Live Webinar: Not Your Typical Toothache

Saturday, May 22, 2021 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific time) The registration period has closed for this event. 


This course will be a live, interactive webinar offered through Zoom, which enables you to participate in distance learning from anywhere in the country. This live interactive webinar will count towards in-person instructional hours per the Dental Board of California. However, this may vary for license renewal in other states. 


The common endodontic diagnosis of pulpal and periapical pathology can be quickly complicated by the additional findings of resorption, fractures, or combined endodontic-periodontal disease. Though on the surface these atypical cases appear more challenging or less predictable in their treatment, careful diagnosis of these conditions can provide patients with predictable long-term treatment solutions.


A solid diagnostic foundation is crucial to making any endodontic treatment decisions, and advances in diagnostic technologies, namely the advent of CBCT imaging, allow clinicians to more predictably detect complicating factors. Whereas pathologic resorption and fractures were historically discovered during exploratory endodontic procedures, CBCT imaging allows clinicians to detect these defects prior to clinical care, permitting more thoughtful guided treatment decisions. Endodontic-periodontal communications, once considered a rarity, are now detected with great frequency preoperatively. Knowledge is power in endodontics and allows for thoughtful preoperative discussions and diagnosis-driven treatment planning.


This lecture course will prepare you with the evidence and skills necessary to both diagnose and manage complicated endodontic disease. Clinicians will differentiate the heterogeneous group of entities that make up resorptive pathologies, including those without a pulpal source. You will be able to recognize cracks and fractures and possess an evidence-based algorithm for their diagnosis and management. Finally, the diagnosis and management of the periodontal-endodontic disease will be discussed. Participants will leave comfortable and confident in their skills in diagnosing those findings considered atypical in endodontics.


You Will Learn

  • Review basic endodontic diagnosis of pulpal and periapical disease
  • How to differentiate resorptive dental diseases and discuss their unique management strategies
  • Means to assess fracture pathology and an evidence-based management algorithm
  • The unique challenges posed by perio-endo infections as well as their management


Who Should Attend

This informative course is intended for general practitioners, specialists, hygienists and dental assistants.

About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



As a courtesy, please register in advance to receive presentation links, course material, and other timely information. Registration will close at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 3

This activity is designated for 3 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Tuition: $195 Dentists; $165 Allied Dental Professionals



Brooke Blicher, DMD holds faculty appointments at both Harvard and Tufts Schools of Dental Medicine and Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a Fellow in the American College of Dentistry. Dr. Blicher co-wrote the chapter Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in the 6th edition of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. She and Dr. Pryles have published together extensively, including their textbook, Endodontics: A Review.

Rebekah Lucier Pryles, DMD holds faculty appointments at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Fellow in both the American and International Colleges of Dentistry. She shares a private practice in Vermont with Dr. Blicher and is the President-Elect of the Vermont State Dental Society. She was awarded the ADA's 10 Under 10 Award in 2020.



The interactive webinar will be hosted by Zoom


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