Dr. Jeffrey Pafford Endodontics Decatur, GA
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  • Private practice: endodontics
  • Part-time Faculty, Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University
  • Founding Member, International Academy of Endodontics

Thursday Courses
TH215 - CBCT: 10 Questions, 10 Answers
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Room: Omni, OMNI CHESTNUT
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

CBCT is becoming more mainstream in dentistry with many general dentists and specialists purchasing this technology. There are many claims and misconceptions about CBCT. Can CBCT images detect root fractures? Can CBCT help take the guess work out of resorption cases? Can CBCT aid in making a tough diagnosis? Should CBCT be used as a screening tool? In this introspective lecture, questions such as these will be addressed as we explore CBCT’s role and limitations in the modern dental office. 

TH505 - Pain, Testing, and Diagnostics: How to Get It Right the First Time
Time: 1:30 - 3 PM
Room: Omni, OMNI MAGNOLIA
Type: Interactive    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $80.00

When a patient is in pain and in your chair, they seek your expertise to alleviate their immediate problem. Diagnosis is often straight forward, but what about when it isn’t? Frequently there are multiple layers of pain clouding our testing and judgement. It is important to get it right, and there is no topic more fraught with downside than an incorrect diagnosis. In this interactive discussion, we will dive into complex diagnostic situations and strategies to get it right and serve our patient population. Solving our patient’s immediate pain builds trust and is an integral part of comprehensive dentistry.

Friday Courses
FR252 - Understanding and Managing Root Resorption
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A403
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Root resorption is a very poorly understood topic in dentistry. Most of us were taught about internal versus external resorption in dental school, but we now know there are many different subtypes of resorption. Adding to the confusion is there are many names for the same types of resorption and our classification system is incoherent. This course seeks to rectify these problems and add clarity to this complex phenomenon. Management of resorptions is nuanced and tailored to the type, extent, location, and individual patient desires. We will explore these management options in a way that is easy to understand and take back to your practice.

Saturday Courses
SA512 - Pain, Testing, and Diagnostics: How to Get It Right the First Time
Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
Room: Omni, OMNI MAGNOLIA
Type: Interactive    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $80.00

When a patient is in pain and in your chair, they seek your expertise to alleviate their immediate problem. Diagnosis is often straight forward, but what about when it isn’t? Frequently there are multiple layers of pain clouding our testing and judgement. It is important to get it right, and there is no topic more fraught with downside than an incorrect diagnosis. In this interactive discussion, we will dive into complex diagnostic situations and strategies to get it right and serve our patient population. Solving our patient’s immediate pain builds trust and is an integral part of comprehensive dentistry.

SA238 - Understanding and Managing Root Resorption
Time: 1 - 4 PM
Room: GWCC, GWCC A408
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $80.00  Other Fee: $50.00

Root resorption is a very poorly understood topic in dentistry. Most of us were taught about internal versus external resorption in dental school, but we now know there are many different subtypes of resorption. Adding to the confusion is there are many names for the same types of resorption and our classification system is incoherent. This course seeks to rectify these problems and add clarity to this complex phenomenon. Management of resorptions is nuanced and tailored to the type, extent, location, and individual patient desires. We will explore these management options in a way that is easy to understand and take back to your practice.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses