Michael Trudeau, DDS, MBA

Michael Trudeau, DDS, MBA
Private Practice
International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
Short Essay Program
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Trudeau's Resorption Classification for Clinicians
Historically, classifying systems for resorption have been insufficient to adequately guide the treating doctor and inform decision making in the clinical management of resorption . Words like inflammatory and replacement as identifiers are less than ideal as all resorption is inflammatory and all resorption involves replacement. Identifiers using cervical when used to describe ECIR are not really accurate either and are really misleading as the resorption typically stems from the level of the crestal bone. For these reasons, based on more current models, I use a clinical model of classifying resorption, and subsequent management thereof.
Major topics to be addressed: We will address resorption classification terminology, determination of restorability, and the interplay of advanced imaging.
Learning Objectives:
  1.  To develop an understanding of a classification that aids the clinician in the management of teeth with resorption. 
  2.  Appreciate some clinical parameters with regard to ability to rehabilitate teeth with resorption. 
  3.  Develop some additional insights into the imaging analysis of teeth with resorption. 
Contributing author: Advanced CBCT for Endodontics & Best Practices in Endodontics.
Owner & Author of TheEndoFix.com

Dr. Michael Trudeau received his D.D.S. from University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, where he graduated with OKU honors. He received his certificate in Advanced Education in General Dentistry while serving in the United States Navy. After practicing as a general dentist in South Carolina, he went back to earn a certificate in endodontics at the Albert Einstein IB Bender Division of Endodontics. He maintains a private practice limited to endodontics in Suffolk, VA.

Dr. Trudeau has lectured on many topics in endodontics including the management of traumatized teeth and restoratively driven endodontics. Specifically, he has targeted restoratively driven treatment planning, microscope enhanced access design, and restoring endodontically treated teeth.

Dr. Trudeau is a specialist member of the Suffolk Dental Society and a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics.He lives in southern Virginia with his wife and three young daughters.