NS-12 Difficult Cases. Difficult Decisions! An interactive case-based treatment planning session

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CE: 2.0

Course Description: 

During the daily clinical work, we encounter a variety of clinical cases where diagnosis, decision making, and treatment planning can be very challenging. Addressing cases with multiple levels of difficulty, where compelling level of evidence regarding the treatment outcome is lacking, may often result in considering extraction rather than preserving the natural dentition. 

In this interactive case-based learning session, the audience will engage directly with the speakers through the Q&A polling feature and get to make a decision on the best treatment plan possible for each case presented. Our speakers, with their years of experience as clinicians and educators, will then discuss their decision-making process in managing the various challenges using surgical and/or non-surgical approaches. They will also review the various factors that should be considered prior to initiating treatment, as well as the prognosis expected, based on the best level of evidence available today. 

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the parameters that can influence the decision making process.
  • Explain the best available evidence when it comes to managing complex clinical cases.
  • Describe the treatment options to save the natural dentition.

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7 Questions
Quiz
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Certificate
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Adham A. Azim, D.D.S., B.D.S.

Dr. Azim is an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics. He is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his endodontic training. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. He then joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and then a part-time faculty. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and has been awarded several times for his research work He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal and Journal of Dental Traumatology.

Scott L. Doyle, D.D.S., M.S.

AAE20 General Chair

Dr. Scott L. Doyle received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995 and his D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota in 1999. He served in the United States Air Force for 7 years, including an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. Doyle obtained both his M.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota in 2004. He currently practices with Metropolitan Endodontics and serves as an Associate Clinical Professor for the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Doyle is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a Past President of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists and serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Doyle has authored multiple articles in scientific journals, as well as a textbook chapter on “The Endodontic Applications of CBCT.”

Mohamed I. Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Fayad received his DDS in 1985 from the Collage of Dentistry, Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his Master’s in Oral Sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at NewYork. He received his PhD in 1996 as a joint supervision between University of Buffalo at New York and Cairo University. He received his Endodontic training at the college of Dentistry at UIC. Currently he is the director of endodontic research, and a clinical associate professor in the Endodontic department at College of Dentistry at UIC, dividing his time between teaching, research, intra-and extra-mural continuing education and private practice. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory and Manuscript Review Panels of the Journal of Endodontics, and Evidence Based Endodontics Journal. He served on the AAE Research and Scientific Affairs Committee and co-chaired AAE/AAOMR committee drafting the joint position statement on CBCT (2015).  He has numerous publications and chapters in peer reviewed journals and textbooks (Pathways of the pulp) and (Contemporary surgical Endodontics). He is the co-editor of the CBCT text book (3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A new Era in diagnosis and treatment) by Springer (2016). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and gave numerous presentations nationally and internationally. 

Philip Michaelson, MS, DMD

Dr. Michaelson has degrees from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (B.A. in Biology), Southern Methodist University in Dallas (M.S. in Biology with emphasis in the physiology of aging), The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), and The University of Michigan School of Dentistry (Certificate in Endodontics). Dr. Michaelson was inducted into the dental honor society of Omicron Kappa Upsilon in 1999. He has published original research reports in professional journals, including the International Endodontic Journal ("Is Pulpitis Painful?"), Compendium ("Management of a Severely Malpositioned Replanted Avulsed Tooth: A Case Report"), and the Journal of Endodontics ("A Novel Treatment for Propagated Crown Fractures" and "Long-term Evaluation of Fracture Removal Treatment for Propagated Crown Fractures"). Dr. Michaelson was certified by the American Board of Endodontics in 2005. Dr. Michaelson has been a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics since 2005 and has also served as an expert witness for the State of Ohio Dental Board and as a Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Dental Society. He is also an online moderator for EndoLit. Dr. Michaelson maintains a full time private practice in Bainbridge, Ohio.

Adham A. Azim
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.

Scott L. Doyle, 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.

Mohamed Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.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.

Philip Michaelson, MS, DMD
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.