D-5 Cracked Teeth: To Treat or Not to Treat? That Is the Question

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CE Credits: 1.5

Program Overview:

Diagnosis and prognosis assessment are two of the most challenging aspects of endodontics. It is incumbent upon us as clinicians to guide the patient towards the proper course of treatment based on our best prediction of success. When a crack is suspected, determining whether or not to do endodontic treatment – or to consider extraction – may be a difficult treatment dilemma. Drs. Berman and Krell will systematically review the many variables that should be taken into consideration before the bur ever hits the tooth. But, with no surprise, the recommendation of endodontic treatment or extraction may not be so straightforward, especially if a crack is only suspected. These two seasoned clinicians and academicians will offer very different viewpoints as to how they would manage cases with suspected cracks. After this presentation, you may never look at pending endodontic treatment the same way again.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the variables that exist that lead the clinician to suspect a cracked tooth.
  •  Describe the histologic findings for a cracked tooth.
  •  Discuss the various long-term healing possibilities from a tooth that may have a crack

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

Louis H. Berman, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

Dr. Berman received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and his Certificate in Endodontics from Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he is currently a clinical instructor and guest lecturer. He is also a clinical associate professor of endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has lectured internationally and published in several peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the Journal of Endodontics' Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Berman is the co-author for the chapter on Diagnosis in the ninth, tenth and eleventh editions of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp and is the co-editor of the current eleventh edition along with Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves. Dr. Berman is also the senior editor and contributing author of the comprehensive textbook, A Clinical Guide to Dental Traumatology. A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Dr. Berman has been in full-time private practice for 32 years.

Keith V. Krell, D.D.S., M.S., M.A.

Dr. Krell has been an endodontist for 40 years. He was a full time educator for 8 years at the University of Iowa and was in private practice in West Des Moines, Iowa for 29 years until he retired December 31,2017. He is still an adjunct clinical Professor in the department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He now works part-time at Broadlawns Hospital in the Dental Department treating Medicaid patients. In 1993, he retired from the United States Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel after 22 years of service. He is the immediate past president of the AAE, and past president of the ABE and AAEF (now the Foundation for Endodontics). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Krell has been married for 49.5 years to Diane and they have two grown children, Rayda and Nathan and five grandchildren. He still has research interests in cracked teeth and vertical root fractures and has provided continuing education nationally and internationally for the past 40 years. He has played guitar for more than 50 years and has collected guitars for the past 30 years

Louis H. Berman, D.D.S., FACD

Disclosure: 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.

Keith V. Krell, D.D.S., M.S., M.A.

Disclosure: 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.