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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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5 Questions to Ask When Determining if Teeth With Perio-Endo Infections Can be Saved

By Scott Froum, D.D.S.,  and Marcus Johnson, D.D.S., M.S.D. This article was originally published in Perio-Implant Advisory on May 8, 2017. It was updated for clinical accuracy on February 15, 2022. Many clinicians struggle with the question of whether a tooth experiencing an infection from an endodontic, periodontic, or combination lesion is worth trying to…

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In The Market For A New Group Malpractice Policy?

By Shawn M Johnson, ChFC®, CLU®, CLTC If you operate a group, or are part of a DSO, it’s common to shop for a new malpractice carrier periodically as the practice evolves. We thought we would put together some tips to consider as you evaluate a move to a new carrier. (Keep in mind, many…

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Paper Point Editorial – January 2022

I hope everyone had a great holiday season and is eager to be back to doing root canals in 2022. We are just few months away from AAE22 in Phoenix, April 27-30! The meeting will have a lot to offer residents and new practitioners and can truly help develop your competitive edge. It will have both…

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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 upper right quadrant).” 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…

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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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