Is Endodontic Microsurgery Still the Last Resort?

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Includes a Live Event on 11/20/2019 at 6:00 PM (CST)

Live Webinar: November 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm CT

CE: 1.0 


Surgical Endodontics has forged ahead in the last two decades. The procedure has fundamentally changed from it’s former days and continues to evolve with technological advances. We now use specially designed instruments and materials under magnification and illumination using an operating microscope and CBCT scans for case selection and treatment planning. Targeted endodontic microsurgery is the next step to push the envelope further towards a repeatable, predictable outcome. The presentation will critically evaluate the literature on the topic of endodontic microsurgery. Present an evidence-based support of each step of the surgical intervention and how it is important to ensure success. If the surgery is executed as prescribed the success of the procedure is very high and hence should not be an option presented to the patient as the last resort but a valid alternative treatment option for a failing root canal treatment.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

  • Discuss how microsurgery option as a treatment alternative should be considered right next to non-surgical option.
  • Explain how prognostic literature on the endodontic microsurgery consistently shows successful outcome.
  • Describe each step of the surgical procedure contributes to the reported high success rates.  


11/20/2019 at 6:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
11/20/2019 at 6:00 PM (CST)   |  60 minutes
9 Questions
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Meetu R. Kohli, B.D.S, D.M.D.

Dr. Meetu Ralli Kohli is Clinical Associate Professor and the Director for Continuing Education and International Postdoctoral Program at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Endodontic department. Dr. Kohli earned her B.D.S. degree from Government Dental College, Bangalore, India. She pursued her D.M.D. degree as well as specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. During the course of her training, she received the esteemed Louis I Grossman award, the Samuel R. Rossman scholarship and the Sherrill Ann Siegel award & scholarship for demonstrating excellence in patient care, clinical skills, and research. She is on the Scientific Advisory Board as a reviewer for Journal of Endodontics and International Endodontic Journal. Dr. Kohli has published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and has contributed a chapter on microsurgical retreatment. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Kohli also maintains a part-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Pennsylvania, USA.

Meetu Kohli, B.D.S., D.M.D. 

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.