Periapical Microsurgery: An Update on Surgical Endodontics (Part 1 of 3)
You will receive 2 unit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The registration fee is only $82.00
Periradicular surgery has evolved into a precise, biologically based adjunct to nonsurgical root canal therapy. This first part of this lecture will cover all significant improvements that have been made in the development of new instruments, materials and techniques. This surgical field is very rarely taught in dental schools and this course provides clinicians a chance to get familiar with this procedure. The goal of this first part, is to familiarize clinicians with this procedure. The following two parts will go over the technical portion of this procedure in order to make clinicians more comfortable in performing straight forward periapical microsurgery cases.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
- Know the indication for periradicular microsurgery
- Know the differences between traditional techniques and modern microsurgical techniques
- Know what type of radiography to use and when a CBCT is indicated
- Know alternative surgical treatment options and when they would be indicated (Intentional replantation and autotransplantation)
- Know the new microsurgical instruments
- Describe the different flap designs used in surgical endodontics and their indications
Modern endodontic microsurgical protocols have shown excellent success rates in clinical studies. Recent studies showed a distinct higher success rate when modern microsurgical techniques were compared to the older traditional techniques in performing apical surgeries. Given the positive success of modern techniques in periapical microsurgery, this procedure should be part of the treatment options of failing root canal treated teeth. This lecture has a goal to familiarize clinicians with this procedure.
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