SP-36 CT-Guided Endodontic Procedures & SP-37 Survival of Endodontics During the Implant Wars 

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SP-36 CT-Guided Endodontic Procedures

CT-guided implant surgery has been around for more than a decade and has grown as the sine qua non of implant surgery. This technology is directly applicable to endodontics, both for conventional access preparation and apical surgery. Both of these applications have been proven by the presenter in live demonstrations: CT-guided endodontic surgery was demonstrated at the AAE meeting four years ago and CT-guided endodontic access was recently demonstrated on a live patient at the ADA. While these advances were accomplished using 3-D printed drill guides set up with treatment planning software for implants, a new tool has been introduced that displays an avatar of the dental anatomy and the cutting device, eliminating the need to make drill guides. This presentation will review CT-guided implant technology, the presenter's clinical cases using this method for conventional and surgical endodontic treatment, and how clinicians can set up and use this paradigm shift in procedural treatment planning for root canal therapy as well as for implant placement for those endodontists who want to add implant surgery to their practices.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe how CT-based treatment planning has been used in implant surgery, with emphasis on the accuracy of this procedural guidance.
  •  Describe how CT-based treatment planning has been applied to conventional and surgical endodontic procedures.
  •  Integrate this technology into their practices, both as an endodontic adjunct as well as for implant surgery.

SP-37 Survival of Endodontics During the Implant Wars 

Clinicians are confronted with difficult decisions regarding whether a tooth with pulpal and/or periapical disease should be saved through endodontic treatment or be extracted and replaced with an implant. This lecture will review the endodontic and implant literature as well as the related factors that need to be considered by the clinician affecting decision making for their patients.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Explain the endodontic and implant literature in regards to outcomes assessment.
  •  Describe all factors when deciding whether teeth with pulpal/periapical disease should be endodontically treated or extracted and replaced with an implant.
  •  Identify the invasive techniques that can be used to reduce the number of unnecessary extractions.

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SP-36 CT-Guided Endodontic Procedures
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SP-37 Survival of Endodontics During the Implant Wars
MP3 Audio
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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
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

L. Stephen Buchanan, D.D.S.

Dr. Buchanan has been lecturing and teaching hands-on endodontic courses for over 28 years, both in his state-of-the-art education laboratory in Santa Barbara, California as well as in dental schools and meetings around the world. His continual involvement in the research and development of new instruments and procedures has allowed him to teach at the leading edge of the specialty, as exemplified by his recent move into implant surgery.

T. Cem Sayin, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. T. Cem Sayin is an Associate Professor and the Chairman in Department of Endodontics at Nova Southeastern University (NSU). He received his D.D.S. degree in 2000 from the Hacettepe University, Turkey. He also earned a Phd degree in Endodontics from the same university in 2007. After moving to Florida, Dr. Sayin also received a certificate in Endodontics from NSU. He has been teaching as a full time faculty at NSU since 2007. He also practices exclusively Endodontics in Fort Lauderdale. Dr. Sayin is an internationally recognized lecturer; he is the author of numerous scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals as well as dental magazines. His major areas of scientific research interest includes different irrigation regimes and techniques, the performance of nickel-titanium endodontic instruments and three dimensional obturation of the root canal space. Dr. Sayin is an active member of American Association of Endodontics Research and Scientific Affairs Committee. He is the first recipient of the Dr Kenneth Neal Namerow Endowed Professorship in Endodontics in the College of Dental Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.

L. Stephen Buchanan, D.D.S.

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:
Care Credit (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing); Dentsply (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing); Obtura Spartan (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing); sybronendo (Self) : Consultant (Status: Ongoing)

T. Cem Sayin, D.D.S., Ph.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:
Dentsply Endodontics (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)