I-7 Rhinosinusitis and Endodontic Disease

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CE: 2.0

Course Description: During this session we will discuss the implications of the anatomical relationship of the maxillary sinus and the upper dentition. After presenting an overview of normal sinus anatomy and physiology, we will discuss the pathophysiologic processes that contribute to rhinosinusitis, emphasizing the differentiation between rhinogenic and odontogenic etiologies. We will use example cases to demonstrate these learnings.

The pathological extension of endodontic disease into the maxillary sinus and its sequelae are often unrecognized in medical and dental practice. Despite extensive scientific recognition and reported high prevalence, dental infection manifesting in the maxillary sinus continues to remain under-appreciated, and often misdiagnosed and treated as rhinogenic sinusitis. This lecture explains the progression of endodontic infection in the sinuses and the associated clinical and radiographic findings. The goal is to help practitioners recognize maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO) through accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment, and improve communication with physicians and ENT specialists.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe sinus anatomy and normal sinus physiology and the patholophysiologic processes that contribute to sinusitis.
  • Summarize the diagnosis and treatment of rhinogenic sinusitis.
  • Describe the progression and pathogenic effects of endodontic infection in the sinus and the associated clinical and radiographic findings of maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO).

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2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Holly C. Boyer, M.D.

Dr. Boyer is an Otolaryngologist, subspecializing in Rhinology, practicing in an academic setting. Research and clinical interests include medical and surgical treatment of chronic sinusitis, including treatment of patients with complex sinus disease related to cystic fibrosis, immune deficiency, and ciliary dysfunction. Addtional areas of expertise include novel treatment of hereditary epistaxis, skull base surgery, and surgical treatment of breathing difficulties. Dr. Boyer participates in the multidisciplinary care of patients with complex facial pain. Besides her clinical and research efforts, Dr. Boyer is active in medical student and resident education at the University of Minnesota and is the Executive Medical Director of Ambulatory Care for the academic practice.

Roderick W. Tataryn, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Rod Tataryn practices endodontics in Spokane, Washington and serves as a faculty member in the department of graduate endodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He received his DDS degree in 1989 and Master of Science degree in Endodontics in 1994 from Loma Linda University. Dr. Tataryn has served on the Clinical Practice Committee for the American Association of Endodontists, has authored clinical and scientific articles on endodontics, and is a contributing author for the Sixth and Seventh Editions of Ingle’s Endodontics, the Second Edition of PDQ Endodontics, and The Art and Science of Contemporary Surgical Endodontics.

Holly C. Boyer, MD
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.

Roderick W.. Tataryn, D.D.S., M.S.
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.