The Biological Basis of Clinical Decision Making

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CE Hours: 1.5

Description: This program will integrate clinical decision-making with current knowledge of the biology of inflammation, immunology, neuroplasticity and wound healing. Both clinical opportunities and challenges will be reviewed in order to make evidence-based current recommendations and to highlight areas of needed research.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Relate the degree of pulp inflammation with clinical signs and symptoms and clinical decision making 
  • Discuss whether our diagnostic classification system follows the science?
  • Discuss whether the symptomatic or 'irreversible pulpitis' case be managed with VPT


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CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Kenneth Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Ken Hargreaves received his DDS from Georgetown University, his PhD in physiology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and his certificate in Endodontics from the University of Minnesota. Ken spent 5 years at the Pain Clinic of the NIDCR and 7 years as an associate professor of Endodontics and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. He joined the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1997, as professor and Chair of the Department of Endodontics and is cross-appointed as professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology and Surgery in the Medical School. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontists. Ken has received an NIH MERIT Award for research, two IADR Distinguished Scientist Awards, the ADA Gold Medal for Research and the Louis I. Grossman Award from the AAE. He has published more than 190 articles and, with Harold Goodis and Frank Tay, co-edited the 2nd edition Seltzer and Bender’s Dental Pulp, and, with Lou Berman, co-edited the 11th edition of Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp. Ken also serves as editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

Speaker Disclosure: 

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