Eight-Year Retrospective Study of the Critical Time Lapse between Root Canal Completion and Crown Placement: Its Influence on the Survival of Endodontically Treated Teeth

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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of factors associated with various coronal restorative modalities after root canal treatment (RCT) on the survival of endodontically treated teeth (ETT) and to assess the effect of time lapse between RCT and crown placement after RCT to form a tooth loss hazard model.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the influence that time of crown placement has on the survival of endodontically treated teeth.
  • Describe the favorable effects of placing full coverage crowns on an endodontically treated teeth.
  • Identify the major causes of tooth loss following endodontic therapy and to realize the importance timely permanent restoration.

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Thomas Montagnese, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Thomas V. McClammy graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University School of Dentistry in 1982. Over the next 15 years, he created a remarkable general practice in Oregon, and passionately pursued continuing education courses to fulfill his insatiable desire to learn. In 1996, Dr. McClammy was accepted as a post-doctoral endodontic resident at Boston University’s Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He earned a master’s degree as well as a certificate in endodontics in 1999 from his mentor, Dr. Herbert Schilder. Currently, Dr. McClammy has a full-time endodontic and implantology practice in North Scottsdale, Ariz., and is well known for his expertise, passion and extraordinary teaching skills. Dr. McClammy has lectured nationally and internationally on endodontics and implantology, frequently incorporating CBCT into his presentations. He has been a contributing author to the 10th Edition of "Pathways of the Pulp" (Dental Clinics of North America, July 2014), the "Journal of Endodontics," and the 2nd Edition of "Atlas of Cone Beam Imaging for Dental Applications" by Dr. Dale Miles. In addition to practicing, Dr. McClammy currently teaches intimate endodontic and implant courses in his state of the art, microscope-equipped teaching center, Horizon Dental Institute (www.horizondi.com), located adjacent to his Scottsdale office, where he continues to impart “Schilder Endodontics” to students from around the world.

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Andre Mickel, D.D.S., MS