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Central ILAGD Presents: Endodontics vs. Implants by Drs. Nisha Mehta & Irbad Chowdhury

November 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - November 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Zoom Virtual Meeting/Webinar

Root Canal Therapy or Implant Restoration

Treatment Options for Today’s Patient

Drs. Nisha Mehta & Irbad Chowdhury


Day 1 Recently dental implants have become a common alternative to endodontic re -treatment. Disparity and confusion arise when looking at implant and endodontic -treatment literature as the criteria for success. There are inconsistent treatment outcomes cited in literature and dilemmas arise as to how to proceed with a failing root canal. It is essential to understand these factors in relation to dental implants so that the best treatment options can be discussed with the patient. Today’s presentation will help direct dentists toward root canal treatment or dental implants. You will learn about diagnostic factors, treatment planning the restorable and non-restorable dentition, considerations before treatment, critical surgical and restorative factors, as well as surgical and prosthetic procedure workflow. It will provide a workflow chart, differentiating all types of patients and placing them into their respective restorative categories.
Day 2 Keep It or Lose It! For participation Credit: You will be provided in -depth case studies, each with unique presentations in favor of an implant or RCT or both. At the end of the presentations, participants will cast their vote and rationale for which course of treatment is chosen.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Nisha Mehta holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree from Purdue University and a Doctoral Degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Mehta completed extensive post -doctoral training through a General Practice Residency in Peoria, Illinois and expanded her surgical treatment knowledge by completing a year-long Implant Fellowship at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. She also obtained a Master of Science degree and a Certificate in Endodontics from Saint Louis University in Missouri. Her educational background and work experience enable her to provide patients a unique and informed perspective regarding endodontic prognosis, microsurgical endodontics, and implant treatment planning. Dr. Mehta maintains active memberships in the American Association of Endodontics, Academy of General Dentistry, and Illinois State Dental Society.

Dr. Irbad Chowdhury received his dental degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine where he continued and completed his residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry and an Implant Fellowship. Dr. Chowdhury focuses on dental implantology. His training includes a Dental University based implant fellowship program which was specific to dental implantology and implant prosthodontics. He is one of the very few graduates of this type of program worldwide. He has also developed an expertise in advanced dentistry and dental reconstruction which has been the focus of his continuing education efforts. A former faculty and Clinical Professor at Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Chowdhury continues to help serve as a mentor and teaches at Midwestern University Dental School as a clinical instructor. He is an esteemed Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology, an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry.

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this course, the participant will be able to:
1. Identify the most common reasons for endodontic failure.
2. Discuss treatment options for a failing root canal and factors that should be considered.
3. Review the principles of endodontic diagnosis and treatment.
4. Properly diagnose and treat patients for implant placement and restoration
5. Identify treatment planning steps for various clinical scenarios for both root canal therapy and implantology
6. Understand medical evaluation of the dental patient, relative risks of dental implantology and pharmacology.
7. Identify treatment options for non-restorable dentition
8. Understand surgical techniques used to place implants as well as implant restoration options
9. Understand anatomical considerations and the importance of proper implant positioning
10. Understand the use of different types of abutments.
11. Discuss endodontic therapy procedures

You will be given a link to the zoom webinar for each day that you register for the seminar. This means that the 2-day participation course registrants will receive 2 separate zoom links from SIUSDM.

Supplies: For the hands-on session on 11/21/20 please bring magnification eyewear, 4 hole hand piece, slow speed and high speed handpieces.


CE Credits:

(Towards AGD Fellowship or Mastership)
8 hours of Endo or Implant lecture credit for those who attend the 11/20/20 lecture only;
16 hours of Endo or Implant participation credit for those who attend 11/20/20 lecture and 11/21/20 participation (36 hours for those who complete an in-office protocol assignment and report). Email: [email protected] for information.

When & Where:

This course will be a Zoom Virtual Meeting/Webinar and will require the use of a computer (preferably) or tablet and the doctor will need to enable video and audio for the course.

Course Schedule:

FRIDAY, November 20, 2020 – Lecture
8:00 am – 10:30 am Lecture
10:45 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 2:00 pm Lecture
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lecture
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm – 5:00 pm Lecture

Saturday, November 21, 2020 – Hands-on

8:00 am – 10:30 am Case Studies
10:30 am —10:45 am
10:45 am —12: 00 pm Case Studies Presentation/Discussion
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Case Studies Presentation/Discussion

You will be given a link to the zoom webinar for each day that you register for the seminar. This means that the 2-day participation course registrants will receive 2 separate zoom links from SIUSDM.


November 15, 2020
May register for 11/20/20 lecture only.


Protocol Reporting Session

Please contact Dr. Susan Bishop via e-mail if you wish to present a protocol assignment on 11/19/20 at 7:30 PM.

SEMINAR COSTS                                                   AGD/ADA                          NON-AGD/ADA
Dentist 2 day participation                                      $595                                           $695

Dentist  11/20/20 Lecture only                                $225                                           $325
Staff (non-dentist) per day                                      $50                                             $75
(must be accompanied by dentist)
SIU Instructors/Students  lecture                            N/C
only and  observation only.
Must be registered for seminar.

Non-Members: Join AGD and receive seminar at AGD member cost.
Contact Dr. Susan Bishop for information.

Refunds are available for courses, minus $50 processing fee, will be granted if requested at least ten days prior to the start of the course.


Check appropriate line, or list number attending:

___AGD/ADA/Public Health Dentist                              $ _________

___Staff Member/AGD/ADA Dentist                              $ _________

___Non-AGD/ADA Dentist                                             $ _________

___Staff Member/Non-AGD/ADA Dentist                      $ _________

___SIU/SDM Student/Resident                                     $ _________

___SIU/SDM Faculty                                                      $ _________

TOTAL  $ _________

AGD/ADA No. _________________________________________

Total Number Attending __________________________________

Amount Enclosed _______________________________________

Check Number _________________________________________

(Make check payable to the Central Illinois AGD)

Name: ________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________

City, State, Zip _________________________________________

Business Phone: ________________________________________

Home Phone: __________________________________________

Fax/E-mail Address: ____________________________________

___In Office Protocol

___Please send me a new AGD member packet.

If more than one person is attending, please list their names on a separate sheet of paper.

Return by


Return the completed registration form and check payable to CIAGD to:

Dr. Susan Bishop

7314 N. Edgewild Dr.

Peoria, IL 61614

Email: [email protected] for information.


Next CIAGD/SIUSDM Seminar: 

March 19 & 20, 2021 – Dr. Jaime & Dr. Stan Presley – Orthodontics
June 18, 2021- Dr. Richard June – Removable Prosthetics

For more IL AGD CE Courses please go to ILAGD.org



November 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am
November 21, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Dr. Susan Bishop


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