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Panel to discuss root canal therapy, dental implants

October 06, 2015

Photo Dr. George Duello
Dr. George Duello

Photo of Dr. Alan Gluskin

Dr. Alan Gluskin

Experts from multiple dental disciplines will share their respective views on the long-term survival and cost-effectiveness of root canal therapy, dental implants and alternative treatment at a 8-9:30 a.m. Nov. 7 course at ADA 2015 – America’s Dental Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Myths and Realities: Dental Implants Vs. Root Canal Therapy (7371), presented in partnership with The Journal of the American Dental Association and the ADA office of the chief science officer, will discuss the range of clinical options to restore the form and function of dentition.

Dentists who want to improve their endodontic treatment planning by understanding the evidence for safe and strategic treatment planning — and the biologic foundation — for their treatment choices are among those who should consider attending, said Dr. Alan Gluskin, a course panelist and professor and co-chair of the department of endodontics at the University of the Pacific.

Added Dr. George Duello, another panelist and a private practice dentist in St. Louis, “There are times when a clinician may have to choose between performing primary endodontics or endodontic retreatments or the extraction of the tooth with subsequent implant placement. This program will explore the literature, clinical decision tree and ethics involved for this clinical dilemma.”

This course offers 1.5 CE credits.

In addition to Drs. Gluskin and Duello, panelists for this course are:

  • Dr. Michael Glick, professor and William M. Feagans Chair, School of Dental Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Buffalo, NY; editor of The Journal of the American Dental Association; and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine.
  • Dr. Stuart Lieblich, clinical professor at the University of Connecticut; in private practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery; and a co-principal investigator on a national study on the use of antibiotics for oral surgical procedures.
  • Dr. David Little, adjunct clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School; maintains a dental private practice in San Antonio, Texas.
  • Dr. Jaime Lozada, professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Implant Dentistry at Loma Linda University; past president of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry; and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Oral Implantology.
  • Dr. Daniel Meyer, an endodontist and the ADA chief science officer.

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