Why Do Endodontic Treatments Fail, and When is Non-surgical Retreatment Indicated?
(2 CE Credits)


Root canal treatments usually fail if the treatment is carried out inadequately. However, there are some cases in which the treatment has followed the highest standards yet still results in failure. In most of the cases, the endodontic failure results from persistent secondary intra-radicular infection. Extra-radicular infections may also be implicated in the failure of some cases. In addition, it has been claimed that a few cases can fail because of intrinsic or extrinsic non-microbial factors.

The purpose of this lecture is to discuss the etiological factors of failed root canal treatments using a series of clinical cases. It attempts to aid the clinicians choose between surgical and non-surgical management of a failed root canal in an evidence-based manner. In order to maximize success of endodontic retreatment, indications for the non-surgical vs. surgical retreatment of failed endodontic cases are discussed.

Why Do Endodontic Treatments Fail, and When is Non-surgical Retreatment Indicated?
Sponsored by the New York City Study Group, 2CE Credits

When: Wednesday, February 5th at 6:00pm (more dates TBA)
Where: 800A Fifth Avenue, Suite 304, New York City

To RSVP, call: 212-752-3636
There is a $30 registration fee.
The registration fee is waived for referring dentists.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the etiological factors leading to failed root canal therapies
  2. Understand the causes of failure
  3. Formulate a problem list
  4. ow to manage cases of a failed root canal therapy and recommend an appropriate treatment

Future Courses:

  • Why Do Endodontic Treatments Fail, & When is Non-surgical Retreatment Indicated (2 CE credits): Feb. 5th
  • Regenerative Endodontics (2 CE credits): June 3rd ‘ 2014 at the New York County Dental Society
  • Cracked tooth: Diagnosis and Treatment Options (1 CE credit): TBD
  • Endodontic Diagnosis (2 CE credit) TBD
  • Endodontic Rotary Instrumentation (3 CE credits): TBD

To read more about each course or to watch a video synopsis, visit blog.eoi.nyc.