Cone-beam Computed Tomography: Anatomic Analysis of Maxillary Posterior Teeth—Impact on Endodontic Microsurgery

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It is imperative that the endodontic surgeon be knowledgeable of the anatomic dimensions of the surgical site. If cone-beam computed tomography is not available because of location/cost, it is prudent for the clinician to consult a knowledge base for the surgical site. 

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss bone and root thicknesses at the resection level of maxillary premolars and molars.
  • Describe how bone and root thickness translate into the total resection depth for these teeth.
  • Define the average proximity of the root apices of the maxillary premolars and molars to the floor of the maxillary sinus.

1.0 CE hour 


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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Scott B. McClanahan received his D.D.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and entered the U.S. Navy. As an out service resident, he completed his certificate of residency in endodontics at Northwestern University Dental School and received a M.S. from Northwestern University in 1989. After three tours of duty as a clinical endodontist, Dr. McClanahan was assigned to the faculty of the Endodontics Department at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School (NPDS), Bethesda, MD in 1998 and in 2001, assumed the responsibilities of Chairman of the Endodontics Department and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics. He retired from active duty in September 2005 and in November, joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry where he is holds the academic rank of Professor and is the Director of the Division of Endodontics and Director of Graduate Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a director of the board 2013-9 as well as the current board president. Dr. McClanahan is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.

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