Indications for Replantation and Recommended Techniques

What was once thought of as a procedure of last resort, replantation is a procedure that has been performed successfully for decades, with a success rate of 89.1 percent.

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AAE’s Endodontic Competency White Paper Now Available

Recognizing that there are great variations in general dentists’ endodontic training in dental school, as well as their knowledge, competence, experience and performance of endodontics in private practice, the AAE developed an Endodontic Competency White Paper to describe the requisite skills required by all dentists, whether recently graduated or experienced.

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Foundation Volunteers Tell a New Story

Passionate volunteers representing the Foundation for Endodontics have spent time and energy educating endodontists about the vision the organization strives for and the vehicles used to achieve it for several years.

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3-D Surgery Live, New Speakers Among Highlights of AAE17

As endodontists and professional staff, we have come to know and value the AAE’s annual meeting. Its top-quality educational sessions allow us to connect with friends and colleagues in attractive locations which draw many of us year after year.

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Regenerative Endodontic Therapy: A Treatment With Substantial Benefits

Regenerative endodontics is one of the most remarkable advancements in our specialty. The idea that one can replace damaged structures and regain functionality (such as nociception and immune competency) in previously necrotic and infected root canal systems has been groundbreaking. Since the introduction of regenerative pulp therapy as a viable treatment in the early 2000s, endodontists and other scientists have continued to discover its crucial benefit to immature teeth and its capacity to overcome the limitations of conventional root canal treatment. Utilizing regenerative endodontic therapy aids endodontists in our ultimate goal of helping our patients retain their natural dentition.

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President’s Message: Endodontic Outcomes: Measuring Clinical Endodontic Success

As healthcare providers we interface with the public every day. Our conversations range from introductory niceties and diagnostic interrogations to discussions about treatment plans and outcomes. The last topic often evokes the question, “How long will my root canal treatment last?” It’s a valid question and the answer is often rife with contingencies and complexities that vary for each patient and each tooth. Yet, what has stood out to me in these conversations is the patient’s implicit impression that a root canal will last forever. Is that reasonable or even possible to predict reliably? Do patients ask the same questions of their restorative dentists about a composite restoration or crown? Is the reality that all dental work is temporary?

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