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Effective Date: September 1, 2017
Expiration Date: August 31, 2020
Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual Voice-Over with Slides
Estimated Completion Time: 2.0 hours
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Clinical management of cracked teeth in dental practice is an area replete with misunderstanding and misinformation. First, the literature lacks prospective studies and clinically useful universal definitions. Second, although cracked teeth problems vary significantly in diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. The literature terminology does not specifically differentiate between “Fractured teeth”, “Cracked teeth”, “Cracked Tooth Syndrome”, “Green stick fractures” and “Incomplete coronal fractures”.
The author’s 3x3 Tooth Structure Cracks (TSC) classification, grouped the various terminologies which relate to the cracked or fractured teeth problems, under one term “Tooth Cracks”. Then defined and classified the “cracks” according to their anatomic, physical and pathologic characteristics.
Physically, “Tooth Cracks” are classified into:
Anatomically, “Tooth Cracks” are classified into:
Pathologically, “Tooth Cracks “are classified into:
The webinar presentation shows how to differentiate between the harmless “noncontributory crack” and the harmful “contributory crack”.
Contributory cracks cause reversible and irreversible pulpitis, pulp calcification, pulp necrosis, periapical and periradicular lesions. On the other hand, noncontributory cracks could be microscopically visible microcracks or clinically visible line. These cracks remain at the early initiation or development stages for years. They remain still and stationery, cause no pulpal or periodontal pathology as long as they are not pressured, and stressed by new forces or loads. Forces such as root filling condensation or traumatic fitting of a post.
Updated information about the etiology and initiation mechanism of tooth cracks is presented focusing on:
The target audience for this course is Dentists and Dental Specialists from novice to advanced. No prerequisites required.
Marwan Abou-Rass DDS, MDS, Ph.D
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
University of Southern California
Dr. Abou-Rass brings nearly fifty years of cutting edge innovations in the field of endodontics and dental education. He pioneered the concept teaching molar versus central teeth as the best sequence for learning endodontic skills and developed the critical error approach to clinical performance evaluation.
In clinical endodontics, Dr. Abou-Rass has made a number of significant new concept and methodology contributions including:
In addition to his DDS, Dr. Abou-Rass holds a Master’s degree in Dental Science in Prosthodontics , a certificate in Endodontics and a Ph.D., in Higher Education from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Abou-Rass served as Endodontic Department Chairman and Director of the Advanced Endodontic program at the University of Southern California, School of Dentistry (1971-2000). Dr. Abou-Rass moved to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in 2000, where he directed the AEGD program at PAADI from 2000 to 2012.
Currently he is USC Professor Emeritus and publisher of Dental Economics MENA Journal and CEMENAOnline.com.
At the end of this educational activity the dental professional should be able to:
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Presenter Disclosure: Dr. Abou-Rass, has no financial interest in any of the products or manufacturers mentioned
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