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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

  • Apical Periodontitis: etiology, treatment and outcomes.
    Learning Objectives:

    1. Explain the etiology and pathogenesis of pulp and periapical inflammation.
    2. Explain the antimicrobial effectiveness of routine “cleaning and shaping” procedures.
    3. Describe the various materials and methods for successful treatment of pulp and periapical disease.

    TThis presentation will discuss the etiology, microbiology and the effectiveness of currently available “cleaning and shaping” procedures on the treatment outcome of infected teeth. Additionally, an evidenced-based review of the antimicrobial effects of clinical procedures will be presented along with representative histologic findings and clinical cases. The use of new irrigating devices and regimens and the use of lasers will also be presented.

  • Treatment Planning the “Hopeless” Tooth
    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
    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

  • All Aspects of Endodontic Microsurgery
    Learning Objectives:

    1. Review Endodontic microsurgery step-by-step
    2. Review treatment planning non-surgical versus surgical retreatment
    3. Identify the indications for endodontic surgery

    Endodontic surgery has greatly evolved in the past 15 years. Modern techniques include high power magnification and illumination, ultrasonic root-end preparation, and biocompatible filling materials. The lecture covers all aspects of endodontic microsurgery A-Z.

    Half day lecture


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

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