To Pull or Not to Pull: Apical Surgery vs. Implant Replacement

Daniel G. Pompa, DDS, To Pull or Not to Pull: Apical Surgery vs. Implant Replacement
Speaker: Daniel G. Pompa, DDS
Category: Implant Dentistry
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: MP4 Video
With the introduction of new surgical approaches in apical surgery, and a systematic approach to the diagnosis and treatment of compromised teeth, by taking this course, the clinician should be able t...more
  • Running Time: 1 hour
  • Released: 11/16/2016
  • Expiration Date: 11/15/2019
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 315.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

Synopsis:


This course describes the indications and contraindications, for performing or referring a patient for Apical Surgery. With the correct history, radiographic and clinical evaluation, the decision to perform an Apicoectomy will be weighed against further evaluation, a retreatment option, or extraction. Then a decision is more accurately made as to whether an implant or Fixed Bridge (Fixed Partial Prosthesis), a Removable Prosthesis (Fixed or Transitional Temporary Prosthesis), or doing nothing would be the final treatment plan offered to the patient. The specific workup (checklist) is frequently overlooked, leading to a less than ideal outcome. This course discusses and reviews options when a tooth is ailing or failing. We will describe in detail Periapical Surgery, its history and present state of the art with success rates and include a discussion on each of the following 6 topics within in the field of Implantology and Apicoectomies:
  1. Case selection
  2. Fiberoptics
  3. Magnification
  4. Ultrasonic Retropreparation
  5. Guided Tissue Regeneration
  6. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) to determine when Apical Surgery is indicated and when it is contraindicated.
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Description of Speaker:
After graduating from New York University College of Dentistry in 1978, Dr. Pompa completed a General Practice Residency at Long Island Jewish Hospital, followed by specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Lincoln Hospital, New York Medical College. In 1982, he became a Fellow of The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and in 1992 a Fellow in The International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Pompa has been a guest lecturer at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and New York University College of Dentistry and is now a guest faculty at NYU College of Dentistry and the University of Florida College of Dentistry.

Dan has lectured extensively, including at the Academy of Osseointegration, the International Interdisciplinary Congress on Craniofacial and Skull Base Surgery, and has presented at the annual Greater New York Dental Meeting numerous times throughout the years. In November 2013, Dr. Pompa became a Seminar Series Speaker/Consultant for the American Dental Association. In 2015 Dr. Pompa became a Colgate Speaker.

Dr. Pompa is an author, having published in such journals as the Journal of the American Dental Association and Dentistry Today, where he has also been listed as a “Leader in Continuing Education.” In December 2013, he became an online author for the ADA with the course: “Apical Surgery: To Pull or Not to Pull.” Recently, in the Winter 2014 Journal of NYSAGD, Dr. Pompa published “Update on Basic Physical Diagnosis,” which summarizes many new innovations for a simple, chairside medical workup.

Dan is also an inventor, having been issued a U.S. Patent for his innovative work in the field of Dental Implantology (U.S. Patent # 5,320,529). This patent was one of the first to introduce the concept and advantages of using Computer Guided Surgery for the placement of Implants.


Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Learn the radiographic technique to use when evaluating a tooth for a fracture
  • List the seven step workup consisting of procedures and tests that should be used when performing, or referring a patient for an apicoectomy
  • Understand the principles of GTM, and know the indications and contraindications.
  • Recognize that the location of a fistula is the key critical diagnostic indicator for the final prognosis.
  • Identify the signs to differentiate between an endo/perio defect vs. a perio/endo defect, and to understand the difference with respect to the prognosis

Disclosure:
The speaker declares that neither he nor any member of his family have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program nor has a financial arrangement with any product or service mentioned in this course.

This CE activity is supported by an educational grant from:
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1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
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