May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Thursday, May 23: Pulp Therapy and Trauma

January 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 1

Thursday, May 23

9 am – 5 pm

Pulp Therapy and Trauma        PD, DT

Faculty: Nestor Cohenca, D.D.S.; Alan Milnes, D.D.S., Ph.D., F.R.C.D.(C); Peter Murray, B.Sc.(Hons), Ph.D.; Martin Trope, D.M.D.

Would you like to increase your odds at saving your patients’ teeth?

This nuts and bolts course will give you the tools to triage and successfully treat patients who present with pulp involvement, both vital and not vital, as well as with dental traumatic injuries. Leaders in the fields of endodontics and pediatric dentistry will show you the latest approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat teeth various pulp conditions and traumatized injuries in children.

After this presentation, attendees will be more confident in their ability to: 1) identify the severity of the injury, 2) determine an initial diagnosis, 3) establish a treatment plan, and 4) manage these complex clinical scenarios in your practice using the highest level of evidence. You will also learn how you can help your patients prevent sports-related trauma and other injuries.

Receive relevant clinical tips on how to:

Treat vital pulp exposures using the latest advancements on materials and techniques

Understand the concept of pulp revascularization for treatment of immature teeth with necrotic pulps

Diagnose and manage common acute traumatic cases and its complications such as pulp necrosis and posttraumatic root resorption

Preserve and augment the alveolar ridge for final prosthetic rehabilitation. Determine when to refer

Provide mouthguards and education to prevent dental trauma

Who Should Attend: All dental team members—since vital pulp therapy and trauma management often requires multidisciplinary approaches, such as endodontic and periodontal treatment, surgery, orthodontic movements as well as esthetic coronal restorations.

Educational Methods: Illustrated lectures and digital handouts. The course will conclude with an open panel with Q & A and further discussion.

Dr. Nestor Cohenca received his dental degree from the National University of Asuncion, Paraguay. In 1994, he completed the endodontic program at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem cum laude and received the Ino Sciaky Best Graduate Student Award. He then served 11 years on faculty at the school while maintaining a private practice limited to endodontics. He is a Diplomate of and was an examiner for the Israel Board of Endodontics and pastpresident of the Israel Endodontic Society. He is currently an associate professor of Endodontics and adjunct associate professor of pediatric dentistry at the University of Washington. He serves as director of Endodontics and Traumatology at the Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Seattle Childrens Hospital. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and serves as associate editor of the Dental Traumatology Journal and board director of the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Cohenca was one of the pioneers in the use of conebeam computed tomography in endodontics and is considered one of the experts on this field. He is also an adjunct professor of pediatric dentistry with a strong background in dental traumatology and endo-pedo related topics. Cohenca maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Redmond, Wash.

Dr. Alan Milnes has been in private pediatric dental practice in Kelowna, British Columbia, from 1997 to the present. He has served as the chief of dentistry aKelowna General Hospital. Prior to moving to Kelowna, Milnes was associate professor and head of pediatric dentistry at the University of Manitoba, faculty of dentistry from 1978 to 1990 and associate professor in the Department of Pediatric DentistryUniversity of Toronto from 1990 to 1997. He received his undergraduate dental education at the University of Toronto, pediatric dental education at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto, and Ph.D. in Oral Microbiology from the University of Manitoba. Milnes is a founding and current faculty member of the American Academof Pediatric Dentistry continuing education program Contemporary Sedation of Children for the Dental Practice Enteral and Parenteral Techniques.


Dr. Peter E. Murray is a professor of endodontics and director of NSUs Regenerative Endodontics Laboratory at NovSoutheastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort LauderdaleFla. Murrays tooth regeneration research was featured in recent TV news reports. He has published over 150 articles, textbooks, book chapters and abstracts. The goal of Murrays research is to make regenerative dental treatments be more successful. Surveys indicate that Murrays research to regenerate teeth has the support of 96 percent of dentists and dental students. Murrays peers at the American Association of Endodontists have elected to award him the prestigious 2013 Ralph F. Sommer Prize in recognition of the significance of his publications to the science and art of endodontics.

Dr. Martin Trope is a clinical professor and graduate program director in the Department of Endodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He is also in private practice in Philadelphia, Penn. Trope was born in Johannesburg,

South Africa, where he received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980, he practiced general dentistry and endodontics. In 1980, he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an endodontist he continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became chair of Endodontology at Temple University School of Dentistry. Trope has served as a director of the American Board of Endodontics. Before entering fulltime private practice he was editor-in-chief of two journals, Dental Traumatology and Endodontic Topics. He also serves on the editorial board of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and on the advisory board of Esthetic Dentistry.