CEX-5 CBCT in the Clinical Management of Complex Endodontic Anatomy, CEX-6 New Studies in Endo and Science: What’s New and What do These Studies Mean to Me?, and CEX-7 Reviewing Key Steps of Endodontic Surgery Through Practical Case Examples

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CBCT in the Clinical Management of Complex Endodontic Anatomy

Variation in root canal anatomy makes treatment challenging yet exciting. Treating complex and anomalous anatomy requires sound knowledge of the nature of the anomaly, and the skill set to effectively treat it. With the advent of cone beam computed tomography, visualization of root canals in 3-D has become a reality. How useful is this technology in the daily practice of endodontics? Dr. Nallapati will use 2-D digital images and CBCT scans to highlight the power but also the limitations of CBCT technology in the diagnosis and treatment of complex and anomalous anatomy.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  List the clinical features of complex and anomalous anatomy.
  •  Describe the role of CBCT in diagnosing this complex anatomy and its advantages and limitations.
  •  Explain the clinical management of complex anatomy.

New Studies in Endo and Science: What’s New and What do These Studies Mean to Me?

There is an acceleration of research findings in fields directly related to endodontics as well as in broader areas of science. Here, we will provide a succinct review of top research findings around the world with a focus on clinical implications.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe latest findings in selected topics in endodontics.
  •  Describe top research findings in epigenetics, microbiomics and other fields of science.
  •  Explain the possible clinical implications of various research findings.

Reviewing Key Steps of Endodontic Surgery Through Practical Case Examples

Patients generally want to save their teeth and are quite willing to undergo treatment when predictability can be had. Historical outcomes for endodontic periapical surgery span a wide range and as a result, the procedure is often referred as an unpredictable or undesirable option by those who have experienced the low end of the outcome range or high rate of complications. This short presentation will review cases that highlight the key steps of modern endodontic microsurgery crucial to obtaining successful results.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe key steps to facilitate the delivery of predictable endodontic surgery results.
  •  Make presurgical decisions to manage cases appropriately and reduce unfavorable outcomes.
  •  Describe the importance of presurgical treatment planning using CBCT imaging.

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CEX-5 CBCT in the Clinical Management of Complex Endodontic Anatomy
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CEX-6 New Studies in Endo and Science: What’s New and What do These Studies Mean to Me?
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Evaluation
7 Questions
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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
CEX-7 Reviewing Key Steps of Endodontic Surgery Through Practical Case Examples
MP3 Audio
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio.
Open to listen to or download MP3 audio.
Presentation
Open to view video.
Evaluation
7 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Certificate
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Sasidhar Nallapati, B.D.S.

Dr. Sashi Nallapati obtained his dental degree from the Govt. Dental College and Hospital, Hyderabad, India. Dr. Nallapati practiced general dentistry in Ocho Rios, Jamaica from 1996 through 2004. Dr. Nallapati completed his post graduate training in the specialty of Endodontics from Nova Southeastern University (NSU), Davie, Florida, USA in 2006. After graduation, he chose to come back to Jamaica and set up a quality centered practice limited to Endodontics in Kingston, Jamaica. He is a member of Jamaica Dental Association. He is a founding member and a past president of the International Academy of Endodontics (IAE). He serves on the faculty of Nova Southeastern University, College for Dental Medicine, Davie, FL as a visiting associate professor where he teaches endodontic residents. Dr. Nallapati is also a part time lecturer in Endodontics at the University of the West Indies, school for dental medicine, Kingston, Jamaica. In 2014, Dr. Nallapati was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award by Nova Southeastern University. It is the highest honor NSU confers upon it’s graduates. Dr. Nallapati authored several clinical articles that were published in both peer-reviewed and clinical journals. He is a contributing author to 2 text books (Grossman’s Endodontic Practice, 12th edition, Best Practices in Endodontics, 1st edition). Dr. Nallapati is a renowned speaker in Endodontics internationally. He has been invited to speak in endodontic seminars in 16 countries to date. His hobbies include running, hiking, mountain biking, and reading.

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.

Garrett M. Guess, D.D.S.

Garrett Guess is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and for over 14 years has had a solo private endodontic practice in the La Jolla area of San Diego, California.  He obtained his dental training from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and his specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania where he maintains an affiliation as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr. Guess has been a lecture presenter and master clinician at prior AAE and AAOMS meetings as well as a textbook contributor focusing on surgical treatment and computerized technology in endodontics.

Sasidhar Nallapati, B.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.

Kenneth Hargreaves, 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.

Garrett M. Guess, 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.