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Bioceramics In Endodontics-Promising New Frontier or the Wild West

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Date: 2021-05-24 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1

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The presenters will review the research and clinical support for the use of bioceramics in endodontics and discuss what we know and what we don’t know about the different materials currently available on the market.

Learning Objectives:
After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

» Identify the properties of “bioceramics” and “bioactives” used in endodontics.
» Recognize the knowledge gaps regarding research and clinical outcomes for newer materials vs. the established bioceramics on the market.


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The Leading Edge Virtual Endodontic Symposium

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Date: 2021-05-07 09:30:00

Location: Online Symposium

Contact Hours: 4

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Join Dental Learning for "The Leading Edge Virtual Endodontic Symposium" on Friday May 7th. This four speaker, half-day event will focus on clinical updates you can implement Monday morning. Topics include:
  • Conservative endodontic treatment strategies
  • Enhanced canal cleaning, debridement and disinfection using new technologies
  • Bioceramics in endodontics
  • Modern obturation techniques

Learning Objectives
  • Endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Predictable and conservative access preparation designs
  • Irrigation and disinfection protocols
  • Proper use of intracanal medicaments
  • Initial canal negotiation
  • Safe, predictable, and efficient use of NiTi rotary file systems
  • Warm vertical and single cone obturation techniques


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Vital Pulp Therapy: Predictable Treatment of Pulp Exposure Without Endodontic Therapy

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Date: 2021-05-25 08:00:00

Location: Online Webinar

Contact Hours: 1

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This CE webinar will discuss clinical cases where deep caries, or pulp exposures could be predictably treated without the need for endodontic treatment. New bio-compatible material will be presented, based on scientific research, with excellent outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
Describe how to treat deep caries without endo treatment
- Recognize the importance of using bioactive materials
- Explain why some materials are not indicated for vital pulp capping

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Conservative Root Canal Preparation Using Reciprocation Motion

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Differentiate between rotation and reciprocation motion during root canal instrumentation.
• Describe the indications between these motions based on different sets of priorities.
• Discuss the advantages of a bonded obturation technique matched with a conservative constant taper preparation.

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In this presentation, Dr. Nasseh discusses the differences between Rotation, Reciprocation, and the newer Smart Rotation Motions and presents a more conservative preparation option using these motions. This reciprocation motion option can be combined with Hydraulic Condensation for a safe, simple, and efficient root canal instrumentation and obturation system. 

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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HOT TOPIC: Regenerating Hope for the Hopeless Pulp

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Date: 08-07-2020 09:06:28 am

For an endodontist, bringing a tooth back from the dead is the ultimate victory. And nowhere is this victory more important than in the case of pediatric patients. Currently, the frequent treatment for managing permanent teeth with immature apices that show swelling or infection is extraction. But at this stage, the teeth are really just maturing. When you extract a permanent immature tooth, not only does it lend itself to malocclusion or alter how the teeth function, but it can be a cosmetic concern that leads to self-doubt. This is especially damaging in today’s selfie and social media culture.
The primary goal in my endodontic practice is to favor saving natural teeth. I began exploring regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) as part of research for my endodontic residency over 10 years ago. Since then, the protocol has been central to my treatment approach. 

Case in Point
In a groundbreaking 2004 case report,* 2 researchers used a protocol for revascularization or REP to treat an immature permanent premolar that was necrotic and pre­sented with a localized draining abscess. What’s so amaz­ing about this case is that not only did the abscessed gums in the surrounding bone and tissue heal, but dentin in the root itself became thicker and the root reached full matura­tion—allowing structural formations to increase in size and minimizing the risk of fracture. So, basically, these research­ers took a hopeless tooth that most clinicians would have extracted and reinstated its form and function—essentially bringing it back to life!

Eliminating Extractions
REPs are reproducible in most clinical settings; however, the literature does highlight nuances of technique—more specifically, the disinfectant protocol implemented to elimi­nate microbes, create a sterile environment, and promote stem cell survival and activity. The goal is to create a fertile environment for stem cells of the apical papilla (SCAP) to repopulate into the root canal, and then promote a scaffold that allows the regenerative process to continue.
There are a couple ways that you can start exploring how to implement REPs in your practice—whether you’re a general practitioner or a specialist:
1 Visit the AAE website. If you visit the American Association of Endodontists website at aae.org, you’ll find a database of cases and treatment protocols that you can access to help you negotiate and manage a case from start to finish.
2 Talk to your colleagues. Any endodontist or pediatric dentist within your community is a great resource. The pediatric profession has really taken to this procedure and adapted it into their discipline, so there’s a host of pediatric dentists to choose from who are well versed in managing these types of cases.

This technique is not new to dentistry, but it is starting to gain more traction as clinicians in residencies and private practice recognize the long-term value of saving a natural tooth. Although REPs are technique-sensitive and require multiple visits—not to mention, in this case, parent com­pliance—any time that we can save a natural tooth, it’s in the best interest of all parties involved.

Dr. Johnson hosts the Endo Voices podcast, sponsored by the AAE. Scan the QR code to tune in to everything endo.

*Banchs, Trope. J Endodontics. 2004 Apr;30(4):196-200.






 
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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

2D vs 3D Imaging in Endodontics: CBCT Application in Modern Endodontic Treatment

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

After completing this course, the reader should be able to:

1. Discuss the American Association of Endodontists and American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology joint position statement on the use of CBCT in endodontics.

2. Explain how to use CBCT 3D imaging to evaluate unusual or complex anatomy of root canal systems, calci­ ed canals, and periapical pathosis.

3. Describe how to assess sinusitis of endodontic origin using CBCT imaging.

4. List other documented advantages of the routine use of CBCT in endodontics.

5. Discuss the impact of 3D imaging in decision-making in endodontics.


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The use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in endodontics has expanded in recent years. 3D imaging adequately supports the interpretation of dental anatomy and surrounding areas during root canal therapy. To assist decision making in endodontic cases, experts recommend small field-of-view (FOV), high-resolution CBCT imaging for diagnostic and treatment planning as well as for intraoperative procedures and managing cases post-treatment. This article presents some examples of everyday clinical cases to illustrate how CBCT images can help diagnose, treat, and solve endodontic problems.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

A Restorative-Driven Approach to Endodontic Treatment—Maintaining Tooth Structure for Better Long-Term Prognosis

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
-Comprehend the concept and need for ferrule as a way to maintain the restored tooth long-term under function
-Recognize how maintaining tooth structure, especially in the cervical region, affects the long-term stability of the tooth
-Determine when and how to restore endodontically treated teeth
-Gain an understanding of conservative endodontic treatment to preserve tooth structure and how it affects the long-term prognosis of a tooth

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Conserving unaffected tooth structure when performing endodontics, especially in the cervical region of the tooth where loading is concentrated under function, will affect the survivability of that tooth over time. This is why endodontic treatment needs to begin with a determination of how the tooth will be restored. Then, high-quality endodontic treatment can be geared toward preserving important tooth structure in a way that does not compromise the results of restorative treatment. This webinar will examine the benefits of providing endodontic treatment with a restorative focus as a way to improve long-term survival and function of the teeth.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from SS White

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

Current Shifts in Endodontic Technologies:Irrigation Devices and Solutions

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will:
»      Discuss the anatomical complexities of root canal systems and the historical limitations of our clinical techniques to fully cleanse these convoluted spaces.
»      Describe the mechanism of action and clinical usage of the latest endodontic irrigation technologies: irrigation needle tips, ultrasonic activated irrigation and apical negative pressure irrigation.
»      Evaluate the literature-based evidence for the clinical efficacy of each irrigation method.
»      Discuss how each doctor can assess which irrigation technique and technology is most practical for their own practice setting.

Supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Vista

Abstract

This webinar will take you on a journey to discover the intricate complexity of root canal system anatomy and how to best approach cleaning it with irrigation. We will cover why the classic method of needle irrigation is not the ideal method of delivery in current day practice. The latest advances in irrigation solutions and the device technologies that best deliver them will be discussed. Evidence basis will support the usage, mechanism of action and clinical implementation of ultrasonic activated irrigation and apical negative pressure irrigation methods. A discussion on how to decide which technology is practical for your practice will complete our presentation.

ADA Credits: 1 | AGD Credits: 1 | Cost: $19.00

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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

A Guide to Sutures

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

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After completing this article, the reader should be able to:

  1. Gain a fundamental understanding of tissue repair and the role of suturing.
  2. Recognize the various types of suture materials and needles.
  3. Learn fundamental suture techniques and ergonomics.
  4. Determine alternative suture techniques and their indications.

Abstract

“Suturing” is a fundamental skill in dentistry but can be a very daunting and confusing topic for many dental providers. Gut suture or polytetra°uoroethylene (PTFE)? Square knot or surgeon’s knot? Simple interrupted or mattress suture? The abundance of available techniques, materials, and clinical applications can be overwhelming. Fortunately, the vast majority of clinical scenarios can be addressed by understanding the basic technique and fundamental concepts. This guide will review wound healing, suture types and materials, and basic and advanced techniques to equip the dental provider with a foundation in wound closure and management.

COMMERCIAL SUPPORTER: This course has been made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Karl Schumacher.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

Vital Pulp Therapy in Permanent Teeth

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Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

Target Audience: Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienist, Dentists from novice to advanced

Educational Objectives

Upon completing this article, the participant should be able to:
 
  1. Define the latest endodontic diagnostic terminologies
  2. Describe the ideal cases for vital pulp therapy
  3. Compare the different vital pulp therapy materials, methods, and outcomes
  4. Discuss several recommendations when performing vital pulp therapy.

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With our increased understanding of pulpal biology and the advances in material biocompatibility, the potential to transform the fate of a compromised dental pulp from a condemned tissue to that of hope and recovery has never been more promising. In this article, several aspects of vital pulp therapy (VPT) in permanent teeth from diagnosis and indications to treatment outcomes will be discussed in detail.

ADA Credits: 2 | AGD Credits: 2 | Cost: $29.00

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