The Dental Operating Microscope in Endodontics | Winter 2016

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CE Hours: 0.5 

Description: This issue reviews the history of microscope use in endodontics, describes the advantages of microscopes in nonsurgical and surgical endodontic treatment and summarizes the impact of microscopes on endodontic outcomes.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

- Describe the reported survival rates of initial nonsurgical root canal treatment, retreatment and microsurgery.  Compare these rates to those reported for single-tooth implants.
- List factors that influence the decision-making process when treatment planning for endodontic treatment and single-tooth implants.
- Discuss the importance of interdisciplinary consultation between general dentists and specialists


The Dental Operating Microscope in Endodontics
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Frank C. Setzer, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

Dr. Setzer graduated from the Dental School of the Friedrich- Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years in a multi-specialist private practice as associate and partner. Dr. Setzer graduated from the endodontic program of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, receiving the Louis I Grossman Postdoctoral Student Award in Endodontics. He earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a DMD degree in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Setzer serves as the Clinic Director and Pre-Doctoral Program Director at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Setzer lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. He has authored articles on endodontics in peer-review journals and serves as Associate Editor for Endodontics for Quintessence International and, amongst other journals, on the scientific advisory board of Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and Journal of the American Dental Association.

Frank C. Setzer, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.

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.