T23 – To Pull or Not to Pull

AGD Code: 310

3 Hour Lecture | Technical and Scientific

Dentists: $65 | Hygienists: $50 | All Other Categories: $45

Evaluate treatment options with an evidence-based approach when a tooth is ailing or failing. This lecture will describe the indications and
contraindications for performing or referring a patient for apical surgery. With a specific 7-step workup, including a correct history, radiographic
and clinical evaluation, the decision to perform an apicoectomy will be weighed against further evaluation, a retreatment option, or extraction
and replacement with an implant (immediate or delayed). As a result, a decision is more accurately made as to whether an implant or a
fixed bridge (fixed partial prosthesis), a removable prosthesis (fixed or transitional temporary prosthesis), or other options would be the final
treatment plan discussed with the patient.
Learning Objectives:
• Learn the radiographic technique to use when evaluating a tooth for a fracture
• List the 7-step work-up, consisting of procedures and tests that should be used when performing or referring a patient for an apicoectomy
• Understand the principles of guided tissue regeneration, and know the indications and contraindications for its use
• Recognize how the location of a sinus tract can be a key critical diagnostic indicator for the final prognosis
• Identify the signs to differentiate between an Endo/Perio vs. Perio/Endo lesions and understand the difference as it relates to the final prognosis

Technical & Scientific
Location: Room TBD Date: February 20, 2020 Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Dr. Daniel Pompa