Bio-Minimalism: Trends and Transitions in Endodontics

Dr. Martin Trope and Dr. Kenneth Serota, Bio-Minimalism: Trends and Transitions in Endodontics
Speaker: Dr. Martin Trope and Dr. Kenneth Serota
Category: Endodontics
CE Credits: 1.5
Format: PDF
This article is an overview of the essentials that accept that the endorestorative continuum is not a concept. Rather, it is a de facto treatment approach. “Clean, shape and pack,” with hindsight, sho...more
  • 1.0 (1 Review)
  • Released: 4/1/2016
  • Expiration Date: 6/30/2025
  • Review Date: 6/30/2022
CE Details
Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.

There is no fee to view this course. There is a fee of $36 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.

This article is an overview of the essentials that accept that the endorestorative continuum is not a concept. Rather, it is a de facto treatment approach. “Clean, shape and pack,” with hindsight, should have been “shape, clean and pack”—but even that was a somewhat simplistic approach. Debridement, disinfection and microstructural replication due to the introduction of adaptive bioceramic technologies for root filling are increasingly being recognized as the standard for optimal endodontic therapy.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
  • To have a better understanding of the dynamic changes in mainstream endodontic instrumentation.
  • To have a better understanding of latest and most advanced obturation techniques.
  • To understand the synergism between the endodontic and restorative continuum of tooth rehabilitation.
  • To dispel the myths of past “concepts” and evaluate the shifts in treatment protocols with better evidentiary understanding.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. Martin Trope served as the chair of endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry, and is currently clinical professor in the department of endodontics at the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1993, he accepted the J.B. Freedland professorship in the department of endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry. Trope has been director of the American Board of Endodontics; editor-in-chief of both Dental Traumatology and Endodontic Topics; a member of the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology; a member of the advisory board of Esthetic Dentistry; and has received The Louis I. Grossman Award for publication of significant research.

Dr. Kenneth Serota received his certificate in endodontics and master of medical sciences degree in nuclear medicine from the Harvard-Forsyth Dental Center in Boston. In 1981, he was the recipient of the American Association of Endodontics Memorial Research Award for his work in nuclear-medicine screening procedures related to dental pathology. Active in online education since 1998, he is the founder of the online endodontic forum ROOTS, the Facebook forums NEXUS and Dental Divas Global. He is currently global clinical director for Dentaltown.

The speakers declare that neither them nor any member of their families have a financial arrangement or affiliation with any corporate organization offering financial support or grant monies for this continuing dental education program. They do declare that they have a financial interest in teaching endodontics to dentists.

CE Reviews


1.0  (1 Review)
Yaaaaawwwwwnnnnnn! Not worth the bandwidth.
User: rickweimar
Date: 4/30/2020
Did not present material as listed. It wouldn't make a throw way journal.
CE Policies
American Dental Association (ADA), Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) provider
Farran Media is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
American General Dentistry (AGD), Program Approval for Continuing Education (PACE) approved, FAGD / MAGD Credit Farran Media is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2026. Provider ID# 304396
This activity meets the educational criteria required for verifiable Continuing Professional Development under the General Dental Council Lifelong Learning scheme and represents 1.5 hours of verifiable CPD.

Legal Disclaimer:
The CE provider (Farran Media) uses reasonable care in selecting and providing content that is accurate. The CE provider, however, does not independently verify the content or materials. The CE provider does not represent that the instructional materials are error-free or that the content or materials are comprehensive. Any opinions expressed in the materials are those of the author of the materials and not the CE provider. Completing one or more continuing education courses does not provide sufficient information to qualify the participant as an expert in the field related to the course topic or in any specific technique or procedure. The instructional materials are intended to supplement, but are not a substitute for, the knowledge, expertise, skill and judgment of a trained health care professional.

Continuing education credits issued for completion of online CE courses may not apply toward license renewal in all licensing jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each registrant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing or regulatory agency.

State CE Requirements:
Click Here for CE requirements by state. Please note that this information is current as of the time of listing. This information is subject to change at any time from the state boards. For the most up-to-date information, please contact your state board directly.

Refund Policy
There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.

CE Contact
For any questions, please contact Nareg Apelian, DMD, Director of Continuing Education at
To reap the full benefits of this CE course, the presenters (Howie Horrocks and Mark Dilatush) have agreed to create a marketing plan specifically tailored to your practice and your specific market area. Having your marketing plan printed and open while you view the course material, will greatly individualize your learning experience.
Online CE Activity
CE Courses Online
Total CE Course Views
Sally Gross, Member Services Specialist
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
©2024 Dentaltown, a division of Farran Media • All Rights Reserved
9633 S. 48th Street Suite 200 • Phoenix, AZ 85044 • Phone:+1-480-598-0001 • Fax:+1-480-598-3450