Roots CE magazine 3/2014 – Restoration of endodontic teeth: An engineering perspective

Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, FAAIP, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA

Identifying the canals and negotiating them to be able to instrument and obturate the tooth is necessary to clinical success.

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But restoration of the endodontically treated tooth is critical to long-term success. It does not matter if we can complete the endodontic portion of treatment if the tooth cannot be restored. With this in mind, we need to look at the restoration phase from an engineering perspective. What is needed to reinforce the remaining tooth so that it can manage the repetitive loading that occurs during mastication? This article will discuss the importance of ferrule in adhesive dentistry as well as when to use posts and what materials are best.

Learning Objectives:

  • Upon completion of the course, the clinician will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of ferrule
  • Understand when posts are needed and what materials to use
  • Understand why marginal breakdown can occur with crowns


Release date: 06 October 2014
Expiration date: 06 October 2017

Author(s)

Gregori M. Kurtzman DDS, MAGD, FAAIP, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA

Dr. Gregori M. Kurtzman is in private general practice in Silver Spring, Md., and a former assistant clinical professor at University of Maryland. He has lectured internationally on the topics of restorative dentistry, endodontics and implant surgery and prosthetics, removable and fixed prosthetics, and periodontics and has over 350 published articles. He has earned fellowship in the AGD, AAIP, ACD, ICOI, Pierre Fauchard, ADI, mastership in the AGD and ICOI and diplomat status in the ICOI and American Dental Implant Association (ADIA). Kurtzman has been honored to be included in the “Top Leaders in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today annually since 2006 and was featured on their June 2012 cover.

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