With an estimated 15 million root canals performed annually, it is no surprise that the practice of endodontics consistently ranks within the top 5 most commonly performed dental procedures in the United States. Clinicians performing endodontic treatment boast high success rates coupled with efficient, streamlined treatment protocols. But have you ever stopped to think about how this procedure even works; why we do what we do? Despite significant technological advances, the biologic variables and challenges remain unchanged. This presentation examines how the philosophy of endodontics intertwines with current technology and established scientific fact giving rise to our current treatment recommendations and protocols.
By the completion of this presentation, the clinician should have a better understating of:
– The established scientific evidence which drives endodontic treatment recommendations.
– How to develop an endodontic treatment model that reflects individual practice philosophy, while satisfying current biologic requirements for optimal results.
– Latest technological advancements that are influencing the market and practice of endodontics.
– Pretreatment assessment qualifiers that influence case selection.
75-80% of root canal treatments are performed in the general practice setting. This course is designed to examine endodontic treatment rationale and help the clinician assess case difficulty. The establishment of a sound treatment philosophy coupled with proper case selection can allow every clinician to enjoy the satisfaction of endodontic treatment.