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The mission of The International Academy of Endodontics is to improve the oral health of the public by promoting the highest quality of non-commercial endodontic and scientific continuing education for its membership.  .......our members seek out speakers from many areas in biology, medicine and dentistry who are exceptional leaders in their field.  The goal of the meeting is to provide advanced knowledge and understanding, to give inspiration through basic science and clinical leadership, and to provide serious mentorship for all attendees.
 
 
March 2 (Members Meeting for IAE Members only), 2023
March 3-4 (Scientific Program for All Attendees), 2023

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Highlights of Speakers and Topics
 
Long Essay Presentations
 
Arturo Casadevall, MD, PhD, MS
Ditch the term pathogen
Oral infectious diseases
 

Nate Lawson, DMD, PhD
Updates in adhesive dentistry and dental ceramics for an endodontist
 
 90% of crowns and bridges are now fabricated from a ceramic material according to a report from one of the largest US dental laboratories. Ceramic materials do not handle the same as metal-based restorations and improper handling can lead to premature failure. This course will teach you the differences between the contemporary ceramic materials and techniques to more efficiently remove, access, polish or adjust them. This course will also review adhesive bonding for the applications of restoring endodontic access preparations in ceramic crowns or bonding to tooth structure for build-ups following endodontic treatment.
 
 
Shimon Friedman, DMD (Prof. Emeritus)
Contemporary Endodontic Treatment Outcomes Explained
 
The rapid increase in outcome studies, use of various outcome terminologies, and inconsistent results, have all combined to obscure the actual outcomes of contemporary endodontic treatment modalities. This is confusing to clinicians, and it may act to skew treatment decisions.

To navigate the existing ambiguity, it is necessary to consider the main purposes and stakeholders of treatment outcomes, and the explicit outcome goals that may be set by informed individual patients. This perspective forms the basis for structured methodological appraisal of all published studies, to select those that comprise the CURRENT BEST EVIDENCE for each treatment modality. The longer-term, pertinent outcomes reported in the current best evidence studies are then summarized and effectively communicated to inform treatment decisions.

Following the above strategy, this lecture will highlight the outcomes of endodontic treatment in regard to periapical health, symptom-free function, and survival/retention, based on the current best evidence. Outcome predictors supported by the current best evidence may also be listed.

 
Ashley Hoders, DMD, MS
When the Root is the Problem!  Cemental Tears: Diagnosis, Treatment Planning, and Management
 
Developing the most appropriate treatment plan is based on a correct diagnosis. A cemental tear is a local factor that can present a diagnostic challenge that translates into a treatment planning dilemma. When a cemental tear diagnosis can be made, treatment strategies can include extraction, a regenerative approach, and interdisciplinary management. Which patients and which teeth are most susceptible? When is it most predictable to pursue tooth retention and what is the best strategy? What tooth replacement options are predictable if extraction is indicated?
 
 
Jean-Pierre Albouy, DDS, MS, PhD
Implants, a paradigm shift in treatment planning
 
Dental implants have been widely utilizing data regarding their outcomes. In recent years, however, peri-implantitis has been defined as a complication.

We will present what takes place around implants with peri-implantitis, and discuss its prevalence and its risks factors. We will compare it to periodontitis and discuss whether or not peri-implantitis is a more severe disease then periodontitis. Based on the available scientific background, we will propose a paradigm shift in the treatment plan of certain implant cases.

 
 
Yoshihiro Goto, DDS, MSD
Restorative management of Endo-treated compromised Anterior tooth

Management of endodontically treated teeth has been discussed for decades. Especially, restoring severely compromised tooth structure situations is having many clinical complications and the long-term prognosis is questionable.

Since clinicians have various dowel and core restorative materials, the clinical guideline for selecting appropriate restorative material is essential for the long-term prognosis. This presentation provides the clinical recommendation for selecting dowel and core restorative materials and the modern concept of treatment planning, based on numerous published literature and the presenter’s own research and clinical experiences.

 
 
Vince Kokich Jr, , DMD, MSD
Orthodontic Failures: Oversight, Under-treatment, or Communication Breakdown?
 
Orthodontists have become an integral part of the interdisciplinary team. Today many adult patients require orthodontic treatment to facilitate their ultimate restorative plan. By establishing a proper orthodontic foundation with ideal tooth position and a well-interdigitated occlusion, the future restorative work typically becomes more predictable. However, the unfortunate reality is that this isn’t always the case. Occasionally, following completion of orthodontic treatment, a patient may return to the dentist with a less than ideal tooth position and a marginal occlusal result, both of which can significantly impact successful completion of the comprehensive plan. The question is – why? Is this simply an oversight by a normally “good” orthodontist?, incomplete treatment by perhaps a “disinterested” orthodontist?, or is it the result of poor communication within the interdisciplinary team? Dr. Kokich will answer these questions while emphasizing the importance of planning, communication, and proper sequencing when treating the complex orthodontic patient.
 
 
Jean-Pierre Albouy DDS, MS, PhD
Implants, a paradigm shift in treatment planning.
 
Dental implants have been widely utilizing data regarding their outcomes. In recent years, however, peri-implantitis has been defined as a complication.

We will present what takes place around implants with peri-implantitis, and discuss its prevalence and its risks factors. We will compare it to periodontitis and discuss whether or not peri-implantitis is a more severe disease than periodontitis. Based on the available scientific background, we will propose a paradigm shift in the treatment plan of certain implant cases.

 
Robert E. Grover, DDS, CAGS Endodontics  (Alternate Speaker)
Treatment of Compromised Teeth
 
 
 
Short Essay Presentations 
 
 
Michael Trudeau, DDS
Trudeau's Resorption Classification for Clinicians
 
 
Richard Young, DDS
Extreme Bonding 
 
 
Nate Lawson, DMD, PhD
Evidence for selective caries removal
 
This lecture will discuss the evidence for selective caries removal as well as provide clinical examples.
 
 
Rajiv G. Patel, BDS, DDS
Dental Trauma - Stretching the limits!
 
Management of dental trauma is a team sport, involving a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to benefit our patients. Optimum and timely management becomes more critical when trauma involves growing individuals. This case-based presentation will cover a variety of scenarios such as lateral luxation, crown root fractures, intrusion, and avulsion in growing individuals. Preparation and a systematic checklist can reduce the incidence of complications resulting from inappropriate management.
 
 
Jeffrey B. Pafford, DMD, MS
Interdisciplinary Case Series: Endodontics As The Critical Component
 
Interdisciplinary care is the cornerstone of high-level treatment planning, and endodontists are often left out of the conversation. However, the endodontist brings a unique skill set and perspective to treatment planning, and on some occasions endodontics can be the critical component of a complex treatment plan. In this case series, we will explore how the unique perspective of an endodontist can influence the course of interdisciplinary treatment.
 
 
Sashi Nallapati, B.D.S. Cert. Endo
 
 
 
Ali Mehrabian, DDS
How to get your assistant to appreciate endodontics through ergonomics
 
 
Keith Kanter, DDS
Surgical flap design modifications for apicoectomy on a tooth adjacent to an implant
 
 
Charles Maupin, DDS
Benefits of all-tissue lasers in endodontics
 
 
Friday Lunch Speaker 
 
Dave Zaboski
The Universal Laws of Creativity: How masterful creators turn thoughts into things with ease and grace.