Retreatment Techniques: Planning, Options and Successful Management (Part II)

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CE Hours: 1.5

Course Description:

This presentation will highlight the common and exotic challenges that exist when repeating a previously performed endodontic procedure that has failed. Safe dismantling of crowns, as well as removal of posts, silver points, obturation carriers, cast cores and pins will be shown. Management of ledges, false paths, perforation, abused root termini and the specific concerns of post-endodontic restoration after retreatment will also be discussed. The indications for surgical endodontic retreatment, combined approaches and the decision to perform heroic attempts to save a tooth will be highlighted. Critical thinking and the employment of decision trees and algorithms that explore all reasonable options will be demonstrated with the start-to-finish planning, execution and maintenance of actual deconstructed cases.    

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Plan a complex endodontic retreatment case constructing a decision tree that prioritizes and directs treatment in the most suitable path, utilizing specifically defined decision points.
  • Perform safe techniques for removing placed crowns and root restorative components.
  • Manage iatrogenic endodontic treatment complications that have been previously hidden or ignored.     







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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Terrell F. Pannkuk D.D.S., M.S.D.

Dr. Terry Pannkuk, a native of California, graduated from University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Biology, Georgetown Dental School with a D.D.S., and Boston University with an M.Sc.D. in Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, former editor and publisher of “The Endodontic Report”, former president of the Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, current reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics (official journal of the American Association of Endodontists), Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, President and Founder of the Schilder Institute for the Advancement of Endodontics, Editor and Publisher of PDL (Pure Dental Learning), Honorary Lecturer at the University of Warwick, Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, and international lecturer-author of topics relating to clinical endodontics. He lives and practices in Santa Barbara, California.

Terrell F.. Pannkuk, D.D.S., M.Sc.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.