Nishan Odabashian, DDS, MS

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Nishan Odabashian, DDS, MS
Private Practice
Glendale, California, USA
3:00 p.m.
Saturdy June 25, 2022
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
Hopeless Tooth? Think Again!
Endodontists are often confronted with the decision of whether to recommend endodontic treatment or extraction for compromised teeth. The compromise may be due to severe bone loss of endodontic or periodontal origin, or structural compromise. Dr. Odabashian will present a series of cases in which teeth were “brought back from the dead” with endodontic and restorative treatment, including recalls of at least 5 years. He will discuss his decision-making process and the treatment protocols he used. The intent is to show “what is possible” with endodontic treatment, even in some situations where the teeth look hopeless.
Salvaging hopeless teeth with large PAL with endodontic treatment.
Learning Objectives: 
  1. Learn when to consider teeth with severe bone loss for endodontic treatment
  2. Learn the advantages of endodontic retreatment for some teeth, versus extraction and replacement with an implant
  3. Learn a logical, step by step approach to treating compromised teeth
About the Presenter:

Dr. Nishan Odabashian received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1991. After practicing general dentistry in Glendale, till 1999, he committed to residency in Endodontics at Loma Linda University under Dr. Mahmoud Torabinejad. He received his certificate of spceiality in endodontics in 2001, and a Master of Science degree in endodontics in 2003. He was a part time assistant professor of endodontics at the Department of Graduate Endodontics at LLU from 2001-2020.   Dr. Odabashian is a past District VII Director for the AAE; past president of the Glendale Academy of Dentists, past president of the California State Association of Endodontists, past president-elect of the International Academy of Endodontics. He has served on many committees both at the AAE, and the IAE. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally including the AAE, Northern California Association of Endondontists, California State Association of <br />
Endodontists, US Naval Academy in San Diego, LLUSD, Armenian Dental Association in Armenia,  Armenian American Medical Society, Glendale Academy of Dentists and International Beirut Dental Meeting in Lebanon. He is active on social media dental groups and serves on the board of Tomorrow Tooth, a dental forum with 70k members. 

Dr. Odabashian is deeply passionate about endodontics, and is committed to providing patient-centered treatment. He is a life-long student and always looking for ways to improve his knowledge and patient treatment through study, collaboration with colleagues, and critically following up of past treatment. He is married to Lilit and has three children; Galia, 15, Serge 13 and Noah, 10. He enjoys playing weekly bridge, and recently launched an online marketplace called