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

Exploring the Problem of Dental Root Resorption: The Silent Tooth Killer

Categories: Restorative Dentistry

Author(s): Dr. Mark Roettger

Course Type: Self-instruction journal and web based activity

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

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Exploring the Problem of Dental Root Resorption: The Silent Tooth Killer

Educational Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Review the physiology of root resorption
• Understand physiologic vs pathologic root resorption
• Classify pathologic root resorption (Schwartz Classification) 
• Diagnosis of pathologic root resorption
• Management options for 4 types of pathologic root resorption


Dentoalveolar trauma has many sequelae, and one of those sequelae is tooth root resorption, a poorly understood and untoward outcome of many dental traumas. Dental root resorption has many contributing factors, but dental trauma remains the most significant. This webinar is designed to take some of the mystery out of root resorption. We will consider the physiology of the resorptive process, talk about early identification of resorption through examination and imaging, classify root resorption and discuss management of the problem. Many teeth are lost to dental root resorption, most due to missed diagnosis. Dental root resorption, by its nature is a hidden problem. This presentation will attempt to shine a brighter light on the problem of resorption with the goal of saving teeth, especially in growing patients. Technology, superior dental materials and awareness will allow us to recognize who may be susceptible to dental root resorption and to look for this hidden problem in our everyday dental practices. 


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

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