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Minimally Invasive Endodontics- Risk/Benefit Analysis

Fred Barnett, DMD Presenter

  • Time Scheduled: October 21, 2017
  • AMED Designates this activity for 1 hour(s) CDE
  • Self-instructional Activity
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Minimally Invasive Endodontics (MIE) has gained significant traction amongst clinicians. However, MIE means different things to different clinicians, and it encompasses several different concepts. These concepts include 1. the dimensions of the access preparation, 2. the taper created in the coronal third of the root canal, and 3. the enlargement of the apical root canal. As with any intervention, there are associated risks and benefits.


This presentation will attempt to outline the risks and benefits of the so-called MIE procedure in the following way:

  1. What are the risks?
  2. How likely are the risks to happen?
  3. What are the benefits?
  4. How likely are the benefits to happen?


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Fred Barnett, DMD has no relevant commercial relationships.

Release Date: October 21, 2017
*Expiration Date: October 21, 2020

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Fred Barnett, DMD
Penn Valley, PA 19072


Dr. Barnett received his DMD degree in 1978 and his Certificate in Endodontics in 1981, both from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He received his Board Certification in Endodontics in 1988, has served as the Director of Postdoctoral Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently the Chairman of the Department of Dental Medicine and Chairman and Program Director of the IB Bender Postdoctoral Endodontic Program at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Dr. Barnett has written numerous scientific and clinical papers and has lectured nationally and internationally on the Treatment of Endodontic Infections, Revascularization, Dental Trauma and Contemporary Endodontic Treatment. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Dental Traumatology Journal, is a Director of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. Dr. Barnett has also been in private practice in Endodontics from 1981-2011.

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