CD-5 Is Retreatment Always Necessary Before Surgery?

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CE Hours: 1.5

Description: Considerable advancements have been made in the recent years in endodontic surgery with a consistently high success rate in published outcome studies. Till today, the decision to proceed with endodontic surgery as the first treatment option following a failed non-surgical initial treatment is still a point of debate, particularly when the quality of root canal is inadequate at the time of treatment. In this presentation we will review the most current literature on the outcome of surgical and non-surgical endodontic retreatment. We will also identify clinical scenarios where endodontic retreatment is necessary and others where it would be detrimental to the survivability of the tooth.

  • Evaluate the potential outcomes of endodontic surgery.
  • Explain the necessity of proper treatment planning.
  • List guidelines for decision-making in the day-to-day clinical practice.


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Adham A. Azim, D.D.S., B.D.S.

Dr. Azim is an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. 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. He then joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and then 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 He has numerous publications 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.

Adham A. Azim, D.D.S., B.D.S.

In accordance with this policy, 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:FKG Dentaire, Switzerland (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Terminated --- 2020), the company paid me honorarium for giving a course in Switzerland in Dec 2019