Apical Microsurgery: Past, Present and Future
Richard A. Rubinstein, D.D.S., M.S.
This presentation will look at the history of magnification and illumination in dentistry and endodontics, the evolution of microsurgical armamentarium, materials and advances in imaging. Developments in all three of these areas have contributed to increased success rates in apical surgery. Despite significant advances in technology and treatment protocols, there is still a great need to improve postgraduate education in performing these procedures. If residents don’t receive the proper skill sets during their training programs or have the opportunity to receive them after graduation, there is great concern about the future of apical surgery in endodontic practice.
At conclusion, participants should be able to:
Dr. Rubinstein received his D.D.S. in 1971, and his endodontic training in 1973 from the University of Michigan. He is an adjunct clinical professor at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in the department of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics. He is a fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Rubinstein is an internationally renowned speaker and a pioneer in the use of the operating microscope in endodontics. In addition to writing numerous scientific articles on the surgical operating microscope and endodontic microsurgical technique, he is a contributing author to Endodontics, 4th and 5th editions, edited by Ingle and Bakland, and a contributing author to The Dental Clinics of North America, entitled Microscopes in Endodontics. He is a principal author of Practical Lessons in Endodontic Surgery and a principal author of A Color Atlas of Microsurgery in Endodontics. He practices in Farmington HIlls, Michigan with Endodontic Associates, P.C.
Disclosure: I declare I have a past or present financial interest/arrangement, consulting position, or affiliation with the corporate organization(s) whose product(s) I will discuss in my presentation.
Consultant: DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties; Consultant: Hartzell & Son; Consultant: JedMed Instrument Company; Consultant: Laschal Surgical Instruments
What Should We Know About Maxillary Anterior Teeth vs. Implants
Hessam Nowzari, D.D.S., Ph.D.
This presentation will analyze bone and soft tissue around anterior teeth and dental implants. Treatment modalities aimed at enhancing and harmonizing tissue structures for the maxillary anterior implants will be discussed.
Dr. Nowzari graduated University of Brussels Dentistry, Ph.D. Biology-Health Sciences University of Rennes France, USC Advanced Periodontics. Director USC Advanced Periodontics 1995-2012, Diplomate American Board Periodontology, Founded Taipei Academy Reconstructive Dentistry, President Pan Pacific Reconstructive Meetings, one of two American members Dniepropetrovsk State Academy Medical Sciences Ukraine. Since 2002, scientific expert assessing research proposals Ministry Education Research Italy, reappointed 2012. Elected Italian Board of Experts evaluating medical products for patient safety 2004. Guest Editor-in Chief, Journal de Parodontologie & d'Implantologie Orale France, on editorial board Clinical Implant Dentistry & Related Research, number one journal on implant dentistry. Producer non-profit movie: The Enemy of The Smile, winning Best Short Documentary Beverly Hills Film, TV and New Media Festival 2010, Best Short Educational Film International Family Film Festival 2011. Taiwan Minister of Health awarded him for Global Oral Health initiatives 2011. Current film, What Killed The Smile of Hatshepsut, A Woman Who Was A Pharaoh?, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4019995/. Founder of biannual "nowzari symposiums" in beverly hills. Sixty-seven research publications on medline.
Disclosure: 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.
Aesthetic Principles of Soft Tissue Management
Ali Fakhry, D.M.D., M.S.
This presentation reviews the fundamentals of soft tissue management in microsurgery. Emphasis will be placed on achieving optimal soft tissue healing using microsurgical principles. Topics covered include principles of wound closure and patterns of tissue healing, flap and incision designs aimed at reducing scars as well as microsuturing techniques and microsurgical armamentaria aimed at optimizing wound healing.
Dr. Ali Fakhry received his dental degree from the University of Montreal in 1992. He then completed a dual training in Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's Degree in Oral Biology in 1999. Dr. Fakhry is currently an Associate Professor at McGill University. He is Director of the Continuing Dental Education Program and Academic Director of the General Practice Residency Program at the same institution. Dr. Fakhry is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, the American Board of Oral Implantology, and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the 2007 American Academy of Periodontology Educator's Award. In addition to maintaining a part-time private practice limited to Periodontics and Prosthodontics in Montreal, Canada, Dr. Fakhry is a regular speaker at national and international conferences with programs focusing on the multidisciplinary approaches to implantology and aesthetic dentistry.
GTR Procedures and Materials in Endodontic Surgery: Ridge Preservation, Apical Lesions and Sinus Exposures
Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S.
Guided tissue regeneration has been widely used in endodontic surgical procedures for many years. This presentation will discuss GTR techniques and materials specifically in managing ridge preservation situations, large apical lesions and sinus exposures.
Dr. McClanahan received his D.D.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1981 and entered the U.S. Navy. He completed his certificate of residency in endodontics at Northwestern University Dental School and received a M.S. from Northwestern University in 1989. After three tours of duty as a clinical endodontist, Dr. McClanahan was assigned to the faculty of the Endodontics Department at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School, Bethesda, MD in 1998 and in 2001, assumed the responsibilities of Chairman of the Endodontics Department and Director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics. He retired from active duty in September 2005 and in November, joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry where he is currently an Associate Professor, Director of the Division of Endodontics and Director of Graduate Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a current Director of the American Board of Endodonics. Dr. McClanahan is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and maintains a faculty practice limited to endodontics.
Fifty Shades of Grey: A Tridimensional Journey
Bruno C. Azevedo , D.D.S., M.S.
This presentation will introduce the latest 3-D technologies and their applications in the field of endodontics. Cone beam-computed tomography interpretation concepts will be explained along with some clinical cases.
Dr. Bruno Azevedo received his certificate in Oral Maxillofacial Radiology along with a Master’s Degree in Dental Diagnostic Science from the University of Texas health Science Center in San Antonio. Bruno has presented at over 30 national and international scientific meetings and has published in a number of national and international dental journals about dental 3-D technology. Currently, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine in Pomona-California and a consultant in the field of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology.
Consultant: J. Morita USA
3-D Imaging in Endodontics: A New Era in Diagnosis and Treatment
Mohamed I. Fayad, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Diagnostic information directly influences clinical decisions. Accurate data lead to better treatment-planning decisions and potentially more predictable outcomes. CBVT is an emerging technology that can offer the clinician clinically relevant information that cannot be gathered from conventional radiography. The ability to assess an area of interest in three dimensions eliminates the superimposition that is inherent in conventional radiographic imaging. Cone beam technology currently has numerous applications in the dental field. CBVT is having great impact and is changing dramatically case diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment outcomes in the daily practice.
Dr. Fayad received his D.D.S. in 1985 from Cairo University. Dr. Fayad received his M.S. in oral sciences in 1994 from the University of Buffalo at New York. He received his Ph.D. in 1996 as a joint supervision between SUNY and Cairo University. He had two years of AEGD at Eastman Dental Center, University of Rochester at New York. He received his Certificate in Endodontics from the College of Dentistry at University of Iillinois at Chicago. Currently, he is the director of endodontic research, and a clinical assistant professor in the UIC endodontics department. Dr. Fayad is a recipient of the Michael G. Buonocre Award presented by the Rochester Section of the American Association. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Fayad is the co-author of the Periradicular Surgery chapter in Pathways of the Pulp in the coming pulp 10th edition (2011) and the upcoming 12th edition. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Fayad has given numerous presentations nationally and internationally.
Tips for Tips: Successful Strategies for Root-End Surgery
Stephen P. Niemczyk, D.M.D.
Optimal results can be achieved only when each phase of the surgical treatment has been correctly executed and controlled. Often, deficiencies in an earlier stage of the procedure will negatively affect the correct delivery of subsequent treatment techniques. This presentation sequences these phases, from treatment planning to root-end filling, with emphasis on methods to maximize the potential of each stage in the surgical process.
Dr. Niemczyk graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, receiving his D.M.D. in 1982 and his postgraduate Endodontic certificate in 1984. He was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics in 1984, and established a private practice limited to Endodontics in Drexel Hill, PA. He was later named Director of Undergraduate Endodontics, and also served as the interim Post Graduate Director and Endodontic Clinic Director during his tenure at the SDM. Since 1995, Dr. Niemczyk has been the Director of Endodontic Microsurgery at Harvard University and Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. He also serves as a surgical consultant to the postgraduate endodontic programs at Walter Reed National Medical Center and the United States Army program at Fort Gordon, GA. Dr. Niemczyk has lectured extensively in the U.S., Central America, Europe and Asia on topics ranging from Microsurgery and Intentional Replantation to CBCT and advances in Non-surgical Endodontics. He is the author of numerous papers and a chapter on Microsurgery in Dental Clinics of North America. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and maintains a full time practice limited to Endodontics in Drexel Hill, PA.
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