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.
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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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 2 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.
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For any questions, please contact Howard Goldstein, DMD, Director of Continuing Education