DATE: Sunday, October 28, 2018

TIME: Registration: 8:30 a.m.  |  Lecture: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry - Prince Hall, 11092 Anderson Street, Loma Linda, CA 92350

TUITION: $195 DDS / $145 AUX

LUNCH: Will NOT be provided

CREDIT: This course meets the Dental Board of California’s requirements for 7 units of continuing education.

AGD Code: 070

Roberts S. Roda, DDS, MS

1. Treatment Planning for Post-treatment Endodontic Disease

When there is persistence of disease in endodontically treated teeth, the practitioner must first diagnose the cause of the endodontic failure and then help the patient decide on a course of action to remedy the situation. The options would include extraction, non-surgical re-treatment, periradicular surgery and intentional re-plantation. This scientific and case-based presentation will provide information to the clinician that will help in formulating a treatment plan that would have the greatest likelihood of long-term success.


At the conclusion of this clinically oriented presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the etiology of persistent endodontic disease
  • Apply this knowledge to produce rational treatment planning
  • Enhance the prognosis of clinical cases through working with the patient to decide on their best choices

2. Generalist-Specialist Relationships in Dentistry

Clinical situations that are so complex that specialty referral is required can and do occur frequently. This presentation examines the relationships between the generalist, the specialist and the patient so that the process of referring patients to a dental specialist runs as smoothly as possible.


At the conclusion of this presentation participants should be able to:

  • Understand the referral triad and how it affects the referral decision.
  • Apply this knowledge to determine when and how to refer to a dental specialist.
  • Avoid the common pitfalls of referral management that can result in the loss of patient trust.

3. Local Anesthesia in Endodontics

Pulpal and periradicular disease can produce clinical states of severe inflammation and pain. Endodontic therapy, whether surgical or non-surgical, requires very profound local anesthesia to overcome the local factors predisposing to difficult pain control. This evidence-based and clinical presentation will help the participant to understand what factors create difficulty in inducing profound anesthesia and strategies for how to overcome these challenges.


At the conclusion of this clinically oriented presentation, participants should be able to:

  • Be familiar with new clinical and anatomic research affecting clinical decision
  • Learn more advanced anesthetic techniques
  • Enhance achievement of profound clinical local anesthesia

4. Surviving Dental Trauma

When faced with the urgency of a dental trauma, the clinician must rapidly triage the patient and perform appropriate treatment to maximize the likelihood of long-term retention of the involved teeth. This presentation will cover the basics of diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis for management of dental injuries including crown and/or root fracture, luxation injuries and avulsion injuries. The current IADT/AAE guidelines with be presented to allow the clinician to rapidly and effectively deal with occurrences of trauma to the teeth.


By the end of this evidence-based presentation, the participant should:

  • Understand the current IADT/AAE trauma guidelines and how their application improves outcomes during trauma treatment.
  • Be familiar with how to differentiate the various forms of trauma and why timing is critical to minimizing post-trauma complications.
  • Understand the role of timely follow-up evaluations in maximizing prognosis after dental trauma.

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