Pulp Capping, Pulpotomies and Apexogenesis 2009
Objectives and Goals
- Define indirect and direct pulp capping, and pulpotomy.
- State the indications for and the clinical technique of indirect and directpulp capping and pulpotomy.
- Discuss the success and failure rates for direct and indirect pulpcapping and pulpotomy.
- Discuss the various materials and medicaments used for pulp capping and pulpotomies.
- Distinguish a completely developed from an incompletely developed root and determine which types of cases require treatment.
- Discuss the treatment alternatives and the impact a vital pulp has on the treatment plan.
- Describe the historical evolution of the apexogenesis procedures and recognize authors that have made significant literature contributions to each procedure.
- Describe a step-by-step clinical procedure for apexogenesis techniques, including recognition of treatment completion or failure.
- Discuss the possible morphologic and histologic features of the apexogenesis procedures.
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