O-2 Regenerative Endodontics Versus Apexification

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Course Description: Clinicians are often faced with the challenge of treating underdeveloped, immature teeth with pulpal necrosis. These cases have been traditionally treated with apexification procedures. In the last decade, regenerative endodontic procedures have emerged as an alternative for treating immature teeth. This lecture focuses on discussing the current evidence that supports both procedures, while providing the biological basis for clinical decision making. In addition, case selection, expected outcomes and technical pitfalls of each procedure will be presented and discussed.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the case selection criteria for each procedure.
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages, including pitfalls, of each procedure.
  • List the expected outcomes for each procedure.


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Anibal R. Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Anibal Diogenes received his D.D.S. from the Federal University o in Brazil, his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Diogenes is an associate professor and the director of the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of research include pain, neuroscience and regenerative endodontics. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph. D.  

Disclosure: 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.