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J. Craig Baumgartner, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.


J. Craig Baumgartner received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, a D.D.S. from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Oral Biology from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Microbiology/Immunology from the University of Maryland. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and is past president and director of the American Board of Endodontics. He previously was chief of microbiology and director – advanced education program in endodontics at the United States Army Institute of Dental Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He retired as a colonel from the U.S. Army after 20 years of service. He was chair of the department of endodontology and director – advanced education programs in endodontics for 18 years and is currently professor emeritus, Oregon Health & Science University. He continues to teach part-time at the university and gives presentations nationally and internationally. Dr. Baumgartner’s main research focus was the microorganisms associated with infections of endodontic origin. He published over 100 articles and nine chapters for textbooks. He was co-editor of the 6th edition of Ingle’s Endodonticsand on the editorial board of the Journal of Endodontics. He was honored with the prestigious Louis I. Grossman Award for cumulative publication of significant research studies by the American Association of Endodontists at its 2010 Annual Session.

Contact information

113 Uilama St
Kailua HI 96734
Email: alohajcb@gmail.com

Available Sessions

  • Innovative Endodontics
    Topic: Endodontics
    Learning Objectives:

    At conclusion, participants should be able to:

    • Make dependable pulpal and periapical diagnosis including “cracked teeth.”
    • Determine the endodontic degree of difficulty—find your “comfort zone.”
    • Determine an accurate working length.
    • Describe the advantages of magnification and illumination for endodontics.
    • Discuss the advantages of files of greater taper (.04, .06)—hand vs. rotary NiTi.
    • Select the best irrigants (NaOCl, EDTA, MTAD, CHX) to clean the canal system.
    • Describe the advantages of the Oregon Health Sciences University Crown-Down Continuous-Taper.
    • Describe how to fill root canal systems with gutta-percha or Resilon.
    • Describe the use of MTA for perforation repairs, barriers and pulpotomies.
    • Describe effective drainage to include needle aspiration and incision for drainage.
    • Discuss a hierarchy of analgesics and antibiotics (bugs and drugs) for supportive therapy.

    An improved understanding of biological principles and the recent convergence of improved instruments, materials and techniques has revolutionized the practice of endodontics. Participants in this information-packed course will learn about numerous innovative techniques and enhance their knowledge of endodontic treatment rationale. Participants will expand their knowledge of:

    • Dependable pulpal and periapical diagnosis (1 hour)
    • Benefits of electronic apex locators (30 minutes)
    • New cleaning and shaping strategies (1 hour)
    • Nickel-titanium instrumentation (30 minutes)
    • Mechanical instrumentation (rotary, sonic and ultrasonic) (30 minutes)
    • Techniques for filling root canals in 3-D (1 hour)
    • Mineral trioxide aggregate for perforation repairs, barriers and pulpotomies (30 minutes)
    • Techniques for profound anesthesia (30 minutes)
    • Effective management of endodontic infections (30 minutes)
    • An up-to-date hierarchy of analgesics and antibiotics (30 minutes)
    • Effective drainage from soft and hard tissues (30 minutes)


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

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