AAE Online CE
Though endodontists frequently encounter resorptive dental conditions, significant misunderstanding of these pathologies exists within the greater dental community. The Glossary of Endodontic Terms defines resorption as a “condition associated with either a physiologic or pathologic process resulting in a loss of dentin, cementum and/or bone." Though seemingly simplistic, resorption represents a set of diverse processes and corresponding etiologies, resulting in heterogeneous presentations. This lecture presents an organized, evidence-based algorithm for differentiation among resorption classifications. It reviews the shared and unique pathophysiology of root resorption, included internal, external and invasive cervical varieties. Evidence-based management strategies will be discussed, including detailed protocols and a discussion of the prognosis of differing treatments. With an emphasis on provider-patient and provider-referrer communication, attendees will gain confidence in their ability to accurately explain this unique and important diagnostic entity.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Define the diagnostic classes of pathologic root resorption, as well as their etiology and pathogenesis.
- Establish an evidence-based algorithm for accurate resorption diagnosis and treatment.
- Discuss communication strategies with patients and referring dentists alike.
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Brooke Blicher, D.M.D.
Dr. Blicher received her DMD degree from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her Endodontics residency at the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She joined Upper Valley Endodontics in Vermont in 2009. Dr. Blicher continues to teach at both Harvard and Tufts dental schools, and is on dental staff at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center. An active researcher, she has several publications in major dental journals, and most recently co-authored the textbook Endodontics Review: A Study Guide. Dr. Blicher completed the process of board certification in 2013, and is a diplomate in the American Board of Endodontics
Rebekah Lucier Pryles, D.M.D.
SP-45 Outcomes in Endodontics: An Evidence-Based Look at Prognosis
Dr. Rebekah Lucier Pryles received her BS in Chemistry from Providence College, her DMD from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she graduated as valedictorian, and her certificate in Endodontics from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She continues to be involved in teaching and research and holds a faculty appointment at Tufts. Dr. Lucier Pryles is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. While providing state of the art specialty care in her private practice in White River Junction, Vermont, she continues to pursue her academic interests. Dr. Lucier Pryles most recently co-wrote the textbook, Endodontics: A Review, with Dr. Blicher and Dr. Jarshen Lin. She has published extensively, including in Inside Dentistry and the Journal of Periodontics. Along with Dr. Blicher, Dr. Lucier Pryles has lectured both locally and internationally on endodontic diagnosis, non-odontogenic pain, fractures, trauma, resorption, treatment of immature teeth, and CBCTs in endodontics as well as on ideal restorative care following endodontic treatment. Dr. Lucier Pryles is involved with dentistry on a policy level, and is currently serving a term on the board of the Vermont State Dental Society.
Brooke Blicher, D.M.D.
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Rebekah Lucier Pryles, DMD
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: Dentsply Tulsa (Self) : Honorarium (Status: Ongoing)