic treatment modalities including nonsurgical root canal therapy, nonsurgical retreatment and surgical root canal therapy offer predictable means for patients to save their natural dentition. This presentation will explore expected outcomes for these three treatment modalities, as well as factors that impact prognosis in a statistically significant manner. By evaluating cases with respect to these factors, patients and clinicians alike can move forward with confidence in their treatment selections.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Define success in endodontic treatment.
    • Discuss outcomes in nonsurgical root canal treatment, nonsurgical retreatment and surgical endodontics.
    • Evaluate factors that impact outcomes in a statistically significant manner.

    Rebekah Lucier Pryles, D.M.D.

    SP-45 Outcomes in Endodontics: An Evidence-Based Look at Prognosis

    Dr. Lucier Pryles received her undergraduate degree in chemistry from Providence College, received her dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed her residency in endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She maintains a private practice at Upper Valley Endodontics in White River Junction, Vt. She serves on the board of directors at the Vermont State Dental Society. Dr. Lucier Pryles holds a faculty appointment in the department of endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She continues to pursue academic writing and has published several peer-reviewed articles and has co-authored the textbook “Endodontics Review: A Study Guide.” With her business partner, Dr. Brooke Blicher, she co-founded Pulp Nonfiction Endodontics, an educational collaborative seeking to provide dentists with up-to-date evidence-based endodontics.

    Rebekah Lucier Pryles, 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.