Ashley Hoders, DMD, MS

Ashley Hoders, DMD, MS
Private Practice
Tacoma, WA, USA
International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
Long Essay Program
Friday, March 3, 2023
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?
Major topics to be addressed:
This presentation will deepen your understanding of cemental tears, when to consider this as a diagnosis, and how to effectively treatment plan and manage this condition.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Increase your knowledge of cemental tears as a local factor
  2. Understand why diagnosis presents a challenge
  3. Gain insight into treatment planning & management strategies
American Board of Periodontology
American Board of Prosthodontics
American Academy of Restorative Dentistry
The McGuire Institute
Washington State Dental Association
American Dental Association
American Academy of Periodontology
American College of Prosthodontics
SPEAR education
University of Washington Department of Periodontics
Dr. Ashley Hoders has been practicing in and enjoying the Pacific Northwest for the past several years with her husband Jeremy and rescue-pup Rambo, and she recently became a mom to baby Hudson.
Dr. Hoders is originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL, and graduated from the George Washington University, where she was also a Division I All-American Student Athlete (swimming). She subsequently returned to Florida and earned her DMD degree from the University of Florida, where she graduated with research.
Dr. Hoders then went on to Baltimore College of Dentistry in Maryland and completed advanced training in general dentistry before entering private general practice in Maryland. Her passion for providing excellent care and building relationships led to the decision to return to school to pursue post-graduate training in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics at the accredited University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. While at the University of Texas, Dr. Hoders became the sixth graduate and first woman to complete this dual specialty program, in which she received specialty certificates in both Periodontics and Prosthodontics and a Master of Science. She is the only female in the country to hold the distinction of being a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Periodontology as well as the American Board of Prosthodontics.
She has contributed to advancing the science of implant dentistry through her published clinical research and continues her involvement with clinical research as a network practice member of the esteemed McGuire Institute. With a passion for interdisciplinary collaboration, she has been very active in providing dental education for both dentists and hygienists. Dr. Hoders is the co-founder of SPEAR hygiene and enjoys serving her community as a leader and member of several committees and study clubs at a local and national level. With her interest in teaching, she also serves as a visiting faculty member at the University of Washington, is an active member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and is an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Esthetics & Restorative Dentistry as well as the International Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry.
Outside of work, Ashley enjoys being active, cooking, sommelier training, and spending time with friends and family (and of course being a new mom)!