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  • I-10 Endodontic Overfill and Neurologic Injury: Considerations and Strategies to Address Legal, Surgical and Neuropathic Outcomes

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S. and John M. Gregg, D.D.S. M.S. Ph.D | Dr. Gluskin will discuss the evidence and best practices regarding neurologic injury as a result of endodontic care. Dr. Gregg will discuss orofacial neuroanatomy, the spectrum of trigeminal nerve injuries, differential diagnosis of post-trauma, neuropathic pain sequelae (peripheral and central), and especially surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative interventions with outcome expectations.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    Neurologic injury as an outcome of endodontic treatment can have devastating consequences for both the patient and the endodontist. Mishaps that occur during the therapeutic stages of endodontic therapy can result in neurologic damage with an unpredictable course and an uncertain prognosis. Dr. Gluskin will discuss the evidence and best practices regarding neurologic injury as a result of endodontic care. He will review the data for prognosis and how to determine treatment and intervention strategies as a result of the chemical harm from overfill. Dr. Gregg will discuss orofacial neuroanatomy, the spectrum of trigeminal nerve injuries, differential diagnosis of post-trauma, neuropathic pain sequelae (peripheral and central), and especially surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative interventions with outcome expectations.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the sequelae of obturation overfill into neurovascular anatomy and the potential for injury.
    • Explain the differential diagnosis of post-traumatic neuropathic pain sequelae from endodontic overfill that occurs both peripheral and central.
    • Recognize surgical, non-surgical and rehabilitative interventions with outcome expectations.

    Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.

    Alan H. Gluskin DDS is currently Professor, Department of Endodontics, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is at present a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Gluskin is a member of numerous societies including the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society. He has served on the Educational Affairs Committee and the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of the AAE. and was General Chair for AAE10 and AAE18. Dr. Gluskin is presently on the Executive Board of Directors of the AAE as Vice-President, and additionally functions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Gluskin is the 2017 recipient of the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award. He is co-editor of the textbooks Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning and Practical Lessons in Endodontic Treatment.

    John M.. Gregg, D.D.S. M.S. Ph.D

    Currently, Dr. John M. Gregg is Adjunct Professor of Oral & Facial Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry and Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine Department of Surgery, and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He received his dental degree at The University of Michigan as well as Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroanatomy at the UM medical school where he also completed his Residency training. His career has included broad spectrum orofacial surgery practices spanning 48 years, national and international lecturing, and multiple academic appointments. Dr. Gregg’s major clinical and research interests have related to trigeminal nerve injuries and associated neuropathic pain. He has been instrumental in the development of microsurgical management of nerve injuries and his work is documented in over 100 peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters and book editing. He lives on a farm in the Southwest mountains of Virginia, enjoys backpacking, cycling and improvisational jazz trumpet.

    Alan H. Gluskin, 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.

    John M. Gregg, D.D.S. M.S. Ph.D

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  • I-4 Management of Acute Pain

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

    Speakers: Ellen Byrne, D.D.S., PhD, Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD, and Nikita B. Ruparel, MS, DDS, PhD| This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    This evidence-based course is designed to provide effective and practical strategies for managing acute dental pain emergencies. The latest information on NSAIDS, acetaminophen-containing analgesics and local anesthetics will be provided with the objective of having immediate application to your next patient emergency. Want to know how to anesthetize that hot tooth? How to predictably manage severe acute pain after surgical or endodontic treatments? How to combine common medications to improve analgesia? This course will answer these practical tips and more using a lecture style that emphasizes interactions with the audience in answering common pain problems with useful solutions.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe a fast and efficient routine for managing dental pain emergency patients.
    • Select the best combination of analgesics to manage dental pain.
    • Provide effective local anesthesia to the classic “hot” molar case.

    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.

    Ellen Byrne, D.D.S., PhD

    Dr. B. Ellen Byrne’s academic background includes a bachelor of science in pharmacy, doctor of dental surgery, general practice residency, Certificate in Endodontics and a Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology, all from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently a professor of endodontics and senior associate dean of the VCU School of Dentistry. Dr. Byrne has authored several chapters in the ADA's "Guide to Dental Therapeutics," is a past member of the Joint Commission on National Dental Board Examinations, a member on the Committee for the Integrated National Board Dental Examination, a curriculum consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and has won multiple alumni awards for teaching and service. She is a fellow in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. She is a past member of the AAE research and scientific affairs committee and the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. She is a gifted and entertaining speaker on pharmacology, and has presented at national meetings such as the AAE, ADA, and the Hinman Dental meeting.

    Nikita Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Ruparel is Board certified Endodontist who practices in San Antonio at UT Faculty Endodontics. She received her certificate in Endodontics in 2013 after receiving her doctoral (PhD) and DDS at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her practice in Endodontics includes treating routine and challenging Root canal treatments, retreatment as well as microsurgery. she also lectures at national and international meetings on regenerative endodontics and pain biology. She has also been awarded the American Association of Endodontics Educator Fellowship for committing her career to academics. Nikita Ruparel is committed to a future career as a clinician-scientist.

    Ellen Byrne, D.D.S., PhD
    Ken Hargreaves, DDS, PhD
    Nikita Bharat. Ruparel, MS, DDS, 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.

  • NS-14 Pulpotomy as a Final Treatment: Is It Predictable?

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

    Speaker: Stephane RJD. Simon, D.D.S, M.Phil, PhD| The accepted management for any pulpal intervention on a highly inflamed dental pulp is the pulpectomy and root canal treatment. However, it has been shown that radicular pulp has a reparative potential and interesting immune defense properties.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    The accepted management for any pulpal intervention on a highly inflamed dental pulp is the pulpectomy and root canal treatment. However, it has been shown that radicular pulp has a reparative potential and interesting immune defense properties. A full pulp chamber pulpotomy and filling with a dedicated material could therefore be considered as an alternative treatment. Its feasibility, known on decidual and immature permanent teeth (where it is a routine treatment) is now investigated on mature permanent teeth as a permanent treatment.

    The aim of this lecture is to discuss the rationale behind this hypothesis and the scientific background that could encourage us (or not) to consider the pulp chamber pulpotomy as a predictable endodontic treatment. Our clinical experience will be faced to the literature and both will be used to discuss.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Examine the inflammation status of the pulp as a key factor for clinical decision making.
    • Choose the appropriate endodontic treatment regarding the advancement of the pulp disease.
    • Cite clinical criteria to select the pulp capping procedure or the pulp chamber one.

    Stephane Simon, D.D.S., Ph.D., D.Sc.

    Stéphane SIMON has been qualified as Doctor in Dental Surgery in 1994 at the University of Reims. He got a certificate in Biomaterials in 1998 (University of Paris 7) and in Endodontology in 2000 (Paris 7). He taught Endodontics from 2001 to 2005 at the University of Paris 7 as Assistant Professor, and from 2006 to 2008 at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) as a Clinical lecturer. In 2006, he left France for joining Birmingham’s Dental School team for two full years; there, 90% of his time was devoted to research, and 10% to clinical practice and teaching, as a Clinical Lecturer and Associate Specialist in Endodontics. He also got a Master Degree (MPhil) in Molecular and cell Biology in 2005 (Paris 7), and completed in 2009 his PhD in Pulp Biology in the frame of a co-supervised Thesis between the University of Paris 7 and the University of Birmingham. He is also the President of the Publ Biology and Regeneration Group of the IADR and member of the education committee of the European Society of Endodontology. To date he is full time academic teacher/researcher and his clinical practice is limited to Endodontics. He has been graduated as a Senior lecturer in the departments of Oral biology and endodontics and is the director of the Postgraduate Endodontic Program at Paris Diderot University (3 years full time program). His time is 50% devoted to the clinical practice and 50% to Basic Science research about Tissue engineering and dental Pulp. He works as a Researcher in Paris and as Associate Researcher in Birmingham.

    Stephane RJD. Simon, D.D.S, M.Phil, 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.

  • NS-16 Endodontic Outcome: Critical Review of our Criteria

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

    Speaker: Thomas Kvist, D.D.S, Ph.D| Despite the technological developments in our discipline, so far, there is no convincing evidence to suggest that the overall prognosis of root canal treatment has increased over a period of 50 years. The increased understanding of the complexity of the biofilms that are present in necrotic root canals and many root filled teeth has challenged the view that root canal treatment is about getting root canals sterile.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    Despite the technological developments in our discipline, so far, there is no convincing evidence to suggest that the overall prognosis of root canal treatment has increased over a period of 50 years. The increased understanding of the complexity of the biofilms that are present in necrotic root canals and many root filled teeth has challenged the view that root canal treatment is about getting root canals sterile. With new imaging technologies like CBCT, it also stands clear that postoperative situations without symptoms and agreeable periradicular conditions, as can be assessed on an intraoral X-ray, may still prove to have signs of residual inflammation. At the same time, we face a renewed interest in a possible association between endodontic infections and general health. These observations put your finger on a crucial point. What should be regarded as sick, what needs to be treated and what does not need to be addressed? It has been argued that both modern medicine and dentistry face fundamental ethical problems if too rigorous and consistent concepts of disease prevail.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

      Appraise the different dimensions of human ailments, such as apical periodontitis.
    • Discuss the problems involved in defining outcome of root canal treatment in terms of "success" and "failure".
    • Describe different possible alternative ways to define and describe outcome of root canal treatment.

    Thomas Kvist, D.D.S, Ph.D​

    Associate professor Thomas Kvist, DDS, PhD Thomas Kvist has practiced general dentistry in Sweden and in Sorrento, Italy. He completed specialization in endodontics in 1993 and received his PhD in 2001 at the Department of Endodontology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden where he is presently head and holding a position as associate professor. For several years, he was director of the postgraduate program and head of the Specialist Clinic for Endodontics at Public Dental Service in Gothenburg. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals on decision-making and clinical outcome in endodontics. He also authored several textbook chapters and edited a textbook on apical periodontitis in root- filled teeth. Thomas Kvist participated in the project group for the report Methods of Diagnosis and Treatment in Endodontics published in 2010 by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (SBU) and Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare's work to provide National guidelines for adult dental care. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Endodontic Journal and Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. Thomas Kvist is also a participant in the Endodontic Research Collaboration in Scandinavia (EndoReco).

    Thomas Kvist, D.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.

  • NS-7 Are Regenerative Endodontics Procedures Working?

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

    Speakers: Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Avina Paranjpe, B.D.S., M.S.D., M.S., Ph.D. and Domenico Ricucci, D.D.S., MD | Regenerative endodontic procedures aim to form a vital tissue into an empty but infected root canal space that restores the lost functions of the native dental pulp. These procedures have been shown to promote healing of apical periodontitis and further root development by the deposition of hard tissue and continued root development in immature permanent teeth with necrotic pulp and apical periodontitis/abscess.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    Regenerative endodontic procedures aim to form a vital tissue into an empty but infected root canal space that restores the lost functions of the native dental pulp. These procedures have been shown to promote healing of apical periodontitis and further root development by the deposition of hard tissue and continued root development in immature permanent teeth with necrotic pulp and apical periodontitis/abscess. Although these procedures appear to achieve desirable clinical outcomes, there is increasing evidence that the tissues formed following these procedures do not resemble the lost native pulp. In this presentation, new histologic observations will be provided, demonstrating that the mineralized tissue formed following pulp capping or pulpotomy procedures, as well as the tissue formed in the root after regeneration procedures, is not tubular dentin formed by a new generation of odontoblast-like cells, but rather an irregular amorphous mineralized tissue showing cellular inclusions. The clinical and scientific meaning of clinical versus histologic outcomes will be presented and discussed with focus on current technical and scientific challenges and possible future directions.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss the nature of the tissues formed after clinically successful regenerative procedures.
    • Recognize the difference between histologic regeneration and guided-repair.
    • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of these procedures and the role of case selection on treatment planning.

    Anibal R. Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Anibal Diogenes received his D.D.S. from the Federal University o in Brazil, his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Diogenes is an associate professor and the director of the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of research include pain, neuroscience and regenerative endodontics. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

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

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

    Domenico Ricucci, D.D.S., M.D.

    Dr. Domenico Ricucci received his degree in General Medicine from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 1982, and his DDS from the same University in 1985. Since then on he has maintained private dental practices limited to endodontics. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Ricucci was Professor of Cariology at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro, Italy in 2002 -2003. He served in the Research Committee of the European Society of Endodontology from 1999 to 2005. Dr. Ricucci’s primary research interest relates to pulpal and periapical tissue reactions to caries and treatment procedures, biofilms in endodontic infections, etiology of RTC treatment failure, pulp regeneration/revascularization. Since 1998 he has run his own histology laboratory and has developed considerable skills in hard tissue preparations for light microscopy. Dr Ricucci has published 86 papers and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has authored the Textbook and Atlas “Patologia e Clinica Endodontica”, the textbook and atlas “Endodontology. An integrated biological and clinical view”. He has also authored or co-authored ten book chapters.

    Anibal Diogenes, 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.

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

    Domenico Ricucci, D.D.S., 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.

  • OSC-9 Management Considerations for the Medically Complex Patient

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

    Speaker: Bradford Johnson, D.D.S., M.H.P.E.| The goal of this presentation is to serve as a brief overview of common medical conditions that may require modification of your standard treatment protocol to ensure patient safety, with a special focus on non-surgical and surgical endodontic therapy.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    The goal of this presentation is to serve as a brief overview of common medical conditions that may require modification of your standard treatment protocol to ensure patient safety, with a special focus on non-surgical and surgical endodontic therapy. Current evidence-based treatment guidelines will be presented when available and areas of controversy or lack of expert consensus will be identified.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe a risk assessment strategy for medically complex patients and know when to modify your standard treatment protocol and/or seek medical consultation prior to treatment.
    • Discuss common drug:drug interactions and allergies relevant to endodontic practice.
    • Explain appropriate treatment modifications for patients with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, pulmonary diseases, kidney and liver disease, immunosuppression, history of bisphosphonate therapy, and prosthetic joint replacement.

    Bradford R. Johnson, D.D.S., M.H.P.E.

    Dr. Johnson completed his undergraduate education at the University of Colorado, received his DDS degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and endodontics specialty training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where is currently Professor, Department of Endodontics, Department Head and Postgraduate Program Director. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and received a Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree from the UIC College of Medicine in 2005. In addition to full-time teaching, he maintains a part-time clinical practice limited to endodontics. Dr. Johnson has published over 50 articles and abstracts in peer reviewed dental journals and is author or co-author of eleven textbook chapters.

    Bradford Johnson, D.D.S., M.H.P.E

    I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: Dentsply Sirona (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing)

  • SP-10 Incision Techniques and Flap Designs in Endodontic Microsurgery

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

    Speaker: Guillaume Jouanny, DDS| This presentation will address new concepts of incision techniques such as the crossed incision technique.

    CE: .75

    Course Description: 

    Endodontic microsurgery has become a reliable technique with predictable outcome. Soft tissue management is an essential step in getting access to the periradicular area. Different techniques of incision and multiple flap designs have been described. It is sometimes difficult for the practitioner to find his way around all this information. This presentation will address new concepts of incision techniques such as the crossed incision technique. The criteria of choices for proper flap designs will also be covered.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Perform adequate incisions depending on the location of the surgical site.
    • Describe different flap designs.
    • Discuss soft tissue management strategies in modern endodontic surgery.

    Guillaume Jouanny, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Guillaume Jouanny received his DDS degree from the University of Paris Descartes in 2008. He practiced General Dentistry and Endodontics in Private practice from 2008 to 2012. He was clinical assistant from 2010-2012 in the same University in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics. He moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics in 2012 at the University of Philadelphia where he graduated in 2015. Since 2015 he has been practicing Endodontics in Paris in private practice and teaching Endodontics at the University of Paris Descartes. His main topics of research are Root Resorptions and Endodontic Microsurgery. Dr. Jouanny has written several articles focusing mainly on Surgical Endodontics and he lectures internationally. He is the coauthor of a book dedicated to Microsurgery with Dr B. Khayat.

    Guillaume Jouanny, DDS

    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 Laser Irradiation and Pulp Space Decontamination: An Evidence-Based Approach

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Eleftherios Terry R. Farmakis, D.D.S., MDSc., PhD| This lecture will review the associated literature on evidence-based terms and will address the potential of the “light” for laser-assisted endodontics.

    CE: 1.0

    Course Description: 

    Nowadays, lasers have been suggested in the modern endodontic armamentarium, mostly aiding the disinfecting procedures – either directly or indirectly. The incorporation of this technology into everyday endodontic practice requires thorough understanding of the physics behind the application, as the parameters of laser irradiation (wavelength, pulse length, power, fluence) affects the interaction with the target tissue (through absorption, penetration depth, diffusion etc) and all of the above influence the outcome. This lecture will review the associated literature on evidence-based terms and will address the potential of the “light” for laser-assisted endodontics.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the ways, laser irradiation influences intracanal bacterial load.
    • Discuss the different wavelengths that can be used for pulp space sterilization.
    • List the proper laser(s) for each disinfecting application.

    Eleftherios Terry R.. Farmakis, D.D.S., MDSc., PhD

    Dr Eleftherios-Terry R. Farmakis is an Endodontist by specialization (1997) and is Associate Professor at the Dept of Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, since 2008. He has published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals and lectured extensively in many countries. His main lecturing topics, among others, are on Lasers in Endodontics, Endodontic Sealers, Self-Adjusting File and Irrigation. He is also the Treasurer of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA).

    Eleftherios Terry R.. Farmakis, D.D.S., MDSc., 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.

  • SP-19 Are You Ready for Augmented Reality in Endodontics?

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    Speakers: Keith R.. Boyer, D.D.S. and Alexander Lee, D.M.D.| This presentation will examine what wearable AR technology is and how it is currently being used in dentistry. A live demonstration with the Microsoft HoloLens will help explore possible applications of augmented reality in endodontics.​

    CE: 1.0

    Course Description: 

    Augmented reality, superimposition of computer images onto a view of the real world, has been anointed by the largest technology companies as the next frontier to conquer. Evidence of this can be seen in the development of the latest iPhones, widespread use in games and social media, and even use by non-tech companies such as IKEA and Zappos. This presentation will examine what wearable AR technology is and how it is currently being used in dentistry. A live demonstration with the Microsoft HoloLens will help explore possible applications of augmented reality in endodontics.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Define augmented reality (AR)
    • Describe the current use of AR in dentistry
    • Describe applications of AR in endodontics

    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 R. 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.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-27 Strategies Concerning Endodontic Disinfection for Regenerative Endodontics

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    Speakers: George Huang and Adham A. Azim| It has been long recognized that the key to endodontic success is largely determined by how well the root canal system is disinfected. To render the canal bacteria-free is challenging. Mechanical debridement alone is limited in reaching all the root canal spaces.

    CE: .75

    Course Description: 

    It has been long recognized that the key to endodontic success is largely determined by how well the root canal system is disinfected. To render the canal bacteria-free is challenging. Mechanical debridement alone is limited in reaching all the root canal spaces. Recent endeavors on advancing regenerative endodontics further underscores the importance of effective root canal disinfection. Thus, strategies for root canal disinfection should be directed to use more effective irrigation activation techniques that may maximize root canal disinfection.
    In this presentation, we will overview, analyze and discuss two areas: i) Recent endeavor on improving the efficacy of root canal disinfection including the use of various newly devices, equipment and anti-microbial protocols in reducing the antimicrobial loads without further damage to the progenitor cells. ii) Utilization of large animal models such as mini-swine to study cell-based pulp regeneration and testing disinfection protocols.
    Whether regenerative procedures are suited for heavily infected root canal with periapical lesions will be analyzed and discussed.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • List current new technologies tested and proposed for root canal disinfection.
    • Describe technical considerations of large animal models to study regenerative endodontics.
    • Discuss the potentially optimal protocols for root canal disinfection and their pitfalls for regenerative endodontic procedures.

    Adham Azim B.D.S.

    Dr. Azim is the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York and he maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics. He is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his endodontic training. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. In 2010, he joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and later a part-time faculty. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and has been awarded several times for his research work including the 1st prize in the American Association of Endodontics research Award Competition (Boston 2012) and 1st prize in the Pan Arab Endodontic Conference (Dubai 2012). He has numerous publication in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal and Journal of Dental Traumatology.

    George T-J. Huang, D.D.S., M.S.D., D.Sc.

    Dr. Huang is a board certified endodontist, currently Professor and Director for Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapies, Department of Bioscience Research at UTHSC, College of Dentistry. He is the former Chair/Herbert Schilder Professor in Endodontics, at Boston University, also a former Chair in Endodontics at Columbia University. Dr. Huang has published more than 170 research articles, abstracts, review articles, including papers in Stem Cells, Stem Cells and Development, Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Human Gene Therapy, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Endodontics, etc; book chapters in books such as Ingle’s Endodontics, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp, Endodontic Microbiology, Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Dentistry, Tissue-Specific Stem Cell Niche, Material-Tissue Interfacial Phenomena, etc; and co-edited with Dr. Irma Thesleff and wrote chapters for the text book “Stem cells, craniofacial development and regeneration”, in 2013. His research has been funded by various sources including NIH and AAE Foundation.

    George Huang
    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.

    Adham A. Azim
    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.