Winston Chee, DDS, FACP
Ralph & Jean Bleak Professor of Restorative Dentistry
Director, Advanced Prosthodontics and Implant Dentistry
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of the University of Southern California
Nothing to disclose
The endo is done, the patient is asymptomatic and the bone has healed. Our work is done, right? But how is the patient doing 10, 20, even 30 years later? As endodontists our definition of success is somewhat different than patients’, who are expect a lifetime of function. Periodontists and prosthodontists often see their patients for decades and have a much longer perspective on the success and failure of endodontically treated teeth. This presentation will focus on the long-term outcomes of interdisciplinary care and the survival of endodontically treated teeth. Dr. Rindler, a periodontist, and Dr. Schwartz, an endodontist, practiced together for 16 years. They will show some their successes and failures over 10-20 years, and some of creative ways they maintained natural teeth, sometimes when extraction was part of the eventual treatment plan. Dr. Chee, a prosthodontist, will show the progression of patients he has followed for up to 30 years, and discuss his decision making (good and bad) and some of the things he has learned about treatment planning along the way.