Assistant Professor University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Participants should be aware of the following financial/non-financial relationships:
Eudes Gondim, Jr., D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Tom Schloss, D.D.S., M.Sc.: Disclosure information not submitted.
Frank Setzer, DMD, PhD, MS: I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Three-dimensional Contemporary Cone Beam Computed Tomographic (CBCT) imaging providing superior radiographic visualization allows the endodontist to assess the anatomy and pathology of the tooth and its periradicular structures. It represents a valuable tool when dealing with different possible diagnosis /pathologies, specially when endodontic microsurgery is being considered as a treatment option. Utilizing a case-based lecture format this session will demonstrate how CBCT imaging can be involved in the pre-treatment assessment and treatment planning process, then during the surgical procedure facilitating the technical execution as well as the post-treatment evaluation of healing and outcome at follow up. Upon completion, participant will be able to understand how CBCT imaging can improve the quality and predictability of the microsurgical treatment
Establish an efficient methodology to thoroughly evaluate CBCT imaging and understand how it compliments conventional radiographs.
Discuss the benefits of CBCT imaging, including diagnosis and treatment planning of endodontic microsurgery, procedural execution, and post-treatment evaluation of healing.
Explain the key role of CBCT imaging as a guide in differential diagnosis of vertical root fractures as part of an thorough pre-treatment exam which could help avoid unnecessary surgery.