Vital Pulp Odyssey

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CE Hours: 1.0

Description: Vital pulp treatment has the potential to significantly extend the life of a tooth. However, preserving pulp vitality following exposures/caries remains as a real challenge where healing must compete with the infection. The balance between inflammation and regeneration is crucial in determining the overall pulp healing capacity. This is particularly true after applying capping materials directly onto the pulp in its inextensible environment. The presentation will demonstrate pulp anti-inflammatory potential through its capacity to kill cariogenic bacteria. It will exam the use of vital pulp treatment in day to day clinical practice. The presentation will discuss various materials available for use in this procedure. It will also demonstrate how capping materials affect the pulp inflammation and regeneration and the overall outcome of vital pulp therapy.

  • Discuss how pulp fibroblast can kill cariogenic bacteria and provide a local control of inflammation
  • Describe pulp response is modulated by pulp capping materials
  • Explain the concepts for selecting teeth for various treatment options and what outcomes can be expected

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5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

David E. Witherspoon, B.D.S., M.S., M.F.A., F.I.C.D

David E. Witherspoon Graduated from 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 programm in 1996-97 Currently is in fulltime 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

David E. Witherspoon, B.D.S., M.S., M.F.A.

In accordance with this policy, 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 Sirona Endodontics (financial relationship declared)