The interrelationship between pulpal and periodontal diseases has been the subject of speculation, confusion and controversy for many years. These lesions often present challenges to the clinician with regard to correct diagnosis and subsequent management of the involved teeth. To arrive at a correct diagnosis, the clinician should have a thorough understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of both pulpal and periodontal disease. Proper management may include endodontic or periodontal therapy, either individually or in combination. to achieve healing and long-term tooth survival. This presentation will review the disease process, the necessary diagnostic methods to differentiate these lesions, and decision-making in their treatment.
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Dr. Frederick Barnett has no relevant commercial relationships.
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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.
Original Release Date: April 7, 2018
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: April 7, 2021
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