Dental pain has plagued the general population and dental professionals for ages. Patients’ perception of pain, the primitive tools dental clinicians utilize to assess and diagnose and the understanding of pulpal pathosis makes it difficult at times to determine the origin of dental pain. It is important for dentists to understand how pulpal pain manifests itself and to treat pulpal pain syndrome efficiently and accurately with minimal to no discomfort.
Clinicians are now providing conventional routine endodontics at increasingly efficient rates. The introduction of NiTi files, the development of different file designs, utilization of CBCT imaging and implementation of modern irrigation solutions and techniques can aid in the success of endodontic therapy.
This comprehensive, full-day lecture will examine the importance of a systematic approach to determining a diagnosis of pulpal pain. With a focus on clinical settings, practitioners will acquire strategies to help navigate the pitfalls of accessing teeth and locating canals in extracted teeth. Dr. Wong will also cover new biologic disinfection protocols, shaping canals with a proven safe system of using rotary instruments and how to hermetically seal the root canal system with the latest materials and techniques available.
You Will Learn
- To recognize the relationship of perceived dental pain and its correlation to pulpal pathosis (1 – knowing)
- To identify the progression and treatment of normal vital pulp and its progression or deterioration to pulp necrosis and ultimately a Phoenix abscess (2 – comprehending)
- To formulate strategies for accessing, locating and negotiating canals (5 – synthesizing)
- To analyze the rationale behind the utilization of hybrid techniques and to perform them in a clinical setting (4 & 6 – analyzing and creating)
- To recognize new biologic disinfection protocols for the root canal system (1 – knowing)
- To implement techniques to routinely hermetically seal the root canal system (3- applying)
Program: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service)
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 6 units of continuing education credit.
Ralan Wong, DDS, MS, is a fifth generation San Franciscan and a third generation alumnus from the Dugoni School of Dentistry. He completed his graduate training in endodontics at University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1997 where he earned the Grossman Award for outstanding clinical and academic performance. He has been inducted into numerous professional dental academies and colleges. Dr. Wong maintains a private practice in San Francisco and is also an associate clinical professor in endodontics at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.