AAE Online CE
Endodontic Treatment Standards: A route to enhanced collaboration among endodontic treatment provide
Description: New technologies and materials introduced in the last 20 years have improved endodontic treatment outcomes. This course will describe the standards of modern endodontic treatment, which all practitioners are expected to meet. Upon completion, participants should be able to evaluate their competency as diagnosticians and clinicians and identify areas that require additional education. Based on this evaluation each practitioner must be able to define their own skill level to determine when patients should be referred to a specialist. Having a common language and communication provides a route for smooth collaboration among clinicians and will benefit all stakeholders.
At conclusion participants should be able to
- Describe current accepted protocols in the treatment of root canal systems.
- Apply judicious considerations in self-assessing abilities in performing root canal treatment.
- Develop a common language around treatment standards to enhance collaboration and patient communication.
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Ove A. Peters, D.MD, M.S., Ph.D.
Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, PhD, is tenured professor and the Chair of the Department of Endodontics, as well as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontology, at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He earned his dental degree from the University of Kiel, Germany, his endodontic certificates first in 2001 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and then again along with an MS degree in 2006 from the University of California, San Francisco.
Dr. Peters served as an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics from 1993¬1996 at the University of Heidelberg and as the Head of the Faculty Practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich in 2001. He is a fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a recipient of multiple awards, including the Louis I. Grossman and the Hans Genet Awards.
In addition to his role as Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, Dr. Peters has authored more than 175 scientific articles, abstracts, and 15 chapters in endodontic textbooks, as well as two books, and has lectured both nationally and internationally.
His main scientific interests are the design and performance of root canal instruments. In this area Dr. Peters has developed novel methods of three-dimensional imaging and mechanical testing. He has also assessed the efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment. More recently he became involved in research in endodontic and stem cell biology.