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  • SP-33 The 3-D Printed Endo Access Guide: Necessity or Novelty?

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    Keith Boyer, D.D.S.,Alexander Lee, D.M.D. This presentation will discuss how CBCT volumes can be utilized to achieve ideal results with minimal removal of dentin in a variety of complex cases. We will evaluate the current available technology, provide tips for using 3-D printed guides and present possible future applications.​


    CE: 0.75

    CBCT technology has undoubtedly changed how endodontics is performed. Besides being able to visualize anatomical variations and assess complications more accurately, new adjunctive tools allow us to virtually plan procedures and design 3-D printed guides. While such guides have been heavily used in implant dentistry, its utility and application in endodontics has remained a seldom explored topic. This presentation will discuss how CBCT volumes can be utilized to achieve ideal results with minimal removal of dentin in a variety of complex cases. We will evaluate the current available technology, provide tips for using 3-D printed guides and present possible future applications.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe what 3-D guided endodontic tools currently exist.
    • List indications for 3-D printed endodontic access guides.
    • Discuss best practices for creating and using 3-D printed guides.

    Keith R. Boyer, D.D.S

    Dr. Keith Boyer is an assistant professor at Western University of Health Sciences and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific in Stockton in 2005. He attended dental school in San Francisco and got his D.D.S. from the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry in 2008. He then earned his specialty certificate in endodontics from University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2010. After residency, he remained in Philadelphia to practice endodontics and teach at the university. Since moving back to his home state, he has practiced in both Northern and Southern California. Dr. Boyer was drawn back into the academic environment because of his desire for continuous learning and to share that knowledge with colleagues and future dentists. He has been teaching pre-clinical and clinical endodontics full-time at WesternU since 2013.

    Alexander Lee, D.M.D.

    Dr. Lee is an associate professor at Western University and the Coordinator of Dental Informatics. He was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. After attending the University of California, Davis for his Bachelor of Sciences in Biological Sciences (Evolution and Ecology), he attained his DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2009. While in private practice in Lodi, CA, he devoted his time to providing dental care to the underserved by volunteering at numerous events organized by the Sacramento District Dental Society and helped start a free dental clinic in Hiram Johnson High School. His emphasis in teaching has been focused on diagnostic sciences and dental informatics.

    Keith Boyer, 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.

    Alexander Lee, D.M.D.

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

  • SP-4 Invasive Cervical Resorption: Long-term Follow-up, the Use of CBCT in Early Diagnosis, and Various Treatment Modalities

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Matthew Malek, D.D.S. In this lecture, long-term progression of ICR, from early onset to 10 years will be reviewed. Moreover, the use of CBCT in diagnosing early signs of ICR will be discussed. Finally, various treatment modalities with follow up will be presented.​


    CE: 0.75

    Our knowledge of etiology, disease progression and outcome of invasive cervical resorption (ICR) is limited. Case reports and research on the outcome of the disease and treatment modalities are also scarce. ICR is usually asymptomatic and is mostly discovered as an incidental finding during dental radiographic or cone beam computed tomographic (CBCT) examination. With the use of CBCT we are able to detect the early signs of ICR more accurately and as a result, improve the prognosis of the disease. Various surgical and non-surgical treatments have also been suggested. In this lecture, long-term progression of ICR, from early onset to 10 years will be reviewed. Moreover, the use of CBCT in diagnosing early signs of ICR will be discussed. Finally, various treatment modalities with follow up will be presented.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss ICR progression from early onset to advanced stages.
    • Discuss the benefits of CBCT in detecting early signs of ICR.
    • List and describe various treatment modalities in treating ICR.

    Matthew Malek, D.D.S.

    Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Dentistry, NYU College of Dentistry, 2009 Certificate, Endodontics, NYU College of Dentistry, 2011 Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics Academy of Distinguished Educators Award, 2014

    Matthew Malek, 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-6 SCAP: Let’s Get Introduced.

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    Avina K. Paranjpe, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D., Ph.D..S. Stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) were discovered and characterized about a decade ago as being important stem cells that modulate root development and are associated with human immature teeth. They have been shown to be important in dentistry in regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs).


    CE: 0.75

    Stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) were discovered and characterized about a decade ago as being important stem cells that modulate root development and are associated with human immature teeth. They have been shown to be important in dentistry in regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs). In medicine, they have shown promising results when used in the treatment of spinal cord injuries. However, very little is known about these cells in comparison to some other stem cells in the body. This is important to understand as the success of many REPs could possibly depend on how these cells survive, proliferate, differentiate and interact with other cells and bacteria. Hence, it is imperative to know their characteristics and interactions with the immune system as these could help us identify one possible cause of failure of many regenerative endodontic cases.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the characteristics of the SCAP.
    • Describe the interactions between SCAP and the immune system.
    • Discuss factors that should be considered when using stem cells for different procedures.

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

    Dr. Avina K. Paranjpe graduated with her bachelor of dental surgery degree from Mumbai University, India in 2000. She was in private practice in Mumbai, India from 2000-2002 after which she obtained her master’s degree and a doctor of philosophy in oral biology, immunology from UCLA in 2004 and 2007 respectively. Dr. Paranjpe earned her master of science in dentistry and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Washington Graduate Endodontics Program in 2009 after which she joined the faculty at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry. as assistant professor. She is currently associate professor in the department of endodontics at the University of Washington, Seattle. Dr. Paranjpe is involved in several ongoing research projects related to dental materials, cell interactions and immunology. She has numerous publications in the area of pulpal regeneration and revascularization, immunology and compatibility of biomaterials.

    Avina K. Paranjpe, B.D.S., M.S., M.S.D., 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-8 Laser Activated Irrigation: Light at the End of the Tunnel

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    Valerie M. Kanter, D.M.D., M.S. This program will simplify laser physics to allow the clinician to better distinguish which dental lasers are safe and effective within the field of endodontics.


    CE: 0.75

    This program will simplify laser physics to allow the clinician to better distinguish which dental lasers are safe and effective within the field of endodontics. Lasers can be incorporated into all aspects of clinical endodontics, from access to apicoectomy. When used correctly, light energy can have a profound effect on the activation potential of irrigants inside the root canal system. These new developments have elevated the level of canal disinfection we should strive for as specialists in our field. Photons have the innate ability to create biological changes on a cellular level. This is termed photobiomodulation. When this type of low-level laser energy is directed at areas of chronic inflammation, healing potential can be enhanced and pain levels diminished. This lecture will expose the power of light in the clinical field of endodontics. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • List the various types of lasers used in dentistry and determine which ones are most appropriate and effective for endodontic procedures.
    • Discuss new developments in irrigant activation and explain how these techniques can improve disinfection of the most complex root canal systems.
    • Describe the innate ability of photons to modulate biological activity and enhance the healing potential of wounds on a cellular level.

    Valerie M. Kanter, D.M.D., M.S.

    Dr. Valerie Kanter is a Board Certified Endodontist. She graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry with her D.M.D. and M.S. degree with a specialty in endodontics. She is a third generation dentist, with dental licenses in California and Florida, where she earned numerous awards of excellence. In addition to her continued studies in nutrition and integrative health care, she has gained many mentors from the highest echelons of dentistry. Dr. Kanter teaches post-graduate residents, pre-doctoral D.D.S. and foreign dental students in advanced clinical endodontics at the University of California, Los Angeles. She enjoys the opportunity to help students acquire real-life clinical skills beyond those that can be taught in a classroom. Dr. Kanter advocates a patient-centered, biological approach to endodontics. As an oral health care professional, she strives to go above and beyond the so-called traditional standard level of care. She is a trailblazer in the adaption of stem cell and laser technologies, as a more natural and chemical-free approach to the treatment of root canals. The process of becoming a Board Certified Naturopath has broadened her view of the human mind, body and spirit. She has a great respect and understanding of the connection between teeth and systemic health and wellness.

    Valerie M. Kanter, D.M.D., 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.Fotona (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing), No honorarium for this presentation (Status: Ongoing)


  • SP-42 Navigating from What's Now to What's Next in Endodontics: Irrigation Technology - Is the Evidence Strong Enough?

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Manish Garala, B.D.S., M.S., Brett Gilbert, D.D.S. This presentation is designed to introduce three highly innovative irrigation technologies: apical negative pressure, laser activated and multisonic activated. Each modality will be presented to describe and demonstrate the clinical technique and rationale along with the most up to date evidence based information.


    CE: 0.75

    Endodontic irrigation has historically been a simple procedure based upon positive pressure needle irrigation. Our knowledge and understanding of the complex root canal systems we treat require that we continue to strive for more complete and thorough chemical debridement and disinfection of these spaces. Innovations in irrigation technology are the latest trend in today’s endodontic marketplace. As clinicians, how do we decipher what we are told works the best versus what the literature based evidence proves? Can we depend on the literature to tell the whole story? This presentation is designed to introduce three highly innovative irrigation technologies: apical negative pressure, laser activated and multisonic activated. Each modality will be presented to describe and demonstrate the clinical technique and rationale along with the most up to date evidence based information. The question to be posed is how do today’s innovations and literature lead us to tomorrow’s proven protocols. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the complex and intricate root canal system anatomy that must be debrided by chemical irrigation technologies due to the limitations in reach of our mechanical debridement procedures.
    • Evaluate the current evidence-based literature support and clinical techniques for apical negative pressure irrigation, laser activated irrigation and multisonic activated irrigation technologies.
    • Discuss how our evaluation of the literature, clinical techniques and rationale will help us to develop true proven protocols for tomorrow.

    Manish Garala, B.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Manish Garala received his dental degree in 1996 from Turner Dental School, University of Manchester, England. Between 1996 and 1999, he successfully completed his Vocational and General Dental Practitioner Degrees at Hope Dental Practice, Manchester, England. During this time, he developed a strong passion for endodontics, which led him to pursue a career as an endodontic specialist. He completed his postgraduate degree in endodontics at Nova Southeastern University, Fla., in 2002, with a Master of Science in Education. Dr. Garala has been in private practice in Houston, Texas, since 2002. He is a committee member for the Greater Houston Dental Society, and has previously served on the Advisory Council on Endodontics for Kerr Endo and SonEndo. Dr. Garala has lectured globally, most notably at the American Association of Periodontology in 2017, AAE Annual Meetings (2002-2004, 2008, 2011) IFEA (2001), and the Academy of General Dentistry (2007, 2012). He has written scientific papers for the "International Endodontic Journal" and the "Journal of Endodontics," examining root canal preparation using nickel titanium systems. He has authored a chapter discussing canal preparation objectives for Dr. John McSpadden’s comprehensive textbook, “Mastering Root Canal Preparation.” He has achieved the status of Diplomate in Endodontics. Dr. Garala also maintains specialist list credentials for the specialty of endodontics in Europe as well as memberships with the AAE, ADA, TDA, GHDS and the International Federation of Endodontic Associations.

    Brett Gilbert, D.D.S.

    Dr. Brett Gilbert received his D.D.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Gilbert has a private practice limited to endodontics in Niles, Ill. He is currently on faculty in the department of endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. Dr. Gilbert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

    Manish Garala, B.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.Fotona (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing), No honorarium for this presentation (Status: Ongoing)

    Brett Gilbert, 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. Kerr Endodontics: Consultant, Honorarium

  • SP-24 Educator Forum: The Use of Electronic Health Records for Retrospective Research

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

    Carla Y. Falcon, D.MD, M.D.S., Marianella Natera-Fernandez, D.M.D., M.D.S.,Kayla Tavares, D.D.S., M.D.S. This presentation focuses on a positive benefit - the wealth of data contained within the EHR and its utilization in interesting research projects for students, faculty and residents.​


    CE: 1.5

    Electronic health records (EHR) are a reality to most endodontic educators whether their program is in an academic health center or is hospital/community based. Many educators lament the increased workload, both clinical and administrative, that has resulted from the adoption of EHR. This presentation focuses on a positive benefit - the wealth of data contained within the EHR and its utilization in interesting research projects for students, faculty and residents.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Identify opportunities for retrospective research forum in their institution's EHR application.
    • Anticipate and manage compliance related issues that are likely to be encountered.
    • Utilize studies to strengthen their programs.

    Kayla Tavares, D.D.S., M.D.S.

    Dr. Kayla Tavares received her D.D.S. degree in 2010 from the University Federal Fluminense in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She then went on to further her studies in endodontics at the University of Florida where she completed an internship in endodontics. She received her master's degree in dental science and certificate of residency in endodontics from the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Tavares is actively involved in endodontic education, and has served as the resident member of the educational affairs committee of the AAE. She is also past-chair of the section on endodontics of the American Dental Education Association. Dr. Tavares is a part-time faculty member at the University of Texas Health School of Dentistry at Houston. She also serves on the AAE membership services committee. Dr. Tavares is in full-time private endodontic practice in Dallas, Texas.

    Marianella Natera-Fernandez, D.M.D., M.D.S.

    Dr. Marianella Natera-Fernandez is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics and is the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics. Dr. Natera-Fernandez previously served as an assistant professor at Rutgers University where she received her Master’s Degree in Endodontics and taught both undergrad and post-graduate endodontic students. She received her first dental degree at the Universidad de Los Andes in Merida, Venezuela in 1995 and then enjoyed 12 years in private practice as a general dentist, with a simultaneous part-time faculty teaching assignment at Universidad Santa Maria for 7 years. Dr. Natera-Fernandez completed a fellowship in Endodontics here at the University of Florida in 2009 and was excited to return to UF in 2017 helping to lead Endogators to Academic Excellence!

    Carla Y. Falcon, D.MD, M.D.S.

    Clinical assistant professor at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Our study aims to come up with an explanation or provide factors for undergraduate pre-doctoral endodontic case shortages. This information may help program directors modify their programs to improve student experience.

    Carla Y. Falcon, D.MD, M.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.

    Marianella Natera-Fernandez, D.M.D., M.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.

    Kayla Tavares, D.D.S., M.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-34 Guided Endodontics

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

    Sebastian Ortolani, D.D.S., PhD, Miguel Muñoz Carrasco, D.D.S Accessing the root canal system in calcified/obliterated cases can be very difficult and time consuming. The use of CBCT is very useful in the treatment planing and in the evaluation of its complexity.


    CE: 0.75

    Accessing the root canal system in calcified/obliterated cases can be very difficult and time consuming. The use of CBCT is very useful in the treatment planing and in the evaluation of its complexity. The use of virtual models and 3-D guides allows a new approach - the access is performed minimizing the risk of procedural errors. 3-D printed guides are used to locate the canal in a safe and easy way. In the treatment of calcified canal systems, endodontic guiding devices reduce the procedural time and facilitate an easy access with minimal dentinal destruction, improving the long-term prognosis of endodontic treatments.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discover the possibilities of applying CbCt and 3-D printed devices to gain access to calcified canal systems.
    • Use new technology available (3-D imaging, dental operating microscope) to improve on the diagnosis and prognosis of cases with calcified/obliterated canal systems.
    • Recognize important clinical and radiographics findings useful to decision making in the treatment of calcified canals.

    Miguel Muñoz Carrasco, D.D.S

    Miguel Munoz LSD graduated from UEM School of Dentistry in 2003 in Madrid, Spain. From 2008 he has a practice dedicated exclusively to endodontics in Liège ,Belgium. He is member of the BEAT (Belgian Association for Endodontology and Traumatology) , Certifed Member of the ESE and AAE international member. Pasionate clinician eager to share his experience, he has given lectures nationally and internationally. Actually performing his PHD at the University of Murcia in Spain, related to use of 3D in endodontics.

    Sebastian Ortolani, D.D.S., PhD

    Dr. Sebastian Ortolani obtained his degree in dentistry from UEM  School of Dentistry in Madrid in 2001. Since 2008 he was a part-time staff member of the department of endodontic program at the University of Valencia, being director of the Diploma in Endodontics (Diploma) until 2017. He obteined his  PhD  cum laude at the University of Valencia in 2014. He is member of the AEDE (Spanish Association of Endodontology) , Certifed Member of the ESE and AAE international member. He has given lectures a local, national and international level and has published several articles on endodontics. Since 2002 he has had a private practice dedicated to endodontics in Alicante, Spain. Since 2002 he has had a private practice dedicated to endodontics in Alicante, Spain.

    Sebastian Ortolani, D.D.S., PhD

    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.

    Miguel Muñoz Carrasco, 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-9 The Effect of Bruxing on Endodontically Treated Teeth

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    William F. Freccia, D.D.S., M.S. The speaker will discuss bruxing in terms of its causes, its symptoms (before, during and after endodontic treatment) and available treatment options.​


    CE: 0.75

    Bruxing can have a detrimental effect on the success of endodontically treated teeth. Little has been reported in the dental literature regarding this relationship. The speaker will discuss bruxing in terms of its causes, its symptoms (before, during and after endodontic treatment) and available treatment options.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the type of patient that is most likely to brux.
    • Discuss why patients who brux may continue to have symptoms after endodontic treatment.
    • Perform a random clinical trial on a patient population in a clinical setting such as a dental school, military installation or private practice.

    William F. Freccia, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. William F. Freccia was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. He is a 1967 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point; a 1976 graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry; and completed his endodontics residency at the U.S. Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. in 1981. He also received a Master of Science degree from George Washington University in oral bioology. He retired from the U.S. Army Dental Corps at Fort Bragg in 1987, and practiced endodontics in Fayetteville, N.C. until he retired from private practice in 2014. Dr. Freccia is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentists. Dr. Freccia has conducted research in the areas of nonvital bleaching techniques, and restoration of endodontically treated bleached teeth. He has published articles in professional journals on bleaching, veterinary dentistry, dental trauma and hypnosis, and has lectured at national, state, local and university meetings both in the United States and Europe. Dr. Freccia has been married to his wife Millie for 49 years. They have three children and six young grandchildren. Dr. Freccia's retirement activities include being involved with his grandchildren, teaching fly fishing, model railroading, reading, traveling, boating, playing as little golf as possible, and giving advice on retirement.

    William F. Freccia, 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.

  • I-7 Multidisciplinary Approach for Dental Traumatic Injuries From Early Mixed Dentition to the Adult

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    Presenter: Robert J. Steelman, D.M.D., M.D.,Fabricio Teixeira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.,Roger Wise, D.D.S. The treatment success of dental trauma should be constructed by a multidisciplinary approach. Suitable medical evaluation is a critical step to avoid unwanted consequences. Neurological examination and its concerning symptoms must be always taken in consideration even before the conception of a definitive treatment.

    CE Hours: 0 CE hour 

    The treatment success of dental trauma should be constructed by a multidisciplinary approach. Suitable medical evaluation is a critical step to avoid unwanted consequences. Neurological examination and its concerning symptoms must be always taken in consideration even before the conception of a definitive treatment. Also, proper management of injuries in the developing dentition will many times prevent or lessen long-term recurrent problems related to periodontal and restorative disfigurement. Mixed and adult dentition injuries ranging from simple displacements to advanced intrusions and avulsions will be described in detail with special emphasis on the role of each team member. This presentation will address the important aspects of early action, from the patient overall health to the treatment prognosis. Implant placement combined with hard and soft tissue management and restoration, will be discussed and established. Participants will be enlightened by the stable and esthetic results achievable converging in the esthetic zone.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the importance of a multi-disciplinary management of dental alveolar trauma.
    • Discuss the concerning neurological symptoms and the significance of frequent examinations.
    • Identify the paramount treatment approaches, alternatives and prognosis.


    Robert J. Steelman, D.M.D., M.D.

    Robert Steelman M.D., D.M.D. Clinical professor, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine/Anesthesiology, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore. Associate professor, Pediatric Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore. Education: D.M.D., Washington University School of Dental Medicine, St Louis, 1982 Internship, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Emory University School of Dentistry, Atlanta, 1983 Residency, Pediatric Dentistry, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas, 1989 M.D., West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1993 Internship/Residency,Pediarics/ Anesthesiology, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W.Va., 1996 Fellowship, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, W.Va., 1998 Board Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics, Sub Board Pediatric Critical Care Medicine American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Fellowships American Academy of Pediatrics American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry American College of Critical Care Medicine Currently serve as a consultant, Amercan Board of Pediatric Dentistry; Clinical Oral Examination Member, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, Scottland.

    Fabricio B. Teixeira, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Fabricio Teixeira is Professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa. He is also the current holder of the Richard E. Walton Professorship. Before coming to Iowa, he served as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at the University of Texas Health at San Antonio. He obtained his certificate in endodontics from the UT San Antonio and was the first recipient of the Endowment Carlos E. del Rio Distinguished Professorship in Endodontics. Before moving to Texas, he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he still maintains an appointment as adjunct faculty. Dr. Teixeira is Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and currently serves as Director of the ABE. He holds a position as endodontic consultant of the American Dental Association for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. He is member of the OKU National Dental Honor Society and Fellow of the International College of Dentists. He is former Associate Editor of Endodontic Topics, current editor Evidence-Based Endodontics and Visual Endodontics. He holds a position on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and serves as peer reviewer on many other international journals. He is actively involved in clinical research and has lectured nationally and internationally on several topics. He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts and textbook chapters. He also maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Iowa City.

    Roger Wise, D.D.S.

    Dr. Wise is a faculty member and lecturer in the departments of orthodontics and periodontics at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He has presented more than 200 lectures throughout the U.S. and abroad on adult orthodontics and the Interrelationship of peridontics, orthodontics and restorative dentistry. He has written four textbook chapters and has authored numerous papers in refereed journals. He is one of a small number of dental specialists in the world fully trained in both periodontics and orthodontics. He received his dental degreee at Emory University and his specialty training in periodontics and orthodontics at Boston University. Dr. Wise served 15 years as a consultant for the American Board of Periodontology. He practices periodontics, adult orthodontics and implantology in Swampscott, Wakefield and Boston, Mass.

    Robert J. Steelman, D.M.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.

    Fabricio Teixeira, 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.

    Roger Wise, 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-26 The Potential of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Regenerative Endodontics

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    Presenter: Mohamed Jamal. Ahmed, D.D.S., CAGS, M.S.D., D.Sc.D., FRCD(C) Dental pulp tissue is composed of cell types of multiple embryonic germ layer origins, hence to regenerate pulp tissue there is a need for stem or progenitor cell populations with bona fide differentiation capacity. A key hurdle limiting progress in the field of regenerative endodontics has been the identification of such populations of cells.

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    Dental pulp tissue is composed of cell types of multiple embryonic germ layer origins, hence to regenerate pulp tissue there is a need for stem or progenitor cell populations with bona fide differentiation capacity. A key hurdle limiting progress in the field of regenerative endodontics has been the identification of such populations of cells. Patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) are a powerful and inexhaustible source of cells, which can differentiate into cells from all three embryonic germ layers origin. In addition to their pluripotency, their derivation from adult somatic-cells overcomes the ethical problems associated with embryonic stem cells and avoids the immunologic rejection associated with the use of allogeneic donor cells. This presentation will discuss the potential of iPSCs as an alternative source of cells to regenerate dental pulp tissue. Furthermore, recent in-vitro and in-vivo studies will be reviewed in addition to recent findings by the presenter’s research group. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Explain the difference between multipotency and pluripotency and the limitation of dental mesenchymal stem cells.
    • Recognize the potential of human induced pluripotent stem cells in regenerative endodontics.
    • Describe the developmental origin of dental pulp tissue and appreciate the fact that dental pulp tissue is composed of cells of different embryonic germ layer origin.


    Mohamed Jamal. Ahmed, D.D.S., CAGS, M.S.D., D.Sc.D., FRCD(C)

    Dr. Mohamed Jamal received his D.D.S. from Ajman University, United Arab Emirates, in 2005. After one year of internship at Dubai Health Authority, Dr. Jamal joined the Boston University Institute for Dental Research and Education – Dubai (BUIDRE), where he obtained his CAGS and M.S.D. in Endodontics in 2011. During his residency at BUIDRE, Dr. Jamal was awarded a grant from the Emirates Foundation to support his research on dental pulp stem cells. In 2012, Dr. Jamal joined the Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston University, to complete his D.Sc.D. in endodontics. Dr. Jamal joined the Center of Regenerative Medicine, Boston University, where he was working on human embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell. He developed protocols for directed differentiation of these cells into cells of different lineages such as endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells and dental pulp cells. Dr. Jamal received multiple awards, including the Young-Emarati research award, the 2016 best research award at Boston University, Top-10 resident research award from the AAE Fall Meeting 2016 and research grant from the AAE Foundation. Dr. Jamal was a member of the regenerative committee of the AAE and is a member of the scientific advisory board of the "Journal of Endodontics."

    Mohamed Jamal. Ahmed, D.D.S., CAGS, M.S.D., D.Sc.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.