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Robert S. Roda, D.D.S., M.S.


Dr. Roda currently serves as an adjunct assistant professor at Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry in addition to maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics in Scottsdale, Ariz. He has published and lectured internationally, most recently co-authoring the Nonsurgical Retreatment chapter in the ninth edition of Pathways of the Pulp. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics and endodontic consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners. He is an active member of the AAE and the American Dental Association.

In 1981, he graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where he also served as a clinical instructor for 17 years. He maintained a full-time private general practice in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, for 10 years. He later earned his Masters of Science degree in oral biology and certificate of endodontics from Baylor. In 1998, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Contact information

7054 E. Cochise Road
Suite B115
Scottsdale, AZ 5253-1471
Phone: 480-991-3361
Fax: 480-951-8925

Available Sessions

  • Keeping the Tooth: Endodontic Possibilities Versus Probabilities
    Topic: Endodontics vs Single-Tooth Implants
    Learning Objectives:
    • List and apply outcome assessments to clinical situations.
    • Describe relevant diagnostic criteria with indications for extraction/replacement and treatment/retreatment (surgical and nonsurgical).

    As implants have become a mainstream part of treatment planning, there is a dilemma of when endodontic therapy (nonsurgical or surgical) is appropriate or if extraction and replacement should be considered. This evidence-based presentation will address what is possible and predictable in managing endodontic disease.

  • Persistent Endodontic Disease: Clinical Decision Making
    Topic: Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment & Retreatment
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe the etiology of persistent endodontic disease, and apply this knowledge to produce rational treatment planning.
    • Enhance the prognosis of clinical cases through a variety of useful techniques and methodologies.

    When there is persistence of disease in endodontically treated teeth, the practitioner must first diagnose the cause of the endodontic failure before helping the patient decide on a course of action to remedy the situation. The options include extraction, nonsurgical retreatment, periradicular surgery and intentional replantation. This scientific and case-based presentation will provide information about these options to the clinician, which will help formulate a treatment plan that has the greatest likelihood of long-term success.


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

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