Periodontal Surgical Pearls for the Endodontist

4.58 (43 votes)

Recorded On: 06/03/2020

CE: 0.75


Dental implants are an important evolution in oral rehabilitation. However, many teeth which were once predictably maintained are being extracted. Endodontic surgery is frequently the ideal treatment option for patients desiring to preserve their dentition. With the advent of Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery and other novel surgical techniques, endodontists are performing surgery with greater accuracy and in locations not previously attempted. This session will evaluate anatomic considerations, common periodontal surgical procedures, and multidisciplinary surgical treatment modalities when performing dentoalveolar surgery. Additionally factors impacting the long-term surgical outcomes will be reviewed.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify important anatomic and periodontal considerations when performing apical surgery.
  • Describe various multidisciplinary surgical options for preserving teeth and avoiding dental extractions.
  • Formulate surgical treatment plans to address common periodontal conditions.

Joseph McCombs, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Joseph K. McCombs attended dental school at the University of Maryland.  He completed a residency in periodontics at the US Air Force Postgraduate Dental School and University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas.  Following graduation, he spent four years on faculty as a periodontics instructor at the Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  His next assignment was at the Periodontics Residency where he was the Director of Postgraduate Education, Research and Program Director.  He currently maintains a private practice in the Coeur d'Alene Idaho area.  

Joseph McCombs, 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.


06/03/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/03/2020
06/03/2020 at 1:00 PM (CDT)  |  Recorded On: 06/03/2020
7 Questions
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
0.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available
0.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available