Endodontic-Periodontic Lesion, Diagnosis and Management

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CE Hours: 1.25

The relationship of the pulp and the periodontium is dynamic. Multiple anatomical and iatrogenic pathways can communicate these tissues in both health and disease. These pathways include furcation canals, dentinal cracks, and vertical root fractures. In other cases, a cemental root fracture (cemental tear) can mimic periapical pathosis. It is generally agreed that the pulp and its necrotic content affect the periodontal tissues. A controversy exists over the ability of periodontal disease to affect the dental pulp. During this presentation, we will review diagnostic techniques, the prognosis, and treatment alternatives for endo/perio lesions.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Evaluate the characteristics and clinical presentation of endo-perio lesions.
  • Discuss clinical presentation of cracked teeth, vertical root fractures and cemental tears.
  • Discuss the endodontic prognosis in cases with complex endo-perio involvement.


Endodontic-Periodontic Lesion, Diagnosis and Management
03/28/2023 at 6:00 PM (CDT)  |  Recorded On: 03/28/2023
03/28/2023 at 6:00 PM (CDT)  |  Recorded On: 03/28/2023
9 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Ronald Ordinola-Zapata, DDS, MS, PhD

Dr. Ronald Ordinola Zapata is an Associate Professor at the Endodontic Division University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Zapata completed his Endodontic residency program at the IB Bender Endodontic Division, Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, (2018), and a Certificate in Clinical Research at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota. In 2021 Dr. Zapata achieved the Diplomate status of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Zapata enjoys teaching, writing scientific papers, and documenting challenging cases. In his academic career, Dr. Zapata has published more than 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and lectured internationally in more than 10 countries. Dr. Zapata also serves as Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal (UK) and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics (USA).

Speaker 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.