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Frederic Barnett, D.M.D.


Dr. Barnett is the Chairman of Dental Medicine, and chair and program director of postdoctoral endodontics at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa. He has also served as the director of postdoctoral endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Barnett has written numerous scientific and clinical papers and lectured worldwide on the treatment of endodontic infections, dental trauma and contemporary endodontic treatment. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Dental Traumatology Journal and is an associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

He earned his D.M.D. degree in 1978, and certificate of endodontics in 1981, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. In 1986, he received his Board certification in endodontics.

Since 1981, Dr. Barnett has maintained a private practice.

Contact information

131 Fairview Road
Narberth, PA 19072-1330
Phone: 215-456-7104
Fax: 215-456-3482

Available Sessions

  • Etiology, Microbiology and Treatment of Apical Periodontitis
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment

    This course will cover the etiological factors and pathogenesis of apical periodontitis. Treatment of this disease will be based upon the best evidence available.

  • Treatment Planning the “Hopeless” Tooth
    Topic: Endodontics vs Single-Tooth Implants
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe the restorative requirements for maintaining a compromised tooth.
    • Describe the why a “J-shaped” radiolucency is not pathognomonic for a vertical root fracture.
    • Describe why furcation lesions can heal with endodontic treatment alone.

    Implant-supported restorations have become a very popular therapeutic option for dentists and their patients for the treatment of total and partial edentulism. When implants are placed in an ideal position, with adequate prosthetic loading and proper maintenance, they can have survival rates > 90% over 10 years of function. Implants may be considered by some practitioners to be a better therapeutic alternative than performing more extensive conservative procedures in an attempt to save or maintain a compromised tooth. However, inadequate indications for tooth extraction have resulted in the sacrifice of many sound savable teeth. This clinically-based presentation will review the endodontic treatment possibilities of so-called ‘hopeless teeth’ in an effort to assist the treatment planning team to be able to present the most appropriate options to the patient.

    Half day lecture

  • CBCT for Proper Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Endodontics
    Topic: CBCT
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe why small FOV is preferred with regards to radiation exposure.
    • Describe why CBCT is significantly more sensitive than PA radiographs.
    • Describe the indication for recommending a CBCT for endodontic diagnosis.

    Radiographic imaging is essential in the diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up in endodontics. The interpretation of an image can be confounded by a number of factors, including the regional anatomy as well as superimposition of both the teeth and surrounding dento-alveolar structures. As a result of superimposition, periapical radiographs reveal only limited aspects, a 2-dimensional view, of the true 3-dimensional anatomy. Additionally, there is often geometric distortion of the anatomical structures being imaged with conventional radiographic methods. These problems can be overcome by utilizing small or limited volume cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging techniques which produce accurate 3-dimensional images of the teeth and surrounding dento-alveolar structures. This presentation will highlight the indications, advantages and considerations of the use of CBCT in endodontics diagnosis and treatment planning.

    Half day lecture

  • From Access to Foramen – Combining Biology and Technology for Endodontic Success
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe how to uncover hidden canal anatomy.
    • Describe how to manage calcified canals.
    • Describe how to efficiently root fill canals.

    Endodontic diagnostics, instruments and techniques have undergone significant changes in the last several years. If the endodontic techniques you currently use in practice were acquired more than 5 years ago, that technique is probably outmoded. It is now well recognized that NiTi rotary files, when used correctly, are safe, efficient and offer a better outcome for treatment. New rotary files have been introduced that have shape-memory which allows them to be used in cases of limited access. In addition, new endodontic sealers offer improved biocompatibility, sealing properties and will replace the routine use of gutta-percha.

    Half day lecture


Dr. Barnett has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.

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