Periapical Microsurgery: An Update on Surgical Endodontics (Part 3 of 3)
You will receive 1 credit(s) of continuing education credit upon successful completion of this course. The purchase price of this course is $49.00

This third and final part of this course will cover how to close the surgical site and how to have proper post-op management. This lecture will also help the clinician decide on when membranes and bone grafts are needed and how to manage possible complications. This 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 lecture is to familiarize clinicians with this procedure and make them comfortable in performing straight forward periapical microsurgery cases.


Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  1. Know when membranes and graft materials are indicated in periapical surgery
  2. Describe what is “scar tissue healing”
  3. Know the different scar tissue healing patterns
  4. Know the different suture materials
  5. Describe the different type of suture designs and their indications
  6. Know how to manage sinus exposures during periapical surgery
  7. Describe post-surgical patient management

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 periapical microsurgery, this procedure should part of the treatment options of failing root canal treated teeth. This lecture has a goal to familiarize clinicians with this procedure. The course will introduce the latest updates in this field and will describe how this procedure is done clinically with step by step instructions and clinical pictures.
  1. Membranes and guided tissue regeneration
  2. Sutures
    1. Suture materials
    2. Type of sutures
  3. Post-op care and sinus exposure
  4. Clinical cases

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