March Study Club: 

March 16, 6-8 PM:

Pizza West: Speaker: Pat Haffey DDS, Private Practice Omaha, “Micro-endodontics and endodontic surgery”

Who should attend ? Dentists and DH

Traditional Apical Surgery vs. Endodontic Microsurgery

Performing apical surgery has become much more predictable due to the new technology in endodontics; involving the operating microscope, microsurgical instruments, and the CBCT. The lecture will cover all the major aspects of modern endodontic surgery, from case selection to armamentarium and show each step to performing successful apical surgery. The lecture will focus on differences between traditional apical surgery and endodontic microsurgery, as well as success rates/prognosis with modern surgical techniques. Hemostatic agents, bio-compatible root end filling materials, and safe management of the mental nerve will also be discussed. Many clinical cases will be shown, utilizing these techniques.


At the conclusion of this presentation, the participant should be able to:

  • Diagnose and treatment plan when endodontic microsurgery is indicated.
  • Gain an understanding of the latest instruments and techniques in performing endodontic microsurgery.
  • Understand the differences between traditional apical surgery and endodontic microsurgery.
BIO
imageDr. Patrick Haffey is the owner of Nebraska Micro-Endodontics on 171st and Center Street in Omaha. Growing up in California, Dr. Patrick Haffey received his bachelors in Biology and Nutrition at University of Pennsylvania followed by his DDS degree at the University Of California San Francisco School Of Dentistry.  Dr. Haffey returned to the University of Pennsylvania’s Advanced Dental Education Program for specialty training in endodontics. While at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Haffey researched bioceramic sealers and their use in novel obturation techniques. Dr. Haffey has also served as an instructor at Penn’s Microscope Training Center, where participants from around the world are instructed in the use of microsurgical techniques.

Dr. Haffey is a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the Nebraska Dental Association, and the American Dental Association. Outside of his passion for endodontics, Dr. Haffey enjoys cooking, and fitness.

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