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Samuel I. Kratchman, D.M.D.


Dr. Sam Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He received a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. both from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam then entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a certificate of endodontics, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program.

Dr. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on endodontics in both journals and for Dental Clinics of North America, and has co-authored the textbook of Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Kim in 2017. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. Both Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry magazines honored Dr. Kratchman as the cover story for their “Best of” issues.

Dr. Kratchman lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, South America, Canada and Asia. He also maintains four private practices, limited to endodontics, in Bryn Mawr, Exton, Paoli, and West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Contact information

Exton Endodontics, PC
665 Exton Commons
Exton, PA 19341-2446
Phone: 610-524-1610

Available Sessions

  • Endodontic Microsurgery

    Apical surgery has become a more predictable and successful procedure in endodontics due to the new technologies involving an operating microscope, microsurgical instruments and biocompatible root-end filling material. This lecture will cover all the basic points of endodontic surgery from case selection to armamentarium and show each step to perform successful apical surgery. Hemostatic agents and root-end filling materials will also be presented,and important clinical tips such as patient positioning, access to difficult areas, and management of the maxillary sinus and mental foramen will also be discussed. Many clinical cases will be shown utilizing these techniques, as well as a series of cases using various bone-grafting materials, surgical perforation repairs, and differences between traditional apical surgery and endodontic microsurgery. With step-by-step instruction, the goal of the lecture is to make practitioners more comfortable in performing endodontic surgery.

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