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  • SP-8 Nonsurgical Retreatment: Management of Different Clinical Situations

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

    Speaker: Jorge C. Alberdi, DDS |The nonsurgical endodontic retreatment is one of greatest challenges in everyday's endodontic practice. Clinical procedures, in general, include the removal and/or drilling of crowns, the removal of cast posts or screws, gutta-percha, silver cones, pastes, and, in some cases separated instruments.

    CE: 0.75

    Course Description: 

    The nonsurgical endodontic retreatment is one of greatest challenges in everyday's endodontic practice. Clinical procedures, in general, include the removal and/or drilling of crowns, the removal of cast posts or screws, gutta-percha, silver cones, pastes, and, in some cases separated instruments. Once these maneuvers are done, we must approach the root canal system to be able to shape it again, clean it, and finally fill it. The diagnosis must encompass a vision, not only endodontic but also restorative. This means that the dentist and/or endodontist should be trained to do an endo-restorative diagnosis of the tooth, considering if retreatment is viable and if it will be structurally able to fulfill its functional role in the oral cavity after therapy. The bibliography describes a success rate in the endodontic reintervention that oscillates between 80% and 88%, being in this way a predictable practice, when it is well executed and fundamentally when diagnosis is correct.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Recognize the reason why primary treatment failed, and study the conditions to achieve an accurate endo-restorative diagnosis of the compromised tooth.
    • Describe and evaluate different ways of removing different intra-radicular posts, gutta-percha, silver cones, separate instruments, etc.
    • Explain the importance of accurate coronal rehabilitation and follow-ups as fundamental to assess the long-term success of our therapies.

    Jorge C. Alberdi, DDS

    • Specialist in Endodontics
    • Director of the post-graduate course "Clinical Mechanized Endodontics", at Circulo Odontológico de Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
    • Auxiliar Professor of the Endodontics Chair II, at University of Salvador / Asociación Odontologica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina • Visiting Professor of the "Specialist of Endodontics Carreer", at Catholic University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina
    • Director of course: "Operative Microscope and new technologies in Endodontics", at Troiano Odontology Institute, Rosario, Argentina
    • Member of the Troiano Odontology Institute, dedicated to the clinical area of Endodontics and Post-endodontic Reconstruction, in Rosario, Argentina
    • Lecturer on Endodontics and Post-endodontic Reconstruction
    • Author and co-author of research articles and case reports in national and international journals
    • Partner of the Argentine Society of Endodontics (SAE) and the American Association of Endodontists (AAE)

    Jorge C. Alberdi, 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-28 Infection Control in Regenerative Endodontic Procedures

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Su-Min Lee, D.D.S., M.S., D.S.cD.|This presentation will review the perspectives in disinfection protocols for regenerative endodontic procedures.

    CE: 0.75

    Course Description: 

    Current conventional disinfection protocols have provided successful clinical outcomes. However, they have not induced a favorable microenvironment for the regeneration of the pulp-dentin complex in teeth with prior infection. The presence of prior infection may influence the characteristics of tissues formed in the root canal space after regenerative endodontic treatment. Furthermore, there is a lack of convincing evidence about how disinfection protocols may affect the outcome of regenerative endodontic procedures. This presentation will review the perspectives in disinfection protocols for regenerative endodontic procedures.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the significance of root canal disinfection in regenerating the pulp-dentin complex.
    • Discuss the limitations of the current regenerative endodontic disinfection protocols and the microenvironment of root canals following disinfection protocols.
    • Identify advanced disinfection techniques developed to overcome the limitations of the conventional disinfectants and create a favorable environment for stem/progenitor cells.

    Sumin Lee, D.D.S., M.S.D., D.Sc.

    I am currently a full-time Instructor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn SDM). After earning my dental degree from Chosun University College of Dentistry, South Korea in 2003, I completed my first postgraduate training at the Department of Conservative Dentistry at Chosun University College of Dentistry in South Korea, where I also received my Master of Science in Dentistry in 2006. I ran a private practice in South Korea for 4 years before joining the Penn SDM. I received my certificate in Endodontics from Penn in 2012, where I also received my Doctor of Science in Dentistry in 2015. My research interests include the biology of the dental stem cells, regeneration of the dental pulp, and biomaterials in Endodontics.

    Su-Min Lee, D.D.S., M.S., D.S.cD.

    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-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

    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-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

    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

    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?

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

    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.