Traditionally endodontists are referred one, or two teeth for a simple examination to determine if a pulp is vital or an abscess is present. Their practices often become streamlined to efficiently meet, treat, and return patients back to the referring dentist without any disruption or change of predetermined treatment plans. Is this the ideal way to thoughtfully deliver the best dental service to the patient?
In this course, Dr. Pannkuk (endodontist) and Dr. Alexander (prosthodontist) will provide insightful, logically-derived strategies for thorough examination, organization of data, interpretation, and treatment decision-making. Unequivocal communication and systematic development of complex treatment plans will be highlighted with the correct and necessary dental information required for each strategic tooth while looking at the entire dentition as a whole.
Dr. Alexander will present a broad perspective that will help clinicians understand complex treatment planning and the team goals of patient-centered definitive dental care.
A. The Comprehensive Dental Plan: Dr. Alexander will approach the restorability perspective and how he views teeth in the dentition as a whole for comprehensive dental rehabilitation:
B. Full Mouth Endodontic Examination: Dr. Pannkuk will discuss the endodontist’s role and responsibilities as a comprehensive dental treatment team member
C. Comprehensive Case Review (Drs. Alexander and Pannkuk)
D. Interactive Q and A.
At the end of the webinar the participant will better understand the importance and necessity of understanding the entire patient and their dentition as a whole before embarking upon endodontic treatment of a single tooth. The skills gained will be as follows:
1.Systematic team approach to complex treatment planning
The presentation will be highly interactive where the registrant will be able to ask questions directly of the presenters either by chat box ordered questions or direct AV link if they have a functioning headset. We expect numerous experts from around the world to attend and participate in the discussion. PDL webinar programs offer the most unique opportunities to learn the world’s leading clinical expert and interact directly with them”
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Dr. Marc Alexander has no relevant commercial relationships.
Dr. Terry Pannkuk has no relevant commercial relationships.
P.O. Box 743
Summerland, CA 93067
Dr. Marc L. Alexander was born in Cape Town, South Africa and received his Bachelor of Science and Dental Degree from the University of Stellenbosch in 1985. He served as Director of South African Air Force Base Dental Clinic prior to joining as a partner in a private Dental Practice specializing in Prosthodontics and Periodontics in South Africa. In pursuit of specialization in Prosthodontics, together with his wife, Vivien, Dr. Alexander moved from South Africa to the United States. In 1996 he graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, Advanced Prosthodontics, and was awarded the Alex Koper Merit Scholarship for Excellence in Clinical Achievement. Upon completion of his Prosthodontic Studies, Dr. Alexander joined the Faculty of USC as Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry and Director of Occlusion (bite and function);Director of Treatment planning, and Director of all outside Laboratory services for USC. He currently continues as a part-time Associate Professor.
In May, 1999 Dr. Alexander began his current full-time private practice in Montecito, CA specializing in Prosthodontics. He is a Past-President of the Santa Barbara Interdisciplinary Esthetic Dental Network, and has lectured for the California Dental Association , University of Southern California, and Component Dental Societies on topics related to Prosthodontics, Esthetics and Occlusion. He is also published in peer reviewed Journals.
Dr. Alexander is a member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Prosthodontics, and Academy of Osseointegration.
Dr. Alexander is currently on the USC Faculty for Continuing Education of Dentists (Odontic Seminar). He resides in Montecito, California with his wife and three children.
9 E Pedregosa Street, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Dr. Terry Pannkuk, a native of California, graduated from University of California at Los Angeles with a degree in Biology, Georgetown Dental School with a D.D.S., and Boston University with an M.Sc.D. in Endodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, former editor and publisher of The Endodontic Report, former president of the Boston University Endodontic Alumni Association, current reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics (official journal of the American Association of Endodontists), Past President of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry, President and Founder of the Schilder Institute for the Advancement of Endodontics, Editor and Publisher of PDL (Pure Dental Learning), Volunteer Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Francisco, and international lecturer-author of topics relating to clinical endodontics.
He lives and practices in Santa Barbara, California.
Original Release Date: March 1, 2014
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