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Periodontal and Prosthetic Management of Furcated Teeth: Parts I, II, III

Is every furcated molar doomed? Are root amputations a historical footnote in dental therapy? Perhaps not!

Dennis Tarnow, DDS

, Release date: Thursday, September 13, 2012, Expiration date: Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Course Fee: $ 79.00


The best time to invest in training is now

While the trend is certainly to insert more implants, clinicians should be familiar with treatment alternatives, their pros and cons.

In this 3-part definitive series on management of furcated teeth, Dr. Dennis Tarnow describes the modalities necessary to diagnose furcation problems in multi-rooted teeth.  Step-by-step, Dennis walks us through every aspect of dental anatomy and furcation management that we need to know for successful treatment planning and fabrication of final prostheses.  

No detail is too trivial as we learn about the extent of furcation involvement in both the horizontal and vertical component, root morphology, root resection versus maintaining a furcated tooth, flap management, osseous reshaping, the mesial-buccal root dilemma, vital root amputations, oral hygiene measures, how to sequence complex cases, and so much more.  This is a master class by one of the great teachers in dentistry!

Course Objectives:  Learners taking this module will become familiar with:

  1. How to classify furcations
  2. Which clinical parameters affect the decision to resect a root or maintain a tooth
  3. Flap adaption to treat furcation defects
  4. Considerations for prepping teeth with furcation issues
  5. The role of the interdental papilla
  6. Splinting resected teeth
  7. Adaptive vs progressive mobility
  8. Post design
  9. How to manage complex perio-prosthetic cases that involved teeth with furcation problems


The speaker will answer your questions

Elsie Zhang
11 November 2012, 09:51 PM (EST)
Do I have to pass an exam for CE Credits? And if so, what is the format of the test, on-line or on paper?
Dr. Dennis Tarnow DDS
13 November 2012, 10:09 AM (EST)
yes, you need to pass the exam to receive CE credits that are ADA CERP-approved. The test is in the form of a multiple choice quiz that appears at the completion of the formal lecture. The quiz is graded instantly and when you pass (60% is passing), you will automatically receive a certificate of completion. Dr. Winter, Managing Director, xpAPce


Dennis Tarnow, DDS

  • Received DDS from NYU College of Dentistry 1972
  • Received Certificate in Periodontics Columbia College of Dental Medicine, 1976
  • Director of Implant Education at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine,
  • Former Department Chairman of Periodontics and Dental Implant Dentistry at NYUCD

Dr. Tarnow has written over 100 scientific papers and has co-authored or contributed chapters to several textbooks, including “Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry” (co-authored with Dr. Stephen Chu). 

Dr. Tarnow is the recipient of numerous awards for his many significant contributions to dentistry. He has received the Master Clinician Award from the American Academy of Periodontology and in addition, has been honored by being named New York University’s Outstanding Teacher of the Year. 

In recognition of Dr. Tarnow’s exceptional achievements and his dedication to the advancement of dentistry, the New York University College of Dentistry has named its periodontal and implant dentistry postgraduate clinical wing in his honor.

Dr. Tarnow is section editor of two dental journals and on the advisory boards of five others. He is also one of the most sought after speakers at international dental implant symposiums.

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