As one of the dental specialties generally regarded as having one of the strongest foundations in the sciences and dental literature, why then is there such continued heated debate and impassioned controversy regarding the clinical application of endodontic principles? How is it that internationally known and respected endodontists continue to have such polar opposite views on the clinical management of endodontic pathosis?
And while we would not want to be too heroic about saving a tooth given the predictability of dental implants, what can the restoratively versed, microscope obsessed endodontist do to significantly change the odds for success?
This multi-media, case-based presentation will illuminate the roots of these controversies, show how these roots manifest themselves clinically, and in the endodontic literature used to support clinical practice. The diversity of cases will highlight a variety of non-surgical, surgical, combination and most importantly restorative techniques that are undoable without the magnification and illumination of the dental operating microscope.
Futhermore, the role of endodontic science and literature will be examined in the State-of-the-Art endodontic retreatment practice, impacted by the luminance cast by dental implants.
This presentation promises to be an eye-popping view of the what-when-where-how-why of modern endodontics and more importantly endo-restorative that will make you reconsider your day-to-day clinical practice and management of endodontically involved teeth.
John Khademi, D.D.S., M.S. received his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 1990 and then moved to Dallas, Texas for two years and worked in the computer field and taught operative dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Khademi completed his Endodontic training in 1994 at The University of Iowa and completed a Master’s thesis on digital imaging. He has maintained a full-time Endodontic practice, initially in San Francisco, and for the last 7½ years in Durango, Colorado. Dr. Khademi has been active in dental research and standards of development with his primary research interests in the application of computers in clinical dentistry with emphasis on digital radiology and digital imaging. He has worked with the American Dental Association and the American Association of Endodontists in standards development efforts for computers in dentistry that are ushering in the new era of clinical computer use. Dr. Khademi has authored several articles, sections in Endodontic texts, and most recently completed a chapter on Endodontic access. He is a consultant for Kodak and Dentsply.