Chicago AGD Presents: Endodontics Hot Topics by Dr. Gordon Barkley

On Friday, November 5, 2021, in conjunction with the Illinois State Dental Society at Maggiano’s Restaurant in Oak Brook, the Chicago component of the Academy of General Dentistry hosted a seminar given by Dr. Gordon Barkley. The lecture was comprehensive and covered the most current trends in endodontics. The lecture was designed for general dentists and educated practitioners on new developments, standards of care, methodology and many ways to make endodontics simpler and more successful. The topics covered included CBCT use, diagnosis, evidence-based methods with citations to academic papers and an awareness that contradictory studies are fairly common in this field, antibiotic usage recommendations, anesthetic techniques, anatomical approaches for canal discovery, cleansing medicaments, 1 step versus 2 step endodontics, obturation methods and the prevention of post-operative pain.
Dr. Barkley presented an amazingly sophisticated and comprehensive lecture that was informative and easy to follow. Questions were encouraged, and answered immediately with a great depth of knowledge.

The Chicago AGD is thankful for our sponsors who generously supported our lecture. Advantage Technologies (represented by Dinorah Robles) is a company that provides HASSLE FREE IT-a turnkey IT operation for dental offices.
Nicholas Mistretta represented Garfield Refining. He has been a tremendous supporter of CAGD events for years. Please use Garfield Refining for your scrap metal.

The November lecture was the first of four Chicago AGD seminars for the 2021-2022 season. Please join us for our second seminar in January.
Speaker: Dr. Irbad Chowdhury, DMD, DABOI, AFAAID, FAGD, FICD, FICOI
When: January 14, 2022 (8 am – 4pm) – 7 Hour Lecture
Location: Dikta’s Restaurant @ Oak Brook, IL
Course Description:
There have been recent technological developments in treating edentulous patients. In this presentation, we will explore the evidence-based approaches for diagnosing and managing these patients. The focus will be on cases that are likely to present in the general dentistry setting.
Learning Objectives
1. Compare analog and digital denture workflow
2. Understand which digital denture system will work for you
3. Discuss the difference between digital dentures and facially driven digital dentures
4. Learn the indication and treatment planning steps for implant overdentures
5. Differences between overdenture systems and prosthetic classifications

Prepared by Dr. Joe Wolski, Chicago AGD Editor

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