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Diagnosing and Treating my own Endodontic Failures

Leandro Pereira, DDS Presenter

  • Time Scheduled: October 20, 2017
  • AMED Designates this activity for 1 hour(s) CDE
  • Self-instructional Activity
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Endodontic treatment has developed a lot especially after the mid 90’s. However, in some cases, we still do not achieve the results we desire. These cases are classified as failures. Who has never had an endodontic failure? How have you dealt with these touchy situations? Have you questioned yourself why it went wrong? Have you ever chosen a complimentary treatment based on your thoughts about the specific reasons of each failure? Which are the most common causes of these clinical situations? How can the microscope help us in diagnosis, treatment and communication with patients or referring dentists? This lecture will discuss, through the eyes of a dental operating microscope, the diagnosis and treatment of my own endodontic failures.

Malcolm Forbes: "Failure is success if we learn from it."
Michael Jordan: "To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail."
Thomas J. Watson: "You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. Remember, that's where you'll find success; on the far side of failure."
Richard Branson: "Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again."
Winston Churchill: "Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."
Henry Ford: "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."



  • Endodontic Success Rate.
  • Causes of Endodontic Failures.
  • How can we improve the quality of the endodontic treatment.
  • Non-Surgical Endodontic Retreatment
  • Micro-surgical Endodontic Retreatment
  • Diagnosis and Management of my Own Failed Cases.
  • Follow-up

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Release Date: October 20, 2017
*Expiration Date: October 20, 2020

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Leandro Pereira, DDS
Cambui- Campinas, SP 13025-092


Dr. Leandro A. P. Pereira received his DMD from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP of Piracicaba Dental School FOP in 1997. In 2000 he received his specialty certification in Endodontics. In 2001 he started lecturing as Assistant Professor of Endodontics at Post Graduated Program in Sao Leopoldo Dental School. Dr. Leandro Pereira has completed his postgraduate program in periodontal plastic microsurgery at EAP-ACDC in Campinas City in 2006. In 2006 he won the first place at poster award at Brazilian Society of Dental Research SBPqO. In 2010 he received his Master Degree in Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Therapeutics from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP of Piracicaba Dental School FOP. In 2011 was accepted as PhD student in Pharmacology, Anesthesiology and Therapeutics from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas, UNICAMP of Piracicaba Dental School FOP. In the same year, 2011, he was admitted as a Professor of Endodontics Department in under graduated program at Sao Leopoldo Dental School in Campinas City. Dr. Leandro A. P. Pereira is also currently assistant professor of Inhalation Sedation Course at Sao Leopoldo Dental School.

Dr. Pereira is a member in the American Association of Endodontics.

The mixed nature of his specialty training makes Dr. Leandro A. P. Pereira an author of several chapters of dental literature, and a lecturer nationally and internationally.

Dr Pereira runs his own private clinical, Sedcare Dental Office in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Dr. Leandro A. P. Pereira enjoys long-board surf, scuba dive, dogs, music, teaching, photography, make clinical movies and cook.

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