2020 Meeting Program

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The mission of The International Academy of Endodontics is to improve the oral health of the public by promoting the highest quality of non-commercial endodontic and scientific continuing education for its membership.  .......our members seek out speakers from many areas in biology, medicine and dentistry who are exceptional leaders in their field.  The goal of the meeting is to provide advanced knowledge and understanding, to give inspiration through basic science and clinical leadership, and to provide serious mentorship for all attendees.
June 25 (Members Meeting for IAE Members only), 2020
June 26-27 (Scientific Program for All Attendees), 2020

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Highlights of Speakers and Topics
Long Essay Presentations

H. Gilbert Welch, MD, MPH

Early detection Screening and Overdiagnosis
Dr. Welch is a general internist and professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in the Geisel School of Medicine. He is also a professor of Public Policy at Dartmouth College and a professor of Business Administration at the Amos Tuck School.

For the 25 years he has been practicing medicine, Dr. Welch has been asking hard questions about his profession. His arguments are frequently counter-intuitive, even heretical, yet have regularly appeared in the country's most prestigious medical journals — Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute — as well as in op-eds in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.

He is the author of 3 books – each expanding on the argument of the one before it. Should I be tested for cancer? Maybe not and here's why (2004) deals with the narrow question of early cancer diagnosis. Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in the pursuit of health (2011) expands the discussion to include the early diagnosis of any disorder. His newest book “Less Medicine, More Health – 7 Assumptions that Drive Too Much Medical Care" (2015) expands the discussion to explore other ways that too much medical care can cause harm – and is intended to be more approachable for general readers.

Dr. Welch is very much part of the “Dartmouth School” that questions the assumption that more medical care is always better. His research has focused on the assumption as it relates to diagnosis: that the best strategy to keep people healthy is early diagnosis – and the earlier the better. He has delineated the side-effects of this strategy: physicians test too often, treat too aggressively and tell too many people that they are sick. Much of his work has focused on overdiagnosis in cancer screening: in particular, screening for melanoma, thyroid, lung, breast and prostate cancer.


Harold Crossley


Jim Janakievski


Colin Richman, DMD

Esthetic, Restorative, and Functional Success Facilitated by POPA (Pre Orthodontic Periodontal Augmentation)
Innovative dental procedures – combining regenerative periodontal therapy with orthodontic treatment – enable the dentist to minimize potential iatrogenic risk factors associated with orthodontic therapy. Focusing on favorably positioned teeth and an enhanced muco-gingival complex, facilitate ideal and predictable esthetics and function and minimizes the risk of iatrogenic gingival recession associated with orthodontic treatment. The goal is orthodontic stability and ideal tooth alignment with less need for orthognathic treatment or extractions and less apical root resorption, along with accelerated orthodontic treatment. We will discuss the background and concepts of POPA, its limitations as well as the complications of orthodontic treatment and the logistics of executing a multi-disciplinary treatment. Representative clinical cases and evidence will be presented.
EDUCATION: Born and educated, Johannesburg, South Africa. Dental Degree, Johannesburg, South Africa. Post-Graduate Dental Degree, London England; and Johannesburg, South Africa. Graduate Periodontics, University of Connecticut

Professional career:  Faculty Emory Dental School before closing, Currently, Assistant Clinical Professor, Medical College of Georgia. Currently, Private Practice of Periodontics and Dental Implants, Roswell, Georgia,  Director: Seattle Study Club of Atlanta

AWARDS: Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology.  Honorable fellow; Georgia Dental Association.  Fellow, Pierre Fouchard Academy. Fellow, American College of Dentists (FACD)
Fellow of the ITI.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS:  Presented over 300 courses, in the US and abroad.


Parish Sedghizadeh, DDS, MS

Hard Tissue Pathology of Significance to the Endodontist with an Emphasis on CBCT Imaging
This talk will discuss hard tissue conditions relevant to the practice of Endodontics with an emphasis on applications of CBCT imaging including pathology diagnosis
Dr. Parish P. Sedghizadeh is an Associate Professor of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Southern California (USC), Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, and Director of the USC Center for Biofilms research laboratory. Dr. Sedghizadeh serves as the Section Chair of Diagnostic Sciences at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry and is the Director of the hybrid Oral Pathology and Radiology Program. He completed his undergraduate training and Bachelor of Science degree at UCLA, his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at USC, and specialty training in oral and maxillofacial pathology and a Master of Science degree in oral biology at The Ohio State University. As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Sedghizadeh conducts research, publishes, consults, and teaches oral pathology, radiology, surgery, pain, and medicine with an active intramural clinical practice. He has over 80 peer-reviewed publications, and his research laboratory and clinical research projects at USC focus on the characterization and treatment of microbial biofilm infections, particularly osteomyelitis and osteonecrosis of the jaw where he has developed and tested novel bisphosphonate-antibiotic conjugates to target bone biofilm infections.

William McConnel

The Future of Health Care
Short Essay Presentations

Gary Carr & Charles Maupin

Bone Grafting Study

Carlos Aznar-Portoles

Dynamic Guided Apical Surgery

David Cable

Piezotome in Endodontics

Patrick Caldwell

The Papilla

Oliver Pope, BDSc, DCD(Endo)

CBCT and Overdiagnosis

Suman Bathina

Focal Necrotizing Osteitis

Brandon Seto

Clinical cases spanning 40 years from a private practice

Jim Janakievski

Root Banking and Autotransplantation