Immediate & Long Term Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries
Revolution in Instrumentation & Management of Complications
Embracing Endo Surgery: A Predictable Practice Pillar
Periradicular surgery has evolved into a precise, biologically based adjunct to nonsurgical root canal therapy. This lecture will cover the significant improvements that have been made in the development of new instruments, materials and techniques. Modern microsurgical protocols have shown excellent success rates in clinical studies. A recent study showed a distinct difference in outcome when modern microsurgical techniques were compared to the older traditional techniques in performing apical surgeries. This is mostly due to proper assessment and management of the root tip complex. Every astute dental clinician has to keep in mind that the decision to treat a tooth with apical microsurgery or to replace it with an implant must be based on factors other than treatment outcome since both options have shown similar healing results.
Surgical Renaissance in an Implant Driven Era
Periradicular microsurgery has been a crucial asset for those practitioners that embraced it. In the early 2000s as the implant era was thriving, prosthodontists and periodontists favored dental implants over retreatment to replace non-healed endodontically treated teeth due to the unpredictable outcome of retreatment and traditional apical surgery. Since then there has been a steady shift in philosophy thanks to the “Renaissance Era of Microsurgical Endodontics”. This shift is taking place and it’s up to us as endodontists to seize this opportunity to make our specialty shine and keep us part of the overall patient treatment plans. Although dental implants remain a great option for replacement of the “missing” dentition, they should not always be the first option to replace the “existing” dentition. This lecture will go over outcomes of root canal retreatments, implants and microsurgery. We will also focus on how to maximize the predicability of current microsurgical endodontic protocols in your office.
Root Resorption Assessment & Treatment Options
Root Canal Complication Management
Obturation: Root Canal Aesthetics
The obturation phase of a root canal is the final step of the treatment from which we judge the quality of our disinfection on the radiograph. Thus, the aesthetic part of our treatment comes out in this final step. This lecture covers the different sealers, obturation materials, instruments, machines and techniques. This course will go over the warm vertical and continuous wave obturation techniques, using sequential pictures and step-by-step tips.