Craig Baumgartner, DDS, PhD
J. Craig Baumgartner, DDS, MS, PhD
- Make dependable pulpal and periapical diagnosis including “cracked teeth”.
- Determine the endodontic degree of difficulty – find your “comfort zone”.
- Determine an accurate working length.
- Be familiar with the advantages if magnification & illumination for endodontics.
- Discuss the advantages of files of greater taper (.04, .06) - hand vs. rotary NiTi.
- Choose the best irrigants (NaOCl, EDTA, MTAD, CHX) to clean the canal system.
- Be familiar with the advantages of the OHSU Crown-Down Continuous-Taper.
- Describe how to fill root canal systems with gutta-percha or Resilon.
- Describe the use of mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) for perforation repairs, barriers, pulpotomies, etc.
- Describe effective drainage to include needle aspiration & incision for drainage.
- Discuss a hierarchy of analgesics and antibiotics (bugs & drugs) for supportive therapy.
Dr. Craig Baumgartner, received a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin, a DDS from the University of Minnesota, an MS in Oral Biology from George Washington University and a PhD in Microbiology/Immunology from the University of Maryland. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and past President of the American Board of Endodontics. He previously was Chief of Microbiology and Director - Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at the United States Army Institute of Dental Research and Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is currently Professor, Chairman of the Department of Endodontology and Director - Advanced Education Program in Endodontics at the School of Dentistry, Oregon Health & Science University. He has published over 100 research articles, twelve chapters for textbooks and was co-editor of the 6th edition of Ingle’s Endodontics. He was previously Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He practices in the Faculty Dental Practice at the School of Dentistry, OHSU.