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Management of Dental Trauma

Saturday, July 9, 2016 | Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 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.

Webinar Title: Management of Dental Trauma

Presenter: Dr. Frederick Barnett

Date Recorded: July 9, 2016

Duration: 2 hours

CDE Credits: 2.00 CDE credits will be issued by Pure Dental Learning



The prevalence of dental injuries has been shown to occur in approximately 10-50% of children between the ages of 7 to 12 years world-wide. These injuries occur primarily in the anterior region of the mouth. Maintenance of the vital pulp and an intact periodontal ligament following trauma are critically important for these young patients as tooth loss can result in devastating and long-term clinical, social and psychological repercussions. The management and consequences of luxation injuries are multi-factorial, and knowledge of the inter-relating healing patterns of these tissues is essential. Ankylosis and replacement resorption are frequently diagnosed following avulsion and severe intrusive luxation. The treatment of ankylosed permanent incisors following dental trauma present a clinical challenge particularly when it involves a growing child due to the high risk of infra-position and under-development of the alveolar bone. New approaches for the treatment of ankylosed teeth, including decoronation and bone augmentation for the preservation of alveolar ridge prior to permanent prosthetic reconstruction will be presented.

Course Outline

This presentation will review the following events that may occur after dento-alveolar trauma:

  1. Pulpal responses: survival, canal obliteration, revascularization, necrosis, infection.
  2. PDL responses: repair-related resorption, infection-related resorption, ankylosis-related resorption, periodontal attachment loss.
  3. Prediction of complications (pulp necrosis and resorption).
  4. Long-term tooth survival.


Upon completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Diagnose and differentiate the different types of traumatic injuries.
  2. Develop a comprehensive approach for the treatment of traumatically injured teeth and associated complications.
  3. Understand the etiology, diagnosis and differentiation of root resorption lesions.
  4. Understand when endodontic treatment is necessary and its timing.

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Dr. Frederick Barnett

Dr. Frederick Barnett


131 Fairview Road
Penn Valley, PA 19072, USA


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.

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Original Release Date: July 9, 2016
Review Date: TBD
*Expiration Date: July 9, 2019

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