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Pearls in Cariology, Material Science, and Endodontics
Fri, September 15, 2017, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM MDT
Latest on Caries, Zirconia, Bioactive Restoratives & More
Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD
New information, products, & techniques in the treatment & prevention of dental caries
Why disinfection of tooth preparations is important
Why the original non-translucent BruxZir still important
Full-strength zirconia, translucent zirconia, emax – why, where, how to use them all
What you can expect from new bioactive restorative materials
Rella Christensen, RDH, PhD directs TRAC Research which is part of Clinicians Report Foundation, formerly called CRA, which she co-founded and directed for 27 years. She received a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (University of Southern California School of Dentistry) and she practiced clinically for 25 years and worked as a laboratory technician fabricating cast gold and ceramic restorations.
All Things Endodontics: Insights I Can Use Now!
Stuart Gibby, DDS, MS
Every day clinicians see patients with pain and/or infection. Discerning between hypersensitivity, pulpitis, necrosis, etc. is essential in determining the proper intervention. This lecture will discuss biologic and literature-based approaches to accurate endodontic diagnosis, treatment, and appropriate intra- and post-operative pharmacologic management in endodontic pain and infection.
Know key clinical/radiographic tests to arrive at a correct diagnosis.
Recognize the appropriateness of pharmacologic intervention in endodontic infectious processes. What antimicrobials are effective and which ones are not.
List options and indications for intra- and post-treatment pain management.
Stuart Gibby, DDS, MS has been practicing endodontics in northern Utah since 2008. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 grade point average for his undergraduate degree (Utah State), dental degree (University of Iowa) and his endodontic residency (University of Missouri—Kansas City).
Anatomically Driven Biologic Endodontics
Jim Hupp, DMD, MS
“3D” endodontic instruments facilitate adaptation into canal morphology where round NiTi files are unable to reach. This enables maximal debridement and disinfection without changing the original canal shape and ensures minimal removal of canal dentin. This conservative preparation can then be obturated using bioceramic technologies without excessive preparation in the coronal root canal.
- Recognize the biologic requirements for endodontic success.
- Discuss the limitations of files that create a round shape.
- Define how “3D” files allow us to clinically obtain the essential biologic goals for
James G. Hupp, DMD, MS received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Upon graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the US Navy until 1993. In 1996, he completed his endodontic residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Science degree. He currently is Assistant Dean for General Dentistry Education and Director of Endodontics at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. His current research focus is Micro-CT evaluation of various instrumentation techniques.