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.
The fee to view the entire series is $469. This cost includes all fees to take all exams and claim your CE credits.
Endodontic access cavity preparation is arguably the most important phase of nonsurgical root canal treatment. A well designed access preparation is essential for predictable, consistent, and efficient endodontics. In order to achieve successful endodontic outcomes as much of the inflamed or infected pulp complex should be removed as is possible. Proper execution of access cavity preparation affords biologic based treatment to be accomplished.
Strategies and techniques will be discussed that address routine as well as complex access situations. Errors in access cavity preparation will hamper attainment of optimal endodontic results. Common access errors are presented to demonstrate that with proper planning and use of current technologies these can be avoided or at least limited.
Description of Speaker:
Dr. James G. Hupp received his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. Upon graduating, he practiced general dentistry in the US Navy until 1993. In 1996, he completed his endodontic residency program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master of Science degree. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 2003. In 2009, he retired from the US Naval Reserves at the rank of Captain. He has remained active as an educator and in 2011, as Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center he was awarded Clinical Instructor of the Year and inducted into the prestigious Nelson Order. He currently is Director of Endodontics at Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine. His current research focus is Micro-CT evaluation of various instrumentation techniques.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Discuss the importance of straight-line access.
- Understand the value for removing caries or restorations during access preparation.
- Describe the rationale and technique for removing restrictive dentin or dentin shelf during access preparations.
- Identify common errors made during access preparation.
- Describe strategies and techniques for locating difficult canals.
The speakers disclose that they have a financial interest in the education of dentists in endodontics.
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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 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022.
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.
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:
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There are no refunds for Online CE courses. Please contact technical support if you run into technical difficulty.
For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education