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
Understanding and Managing Root Resorption
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

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.

Friday Courses
CBCT in Endodontics: Uses and Misuses
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is revolutionizing the way we practice dentistry. This technology allows the interdisciplinary team to make accurate diagnoses, administer treatment with precision, and provide better recommendations for our patients. However, CBCT has its limitations, and this technology is prone to over-interpretation and over-diagnosis. Danger lies ahead for the lay user and our patients. In this course, we will discuss both the appropriate uses and major pitfalls of CBCT technology.

Saturday Courses
Understanding and Managing Root Resorption
Time: 8 - 11 AM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

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.

Pain, Testing, and Diagnostics: How to Get It Right the First Time
Time: 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Room: GWCC,
Type: Interactive    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

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 judgment. 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.


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