Charles J. Goodacre, D.D.S., M.S.D.

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Charles J. Goodacre, DDS, MSD
Distinguished Professor, Prosthodontics
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry
Loma Linda, California, USA
8:30 a.m.
Friday, June 28, 2019
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
“Tooth Retention Through Root Canal Treatment Or Periodontal Therapy versus Tooth Replacement Using Dental Implants Or Fixed Partial Dentures: Which Treatment Is Best?"
This presentation will discuss the scientific and clinical factors used to determine whether a tooth should be retained through root canal treatment as opposed to being extracted and replaced with a dental implant or a conventional fixed partial denture.


Survival data, Cost-effectiveness, Esthetic factors, Biologic and Mechanical factors


Attendees will: 

  1. Be able to identify the factors that should be considered when determining whether to perform root canal treatment extract a tooth and place an implant or fixed partial denture.
  2. Be able to compare the clinical survival rates of each treatment modality.
  3. Be able to compare root canal treatment and dental implants based on biologic factors, associated procedures required, cost and cost-effectiveness, esthetics, and psychosocial factors.



Distinguished Professor, Loma Linda University School of Dentistry,
Member of American College of Prosthodontists, Academy of Prosthodontics, American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
About the Presenter:
Dr. Goodacre is a Diplomate and Past-President of the American Board of Prosthodontics, Past-President of the American College of Prosthodontists, and Past President of the Academy of Prosthodontics. He is a member of the FOR Board of Directors (Foundation for Oral Rehabilitation) and Chairs the FOR Education Council. He currently holds the title of Distinguished Professor and teaches in the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University and maintains a prosthodontic practice.