Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Multidisciplinary Approach


Thursday, October 28
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. CT
Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Multidisciplinary Approach
Jorge Perdigao, DMD, MS, PhD
University of Minnesota

Clinical success of endodontically treated teeth (ETT) depends on both the quality of the root canal treatment and that of the coronal restoration. Therefore, it is crucial to involve endodontics and restorative dentistry in the planning and restoration of ETT. The use of prefabricated vs. cast posts has been the subject of controversy over many years. This presentation will summarize advantages and disadvantages of different types of posts, prevalent myths, the importance of the ferrule effect and residual coronal structure, and clinical indications.

At the conclusion of this event, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe the advantages and limitations of current posts.
  • Summarize the four questions to ask when assessing restorability.
  • Recognize how the number of residual coronal structure influences clinical outcomes.

Biography: Dr. Perdigao is Professor of Operative Dentistry at the University of Minnesota. He received his DMD degree from the University of Lisbon, his MS from the University of Iowa, and his PhD in Dental Materials from the Catholic University of Leuven. Dr. Perdigao has delivered 250 invited lectures worldwide and published over 160 peer-reviewed articles and 25 chapters on dental adhesion.