AAE Online CE
The Endo-Antral Connection - Understanding the role of endodontic infections in maxillary sinus disease
CE: 1.0 hours
This webinar explains and illustrates the etiology and symptoms of acute and chronic rhinosinusitis and its similarities, distinguishing differences, and frequent inter-relationship with endodontic etiology. In addition, the pathological extension of dental disease into the maxillary sinus and its sequelae are often unrecognized in clinical medical and dental practice. Despite extensive scientific recognition and reported high prevalence, dental infection manifesting in the maxillary sinus remains under-appreciated and frequently goes undiagnosed by dentists, otolaryngologists, and radiologists alike, with its sequelae often misdiagnosed as sinogenic sinusitis. The goal is to help practitioners recognize maxillary sinusitis of dental origin in order to relieve patient discomfort through accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and improved communication between dentists, endodontists and ENT specialists. The webinar is very appropriate for physicians, ENT specialists, radiologists, endodontists and general dentists.
At the conclusion, participants will
- Describe the anatomy and function of the paranasal sinuses as well as the etiology and current treatment of acute and chronic sinusitis.
- Recognize the distinguishing differences between pain of sinus origin and pain of pulpal origin and know when to render endodontic care or make an appropriate ENT referral.
- Recognize the various stages of MSEO and describe how periradicular infections can advance to maxillary sinus infections and beyond.
Roderick W. Tataryn, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Rod Tataryn practices endodontics in Spokane, Washington and serves as a faculty member in the department of graduate endodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He received his DDS degree in 1989 and Master of Science degree in Endodontics in 1994 from Loma Linda University. Dr. Tataryn has served on the Clinical Practice Committee for the American Association of Endodontists, has authored clinical and scientific articles on endodontics, and is a contributing author for the Sixth and Seventh Editions of Ingle’s Endodontics, the Second Edition of PDQ Endodontics, and The Art and Science of Contemporary Surgical Endodontics.
Roderick W. Tataryn, D.D.S.,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.