About the SCAE
The Southern California Academy of Endodontics, Al Frank and Dudley Glick Study Club is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics, and to the highest standard of patient care. The mission of SCAE FGSC is to provide a means for all dentists in Southern California to strive to provide the best care and service for all their patients. Discover world class continuing education courses and connect with peers.
All meetings are held at the L.A. Grand Hotel Downtown. 333 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90071.
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Fall-December 7th, 2019:
Future of Endodontics
Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D.
Predicting the future is very difficult. Identification of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are the key elements for determination of current status. In this lecture the presenter will discuss strengths and weaknesses of endodontics, threats against endodontics, and opportunities for endodontics. In addition he will address areas for improvement in: biology of pulp and periradicular tissues , vital pulp therapy, diagnosis and treatment planning, proper access cavity preparations , proper cleaning and shaping, providing biological obturation, adequate restoration, managing procedural accidents, performing non surgical retreatment, performing surgical retreatment,improving endodontic outcomes and understanding the biology and operation of single implants.
1. Enumerate the strengths and weaknesses of endodontics, threats against endodontics and opportunities for endodontics.
2. Identify areas for improvement in: biology of pulp and periradicular tissues, vital pulp therapy and diagnosis and treatment planning.
3 State areas of future improvements in clinical endodontics and understanding the biology and operation of single implants.
Spring – Feb 22, 2020 :
Endodontic Microsurgery; Why, When, How
Syngcuk Kim, DDS, PhD, MD(hon)
Modern endodontic practice must provide both nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to save the teeth! It has been our observation that there are too many nonsurgical reteatments on failed cases that should have been treated micro-surgically in the first place. The main reasons for endodontists choosing Nonsurgical endo for retreatment are;they are not familiar with the microsurgical procedures and they do not fully understand how and why. The basics of endodontic microsurgery will be presented, so that more endodontists will understand and consider this option when faced with failed cases.
Modern Endodontic microsurgery is fundamentally different from the old apical surgery or apicoectomy in terms of instruments, materials, biological principles and, most importantly, the success rate. In this presentation I will illustrate 8 basic steps in microsurgery, so that the participants will have a clear understanding of the surgical procedures. These 8 steps are: esthetic flap management, effective hemostasis, a small osteotomy, skillful management of the mental nerve and the sinus, identification of complex root canal anatomy visible on the resected root surface, precise root-end preparation with ultrasonic tips and root-end filling with Bioceramic and flap closure with microsutures. In the end the long term outcome assessment will be presented.
1. At the conclusion, participants should be able to describe the differences between the old fashion apical surgery and modern microsurgery
2. Participants should be able to list the biological reasons why Bioceramic are the best root-end filling material,
3. Participants should be also able to describe the 8 basic steps in endodontic microsurgery
Faculty / StudentOnly for full time $60 per meeting
- Per meeting only
MembershipEndodontists & Dentists $425
- Access to all meetings
Recent Grad1 year post graduation from Endodontic program $330
- Access to all meetings