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Dental Digest Podcast with Dr. Melissa Seibert

Sep 13, 2021

This week we’re going to be discussing managing dental trauma with Dr. Lou Berman. He is a big deal in the endo world. In fact, you may know him from your endo text book.  He’s one of the senior authors for the ninth, 10th and current (11th) editions of the leading endodontic textbook, “Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp,” of which he is also the co-editor. 

Here are some of the questions that this episode will answer: 

  1. In the instances of dental trauma, what type of data are you gathering in your initial exam? 
    1. What type of radiographs should be taken?
    2. How should the traumatized tooth or site of trauma be evaluated? 
    3. Which type of vitality testing should be completed? 
    1. What constitutes an “uncomplicated crown fracture”? 
    2. Likewise, what is a “complicated crown fracture”?
  2. Tooth Fracture
    1. What are the indications for pulp capping?
      1. Which material are you using for pulp capping?
  3. If the fracture involves the pulp, when might RCT be indicated? 

4. How do you manage a crown fracture in a non vital pulp with an open apex?

Dr. Berman is also faculty at Spear Education, Clinical associate professor of endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and a clinical instructor and guest lecturer at the Einstein Medical Center and senior editor and contributing author of the comprehensive textbook, “Dental Traumatology.”

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