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Occlusal Consideration For Endodontics

CE Credits: 1.75 Hour(s)
Intended Audience: Dentists, Specialists, Expanded Function Dental Assistants, Dental Hygienists, Dental Students
Date Course Online: May 8, 2020
Last Revision Date: N/A
Course Expiration Date: May 8, 2023
Cost: FREE to view (does not include continuing education credits); Registration is still required.
To receive continuing education credits:
Dentist, $43.75
Penn Dental Medicine Alumni, $32.00
Military, $32.00
Method: Self-instructed
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Course Description

The negative impact of occlusal trauma on the periodontium has been thoroughly investigated. However, little attention has been given to the effects of occlusal trauma on the integrity of the human dental pulp and the surrounding hard tissue structures. This lecture will discuss the less well known consequences of occlusal trauma such as accelerated pulpal tissue degeneration and the role of occlusal trauma in external root resorption. The implications of occlusal forces on periapical healing and the survival of endodontically treated teeth will be addressed.
Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the typical clinical presentation, signs, symptoms, radiographic features and course of traumatic occlusion.
  • Devise a treatment plan and manage teeth with occlusal trauma and its associated complications.
  • Discuss the studies that show the negative effect of occlusal trauma on the dental pulp, dentin, and cementum.


Mohammed Alharbi, BDS, DScD is an assistant Professor at the Endodontic department at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Alharbi received his BDS Degree from King Abdulaziz University in 2009 with an Honor Degree. Dr. Alharbi completed his Endodontic postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014 and Doctor of Science in Dentistry (DScD) from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He received Hatton research award from the IADR in 2017, The Young Investigator award from the AADR mineralized tissue group 2017, and the KAU Dean’s researcher award for the faculty with the highest impact factor in 2019. Dr. Alharbi lectures nationally and internationally as a member of Penn Endo Global Symposium team.

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