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Samuel O. Dorn, D.D.S.


Dr. Dorn is professor and chair of the department of endodontics, and director of the advanced specialty education program in endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Previously, he was a professor of endodontics at the University of Florida in addition to maintaining a private practice in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He is also the founding director of postgraduate endodontics at Nova Southeastern University.

He is a past president of the AAE (2002-2003), and also has served as a director on the Association’s Board of Directors. He is a past director of the American Board of Endodontics and past trustee of the AAE Foundation. He currently serves as a regent of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations. He is a Diplomate of the ABE and Fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists and Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Dorn has authored many articles and textbook chapters, and lectured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Latin America.

Contact information

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dental Branch
6516 M.D. Anderson Blvd.
Suite 202
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-500-4223
Fax: 713-500-0402

Available Sessions

  • Treating Endodontic Emergencies
    Topic: Emergency Treatment
    Learning Objectives:
    • Quickly and accurately diagnose the source of a patient’s toothache.
    • Describe the medical conditions mimicking tooth pain.
    • Learn how to provide emergency treatment to a patient in pain.
    • Understand a variety of anesthesia techniques that can be used in the emergency patient.
    • Know the appropriate pharmacological tools available.

    Most dental emergencies are endodontic in nature. When a patient is having a toothache, the dentist is called upon to quickly and efficiently relieve the pain. This seminar will investigate the diagnostic procedures needed to quickly and accurately determine the source of most toothaches. Conditions mimicking toothaches will also be discussed. Using a simplified classification system, and based on questionnaires of endodontists over the past three decades, the speaker will describe which treatment modalities should be utilized to handle these emergencies. The anesthetic management and pharmacological management of a patient with a severe toothache will also be discussed.

    One half- or full-day lecture.

  • Traumatic Injuries Diagnosis & Treatment
    Topic: Traumatic Injuries Diagnosis & Treatment
    Learning Objectives:
    • Describe how to diagnose and treat fractured, luxated and avulsed teeth.
    • Explain how to splint injured teeth.

    Sports injuries are still very prevalent even though the use of mouth guards is increasing in organized sports. When a patient is involved in a traumatic incident, whether or not it is sports related, the dentist is called upon to quickly and efficiently relieve the pain and save the teeth. This seminar will investigate the diagnostic procedures needed to determine which treatment modality should be utilized, and discuss various techniques to handle these emergencies. An overview of various types of injuries to the teeth that can occur such as luxations, fractures and avulsions will be provided. Diagnosis and treatment of these injuries will be discussed, along with the prevention of these injuries in organized sports.

    One half or full-day lecture.


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

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