The AAE Position Statement on Vital Pulp Therapy: Taking it to the Next Level
Includes a Live Event on 08/24/2022 at 6:00 PM (CDT)
Description: The AAE Position Statement on Vital Pulp Therapy established a new paradigm for the management of cariously exposed vital pulp. The research presented in the Statement supports changes in the diagnosis and treatment of inflamed pulp. The AAE should be the leader in dentistry for advancing the adoption of this philosophy of “saving the pulp” as a priority. In this presentation, the major positions of the Statement will be compared to previous philosophies. The next stage of acceptance of the philosophy will require not only support from organized dentistry, but, most importantly, from the insurance industry and educational institutions. Representatives from these critical areas will present pathways for advancement from their perspective. Incorporation of the Vital Pulp Therapy philosophy into mainstream dental practice will require more than just the dental community.
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Explain how the AAE Position Statement differs from traditional philosophies of treatment for cariously exposed pulp.
- Describe the need for revision of traditional diagnostic terminology for inflamed vital pulp – “reversible vs irreversible”
- Ackownledge the requirement for adequate reimbursement for Vital Pulp Therapy procedures from insurance companies
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Ron Lemon, D.M.D
Dr. Ron Lemon Dr. Lemon is a career educator. He served the majority of his career (1978 – 2007) at the LSU, School of Dentistry in New Orleans. From 2007 to the present he is a full-time educator at the UNLV, School of Dental Medicine in Las Vegas. He has served as Associate Dean for Advanced Education and Director for Predoctoral Endodontics. His educational focus is to expand the clinical scope of Predoctoral education in endodontics and challenge traditional treatment boundaries.
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
David E. Witherspoon, B.D.S., M.S., M.F.A., F.I.C.D
David E. Witherspoon Graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Dental Sciences. Practiced General Dentistry for 5 years in both in Australia and the United Kingdom. Graduate from Baylor College of Dentistry graduate endodontic program. Currently is in full-time endodontic practice in Plano Texas. • President’s Award American Association of Endodontists (AAE) 2015 • Diplomat of the American Board of Endodontics 2003-Present • Lifetime member of the College of Diplomats American Board of Endodontics • Fellow of the International College of Dentists 2013- present • General Chair for the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting 2015 • Program Chair for the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting 2014 • Program Vice-Chair for the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting 2013 • Workshop Chair for the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting 2007-2011 • American Association of Endodontists annual session planning committee 2001-2003, 2007-2016 • Research and Scientific Affairs Committee American Association of Endodontists 2000-2003 • Edward M. Osetek Educator Award. American Association of Endodontists 1999 • Co-author of the surgery chapter in the 9th and 10th ed. of Pathways of the Pulp • Published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals
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