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The Paper Point

The Paper Point, is an e-newsletter designed specifically for residents and young endodontists by the Resident and New Practitioner Committee. It delivers timely news, helpful hints and general information of importance to young endodontists.

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Hafsa Affendi

Compiled by Austyn Grissom, D.M.D.                                                    Dr. Hafsa Affendi is a second-year endodontic resident at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. The Paper Point’s Dr. Austyn Grissom recently caught up…

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Case Challenge

By Lauren Belous, D.M.D. A 65-year-old Caucasian male presented with chief complaint of, “My dentist found an infection on this tooth (points to URQ).” The patient reports being asymptomatic, with pain 0/10. Med Hx & Rx:   Medical Conditions: Hypertension Hypercholesterolemia Medications: Atenolol 25 mg 1x daily Aspirin 81 mg 1x daily Atorvastatin 80 mg…

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Practical Advice on Transitions in Endodontic Practice

By Sean Lawson, D.D.S., M.S.D. There are many career paths that one can pursue as a new endodontist. Making a list of short-term/long-term goals will help in the initial decision-making process. This article will discuss starting an associateship, the importance of a business plan, and finally, buying an existing practice. Associates are non-owner dentists working…

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Endodontic History

By Bradley H. Gettleman, DDS, MS; Moein Sadrkhani, DDS, MSc; and Laurence D. Johns, DDS, MSD We must start this article by giving the utmost respect and credit to Dr. James Gutmann.  The simple fact is that in doing our research for this brief synopsis of endodontic history, we found the writings and presentations of…

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Considerations for Pain Management in Pediatric Patients

By Gabriella Blazquez. Introduction by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani. In most residencies, we provide root canal treatments for our pediatric patients, which sometimes can be challenging. This is a great piece by our student contributor Gabriella Blazquez (UConn School of Dental Medicine 2022), which hopefully will help everyone provide better treatments to our crumb-cruncher patients. I…

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Ilse Longerich

Dr. Ilse Longerich is a first-year endodontic resident at University of Louisville. The Paper Point’s Dr. Moein Sadrkhani recently caught up with her to learn more about her journey to endo, her military service and her passion for horseback riding and rodeo. Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Thank you for accepting our interview request. Tell us about…

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