The Essentials of Endodontic Emergencies: Diagnosis, Safe Access and Infection Management

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Dr. Brett E. Gilbert, The Essentials of Endodontic Emergencies: Diagnosis, Safe Access and Infection Management
Speaker: Dr. Brett E. Gilbert
Category: Endodontics
CE Credits: 2
Format: MP4 Video
This course is designed to teach the essential skills needed to confidently handle endodontic emergencies in the general practice setting. The material presented will help the clinician apply protoco...more
  • 5.0 (2 Reviews)
  • Running Time: 1.5 hours
  • Released: 5/24/2017
  • Expiration Date: 5/23/2020
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.

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


The endodontic emergency patient presenting to your office can be a significant disruption to your schedule and clinical day. The emergency patient can be a challenge to manage given the time needed to diagnose and treat the disease when the patient is in pain and their emotions are heightened. This course is designed to offer protocols to follow in an effort to remain confident and compassionate to diagnose the etiology of the emergency symptoms. Viewing of a CBCT image volume will help to give a perspective on how effective this technology is for diagnosis. Natural cues are present in the anatomy of all teeth and being mindful of these cues can help you perform an efficient and safe access opening and help you to locate all of the canals present in the tooth. Video demonstration of canal location techniques will help reinforce the material discussed.

Management of inflammation and infection in the endodontic emergency patient can be a challenge. Clinical techniques are discussed in detail to help the clinician manage hemorrhage and purulence as it presents in your patient. Video demonstrations through the microscope will help teach the techniques of intra-canal drainage and incision and drainage of tissue space swellings. Post-operative analgesic protocols and antibiotic administration will be discussed in detail along with examples of effective communication skills to offer your patients reassurance and proper instructions for the days following their emergency visit in your office.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Brett Gilbert received his D.D.S. and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Maryland. Dr. Gilbert has a private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, Illinois. He is currently on faculty in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Gilbert lectures nationally and internationally on clinical endodontics. Dr. Gilbert is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
  • Use a consistent protocol for clinical testing to determine a definitive endodontic diagnosis for each tooth in the area of interest
  • Experience a dynamic video review of a CBCT image volume to see how effective this technology is for diagnostic purposes.
  • Define the proper nomenclature for the pulpal and periapical diagnosis using the American Board of Endodontics Diagnostic Terminology.
  • Apply the knowledge of the laws of symmetry, concentricity and color change to safely access pulp chamber anatomy.
  • Recognize how the use of ultrasonic tips for endodontics can help locate all of the potential canals in the tooth using the information learned in the canal anatomy review given in this course.
  • Understand and use the techniques for intra-canal drainage and incision and drainage to remove purulence from the associated infected tooth.
  • Understand the current protocols regarding analgesics and conservative antibiotic usage for the emergency patient.

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. The speaker discloses that he has a financial interest in consulting dental professionals in the subject matter that he is lecturing on.

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5.0  (2 Total Reviews)
 2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Very good
User: Kansas80
Date: 10/8/2017
Very good
User: Kansas80
Date: 10/8/2017
Very good course
Great refresher and obtained additional insights.
User: calidmd
Date: 7/18/2017
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Presented clearly and succinctly. Interested in taking additional CE's from same presenter.
Excellent review with updated information!
User: Healthyteeth4444
Date: 6/19/2017
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised
Excellent review with updated information!
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FAGD / MAGD Credit
Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or
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1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
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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 2 hours of verifiable CPD.

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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.

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Refund Policy
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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.

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