NS-18 Failing Before Starting: When NOT to Do Endodontics

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CE Hours: 1.5

Program Description:

It’s a fact perfect endodontic treatment can sometimes be unsuccessful. Unfortunately, the lack of healing can often be attributed to an inadequate preliminary diagnosis or an improper prognosis assessment. Dr. Berman will systematically review the many variables that should be taken into consideration before the bur ever hits the tooth, including endodontic case assessment, periodontal concerns, tooth restorability, and the detection and prediction of the presence of root fractures. After this presentation, you will never look at pending endodontic treatment the same way again.  

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Treat vital pulp exposures using the latest advancements on materials and techniques.
  • Discuss the difference between microbial and nonmicrobial pulp exposures.
  • Develop the most predictable treatment plan for immature teeth toward a positive outcome.


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

Louis H. Berman, D.D.S., F.A.C.D.

Dr. Berman received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and his Certificate in Endodontics from Albert Einstein Medical Center, where he is currently a clinical instructor and guest lecturer. He is also a clinical associate professor of endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. He has lectured internationally and published in several peer-reviewed journals, and is a member of the Journal of Endodontics' Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Berman is the co-author for the chapter on Diagnosis in the ninth, tenth and eleventh editions of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp and is the co-editor of the current eleventh edition along with Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves. Dr. Berman is also the senior editor and contributing author of the comprehensive textbook, A Clinical Guide to Dental Traumatology. A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Dr. Berman has been in full-time private practice for 32 years.

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.