SP-41 Meta-analysis: Nonsurgical Outcomes with Modern Techniques

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CE Hours: 1.0

Course Description:

Endodontic therapy aims to remove vital or necrotic tissue and all microorganisms from the root canal system and thereby enable periapical healing. Hence, optimal root canal cleaning and disinfection is essential to achieve faster healing of periradicular tissue and successful endodontic therapy. Identifying the prognostic factors that affect healing will help clinicians predict the outcome of endodontic therapy. Recently several different irrigation techniques and devices have been developed in the attempt to improve the cleaning of the root canal system. In the presentation, an overview of various techniques that are presently used, the extent of cleaning and disinfection, and their effect on long-term healing rates will be elucidated and analyzed by meta-analysis approach.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the outcome of nonsurgical endodontic treatment performed using cleaning and disinfection techniques influencing the outcome by means of a meta-analysis.
  • Summarize how systematic finding, appraising, and research findings are used for clinical decision making.
  • Integrate an evidence-based approach to implement in daily clinical practice.


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

Asegir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S

DDS degree from University of Iceland in 1988. Graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992, with certificate in endodontics and Master of Science degree with emphasis on neurobiology and pain perception. Full time faculty member at UNC School of Dentistry from 1992 until 2004, first as an assistant professor and then promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2000. Appointed as the Graduate Program Director of Endodontics (specialty training) in 1997 and severed in that position until 2004. From 2004 to 2012 in a private endodontic practice, Reykjavik, Iceland and London, UK. In September of 2012 appointed the Chairman of the Department of Endodontics, NYU College of Dentistry. Additional academic positions: From 2004 an adjunct Associate Professor at UNC, Honorary Clinical Teacher in Endodontology, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London UK form 2006 and from 2011 Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong. 1998 recipient of Edward M. Osetek Educator Award, awarded by the American Association of Endodontists.

Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S.

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