This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.
The fee to view this course is $36. There is an additional fee of $18 to take the exam and claim CE credits for this course.
Root canal filling has traditionally required a core material and a sealer. The core has been packed into the canal with either a lateral or warm vertical technique in order to create a sealer layer as thin as possible since the sealers usually shrink on setting and are insoluble in tissue fluids. Both techniques require space that removes too much coronal dentin leaving the root susceptible to failure.
A new bioceramic sealer now is available that expands slightly on setting and is stable in tissue fluids over time. Because of these properties the core material does not have to be packed maximally into the canal and in fact the gutta-percha point is used as a hydraulic pump (only) and pathway for post space or retreatment. This CE course will discuss and describe the cold hydraulic technique with bioceramics.
Description of Speaker:
Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he earned his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980, he practiced general dentistry and endodontics. In 1980, he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an endodontist, he continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry.
In 1993, he accepted the JB Freedland Professorship in the Department of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry. Named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Endodontics, the Freedland Professorship recognizes significant contributions to the specialty.
Dr. Trope is currently clinical professor, Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is in private practice in Philadelphia, PA.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- the purpose of root filling
- the limitations of traditional root filling techniques
- the properties of pre-mixed bioceramic sealer that changes the dynamics of root filling
- the technique of cold hydraulic root filliing
The speaker declares that he has a financial interest in the file that is discussed in the presentation.
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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.
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