SP-2 Endo in the Time of Implants: Proper Understanding of Treatment Options

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CE Credits: 1.5

Course Description:  The goal of endodontics is to prevent and treat apical periodontitis. Inconsistent treatment outcomes have been reported for different endodontic procedures, especially in cases with persistent endodontic infection. Treatment decisions in such cases may often be a dilemma. Recommendations to the patients may vary from follow-up for longer periods, intervention through surgical or nonsurgical approaches, or even tooth extraction and selection of a potentially more successful treatment option such as dental implants. Clinicians must understand the prognostic factors that can influence the outcome of an endodontic treatment and the time required for endodontic lesions to heal. It is also essential to realize the long-term outcomes of implant dentistry in the hands of specialists and general dentists. All these factors must be well understood to select the optimal treatment decision for each case.   

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • List the reasons behind endodontic failure.
  • Discuss factors delaying the healing process.
  • Evaluate the treatment outcomes for different endodontic procedures.


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

Adham A. Azim, D.D.S., B.D.S.

Dr. Azim is an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics. He is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his endodontic training. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. He then joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and then a part-time faculty. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and has been awarded several times for his research work He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal and Journal of Dental Traumatology.

Adham A. Azim, B.D.S.  

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.