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  • S-10 The Application of Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography in Endodontic Surgery: A new era in diagnosis, treatment planning and outcome evaluation in endodontic microsurgery.

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

    Mohamed I. Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) is a diagnostic imaging modality that provides high-quality, accurate three dimensional (3-D) representations of the osseous elements of the maxillofacial skeleton.

    CE: 1.5

    Cone Beam Volumetric Tomography (CBVT) is a diagnostic imaging modality that provides high-quality, accurate three dimensional (3-D) representations of the osseous elements of the maxillofacial skeleton. CBVT has great potential to become a valuable tool in the modern endodontic practice. The different applications of CBVT in diagnosis, treatment planning and long-term outcome evaluation of periapical surgery will be reviewed. Video footage of clinical cases from start to completion will be utilized to demonstrate the 3-D scan evaluation as well as the surgical procedures. Conventional 2-D radiography uses defined criteria for non-surgical and surgical outcome assessment. However, these radiographic healing criteria are not applicable for 3-D radiography. This presentation will focus on how CBCT technology has provided clinicians with a different understanding of the dynamics of endodontic disease as well as healing. Based on the information received from the recall CBCT cases not responding to treatment (non-surgical and surgical) changes in treatment protocols and armamentarium will be presented. 


    Mohamed I. Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Mohamed I. Fayad received his D.D.S. in 1985 from Cairo University and his M.S. in oral sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 as a joint supervision between SUNY and Cairo University. He had two years of AEGD at Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester at New York, and received his Certificate in Endodontics from the College of Dentistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Currently, he is the director of endodontic research and a clinical associate professor in the UIC endodontics department dividing his time between teaching, research, and private practice. He currently serves on the scientific advisory and manuscript review panels of the "Journal of Endodontics" and "Evidence Based Endodontics Journal." He co-chaired the AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015). Dr. Fayad has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks including "Pathways of the Pulp" and "Contemporary Surgical Endodontics." He is the co-editor of the CBCT text book "3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A New Era in Diagnosis and Treatment" by Springe. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and has delivered numerous presentations nationally and internationally.

    Mohamed I. Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

  • SP-18 Heat Treated NiTi Rotary Files and Superior Results

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Charles Goodis, D.D.S. This presentation will discuss the advantages and how best to use heat treated NiTi rotary files during endodontic treatment. It will also show cyclic fatigue, bending and torsional tests comparing heat treated to non-heated treated NiTi rotary files.​

    CE: 0

    Heat treated NiTi rotary files have shown improved properties compared to non-heat treated NiTi rotary files. They can also be used in more challenging cases, give a better canal shape and have a slightly different feel when using them. This presentation will discuss the advantages and how best to use heat treated NiTi rotary files during endodontic treatment. It will also show cyclic fatigue, bending and torsional tests comparing heat treated to non-heated treated NiTi rotary files. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the differences between heat treated and non-heat treated NiTi rotary file and how heat treated NiTi rotary files can give superior results in endodontic treatment.
    • Describe how the cyclic fatigue, bending and torsional test results comparing heat treated NiTi rotary files to non-heat treated NiTi rotary files have a relationship to endodontic treatment.
    • Perform better endodontic cases using heat treated NiTi rotary files and how they allow you to treat seemly improbable endodontic cases compared to non-heat treated NiTi rotary files.

    Charles Goodis, D.D.S.

    Dr. Charles Goodis is the owner of EdgeEndo, a heat treated NiTi rotary file distributor and U.S. Endodontics, a heat treated NiTi rotary file manufacturer. His undergraduate major was mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan where he also went to dental school. He did a GPR at the University of Minnesota and recieved his Endodontic Certificate at the University of Connecticut. He has a full-time practice in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Charles Goodis, D.D.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.
    Financial Relationship: EDGE

  • SP-41 Canal Debridement - What Does It Look Like? A Comparison Look at the Fluid Dynamics and Effectiveness of Various Irrigation Protocols Using High Speed Macro Video and High Resolution Macro CBCT

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    Eric J. Herbranson, D.D.S., M.S. This lecture will review ongoing work on the nature of cleaning of the root canal system. It will examine and compare three current methods for cleaning: traditional needle irrigation, negative apical pressure and multisonics.


    CE: 0

    This lecture will review ongoing work on the nature of cleaning of the root canal system. It will examine and compare three current methods for cleaning: traditional needle irrigation, negative apical pressure and multisonics. The goal is to demonstrate the dynamics and effectiveness of each protocol using two methods. The first is high speed macro video of irrigation dynamics in anatomically correct clear plastic teeth. The second, using real teeth, will use microCBCT technology to show how effective each method is in removing dentin mud generated from shaping. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Demonstrate the fluid dynamics of the three methods of irrigation and their potential effectiveness in removing debris in lateral anatomy of teeth.
    • Demonstrate the relative amount of dentin debris produced in both traditional shaping and dentin conserving shaping.
    • Describe the effectiveness of dentin debris removal of each method in both traditional and dentin conserving shaping protocols.

    Eric J. Herbranson, D.D.S., M.S.(C)

    Dr. Eric Herbranson is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of eHuman, a company that develops dental and human anatomy education software. He is also the developer of the Xmount series of microscope camera mounts. He has made a significant contribution lecturing to students and special interest groups on endodontics, technology in dentistry, and microscope photography. Dr. Herbranson’s study of physics and 40 years experience in film and digital imaging provide him with an educated understanding of macro and microphotography, and affords him a unique vision of endodontic education and image production. With his innovative approach and advanced imaging skills, Dr. Herbranson developed the unique processes and methodology for capturing images of human and dental anatomy now used as the basis for eHuman's educational technology. Dr. Herbranson earned a DDS and a MS in Endodontics from Loma Linda University. He has authored a number of textbook chapters and articles.

    Eric J. Herbranson, 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.
    Real World Endo (Self) :eHuman () : Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds); Global Surgical Corporation () : Other Financial or Material Support, product development; SSWhite Bur, Inc () : Consultant, Honorarium


  • EP-4 Improving the Patient Experience: Lessons Learned From Patient Feedback

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

    Todd Cole, Kathleen M. Gehring , Alan S. Law, D.D.S., Ph.D. his presentation will discuss how a specialty practice used feedback from patients to develop a training program which resulted in an improved patient experience.


    CE: 1.5

    Satisfied patients and referring doctors are the life's blood of a thriving endodontic practice. Providing patients the opportunity to give feedback is essential for understanding and improving the patient experience. This information has also become a source for improving the competitive advantage when looking at business objectives in the practice. This presentation will discuss how a specialty practice used feedback from patients to develop a training program which resulted in an improved patient experience.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss ways in which endodontic practices can measure the patient experience.
    • Discuss how patient feedback, both positive and negative, can be used to develop a training program for doctors and team members and to address business objectives.
    • Demonstrate how practices can measure the outcomes of the patient experience training programs.

    Todd Cole

    Todd Cole has over 20 years of dedicated business management experience. He is the director of operations for a multi-specialty dental practice, which includes 26 specialists practicing at 16 locations. As the administrative co-manager in the dyadic practice management model, Todd’s responsibilities and knowledge base includes operations, revenue management, operating expense management, capital planning, staffing models, performance reporting, support systems and services. As part of the dyad, Todd and the doctor co-manager share responsibilities with the mission, vision, values, culture, overall performance, internal organizational relationships and strategy.

    Kathleen M. Gehring

    Ms. Gehring has a degree in accounting and has had several roles at general dental and multi-specialty dental practices since 1999. Her roles have included managing doctor schedules, practice manage, and practice promotion. With her position in the practice, Ms. Gehring is able to focus on patient care and providing a positive experience for patients and referring practices. She has been a speaker at local and national meetings. Her goal in the practice is to provide care that enhances the health and life of both patients and the community.

    Alan S. Law, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Alan S. Law received his doctor of dental surgery and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa. He also completed his Ph.D., “Mechanisms and Modulation of Orofacial Pain,” with the department of pharmacology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Law has published several of articles in scientific and clinical journals, and has co-authored chapters on "The Non-Odontogenic Toothache" and "Regenerative Endodontics in Pathways of the Pulp. " He teaches continuing education courses at the University of Minnesota, is a past president of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists and a former director of the American Association of Endodontics. He is a past president of the American Board of Endodontics. He is in full–time practice in the Twin Cities with The Dental Specialists, a multi-specialty dental practice, and an adjunct associate professor in the division of endodontics at the University of Minnesota.

     Todd Cole

    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.

    Kathleen M. Gehring

    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.

  • HT-3 It is All in the Eye of the Beholder - What is the Ideal Clinical Outcome Study?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D. This presentation will summarize critical issues in defining clinical outcomes and treatment success.


    CE: 1.0

    The field of endodontics offers decades of endodontic treatment and volumes of outcome studies. Are these outcome studies valid? What are their deficiencies? What will be required for future outcome studies? How does the specialty of endodontics compare with other dental and non-dental specialties? Are we missing critical outcome measures that may lead to a revision in our definition of success? Drawing on medicine and other fields of dentistry, this presentation will summarize critical issues in defining clinical outcomes and treatment success.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe differences in clinical outcomes as defined by various endodontic stakeholders.
    • Apply these concepts for evaluating endodontic clinical trials.
    • Describe a process for defining and validating clinical outcome measures.

    Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery in the Medical School. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the ADA Gold Medal for Research and the Louis I. Grossman Award from the AAE. He has published more than 190 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Lou Berman, co-edited the 11th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

    Kenneth M. Hargreaves, 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.Vindolor (Self) : CSO (Status: Ongoing), Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds) (Status: Ongoing)


  • I-2 Diagnosing Oral Pathosis – What to Look for on Imaging and When to Refer

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    David J. Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S., Laurence Gaalaas, D.D.S., M.S. This session will provide a case-based overview using 2-D periapical imaging and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to illustrate common radiographic changes that could be misdiagnosed and result in unnecessary treatment.


    CE: 1.5

    Periapical cysts and periapical granulomas comprise the vast majority of radiolucent lesions that concern the endodontist. However, radiographic examination can also result in findings that mimic conventional radiolucent lesions. These conditions range in clinical significance from variations of normal to significant pathology or malignancy. This session will provide a case-based overview using 2-D periapical imaging and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to illustrate common radiographic changes that could be misdiagnosed and result in unnecessary treatment. Additionally, radiographic features of both odontogenic and non-odontogenic conditions that can resemble routine periapical pathology will be featured to help clinicians develop a differential diagnosis that will determine if endodontic treatment is appropriate or if referral is indicated.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Develop a comprehensive radiographic differential diagnosis based on clinical and radiographic findings.
    • List radiographic features that suggest a non-inflammatory etiology using both periapical images and CBCT.
    • Determine when to refer and which dental or medical specialist is most appropriate to facilitate further diagnosis and treatment.

    David J. Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S.

    As a leading practitioner and educator, Dr. David J. Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S., serves as a frequent teacher at dozens of events each year focusing on endodontics and oral pathology. A Wisconsin native, Dr. Landwehr studied as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to earn his D.D.S. at the University of Minnesota in 1994. From there, he earned an M.S. degree and certificate in oral and maxillofacial pathology at The Ohio State University followed by specialty training in endodontics at the University of Michigan. Since returning to Wisconsin in 1999, Dr. Landwehr has provided exemplary care to patients and currently maintains a full-time private practice at Capital Endodontics in Madison. He has presented case studies both nationally and internationally, published research findings in peer-reviewed journals, served as an evidence reviewer for the American Dental Association and was the chief of endodontics for the Meriter Hospital general practice residency for 12 years. Dr. Landwehr lectures on many endodontic topics but has a specific interest in endodontic diagnosis and instrumentation of the root canal system.

    Laurence Gaalaas, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Laurence Gaalaas received his dental degree from the University of Minnesota in 2012 and completed specialty training and a master of dcience degree in oral and maxillofacial radiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015. As a researcher and inventor, his experience includes advanced graphical analysis of images derived from dental imaging modalities, caries detection and diagnosis, contrast performance evaluation of clinical x-ray imaging systems and development of novel imaging techniques specific to dentistry such as low dose 3-D intraoral radiography and dental MRI. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, a member of the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, and has ongoing teaching responsibilities plus an active radiology practice through the University of Minnesota.

    David J. Landwehr, 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.DENTSPLY SIRONA Endodontics (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)

    Laurence Gaalaas, 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.XinVivo, Inc. (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing)

  • I-8 Pain Perspectives – a Conversation Between Three Generations of Pain Gurus

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

    Raymond Dionne, D.D.S., Ph.D., Kenneth M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Jennifer Gibbs, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Barry J. Sessle, B.D.S., M.D.S. Ph.D., D.Sc.(hc) The goal of this session is to provide both context and recommendations for accurate diagnosis and successful management of acute and chronic intraoral pain.​


    CE: 1.5

    Just as clinicians have “pedigrees” arising from their particular training program, so do scientists. In this session, three generations of clinician pain scientists will describe research advances in clarifying mechanisms of dental and other orofacial pain conditions and their control, as well as evolving concepts related to pain transmission, plasticity, diagnosis and treatment. The evolution of the definition of pain beyond the binary (pain is present or not), and rather as a complex multidimensional biopsychosocial concept, will be discussed. Endodontists are experts in acute pain management. As it is now clear that there is a continuum between acute and chronic pain, there is even a stronger impetus to develop best practices for minimizing the experience of severe acute pain, without the use of opioid analgesics. The role of the endodontist in preventing and interrupting the transition to chronic pain will be explored. Several case-based studies will also be presented to guide the discussion. The goal is to provide both context and recommendations for accurate diagnosis and successful management of acute and chronic intraoral pain.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the concepts of peripheral sensitization and central sensitization and how the expression and control of these processes influence diagnosis and treatment.
    • Describe approaches to gain effective analgesia or anesthesia, with minimal use of opioid analgesics given the impact of the opioid overdose epidemic on clinician management strategies.
    • Recognize acute pain as a risk factor for the development of chronic pain and utilize clinical strategies relevant to the endodontic practice to help patients who present with persistent pain after root canal treatment.

    Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery in the Medical School. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the ADA Gold Medal for Research and the Louis I. Grossman Award from the AAE. He has published more than 190 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Lou Berman, co-edited the 11th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

    Jennifer Gibbs, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Gibbs received her dental degree and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She then completed a certificate in Endodontics and an M.A.S. in Clinical Research from the University of California San Francisco, as well as a postdoctoral training period. She is now a full time Assistant Professor at New York University. Dr. Gibbs heads a translational research group focused on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of orofacial pain with a focus on the nociceptors of the dental pulp. She teaches clinically in the postgraduate Endodontic Program and lectures to both post-graduate and pre-doctoral students. Dr. Gibbs is active in the Faculty Practice at NYU. She is a past Educator Fellow of the American Association of Endodontics and past president of the Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics Group of the IADR.

    Raymond Dionne, D.D.S., M.S. Ph.D.

    Dr. Dionne received a DDS from Georgetown University and a PhD from the Medical College of Virginia. He conducted clinical and translational pain research at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research for 34 years, as well as practiced dentistry part-time in the District of Columbia. He is currently a professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Barry J. Sessle, B.D.S., M.D.S. Ph.D., D.Sc.(hc)

    Dr. Barry J. Sessle is professor, Faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, University of Toronto. He was dean of the Faculty of Dentistry from 1990-2001. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a member of the Canadian Academy of Science, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy Of Health Sciences. He has served as president of the International Association for the Study of Pain, the International Association for Dental Research, the Canadian Pain Society and the Canadian Association for Dental Research. His research on craniofacial pain and neuromuscular function has been supported for more than 40 years by both NIH and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He has published 12 books and 450 journal articles and book chapters, and delivered more than 450 invited presentations world-wide.

    Raymond Dionne, 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.NO DISCLOSURE INFORMATION SUBMITTED

    Kenneth M. Hargreaves, 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.Vindolor (Self) : CSO (Status: Ongoing), Stockholder/Ownership Interest (excluding diversified mutual funds) (Status: Ongoing)

    Jennifer Gibbs, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

    Barry J. Sessle, B.D.S., M.D.S. Ph.D., D.Sc.(hc)

    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-1 What an Endodontist Can Learn from Captain Sully

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    Kent Sabey, D.D.S. This presentation will use clinical cases to validate that decision-making skills, coupled with suitable course corrections, can be a key component to acceptable outcomes.​


    CE: 0.75

    Endodontics can be curative and preventative. The specialty exists due to the fact that endodontic treatment can often be complex with occasional unexpected turns. Assessment of case difficulty, coupled with ongoing reassessment, can help doctors deliver more predictable and successful care. Clinical experience and exposure to various advanced situations helps the endodontist tackle cases requiring complicated decision-making skills. Pilots have long demonstrated a terrific model in approaching such situations. By breaking down a complicated scenario into smaller components, they can help ensure consistent, correct actions and results. The beneficiary of such an approach are comfortable patients who enjoy retaining their natural, functioning teeth. This presentation will use clinical cases to validate that decision-making skills, coupled with suitable course corrections, can be a key component to acceptable outcomes.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Define the critical role of continual assessments to ensure appropriate decisions and course changes are made throughout the delivery of endodontic care.
    • Choose circumstances during clinical cases where there may be multiple options on how to proceed at various crossroads.
    • Discuss how assessment of treatment difficulty and choices between differing treatment paths might affect outcome predictability of certain cases.

    Kent A. Sabey, D.D.S.

    Following eight years in an Arizona general dentistry practice, Dr. Sabey enjoyed a full career in the US Air Force, retiring in Jan 2011. While in the military, he attended two postgraduate dental training programs -- a 2-year AEGD and then an endodontics residency, achieving board certification for both areas. Publications include articles in both endodontic and general dentistry journals, as well as co-authoring a textbook chapter. His current position is as a full-time educator, and he serves as the Program Director for the LSU Advanced Education in Endodontics.

    Kent Sabey, 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-12 Intentional Replantation - A Viable Option in Everyday Practice

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    David Li, D.MD This presentation aims to explain the scientific basis upon which the procedure is based on, to provide an overview of important biologic factors in achieving optimal outcome and to present the step-by-step technique and armamentarium for this procedure. ​


    CE: 1.0

    Intentional replantation is a viable treatment option in everyday endodontic practice. However, this procedure is not widely understood and adopted even in the endodontic community. This presentation aims to explain the scientific basis upon which the procedure is based on, to provide an overview of important biologic factors in achieving optimal outcome and to present the step-by-step technique and armamentarium for this procedure. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the biological principles on which intentional replantation is made possible.
    • List the important factors which allow successful outcome of intentional replantation.
    • Perform intentional replantation in a private practice setting based on technical details provided.

    David Li, D.MD

    After obtaining his dental degree at University of Pennsylvia, Dr. David Li returned to Penn for endodontics residency. Upon completion he moved back to Southern California. Dr. Li is now managing partner of private practices limited to endodontics in the greater Los Angeles area. Aside from private practice he is actively involved in academia. He is clinical instructor and lecturer at section of endodontics at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Li also participates in global endodontic education with the department of endodontics at University of Pennsylvania.

    David Li, 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.


  • SP-14 Chairside Statistics

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    Amir Azarpazhooh, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., FRCD(C) This presentation aims to provide a simplified guide in interpreting the most used statistical measures as applied to the studies of prognosis, diagnosis and therapy.​


    CE: 1.0

    Recent research suggests that patients prefer active and collaborative engagement as opposed to passive participation in decision making. To implement evidence-based dentistry, clinicians must have the skills required to critically appraise the validity, reliability and applicability of literature. Validity refers to the soundness of the methodology; a poorly designed study often will yield inaccuracies, inappropriate to support clinical decisions. To assess the reliability, clinicians should know how to interpret, translate and convey the clinically relevant and applicable results to their patients so that a patient can clearly grasp the implications as it applies to the clinical decision making. Therefore, clinicians should know how to interpret the clinically related results and be able to translate them. Using relevant endodontic literature based examples, this presentation aims to provide a simplified guide in interpreting the most used statistical measures as applied to the studies of prognosis, diagnosis and therapy.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss how measures of effect are reported within studies.
    • Discuss how uncertainty in results can be summarized.
    • Discuss how to interpret p-values and confidence intervals.

    Amir Azarpazhooh, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C)

    Dr. Amir Azarpazhooh obtained his D.D.S. from Iran in 2001, and his specialty training in Canada at the University of Toronto in dental public health (2004-2007) and endodontics (2007-2010) combined with his Ph.D. degree (2007-2011). Dr. Azarpazhooh is an associate professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment in the University of Toronto's clinical epidemiology program of the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation of the Faculty of Medicine, and the Toronto Health Economics and Technology Assessment (THETA) Collaborative. Dr. Azarpazhooh is also the head of division of endodontics and division of research at the department of dentistry, Mount Sinai Hospital and a clinician scientist with the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital, the key affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. He is also the Cochrane Collaboration regional site representative at the University of Toronto. Dr. Azarpazhooh has authored and co-authored more than 150 papers, abstracts and reports and has presented at over 50 national and international scientific meetings. His research interests include relationships between evidence-based dentistry and clinical decision making, patient-centered care, eliciting patient preferences in clinical decision-making. He is also a practicing endodontist (part time) in Toronto.

    Amir Azarpazhooh, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., FRCD(C)

    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.