The Blunderbuss Apex: A Search for the Smoking Gun

Dr. Jarod Johnson, The Blunderbuss Apex: A Search for the Smoking Gun
Speaker: Dr. Jarod Johnson
Category: Pediatric
CE Credits: 2.5
Format: MP4 Video
Recently there have been developments in the field of vital and non-vital pulpal therapy for immature permanent teeth; specifically in regards to materials, and techniques such as regenerative endodon...more
  • 3.0 (1 Review)
  • Running Time: 2 hours
  • Released: 8/12/2015
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 430.

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


This course is designed to improve dental skills in the pulpal management of immature permanent teeth impacted by trauma or caries. Areas covered include a review of methods to obtain the correct pulpal and periapical diagnosis, current research on dental materials (specifically bioceramics), treatment planning, and case selection.

Discussed are ways to properly identify treatment options for each pulpal diagnosis including those ranging from indirect pulp therapy on the vital pulp to regenerative endodontic procedures on the necrotic pulp. In addition the advantages and disadvantages to each treatment option is discussed as well as hot to identify cases that may be best treated by another option due to medical conditions, patient behavior, and parental commitment.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Jarod Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Iowa in 2009, and his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The University of Iowa in 2013. He recently completed the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Dental Medicine in June of 2015. During his time in Nevada he served as a Delegate in the Southern Nevada Dental Society to the Nevada Dental Association. He recently opened a private practice in Muscatine, IA.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Gather the appropriate information to reach a pulpal and periapical diagnosis in cases with immature permanent teeth.
  • Explain recent developments in biomaterials that are used for vital and non-vital pulp therapy.
  • Understand, recognize, and define new treatment modalities for immature permanent teeth ranging from vital pulp therapy to regenerative endodontics on the necrotic pulp.
  • Describe the biological basis for vital and non-vital pulpal therapy for permanent teeth with immature apices.
  • Identify and recommend a proper pulpal treatment modality for immature permanent teeth impacted by trauma or caries

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. He does declare that he does have a financial interest in educating dental professionals.

CE Reviews


3.0  (1 Review)
User: jlabedzki
Date: 2/9/2018
instructor did not speak clearly at all
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