Should We Retreat From Retreatment?

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CE Hours: 2.0

Course Description:

The restorative community’s views about retreatment have changed in recent years. Since endodontics is driven by the restorative treatment plan, it is important for endodontists to be in tune with our restorative colleagues.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the views of sophisticated restorative dentists about retreatment.
  • Explain how the overall treatment plan should influence the decision process. 
  • Explain why it is important to distinguish between patient-centered outcomes, disease-centered outcomes and process-centered outcomes.         

  


   

  

 

  

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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
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.00 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.

Dr. Stephen Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and postgraduate endodontic certificate in 1984. He was appointed clinical assistant professor in the department of endodontics in 1984, and was later appointed director of undergraduate endodontics, interim postgraduate director and endodontic clinic director during his tenure at the SDM. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the director of endodontic microsurgery at Harvard University and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and serves as a surgical consultant to the postgraduate endodontic programs at Walter Reed National Medical Center and the United States Army program at Fort Gordon, Ga. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally on topics ranging from microsurgery and intentional replantation to CBCT and advances in non-surgical endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and maintains a full-time practice limited to endodontics in Drexel Hill, Pa.

Richard S. Schwartz, D.D.S.

Dr. Rick Schwartz was a restorative dentist for 19 years prior to entering post-graduate training in endodontics. He attended a 2-year general dentistry residency, and then did a combination of private practice, teaching and dental materials research before entering endodontic training in 1996. He has authored over 100 articles and abstracts and was a cover author on 3 editions of “Fundamentals of Operative Dentistry” by Quintessence Publishing Co. and recently completed, “Best Practices in Endodontics, a Desk Reference” and A CBCT Primer for Endodontics", also from Quintessence. For the past 18 years he has been in full time private practice limited to endodontics in San Antonio, TX. He also has lectured extensively in U.S. and 14 other countries.

Stephen P. Niemczyk, 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: Carestream Dental LLC, Honorarium; DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties, Honorarium 

Richard S. Schwartz, 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.