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Endodontist? Detective? Diagnostician? All Three?

As a practitioner, educator or resident, you may find your role includes a great deal of sleuthing to find and treat the source of dental pain-or support dentists in their difficult cases. This fall, the AAE will help you develop and refine your detective skills at Insight Track: Diagnosis and Decision Making. As the premier organization dedicated to endodontics, the AAE is pleased to offer you this comprehensive endodontic education summit and networking opportunity. Insight Track: Diagnosis and Decision Making will be November 9-11, 2017, at the Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina.

Examine, Diagnose, Decide

This three-day series of continuing education meetings is designed to inform, challenge and engage attendees. It includes an intensive exploration of new diagnostic technologies, pain management methods, treatment techniques, material variations and prognosis statistics.

No matter how experienced, practitioners will leave with an enhanced skillset, educators will collect additional case situations to challenge their residents and residents will gain critical clinical wisdom in decision making.

With rapid advancements in technology and a changing healthcare landscape, attendees will shift their thinking into “detective” mode as they examine critical issues and formulate a strategic practice plan that applies the right techniques to streamline patient care.

Detective Work Across a Continuum of Relevant Topics

The AAE Continuing Education Committee considered the most pressing topics affecting AAE members and is addressing them with a program that builds on case materials and expert cutting-edge content.

CBCT is playing a larger role in endodontics with a radiation dosage up to one hundred times less than that of a regular CT scan. Your sleuthing will include an introduction to CBCT, its many applications, medicolegal considerations and future improvements on the horizon.

Cracked teeth are another issue that requires close inspection. Attendees will explore clinical and radiographic detection along with nonsurgical and surgical treatment strategies-developing skills to arrive at the decision to treat or not to treat.

Implant versus endodontics treatment will be examined with investigative work to assess the outcomes for each procedure, the cost effectiveness of each, and defining survival as opposed to success in implants and root canal treatments.

Pain management is a large part of any practice and strategies are critical when treating endodontic patients. Attendees will examine post-treatment pain and the management of neuropathic pain following endodontic treatment.

Pharmacology has taken on an even larger role and attendees will explore infections and drug-resistant strains, treatment considerations for patients taking bisphosphonate drugs, genetic and gender factors influencing effectiveness of analgesic drugs, and interactions involved with prescribed medications in endodontics.

The meeting schedule has been designed with free time in the afternoon to allow attendees to spend time with friends, family and guests. Enjoy the amenities at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, South Carolina, or venture into historic Charleston, just 30 minutes away, and named among Conde Nast’s Best Travel Destinations in the U.S.

Insight Track: Diagnosis and Decision Making promises to be one of the most important endodontic learning opportunities in 2017. For more information, please visit or contact Nikki Rousseaux at for more information. A detailed program will be made available in early July.