The pathways of the pulp and periodontium are intimately connected and ignoring one while treating the other can lead to misdiagnoses and improper patient care . This course will provide an in-depth look at these complex interactions, update the provider with the most current diagnostic definitions and help the dentist and hygienist identify teeth that could complicate treatment.
By the end of the session, the participant will be able to:
1. Define both pulpal and periapical diagnoses
2. Understand the interconnected pathways of the pulp and periodontium
3. Use clinical and imaging techniques to aid the dentist in arriving at a proper diagnosis