Richard A. Rubinstein, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Rubinstein received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Michigan in 1971, and his endodontic training from UM Rackham Graduate School in 1973. He is an adjunct clinical professor in the department of cariology, restorative sciences and endodontics at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. He is an internationally renowned speaker and pioneer in the use of the operating microscope in endodontics.
In addition to writing numerous scientific articles on the surgical operating microscope and endodontic microsurgical technique, he is a contributing author of the fourth and fifth editions of Ingle’s Endodontics, and the article entitled Microscopes in Endodontics in the journal Dental Clinics of North America. He is a principal author of Practical Lessons in Endodontic Surgery and Color Atlas of Microsurgery in Endodontics. Dr. Rubinstein has contributed a chapter to the textbook titled Disinfection of Root Canal Systems: The Treatment of Apicial Periodontitis, First Edition.
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Does Endodontic Microsurgery Really Make a Difference?
Topic: Endodontic Surgery
Perhaps the most important development in surgical endodontics in recent years has been the introduction of the surgical operating microscope. Success rates in conventional periapical surgery have been reported in the range of 50 to 75 percent when you factor out the tendency to heal. Early reports by those using the surgical operating microscope suggest that cases done with microsurgical technique and SuperEBA™ as the retrofilling material appear to heal much faster and at a higher success rate. This presentation will examine the use of the surgical operating microscope and microsurgical technique in contemporary apical surgery, and report the results of a long-term clinical study.
Two- to three-hour lecture.
Dr. Rubinstein has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interests pertaining to his presentation.