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  • NS-12 Difficult Cases. Difficult Decisions! An interactive case-based treatment planning session

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speakers: Adham A. Azim; Scott L..Doyle, D.D.S., M.S.;Mohamed Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Philip Michaelson, MS, DMD| In this interactive case-based learning session, the audience will engage directly with the speakers through the Q&A polling feature and get to make a decision on the best treatment plan possible for each case presented. Our speakers, with their years of experience as clinicians and educators, will then discuss their decision-making process in managing the various challenges using surgical and/or non-surgical approaches. They will also review the various factors that should be considered prior to initiating treatment, as well as the prognosis expected, based on the best level of evidence available today.

    CE: 2.0

    Course Description: 

    During the daily clinical work, we encounter a variety of clinical cases where diagnosis, decision making, and treatment planning can be very challenging. Addressing cases with multiple levels of difficulty, where compelling level of evidence regarding the treatment outcome is lacking, may often result in considering extraction rather than preserving the natural dentition. 

    In this interactive case-based learning session, the audience will engage directly with the speakers through the Q&A polling feature and get to make a decision on the best treatment plan possible for each case presented. Our speakers, with their years of experience as clinicians and educators, will then discuss their decision-making process in managing the various challenges using surgical and/or non-surgical approaches. They will also review the various factors that should be considered prior to initiating treatment, as well as the prognosis expected, based on the best level of evidence available today. 

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Recognize the parameters that can influence the decision making process.
    • Explain the best available evidence when it comes to managing complex clinical cases.
    • Describe the treatment options to save the natural dentition.

    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.

    Scott L. Doyle, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Doyle received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Minnesota in 1999. After graduation from dental school, Dr. Doyle served in the United States Air Force for seven years. His first assignment was at Eglin AFB, Florida, where he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Doyle practiced as a general dentist for two years at Altus AFB, Oklahoma, prior to his acceptance into an endodontic residency. Dr. Doyle obtained both his Master of Science and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota in 2004. His research focused on the comparison of outcomes for root canal treatment and dental implants. The results led to multiple publications in the Journal of Endodontics and Compendium, as well as serving as the foundation for ongoing studies. Dr. Doyle then served for two years as Chief of Endodontics at Langley AFB, Virginia. During this time, he shared his clinical and academic expertise with seven dental residents each year. In 2005, he was named the Air Force Air Combat Command Junior Dental Officer of the Year. 

    Dr. Doyle is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, attaining board certification in 2011. He currently serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Doyle also serves as a Delegate for the Minnesota Dental Association, as a reviewer for the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics, and as a member of the St. Paul District Dental Society Executive Council.

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

    Dr. Fayad received his DDS in 1985 from the Collage of Dentistry, Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his Master’s in Oral Sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at NewYork. He received his PhD in 1996 as a joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University. He received his Endodontic training at the college of Dentistry at UIC. Currently he is the director of endodontic research, and a clinical associate professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education and private practice. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory and Manuscript Review Panels of the Journal of Endodontics, and Evidence Based Endodontics Journal. He served on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and co-chaired AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015).  He has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks (Pathways of the pulp) and (Contemporary surgical Endodontics). He is the co-editor of the CBCT text book (3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A new Era in diagnosis and treatment) by Springer (2016). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and gave numerous presentations nationally and internationally. 

    Philip Michaelson, MS, DMD

    Dr. Michaelson has degrees from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (B.A. in Biology), Southern Methodist University in Dallas (M.S. in Biology with emphasis in the physiology of aging), The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and The University of Michigan School of Dentistry (Certificate in Endodontics). Dr. Michaelson was inducted into the dental honor society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon in 1999. He has published original research reports in professional journals, including the International Endodontic Journal ("Is Pulpitis Painful?"), Compendium ("Management of a Severely Malpositioned Replanted Avulsed Tooth: A Case Report"), and the Journal of Endodontics ("A Novel Treatment for Propagated Crown Fractures" and "Long-term Evaluation of Fracture Removal Treatment for Propagated Crown Fractures"). Dr. Michaelson was certified by the American Board of Endodontics in 2005. Dr. Michaelson has been a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics since 2005 and has also served as an expert witness for the State of Ohio Dental Board and as a Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society. He is also an online moderator for EndoLit. Dr. Michaelson maintains a full time private practice in Bainbridge, Ohio.

    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.

    Scott L. Doyle, 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.

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

    Philip Michaelson, MS, DMD
    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-11 From Features to Image Interpretation: What to Look For and What it Means

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Speaker: Ernest Lam, DMD, PhD, FRCD(C) | Using case-based examples, this lecture will describe a systematic method for identifying radiologic features of disease arising in the jaws. As well, we will attempt to correlate these features with the disease mechanism(s) that produced them.

    CE: 0

    Course Description: Although endodontists commonly use visual diagnosis to identify intra-osseous inflammatory changes associated with pulpal necrosis, there may be instances where the radiologic appearance of an abnormality may be considered unusual, thus making image interpretation challenging. Using case-based examples, this lecture will describe a systematic method for identifying radiologic features of disease arising in the jaws. As well, we will attempt to correlate these features with the disease mechanism(s) that produced them. Finally, we will weigh the importance of the different imaging features in the interpretation of diseases and disease processes in the jaws.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Develop a systematic approach to image interpretation.
    • Relate an imaging feature to a disease mechanisms that has given rise to that feature.
    • Develop a systematic approach to the interpretation of abnormalities based on the identified features.

    Ernest Lam, DMD, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C)

    Professor Lam is the Dr. Lloyd & Mrs. Kay Chapman Chair in Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of Toronto. As well, he is the Director of the Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology graduate program and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education. Dr. Lam completed B.Sc. (Hons.), D.M.D. and M.Sc. degrees at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. After spending 2 years in private general practice dentistry in Vancouver, he enrolled at the University of Iowa where he completed a Certificate in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Ph.D. in Radiation Biology. Dr. Lam is a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology.

    Ernest Lam, DMD, PhD, 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.

  • I-12 External Cervical Resorption - Diagnosis & Treatment Part 2

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Speaker: Shanon Patel, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS |Over the last 2 decades ECR has attracted increased interest - this in part due to the improved radiographic detection with CBCT. The effective management of ECR depends on accurate diagnosis and assessment of the true nature and accessibility of ECR.

    CE: 0

    Course Description: Over the last 2 decades ECR has attracted increased interest - this in part due to the improved radiographic detection with CBCT. The effective management of ECR depends on accurate diagnosis and assessment of the true nature and accessibility of ECR.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe the clinical and radiographic features of ECR.
    • Explain the impact of CBCT in the diagnosis of ECR.
    • List the different management strategies: (external repair of the resorptive defect +/- endodontic treatment, internal repair and root canal treatment, intentional replantation, periodic review, and extraction).

    Shanon Patel, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS

    Dr. Shanon Patel BDS, MSc, MClinDent, MRD RCSEd, PhD, FDS, FHEA Consultant Endodontist / Senior Lecturer I divide my time between working in a large multi-disciplinary specialist practice in central London (4 days/week), and teaching future Specialist Endodontists inthe Postgraduate Unit at Kings’ College London Dental Institute (KCL) (1 day/week). I am actively involved in clinical research, and have co-supervised over 45 Masters and PhD students. My primary research interests reflect some of the challenges I face in everyday clinical practice and include survival of teeth, managing dental trauma, and the use of CBCT in Endodontics. I have been the lead author of Royal College of Surgeons guidelines on dental imaging in Endodotnics, and the European Society of Endodontolgy position statments on CBCT in Endodontics (2014,2019), as well as External Cervical Resorption (2018). In addition, I have published over 75 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals and contributed to several textbooks, including Pathways of the Pulp and Essential Endodontolgy. I have co-edited 4 textbooks; ‘Principles of Endodontics’ is now in its second edition, and is a very popular undergraduate endodontic textbook, ‘Pitt Ford’s Problem Based Learning in Endodontics’ was one of the first PBL textbook in our specialty, and ‘Cone Beam CT in Endodontics’ which is aimed at users of small field, high resolution CBCT.

    Shanon Patel, BDS, MSc, PhD, FDS

    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-2 A Milligram of Prevention is better than a Pound of Resuscitation

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

    Speaker: Raymond A. Dionne, DDS, MS, PhD |The objective of this program is to review the evidence and rationale for minimizing adverse events associated with providing enteral sedation, and to present clinical strategies for effectively managing anxious patients with drugs that provide a wide margin of safety.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: The safety of sedation and anesthesia has been controversial for decades and has been the focus of a Consensus Development Conference held at NIH (Laskin and Dionne, 1986), workshops (Dionne et al. 2006) and large clinical trials to identify drugs, doses and combinations that optimize the relationship between clinical efficacy and patient safety (Dionne et al. JADA 2006). A recent case series to re-examine the safety of sedation resulted in a preliminary finding of N=39 deaths reported in the public domain. Most of the deaths in the series were attributed to respiratory depression, consistent with the administration of drugs that suppress respiration at the doses administered. The ADA revised their guidelines in 2016 for teaching the various levels of sedation which usually translates into regulations by state dental boards for training and emergency preparedness. What is often omitted is consideration of the drugs and doses that have evidence to support their safety when administered by dentists in an outpatient setting. The objective of this program is to review the evidence and rationale for minimizing adverse events associated with providing enteral sedation, and to present clinical strategies for effectively managing anxious patients with drugs that provide a wide margin of safety.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe that patient-centric relief of anxiety for a dental procedure is not synonymous with CNS depression resulting in the appearance of sedation.
    • Explain the scientific basis for the efficacy and safety of anxiolytic drugs.
    • Provide enteral sedation with anxiolytic and analgesic effects similar to parenteral sedation but without the risks of 'eminence-based' drugs, doses and combinations prone to significant morbidity and mortality in the dental office.

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

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

    Raymond A. Dionne, DDS, MS, PhD

    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: Aegis Dental Network () : Consultant, Honorarium; Charleston Laboratories () : Consultant, Honorarium; Novartis Consumer Health () : Consultant, Honorarium

  • I-6 Interdisciplinary Approach to Dental Trauma

    Product not yet rated Contains 2 Component(s)

    Speakers: Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T.;Barbara Sheller, D.D.S., MS.D.|The importance of a multidisciplinary approach will be thoroughly discussed and illustrated using advanced 3D technology for diagnosis and treatment planning.

    CE: 0

    Course Description: Management of traumatic dental injuries (TDI) remains a significant clinical challenge affecting health-care providers and patients alike. Falls, accidents and sport-related injuries are the most frequent causes of dental trauma with an estimated prevalence of 30%. Patients can present with a wide variety of injuries ranging from crown or root fractures, to injuries to the supporting periodontal structure, including luxations and avulsions. Treatment of traumatic dental injuries and its sequalae is often complex, time consuming, expensive and requires multidisciplinary approaches such as endodontic and periodontal treatments, surgery, orthodontic movements as well as esthetic coronal restoration. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach will be thoroughly discussed and illustrated using advanced 3D technology for diagnosis and treatment planning.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Discuss how to implement the most recent, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment modalities for traumatic dental injuries (TDI).
    • Explain the importance of developing a multidisciplinary approach for treatment of TDI.
    • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes specific short, mid and long term goals.

    Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T.

    Dr. Cohenca completed the endodontic program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem cum laude and received the Best Graduate Student Award. He then served 11 years on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics. From 2003 to 2005 he served as a clinical assistant professor and coordinator of Trauma and Sports Dentistry at University of Southern California. Thereafter, Dr. Cohenca joined the University of Washington where he completed his endodontic certificate in 2008 and served as Tenured Professor of Endodontics and Pediatric Dentistry from 2005-2014. He served as Director of Endodontics and the Multidisciplinary Traumatology Unit at the School of Dentistry, the Center for Pediatric Dentistry, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Currently he serves as Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Professor at Seattle Children’s hospital and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Seattle and Kirkland, WA. He is a Diplomate of the Israel Board of Endodontics and the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Cohenca is a Fellow of the IADT and received an honorary membership to Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. He has published more than 80 peer-reviewed articles, 10 chapters and a new book entitled “Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apical Periodontitis”. Cohenca currently serves as President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Dr. Cohenca provided more than 200 lectures around the world and is well known as one of the experts in dental traumatology, Endo-Pedo related topics, vital pulp therapy, CBCT and root canal disinfection.

    Barbara Sheller, D.D.S., MS.D,

    Barbara Sheller is Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and a staff orthodontist at Seattle Children's Hospital. Since 1987, she has practiced both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics at Seattle Children’s and nearly all of her patients have special health care needs. She is Affiliate Professor in both Orthodontics and in Pediatric Dentistry at the University Of Washington School Of Dentistry and has held leadership and committee positions in organized dentistry locally and nationally. Dr. Sheller is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. 
    Her research and publications focus on dental trauma, caries emergencies, and dental treatment of children with special health care needs. Dr. Sheller is primarily a clinician and values educational programs that offer strategies and techniques to make quality dental care safer, smoother, and easier for children and adolescents, their parents, and the dental team. She strives to create and deliver presentations that blend scientific evidence with clinical experience and give course attendees practical tools to apply in their dental practices. 

    Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S., F.I.A.D.T.
    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.

    Barbara Sheller, D.D.S., MS.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.

  • I-7 Rhinosinusitis and Endodontic Disease

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Holly C. Boyer, MD; Roderick W.. Tataryn, D.D.S., M.S. | During this session we will discuss the implications of the anatomical relationship of the maxillary sinus and the upper dentition. The goal is to help practitioners recognize maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO) through accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, and improve communication with physicians and ENT specialists.

    CE: 2.0

    Course Description: During this session we will discuss the implications of the anatomical relationship of the maxillary sinus and the upper dentition. After presenting an overview of normal sinus anatomy and physiology, we will discuss the pathophysiologic processes that contribute to rhinosinusitis, emphasizing the differentiation between rhinogenic and odontogenic etiologies. We will use example cases to demonstrate these learnings.

    The pathological extension of endodontic disease into the maxillary sinus and its sequelae are often unrecognized in medical and dental practice. Despite extensive scientific recognition and reported high prevalence, dental infection manifesting in the maxillary sinus continues to remain under-appreciated, and often misdiagnosed and treated as rhinogenic sinusitis. This lecture explains the progression of endodontic infection in the sinuses and the associated clinical and radiographic findings. The goal is to help practitioners recognize maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO) through accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, and improve communication with physicians and ENT specialists.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe sinus anatomy and normal sinus physiology and the patholophysiologic processes that contribute to sinusitis.
    • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of rhinogenic sinusitis.
    • Describe the progression and pathogenic effects of endodontic infection in the sinus and the associated clinical and radiographic findings of maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO).

    Holly C. Boyer, M.D.

    Dr. Boyer is an Otolaryngologist, subspecializing in Rhinology, practicing in an academic setting. Research and clinical interests include medical and surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis, including treatment of patients with complex sinus disease related to cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency, and ciliary dysfunction. Addtional areas of expertise include novel treatment of hereditary epistaxis, skull base surgery, and surgical treatment of breathing difficulties. Dr. Boyer participates in the multidisciplinary care of patients with complex facial pain. Besides her clinical and research efforts, Dr. Boyer is active in medical student and resident education at the University of Minnesota and is the Executive Medical Director of Ambulatory Care for the academic practice.

    Roderick W. Tataryn, D.D.S., M.S.

    Dr. Rod Tataryn practices endodontics in Spokane, Washington and serves as a faculty member in the department of graduate endodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He received his DDS degree in 1989 and Master of Science degree in Endodontics in 1994 from Loma Linda University. Dr. Tataryn has served on the Clinical Practice Committee for the American Association of Endodontists, has authored clinical and scientific articles on endodontics, and is a contributing author for the Sixth and Seventh Editions of Ingle’s Endodontics, the Second Edition of PDQ Endodontics, and The Art and Science of Contemporary Surgical Endodontics.

    Holly C. Boyer, 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.

    Roderick W.. Tataryn, 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.

  • NS-13 External Cervical Resorption – Part 1 – Etiology, Morphological and Histological Complexity

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

    Speaker: Paul Lambrechts, D.D.S., Ph.D| Several research tools help to unravel ECR pathology and bring information together in a 3D understanding of ECR dynamics. The synergistic use of surgical microscopy, digital radiography, Cone Beam CT, Micro-CT, Nano-CT, scanning electron microscopy, hard tissue and soft tissue histology and immunohistochemistry helps to visualize the numerous morphological and histological changes

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    Several research tools help to unravel ECR pathology and bring information together in a 3D understanding of ECR dynamics. The synergistic use of surgical microscopy, digital radiography, Cone Beam CT, Micro-CT, Nano-CT, scanning electron microscopy, hard tissue and soft tissue histology and immunohistochemistry helps to visualize the numerous morphological and histological changes. The formation of vascularized bonelike tissue as a substitute for resorbed enamel, cementum, dentin and the pericanalar root resorption resistant sheet (PRRS) is extremely complex. Also the bone turnover of the bonelike tissue can be proven and is a regular process occurring in hard tissue biology. The formation of intracanalar and intrapulpal reaction calcifications indicate a chronic pulp irritation. The portal(s) of entry and portal(s) of exit for ECR can be specified. The etiology of ECR is multifactorial. Most common causes are hypoxia inducing insults: walking bleach technique, orthodontic treatment, cementum damage induced by extraction of neighboring teeth, parafunction like bruxing or nail biting, cementum lesions related to eruption collision, cracks or invagination grooves, periodontal pathology and surgery, trauma and even viral infections.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Explain the morphological and histological dynamics of the external cervical resorption process (ECR).
    • Describe the clastic cell activity, the pericanalar resorption resistant sheet (PRRS), the osseoid tissue formation and bonelike reparative tissue apposition in ECR lesions.
    • Screen patients for the multifactorial etiology of ECR and become aware of preventive measures.

    Paul Lambrechts, D.D.S., Ph.D

    Paul Lambrechts is born in 1955. He followed Latin-Greek studies at the ‘St. Jan Bergmanscollege’ of Diest. He graduated as a dentist (DDS) in 1978 at the Catholic University of Leuven (KULeuven), Belgium and obtained his PhD at the same university in 1983 based on a thesis investigating dental composites: "Basic properties of dental composites and their impact on clinical performance". Today, he is Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Conservative Dentistry (KULeuven). He teaches cariology and endodontics. He leads the 3 year program of the Master after Master/Postgraduate in Endodontology. During two tenth of his week time, he teaches pre-clinical and clinical conservative dentistry; 4/10 is spent to own clinical activity in the University Hospital, primarily in microscopic endodontics, but also in aesthetic restorative dentistry; for the remaining 4/10, he conducts research in endodontics, more specifically focusing on the development of a concept of minimal-invasive endodontic research, using 3D X-ray Micro&Nano-CT scanning, Cone beam CT and Environmental SEM, towards new root-canal preparation and filling techniques. Advanced guided endodontics is actually under development. Revascularization and pulp regeneration is one of the new research challenges of his group, while the pathology of external cervical resorption is one of his favorite study topics. A randomized clinical trial on pulp revascularization is ongoing. Together with Prof. B. Van Meerbeek, he became in 2003 co-holder of the Toshio Nakao Chair for Adhesive Dentistry. He is (co-)promoter of several doctoral dissertations, and (co-) author of numerous publications (225) together with the Leuven BIOMAT Research Cluster. He gives scientific and post-academic courses all over the world.

    Paul Lambrechts, 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-15 Cracked Teeth: New Perspectives on Diagnosis, CBCT Imaging, Treatment Strategies, and Outcomes

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Mohamed Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Matthew C. Davis, D.D.S.| This evidence-based presentation will address the classification and diagnosis of different types of cracks and the role of CBCT imaging in these cases, as well as the prognosis and treatment outcomes of endodontically treated cracked teeth.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    A lack of consensus exists among dentists and endodontists in managing cracked teeth. Accurate clinical evaluation, imaging and diagnosis is paramount to proper treatment planning of these teeth. With the resurgence of the philosophy of saving compromised teeth over extraction, and our patients’ desire to save their teeth, the question remains: which cracked teeth should be treated and which cracked teeth should be extracted? This evidence-based presentation will address the classification and diagnosis of different types of cracks and the role of CBCT imaging in these cases, as well as the prognosis and treatment outcomes of endodontically treated cracked teeth.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • List the different types and prognosis of longitudinal tooth fractures.
    • Describe the role of CBCT imaging in identifying cracked tooth types, extent of the fractures, and early bone pattern changes associated with cracked teeth.
    • Identify prognosis and outcomes studies related to treatment and management of cracked teeth.

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

    Dr. Fayad received his DDS in 1985 from the Collage of Dentistry, Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his Master’s in Oral Sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at NewYork. He received his PhD in 1996 as a joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University. He received his Endodontic training at the college of Dentistry at UIC. Currently he is the director of endodontic research, and a clinical associate professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education and private practice. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory and Manuscript Review Panels of the Journal of Endodontics, and Evidence Based Endodontics Journal. He served on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and co-chaired AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015).  He has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks (Pathways of the pulp) and (Contemporary surgical Endodontics). He is the co-editor of the CBCT text book (3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A new Era in diagnosis and treatment) by Springer (2016). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and gave numerous presentations nationally and internationally. 

    Matthew C. Davis, D.D.S.

    Dr. Matthew Davis is a board-certified endodontist in private practice in Glenview, Illinois. He attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999 and his specialty certificate in endodontics in 2001. While there, he was awarded the American Association of Endodontists’ Student Achievement award in 1999, and taught at the University of Iowa for a short time prior to going into private practice. He is currently a full-time practicing endodontist and has been for eighteen years. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2010. He’s had several speaking engagements mainly focused on “endo versus implants”, “saving the compromised tooth”, and “longitudinal tooth fractures”. He is a published author and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics from 2013 to present.

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

    Matthew C. Davis, 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.

  • NS-2 Predictable and Minimally Invasive Retrieval of Separated Instruments

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Speaker: Yoshi Terauchi, D.D.S., PhD | An instrument fracture is very frustrating. Instrument retrieval is even more frustrating and considered more challenging in endodontics than any other part of endodontic procedure.

    CE: 1.5

    Course Description: 

    An instrument fracture is very frustrating. Instrument retrieval is even more frustrating and considered more challenging in endodontics than any other part of endodontic procedure. Literature shows that when NiTi instruments fracture, they mostly fracture in the apical one-third or beyond a curve of the canal because of the superelastic property. In addition, the instrument fracture immediately hinders the clinician from performing further treatment, and thus the outcome of the treatment will be compromised. Although the success rates of instrument retrieval with ultrasonics alone are very high in the range of 80 to 90 %, ultrasonic retrieval attempts are deemed to be unpredictable in terms of time and dentin sacrifice. The disadvantages of traditional instrument removal techniques are excessive removal of dentin during trephine, which may result in perforation or predispose the tooth to vertical root fracture. Hence it is essential to maintain as much tooth structure as possible to prevent root fracture and perforation. In the workshop unique techniques for instrument retrieval will be proposed and discussed to make the instrument retrieval highly predictable and minimize dentin sacrifice. The recent studies have shown that the instrument retrieval with this technique was predictable and was significantly more successful and more conservative in dentin sacrifice than the traditional techniques. The unique procedures in combination with CBCT for instrument retrieval will also be shown and discussed using contemporary concepts.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe how to make an accurate diagnosis for instrument retrieval.
    • Make a predictable treatment plan for instrument retrieval.
    • Explain the concept of instrument retrieval.

    Yoshi Terauchi, D.D.S., Ph.D.

    Dr. Terauchi was born in Tokyo in 1965. He earned his D.D.S. in 1993 and completed his residency at Tokyo Medical & Dental University, in 1995, where he also received his PhD from the Department of Endodontics. He is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Medical & Dental University, Graduate school of Dental Medicine. He has started his private practice in Tokyo since 1994 and limited his practice to endodontics in 1998. He has two articles published from JOE, three other articles from Dentistry Today, and a number of articles from the Quintessence, Dental Outlook, and Dental Diamond in Japan. He also authored an educational book called “How to Endodontics” from the Quintessence in 2010. He was exposed twice on National TV, NHK, and Fuji Television, for modern endodontics. He received a presidential award from JEA (Japanese Endodontic Association) in 2001 and a Wakai award from JEA in 2009. He lectured on “Application of Cone Beam CT in Endodontics for AAE in 2012 and performed the AAE workshop for instrument retrieval in 2013.

    Yoshi Terauchi, D.D.S., PhD
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  • NS-9 Can One File Do It All?

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    Speakers: Gianluca Gambarini, D.D.S.; Martin Trope, D.MD| One goal of the lecture is to provide new concepts for clinical assessment of canal complexities, aiming at providing clinical hints whether one file can safely do it all in the shaping procedure or not. Another goal is to illustrate the different actions of endodontic instruments inside the canal,

    CE: 0

    Course Description: 

    In the last decade, the evolution of 3D radiographic imaging allowed for a better understanding and visualization of the complex endodontic anatomy. Such knowledge is fundamental if endodontists want to combine simplicity and quality of their clinical procedures. One goal of the lecture is to provide new concepts for clinical assessment of canal complexities, aiming at providing clinical hints whether one file can safely do it all in the shaping procedure or not. Another goal is to illustrate the different actions of endodontic instruments inside the canal (creating a glide path, opening the orifice, shaping the main canal and enlarging the apex) and define if one file can efficiently do them all, or if some accessory instruments (manual or mechanical ones) are needed. Different options will be discussed, including the different operative motions, and their role in three-dimensional shaping.

    At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Describe canal complexities in 3 dimensions and the risks of iatrogenic errors.
    • Describe the different actions of an endodontic instrument and define differences amongst commercially available single-file instrumentation techniques.
    • Choose if a single-file technique can be used or not for the case and select the most suitable instruments for the case.

    Gianluca Gambarini, M.D., D.D.S.

    Prof. Gambarini is Professor of Endodontics, University of Rome, La Sapienza. He is an international lecturer and researcher, author of more than 450 scientific articles, three books and many chapters in other books. He has lectured all over the world (more than 400 presentations) and has been invited as the main speaker in most important national and international endodontic congresses in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Middle East, Australia and South Africa. He has also lectured in many Universities worldwide. He has focused his interests on endodontic materials and clinical endodontics. He is actively cooperating with many manufacturers all over the world to develop new technologies, operative procedures, and materials for root canal treatment. He owns patents in the field. He is currently Chairman of the Clinical Practice commitee and member of Executive Booard of ESE ( european Society of endodontology). Still maintains a private practice in Roma.

    Martin Trope, D.M.D.

    Dr. Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980 he practiced General Dentistry and Endodontics. In 1980 he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an Endodontist he continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry. In 1993 he accepted the JB Freedland Professorship in the Department of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry. Named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Endodontics, the Freedland Professorship recognizes significant contributions to the specialty. Dr. Trope is currently Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and in private practice in Philadelphia. Dr. Trope's is actively involved in the development, design and promotion of new technological advancements in Endodontics. Presently he acts as Clinical Director for Brasseler USA. He has created Next Level Endodontics, continuing dental education, combining his extensive background of the theoretical world of academics with his considerable experience in private practice.

    Gianluca Gambarini, D.D.S.
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    Martin Trope, D.MD

    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: Brasseler USA () : Clinical Director, Other Financial or Material Support