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Dental Digest Podcast with Dr. Melissa Seibert

Nov 23, 2020

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This lesson is part of a two part series on endodontics. Dr. Brett Gilbert is a board certified endodontist and he’ll review some of the foundational concepts of endodontics. In this lesson we’ll discuss the diagnostic testing that should be completed prior to making a diagnosis. He’ll then go through the different endodontic diagnostic terms available for pulpal pathology. From there he’ll explain why its important to also diagnose the adjacent vital structures and what diagnostic terms can be utilized. Finally, he’ll review cracked tooth syndrome, antibiotic stewardship and advances in endodontic irrigation.

Lesson Overview:

  1. Learn about how to identify cracked tooth syndrome 
  2. Learn of different sources of pain which may manifest as endodontic pain 
  3. Develop a concept for how to be a better steward of antibiotics to help prevent antibiotic resistance 
  4. Learn of the new technologies available to facilitate endodontic irrigation

About Dr. Gilbert:

Dr. Brett Gilbert graduated from the University of Maryland Dental School completing his DDS in 2001 and attaining his Certificate in Endodontics in 2003.

He is currently a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Illinois-Chicago, College of Dentistry and on staff at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago.

He served as President of the Illinois Association of Endodontists in 2011 and as President of the Northwest Side Branch of the Chicago Dental Society in 2013-2014. Dr. Gilbert was honored by the Seattle Study Club as a Top Ten Young Dental Educator in America in 2017.

Dr. Gilbert is board certified, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Dr. Gilbert owns and operates a thriving private practice limited to Endodontics in Niles, IL.