PB-13 Vital Pulp Therapy Guidelines

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Course Description:

This lecture will exam the current and future trend in vital pulp treatment. A case-based analysis will be used to explore treatment options that incorporate evidence-based treatment protocols into the everyday clinical practice. Pulp necrosis in immature teeth subsequent to caries or trauma has a major impact on long-term tooth retention. The aim of vital pulp therapy is to maintain pulp viability by eliminating bacteria from the dentin-pulp complex and to establish an environment in which apexogenesis can occur. The presentation will discuss various materials and treatment protocols that can achieve this goal.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of tooth development and retention in long-term for long-term skeletal development.
  • Describe the concepts for selecting teeth for various treatment options.
  • Discuss the clinical application of various materials to pulpal tissue.


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David E. Witherspoon, B.D.S., M.S., M.F.A., F.I.C.D

David E. Witherspoon BDSc. BEcon. MS., MFA., FICD Bio Snapshot Born in Australia. Graduated from University of Queensland in 1988 with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences. Practiced General Dentistry for 5 year in both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Graduate from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1996-97 with a Certificate of Advanced Specialty Training in Endodontics and Master of Science Oral Biology. Was on the Fulltime graduate faculty and assistance director of the graduate program at Baylor from 1996-2001. Currently is in fulltime endodontic practice in Plano Texas. • Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics 2003 • Chair person for Table clinics from 2001-03 • Program Chair for the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting 2014 • Program Vice Chair for the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting 2013 • Workshop Chair for the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting 2007-2011 • Research and Scientific Affairs Committee American Association of Endodontists 2000-2003 • Edward M. Osetek Educator Award. 1999 • Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society - Faculty Member - elected 2000 • Co- author of the Surgery hapter in the 9th and 10th ed. of Pathways of the Pulp • Co-author of the Obturation chapter in the 7th and 8th ed. of Pathways of the Pulp • Published over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals

David E. Witherspoon, B.D.S., M.S., M.F.A., F.I.C.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.