Introduction to PiezoSurgery and the Bony Lid Technique

3.86 (7 votes)

CE Hours: 1.25


Techniques and Technologies have been developed to satisfy the demands of evolving micro techniques but are not limited to the classical endodontic armamentarium. The most recent example is the implementation of the Piezosurgical technique for root end surgery. Posterior sites, with substantial cortical plate thicknesses and sensitive anatomy, present the dichotomy of visualization versus post-surgical regeneration of bone. The bony lid technique bridges the gap between these two concepts, and the application of Piezosurgery renders a precise and biocompatible osseous incision. This seminar will introduce the participant to the indications/contraindications of the Bony Lid technique, the fabrication of a precision endodontic surgical stent (PRESS) and execution of the technique in a mandibular molar site.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the development of the bony lid technique and the advantages/disadvantages.
  • Sequence the steps involved in the planning and fabrication of a precision endodontic surgical stent (PRESS)©
  • Evaluate the use of Piezoelectric surgery and PRESS© versus conventional techniques for posterior root end procedures.

Educational support provided by Endodontic Practice Partners


Introduction to PiezoSurgery and the Bony Lid Technique
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  75 minutes
Select the "View On-Demand Recording" button to begin.  |  75 minutes
9 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  0/5 points to pass
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Stephen P. Niemczyk, DMD

Dr. Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and his postgraduate Endodontic certificate in 1984. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the Director of Endodontic Microsurgery at the IB Bender Postdoctoral Endodontic Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and was recently named the Assistant Program Director in 2018. He is the 2020 recipient of the AAE Calvin D. Torneck Part-Time Educator Award, and also serves as a surgical consultant to the Naval Postgraduate Endodontic Program at the Walter Reed National Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and the U. S. Army Endodontic Residency Program in Fort Gordon, GA. 
Dr. Niemczyk has lectured extensively in the U.S., Central America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia on topics ranging from Microsurgery and Intentional Replantation to advances in Non-Surgical Endodontics and Cone-Beam CT. He has authored numerous papers, chapters on Microsurgery in Dental Clinics of North America, Ingle’s Endodontics 7th Edition and CBCT in Non-Surgical Retreatment. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine and Pathology. He is the founder of Endodontic Microsurgical Innovations, dedicated to the development of new treatment techniques and instrumentation. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and maintains a full-time practice limited to Endodontics in Drexel Hill, PA.

Speaker Disclosure 

In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated: DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Honorarium