Carl W. Newton, D.D.S, M.S.D.
Dr. Newton received his D.D.S and M.S.D. from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1975 and 1977, respectively. He is a Fellow of both the American and International Colleges of Dentists, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
He is a past department chair and director of the advanced specialty education program in endodontics at Indiana University School of Dentistry, and is past director of the endodontic residency program at the Richard Roudebush V.A. Medical Center in Indianapolis. He is a professor of endodontics and teaches part-time in both the predoctoral and graduate programs at Indiana.
He is a past president of the AAE (1998-1999), two–time trustee of the AAE Foundation, and past chair of the endodontic section of the American Association of Dental Schools. He has served as a director and secretary of the College of Diplomates of the ABE.
He currently serves as immediate past president and counselor of the ABE, as a consultant to the Commission on Dental Accreditation and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He has published many clinical and scientific articles in refereed journals and several textbook chapters.
Dr. Newton has had a special interest in evidence-based dentistry from serving the AAE as the chair of different committees on outcomes assessment, strategic planning and evidence-based endodontics. He maintains a full-time specialty endodontic practice in both Indianapolis and Avon, Ind.
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Topic: Geriatric EndodonticsLearning Objectives:
At conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Assess the effects of trends in dentistry on future endodontic specialty practice.
- Describe the epidemiology of the elderly population, the incidence and prevalence of their dental disease, and the needs and expectations unique to the elderly.
- Identify the degree of difficulty that is a factor in successful endodontic care of the elderly.
- Assist the elderly in the decision-making process when endodontic treatment is an option.
Among trends described in the American Dental Association Future of Dentistry Report is the increased need for dentistry in older patients. The quality of life for older patients can improve significantly by saving teeth through endodontic treatment, and can have a large and impressive value in overall dental, physical and psychological health. Dental services for the older adult population require care from dentists who have advanced training in geriatric dentistry. The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the effect of aging on the diagnosis of pulpal and periradicular disease and successful root canal treatment.
Dr. Newton has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentation to disclose.