AS-20 Root Canal Disinfection and Systemic Antibiotics

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CE Hours: 1.5

Course Description:

The latest information will be presented about which irrigants and delivery systems are most effective for root canal disinfection. In addition, the use of photodynamic energy and the potential use of nanoparticles will be discussed. Extraradicular endodontic infections may develop into abscesses and life-threatening cellulitis. The appropriate treatment and the antibiotics recommended for serious endodontic infections will be discussed.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the various irrigants that are currently available.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of various irrigation delivery systems that are currently available.
  • Describe the indications and antibiotics recommended for serious endodontic infections.


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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

J. Craig Baumgartner D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Baumgartner received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, a D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota, a M.S. in oral biology from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in microbiology/immunology from the University of Maryland. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is an ABE past president and director. He was chair of the department of endodontology and director of the advanced education programs in endodontics for 18 years and is currently professor emeritus at Oregon Health & Science University. He published over 100 articles and nine chapters for textbooks. He was coeditor of the 6th edition of Ingle's Endodontics and on the editorial board of the Journal of Endodontics. He was honored with the prestigious Louis I. Grossman Award for cumulative publication of significant research studies by the AAE in 2010.

J. Craig Baumgartner D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

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