SP-29 Evaluation of and Treatment Principles for the Traumatized Dentition

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CE Hours: 1.0

Description:Traumatic dental injuries comprise a number of the dental emergency patients that are often seen after hours or on an unscheduled basis in a dental practice environment. While there are a variety of traumatic dental injuries that can occur, each with their own recommended treatment protocols, the initial evaluation and diagnosis of the traumatized dentition makes up a critical aspect of the management of these cases. Through a series of clinical case presentations involving horizontal root fractures, avulsions, luxations and crown fractures along with literature references, this lecture will provide an overview of initial decisions and treatment principles that can lead to successful management of various types of traumatic dental injuries.

    Perform an organized and thorough evaluation of the traumatized dentition.
  • Discuss the value of and limitations of various pulpal tests on traumatized teeth.
  • Identify a variety of traumatic dental injuries and have an understanding of what the immediate treatment principles entail for each injury.


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9 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Garry L. Myers, D.D.S

Dr. Garry L. Myers currently serves as the graduate endodontic program director at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his dental school education at the University of Texas Health Science Center/ San Antonio in 1985. Following graduation Dr. Myers entered the USAF where he served for four years as a general dentist before entering the endodontic residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB in San Antonio. He became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1994. After serving on active duty for 13 years, Dr. Myers left the USAF in 1998 to enter private practice in Olympia, Washington where he practiced for the next 16 years. During the last 7 years of private practice, Dr. Myers served as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Washington in Seattle where he taught one day per week. In the summer of 2014, full time education entered the picture when Dr. Myers accepted a position at VCU where he now works. Dr. Myers has been active in organized dentistry having served as the president of the Washington State Association of Endodontists in 2006-07 and as the President of the American Association of Endodontists in 2017-18. As a Past President of the AAE he continues to stay involved with various committees of the AAE. He has spoken internationally at meetings in Japan, South Korea, San Diego and Guatemala.

Garry L. Myers, D.D.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.