SP-48 Occlusal Consideration for Endodontic Therapy

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Endodontists should play a pivotal role in the diagnosis and the treatment planning of comprehensive cases. The negative impact of occlusal trauma on the periodontium has been thoroughly investigated. However, little attention has been given to the effects of occlusal trauma on the integrity of the human dental pulp and the surrounding hard tissue structures. This lecture will discuss the less known consequences of occlusal trauma such as accelerated pulpal tissue degeneration and the role of occlusal trauma on external root resorption. The implications of occlusal forces on periapical healing and the survivability of endodontically treated teeth will also be addressed.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Evaluate the typical clinical presentation, signs, symptoms, radiographic features, and the pathophysiological course of traumatic occlusion.
  • Perform systematic analysis of the occlusal trauma and treatment plan the cases on evidence based manner.
  • Discuss the studies that show the negative effect of occlusal trauma on the dental pulp, dentin, and cementum.


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Mohammed A. Alharbi, B.D.s, D.Sc.D

Dr. Mohammed Alharbi is an assistant Professor and a consultant of Endodontic at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He is also an Adjunct assistant professor at The University of Pennsylvania department of endodontics. Dr. Alharbi received his BDS Degree from King Abdulaziz University in 2009 with an Honor Degree. Dr. Alharbi completed his Endodontic postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Alharbi also maintains a part-time private practice limited to Endodontics in Saudi Arabia. Dr. Alharbi lectures nationally and internationally as a member of Penn Endo Global Symposium team.

Mohammed A. Alharbi, B.D.s, D.Sc.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.