Regenerative Procedures for Immature Traumatized Teeth

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CE: 1.00

Description: Considerable excitement exists for developing dental applications that employ postnatal stem cells and concepts of tissue engineering. Although much remains to be done to advance this field, progress has been made in clinical regenerative endodontic procedures: literally, saving teeth by regenerating a pulp-dentin complex. This lecture will describe the current 2 status of regenerative endodontic procedures, their potential and predictors of healing success. Both clinical and basic studies will be reviewed to provide the practitioner with the latest information on this field with an emphasis on practical steps to be apply these procedures in treating selected patients. A particular focus will include recent studies on the differential outcomes in immature teeth that have undergone trauma.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to: 

- Describe the three major steps in tissue engineering and how they apply to regenerating the pulp-dentin complex.

- Cite the clinical principles needed for regenerative endodontic procedures.

- Describe clinical outcomes of successful regenerative endodontic procedures.


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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. He is professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Surgery and Physiology at the University of Texas in San Antonio, maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards and the AAE Louis I. Grossman Award. Ken has published more than 160 articles, two textbooks and serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

Kenneth M. Hargreaves, DDS, PhD

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.