Jeff Pafford, DMD, MS

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Jeff Pafford, DMD, MS
Private Practice
Decatur, GA, USA 
International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
Short Essay Program
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Interdisciplinary Case Series: Endodontics As The Essential Discipline
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.
Major topics to be addressed:
Interdisciplinary care, complex diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment planning
Learning Objectives:
  1.  An endodontist plays an important role in an interdisciplinary team. This relationship is mutually beneficial for all clinicians and often results in better patient care.
  2.  Collaborative treatment planning with an interdisciplinary team broadens each clinician's perspective and improves one's diagnostic skills.
  3.  An endodontist's viewpoint is valuable and can assist in earning an exemplary reputation within the community.
Part-time faculty at Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
no commercial interests/conflicts

Dr. Jeff Pafford received his D.M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated as valedictorian of his class. He received his Certificate in Endodontics and his Master of Science degree from The Ohio State University. He maintains a private endodontics practice in Decatur, Georgia, and serves as part-time faculty at the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He has lectured locally, regionally, and nationally on many topics in endodontics including restoration of endodontically treated teeth, conservation of dentin, endodontic access design, nonsurgical retreatment, ultrasonic irrigation, GentleWave treatment, resorption, decision-making under uncertainty, CBCT technology in endodontics, interdisciplinary care involving endodontics, and treatment planning of compromised teeth. Dr. Pafford is a member of several interdisciplinary treatment planning groups, and he is a founding member of the International Academy of Endodontics.

Dr. Pafford lives in Atlanta with his wife and two teenage daughters.