SP-16 How Safe Are Your Endodontic Procedures?, SP-17 Can the Study of the Endodontic Microbiome Provide Clinically-Relevant Data? & SP-9 Innovations in Endodontic Irrigation: Deciding What is Practical for Your Practice

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SP-16 How Safe Are Your Endodontic Procedures?

Root canal irrigation plays an important role in the debridement and disinfection of the root canal system. The goal of irrigation is to remove pulp tissue and/or microorganisms from the root canal system. Sodium hypochlorite at various concentrations is widely used as an irrigant for endodontic disinfection. However, irrigation may result in positive periapical pressure, increasing the risk of extrusion. As sodium hypochlorite is cytotoxic, the possibility of accidental extrusion into the periapical space should be considered during root canal irrigation. In this presentation, we will discuss the safety of endodontic procedures and the clinical implications.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Evaluate disinfection challenges in endodontics.
  •  Identify clinical implications correlating pressure and extrusion of different irrigants.
  •  Discuss the safety of endodontic devices and procedures.

SP-17 Can the Study of the Endodontic Microbiome Provide Clinically-Relevant Data?

Comprehensive analysis of endodontic bacteria would allow the practitioners to identify the virulent organisms present, determine the source of infection and tailor the therapeutic approaches to the specific pathogens. In addition, the degree to which the endodontic microflora may contribute to microbiomes present in distant sites associated with chronic systemic diseases could be studied. Novel advances in sequencing technologies allow this comprehensive approaches to endodontic microbiology, and allow the determination of how it is affected by treatment and how it may affect or be affected by microbiomes in other sites.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the methods of contemporary microbiological analysis of different normal and diseased sites.
  •  Explain the progression of the endodontic microbiome from normal oral cavity to the necrotic pulp and acute infection.
  •  Examine the changes in endodontic microbiota before and after root canal treatment procedures, as well as how it compares with microbiota in periodontal and atheromatous plaques.

SP-9 Innovations in Endodontic Irrigation: Deciding What is Practical for Your Practice

Throughout our endodontic history we have been striving for better techniques and devices to completely cleanse root canal systems. We have seen a great evolution in instrumentation, irrigation and magnification over the decades. These advancements have allowed us to improve our cleansing efforts significantly. However, we also recognize that even with our best techniques, there is still a considerable amount of debris left behind in our treated root canal systems. A new wave of innovation in endodontic irrigation stands to provide us with the most significant improvements in our disinfection of complex root canal systems. Ultrasonic activated, negative-pressure irrigation, laser-activated and multisonic-activated technologies will be discussed. This presentation will examine the evidence basis behind the innovative devices and a realistic approach to implementing new irrigation technology into your practice.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe the mechanism of action and clinical usage of negative-pressure irrigation, ultrasonic-activated, laser-induced activation and multisonic-activated irrigation methods.
  •  Evaluate the literature-based evidence for the clinical efficacy of each irrigation method.
  •  Discuss recommendations on how to decide which innovative device or protocol will be best suited to meet each participants' expectations for clinical performance and practicality in their own practice setting

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2.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available
2.25 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Bettina R. Basrani D.D.S., M.S.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Bettina Basrani is Associate Professor and Director of the M.Sc. Endodontics Program at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Canada. With over 30 peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, textbooks and abstracts to her credit, she has been a constant contributor to endodontic science and clinical knowledge. Dr. Basraniā€™s research focuses on intracanal medication and root canal irrigation, including agents and delivery methods.

Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS and MS in Endodontics from the University of Iowa. He served as a faculty member at the University of Connecticut, University of Maryland and University of North Carolina. He is currently Chair and Advanced Program Director at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has published over 100 manuscripts, has served as a Director and Past President on the American Board of Endodontics, and has received the Distinguished Scientist award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR.

Brett Gilbert, D.D.S.

Dr. Brett Gilbert received his D.D.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Maryland Dental School. Dr. Gilbert has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois. He is currently on faculty in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. Dr. Gilbert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Bettina R. Basrani, D.D.S., Ph.D.

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.

Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

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.

Brett Gilbert, D.D.S.

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