Point/Counterpoint: One vs. Two Visit Endodontics

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CE Hours: 1.5

Course Description:

The case for one-visit complete endodontic therapy will be based entirely on citing current peer-reviewed literature showing that there is better disinfection, less pain and a better prognosis when the treatment is completed in one session. The case for two-visit endodontic therapy for teeth with apical periodontitis (only) will be based firstly on the fact that no acceptable literature comparing one vs two visit exists.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Justify treating all cases in one visit based on excellent studies published in peer-reviewed literature and discuss the limitations of our present day outcome studies.  
  • Improve the efficiency of complete endodontic therapy and improve outcomes of endodontic therapy. 
  • Provide complete endodontic therapy under IV or general anesthesia in a hospital setting and discuss how protocols that require a second visit will improve microbial control in endodontics.    

  

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

Stephen Cohen, M.A., D.D.S.

Stephen Cohen, D.D.S., M.A., is the author and senior co-editor of Pathways of the Pulp, the definitive endodontic textbook that has been translated into 12 languages. The 10th edition of the textbook, published in 2010, was renamed Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. The book is now published in an online format with enhanced digital resources, in addition to the print version. Dr. Cohen is also a co-editor of A Clinical Guide to Dental Traumatology and has authored or co-authored more than 45 journal articles and book chapters. In 2008, Dr. Cohen was presented with the Louis I. Grossman Award by the Societé Francaise d’Endodontie. In 2015 Dr. Cohen received the Ralph Sommer Award from the American Assoc. of Endodontists. Dr. Cohen completed his endodontic training at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969 and entered private practice shortly after. For 18 years, he chaired the department of endodontics at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry at the University of the Pacific. He been a Professor of Endodontics at the University of California at San Francisco School of Dentistry and for two years at the Riyadh College of Dentistry and Pharmacology in Saudi Arabia.

Martin Trope, D.M.D.

Dr. Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980 he practiced General Dentistry and Endodontics. In 1980 he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an Endodontist he continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry. In 1993 he accepted the JB Freedland Professorship in the Department of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry. Named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Endodontics, the Freedland Professorship recognizes significant contributions to the specialty. Dr. Trope is currently Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and in private practice in Philadelphia. Dr. Trope's is actively involved in the development, design and promotion of new technological advancements in Endodontics. Presently he acts as Clinical Director for Brasseler USA. He has created Next Level Endodontics, continuing dental education, combining his extensive background of the theoretical world of academics with his considerable experience in private practice.

 Stephen Cohen, M.A., D.D.S.

Disclosure: In accordance with this policy, I declare that I have NO past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith.

 Martin Trope, D.M.D.

Disclosure: In accordance with this policy, I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated below: Brasseler USA: Clinical Director, Other Financial or Material Support Sybronendo: Other Financial or Material Support, Royalties-Resilon