NS-15 Cracked Teeth: New Perspectives on Diagnosis, CBCT Imaging, Treatment Strategies, and Outcomes

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CE: 1.5

Course Description: 

A lack of consensus exists among dentists and endodontists in managing cracked teeth. Accurate clinical evaluation, imaging and diagnosis is paramount to proper treatment planning of these teeth. With the resurgence of the philosophy of saving compromised teeth over extraction, and our patients’ desire to save their teeth, the question remains: which cracked teeth should be treated and which cracked teeth should be extracted? This evidence-based presentation will address the classification and diagnosis of different types of cracks and the role of CBCT imaging in these cases, as well as the prognosis and treatment outcomes of endodontically treated cracked teeth.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • List the different types and prognosis of longitudinal tooth fractures.
  • Describe the role of CBCT imaging in identifying cracked tooth types, extent of the fractures, and early bone pattern changes associated with cracked teeth.
  • Identify prognosis and outcomes studies related to treatment and management of cracked teeth.

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

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. 

Matthew C. Davis, D.D.S.

Dr. Matthew Davis is a board-certified endodontist in private practice in Glenview, Illinois. He attended the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1999 and his specialty certificate in endodontics in 2001. While there, he was awarded the American Association of Endodontists’ Student Achievement award in 1999, and taught at the University of Iowa for a short time prior to going into private practice. He is currently a full-time practicing endodontist and has been for eighteen years. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2010. He’s had several speaking engagements mainly focused on “endo versus implants”, “saving the compromised tooth”, and “longitudinal tooth fractures”. He is a published author and has been a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics from 2013 to present.

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.

Matthew C. Davis, D.D.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.