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Roots C.E. Magazine - Vol. 2, No. 2/2012

Apical microsurgery

John J. Stropko, DDS

, Release date: Friday, June 15, 2012, Expiration date: Monday, June 15, 2015

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ARTICLE FEE: $ 20.00

Article: Predictable apical microsurgery (part 2 of 2)
Author: John J. Stropko, DDS

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Utilize an efficient and effective team approach to perform surgery with less stress.
  • Organize the proper instrumentation in an orderly manner for the surgical procedure.
  • Be more confident during each phase of the procedure.
  • Better understand the necessary steps to achieve predictable surgical results.
  • Avoid unnecessary complications before they occur.

The C.E. quiz will be available online, upon registration for this course.

For additional reading on the topic presented by John J. Stropko, DDS, please refer to:

  1. Kim S. Surgical endodontics. In: Cohen S, Burns RC. Pathways of the pulp.  St Louis: Mosby Co, 2002; 707.
  2. Stropko J. Canal morphology of maxillary molars: Clinical observations of canal configurations. J Endod 1999; 25(6): 448–450.
  3. Weller R, Niemczyk S, Kim S. Incidence and position of the canal isthmus. Part I. Mesiobuccal root of the maxillary first molar. J Endod 1995; 21: 380–83
  4. Craig KR, Harrison JW. Wound healing following demineralization of resected root ends in periradicular surgery. J Endod 1993 Jul; 19(7): 339-47.
  5. Martell B, Chandler NP. Electrical and dye leakage comparison of three root-end filling materials. Quintessence Int 2002 Jan; 33(1): 30-4.
  6. Aqrabawi J. Sealing ability of amalgam, super EBA cement, and MTA when used as retrograde filling materials. Br Dent J 2000 Mar 11; 188(5): 266-8.                   
  7. Rubinstein RA, Kim S. Long-term follow-up of cases considered healed one year after apical microsurgery. J Endod 2002 May; 28(5): 378-83.
  8. Dragoo MR. Resin-ionomer and hybrid-ionomer cements: Part I. Comparison of three materials for the treatment of subgingival root lesions. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 1996 Dec; 16(6): 594-601.
  9. Craig KR, Harrison JW. Wound healing following demineralization of resected root ends in periradicular surgery. J Endod 1993 Jul; 19(7): 339-47.
  10. Martell B, Chandler NP. Electrical and dye leakage comparison of three root-end filling materials. Quintessence Int 2002 Jan; 33(1): 30-4.
  11. Aqrabawi J. Sealing ability of amalgam, super EBA cement, and MTA when used as retrograde filling materials. Br Dent J 2000 Mar 11; 188(5): 266-8.             
  12. Rubinstein RA, Kim S. Long-term follow-up of cases considered healed one year after apical microsurgery. J Endod 2002 May; 28(5): 378-83.
  13. Dragoo MR. Resin-ionomer and hybrid-ionomer cements: Part I. Comparison of three materials for the treatment of subgingival root lesions. Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 1996 Dec; 16(6): 594-601.
  14. Harrison JW, Gutmann JL. Surgical Endodontics. Blackwell Scientific Publications 1991; 278-331.

DISCLOSURE: 

The author has no potential conflicts relevant to the topic area and did not receive any funding or commercial support for authoring the article.

 

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John J. Stropko, DDS

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Dr. John J. Stropko received his DDS from Indiana University in 1964 and practised restorative dentistry for 24 years. In 1989, he received a certificate for endodontics from Boston University. He recently retired from the private practice of endodontics in Scottsdale in Arizona, USA. Dr. Stropko is an internationally recognised authority on micro-endodontics. He has been a visiting clinical instructor at the Pacific Endodontic Research Foundation (PERF), an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Boston University, an Assistant Professor of graduate Clinical Endodontics at Loma Linda University, and an instructor of Microsurgery in the Endodontic Faculty at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry.

His research on in vivo root canal morphology has been published in the Journal of Endodontics. He is the inventor of the Stropko Irrigator, has published in several journals and textbooks, and is an internationally known speaker. Dr. Stropko has performed numerous live micro-endodontic and micro-surgical demonstrations. He is the co-founder of Clinical Endodontic Seminars. He can be contacted at topendo@aol.com.

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