Dr. Frederick  BarnettDr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Long Term Endodontic Results: What are We Achieving?

Saturday, April 1, 2017 | Time: 11:00AM - 1:00PM PDT
CDE Credits: 2.00 Teaching Methods: Lecture; Live Online or Self-Instructional Video Length: 2 hours
PDL is an ADA CERP recognized provider. PDL designates this activity for 2.00 hours continuing dental education credit.
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  • Webinar Title: Long Term Endodontic Results: What are We Achieving?
  • Presenters: Dr. Frederick Barnett and Dr. Terry Pannkuk
  • Date Recorded: April 1st, 2017
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • CDE Credits: 2 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



The advent of more sophisticated digital and readily retrievable patient treatment documentation has created a profound opportunity to record and measure single operator treatment outcome parameters. This may change currently accepted practice standards with transparency and understanding formerly viewed as unknowable.

Course Outline

In this session Dr. Pannkuk will provide measured unique data taken from 1000 uninterrupted sequential recalled patients from his practice with a minimum recall period of 5 years highlighting numerous complex treatment descriptors with over 600 CBCT recall scans, microphotographs, and radiographs dating his practice period of 30 years with a mean recall term of 12.5 years. He will discuss the strategies for assimilating such a large volume of data and value it has had for endodontic treatment planning in his practice.

Dr. Barnett will discuss the challenges of interpreting retrospectively collected data, statistically analyzing it, and attempting to draw conclusions with high-level science.


  1. Collect outcome data from their own private practices.
  2. Describe low-level versus high-level forms of evidence they can and cannot measure.
  3. Discuss the opportunities and limitations of determining complex endodontic treatment options with their patients and providing realistic expectations.

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Dr. Frederick Barnett has no relevant commercial relationships.

Dr. Terry Pannkuk has no relevant commercial relationships.

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Dr. Frederick  Barnett

Dr. Frederick Barnett

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131 Fairview Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072


Dr. Barnett received his DMD degree in 1978 and his Certificate in Endodontics in 1981, both from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He received his Board Certification in Endodontics in 1988, has served as the Director of Postdoctoral Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently the Chairman of the Department of Dental Medicine and Chairman and Program Director of the IB Bender Postdoctoral Endodontic Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Barnett has written numerous scientific and clinical papers and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Treatment of Endodontic Infections, Revascularization, Dental Trauma and Contemporary Endodontic Treatment. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Dental Traumatology Journal, is a Director of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Barnett has also been in private practice in Endodontics from 1981-2011.

Dr. Terry  Pannkuk DDS, MScD

Dr. Terry Pannkuk

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9 E Pedregosa Street, Suite B
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States


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.

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Original Release Date: April 1, 2017
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: April 1, 2020

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