Louis H. Berman, D.D.S.
Dr. Berman received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and his
Certificate in Endodontics from The Albert Einstein Medical Center. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and a Clinical Instructor and Guest Lecturer at The Albert Einstein Medical Center. He has lectured internationally in the field of endodontics, and has published in several peer reviewed international dental journals as well as co-authoring textbook chapters on numerous topics in various endodontic textbooks. He is past president of the Maryland State Association of Endodontics and is a member of the Journal of Endodontics Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Berman is the co-author of the chapter on Diagnosis and the chapter on Root Fractures in Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp, where he is the co-editor with Dr. Kenneth Hargreaves. He is also the senior editor and contributing author of the comprehensive textbook, Dental Traumatology. A board certified endodontist and Fellow of the American College of Dentistry, Dr. Berman has been in full time private practice in Annapolis, Maryland for the past thirty-five years.
200 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Failing Before Starting: When NOT to do Endodontics
Topic: Differential DiagnosisLearning Objectives:
1. Describe the variables that exist prior to endodontic treatment which may contribute to non-healing.
2. Explain the variables which may be present that may decrease the prognosis for a tooth requiring endodontic treatment.
2. Discuss the reasons for the lack of endodontic healing based on an improper prognosis assessment.
4. Describe the subjective and objective findings of root fractures as they may relate to the tooth and associated periodontal structures.
It’s a fact: perfect endodontic treatment can sometimes be unsuccessful. Unfortunately, the lack of healing can often be attributed to an inadequate preliminary diagnosis or an improper prognosis assessment. Dr. Berman will systematically review the many variables that should be taken into consideration before the bur ever hits the tooth, including endodontic case assessment, periodontal concerns, tooth restorability, and the detection and prediction of the presence of root fractures. After this presentation, you will never look at pending endodontic treatment the same way again.
One hour and 30 minute lecture.
Topic: Traumatic Injuries Diagnosis & TreatmentLearning Objectives:
1. Assess a traumatic injury to the teeth and associated soft tissues.
2. Evaluate and manage crown and root fractures, with and without pulp exposures, for mature and immature teeth.
3. Evaluate and manage luxation and avulsion injuries for mature and immature teeth.
Dental Traumatology is the branch of dentistry that encompasses the epidemiology, etiology, prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of trauma to the jaws and surrounding tissues. These injuries are typically quick, sudden, and unexpected; this is why clinicians must be prepared to render appropriate emergency care at any time. Dr. Berman will present an evidence- based and common sense approach to clinically managing every phase of dental traumatology, including crown fractures, root fractures, luxations and avulsions. Other related topics such as resorption and prevention will be discussed.
One hour and 30 minute lecture.
Dr. Berman has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentations to disclose.