Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S.
Dr. Alan H. Gluskin graduated from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, San Francisco, California in 1972. He received his Endodontic Certification from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1976. Dr. Gluskin is currently Professor and Co-Chairperson, Department of Endodontics, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He is at present a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Gluskin is a member of numerous societies including the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the San Francisco Dental Society. He has recently concluded a three year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Endodontists and presently functions on the editorial boards of the Journal of Endodontics and the International Journal of Endodontics. He is co-editor of the textbooks Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning and Practical Lesson in Endodontic Treatment.
University of the Pacific
Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Endodontic and Neurologic Injury
Topic: Endodontics & the Law
Neurologic injury as an outcome of endodontic treatment can have devastating consequences for both the patient and the endodontist. Mishaps that occur during the therapeutic stages of endodontic therapy can result in neurologic damage with an unpredictable course and an uncertain prognosis. Dr. Gluskin will discuss the evidence and best practices regarding neurologic impairment as a result of endodontic care. He will review the data for prognosis and how to determine treatment and intervention strategies in local anestheic injury; compression, heat and chemical harm from overfill; as well as hypchlorite accidents and the resulting neural trauma caused by surgical error.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the advantages of new 3-D imaging technologies in identifying key neurovascular structure and their proximity to the root canal systems of teeth.
- Appreciate the hydraulic outcomes of common obturation methods and their potential for injury and mishaps.
- Identify safe protocols for avoiding extraradicular overfill of the root canal space when there is close proximity to neurovascular anatomy.
- Discuss prognosis and best practice for injuries and overfull mishaps that result in neurologic damage.
One half or full-day lecture.
Dr. Gluskin has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.