S-7 Factors Affecting Outcomes of Endodontic Microsurgery

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CE Credits: 1.5

Program Overview:

Hardly any technique in dentistry has changed so much over the last years as endodontic surgery. Modern endodontic microsurgery uses the dental operating microscope, ultrasonic root-end preparation and biocompatible filling materials. This lecture discusses the factors affecting the outcome of endodontic surgery, including patient-related issues, such as medical history, dental history or condition of the tooth, as well as techniques and new materials.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the prognostic outcome of endodontic surgery according to the microsurgical classification.
  •  Discuss medical factors affecting the outcome of endodontic surgery.
  •  Interpret effects of magnification on surgical prognosis.


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

Frank C. Setzer, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Dr. Setzer graduated from the Dental School of the Friedrich- Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years in a multi-specialist private practice as associate and partner. Dr. Setzer graduated from the endodontic program of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, receiving the Louis I Grossman Postdoctoral Student Award in Endodontics. He earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a DMD degree in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Setzer serves as the Clinic Director and Pre-Doctoral Program Director at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Setzer lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. He has authored articles on endodontics in peer-review journals and serves as Associate Editor for Endodontics for Quintessence International and, amongst other journals, on the scientific advisory board of Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and Journal of the American Dental Association.

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.