Samuel I. Kratchman, D.M.D.
Dr. Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He earned his B.S. degree in biology and D.M.D. degree from Tufts University in Boston, Mass. He received his Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he currently serves as an associate professor of endodontics and assistant director of graduate endodontics in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program.
He has authored several articles and chapters on endodontics and intentional replantation for the textbook Microsurgery in Endodontics and the journal Dental Clinics of North America. He also developed a patented instrument called the S-Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. He has been a District I director on the AAE Board of Directors and has been honored as the cover story in the “Best of Issues” for the magazines Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry.
Dr. Kratchman lectures on several topics in endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, South America and Asia. He also maintains three private practices limited to endodontics in Exton, Ardmore and West Chester, Pa.
Exton Endodontics, PC
665 Exton Commons
Exton, PA 19341-2446
Topic: Endodontic Surgery
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.
Dr. Kratchman has the following proprietary, financial and/or personal interests pertaining to his presentation:
- Consultant: Guidance Endodontics
- Financial/Material Support: S-Kondensers from Obtura/Spartan