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The Massachusetts Association of Endodontists
A District 1 component of the American Association of Endodontists
October 23rd, 2023

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“A Perspective on Vital Pulp Therapy”

By Craig Hirschberg, DDS

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Craig S. Hirschberg, D.D.S., currently serves as AAE President and has served on the AAE Executive Committee since 2019. He served as a Director of District II on the AAE Board from 2013 – 2016.

He is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and received his BS from University of Cincinnati, his DDS from New York University College of Dentistry and his endodontic training at New Jersey Dental School/UMDNJ (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine).

Dr. Hirschberg was in private practice, limited to endodontics, initially in New York City and for many years in Chatham, NJ.

Dr. Hirschberg joined faculty at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine in 2001, initially one day/week, and gradually increased his commitment to full-time. He has been Chair of the Department of Endodontics since 2013, where he also served as the Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontics through 2018.

Dr. Hirschberg has been a Trustee of the Foundation for Endodontics since 2017. He has chaired and/or served on numerous standing and special committees for both AAE and the Foundation for Endodontics.

Outside of organized endodontics, Dr. Hirschberg serves as an endodontic site visitor and consultant for the Commission on Dental Accreditation and is involved with test construction for the Advanced Dental Admis-sions Test, the Integrated National Dental Board Examination, and the Dental Licensure Objective Structured Clinical Examination (DLOSCE). He chaired the Council of Advanced Education Programs for the American Dental Education Association and served many years on their Legislative Advisory Committee. He continues to serve on the Dental Admissions Testing Committee for the ADA.

Dr. Hirschberg is Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a Fellow of both the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.

Dr. Hirschberg has no past proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receives gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith.

In the mature adult dentition a diagnosis of symptomatic irreversible pulpitis had until recently necessitated either root canal treatment or extraction of the involved tooth. Vital Pulp Therapy techniques can preserve the vitality and function of the dental pulp which may allow a patient to avoid root canal treatment. This presentation will discuss where Vital Pulp Therapy, long a mainstay treatment for immature teeth, might be considered an alternative to root canal treatment in pulpally involved teeth.

Learning objectives:
•  Describe the genesis, intent, and content of the AAE Position Statement on vital Pulp Therapy.

•  Describe the genesis, intent, and content of the AAE Position Statement on vital Pulp Therapy.

•  Describe barriers to VPT being widely adopted as definitive treatment for endodontically involved mature teeth.

Registration Information:
MAE Members: $70.00
Non-MAE Dentists: $100.00
Post-Graduate Endodontic Students: $50.00

Please register online * and make dinner selection:
Online registration closes on October 16th, 2023

*A limited number of tickets are available at the door for an additional $20 per ticket: MAE Members $90, Post-Graduate Students $70, Non-members $120

Cancellation/Refund policy:
Registration fee will be refunded in full less service fees if the MAE receives written notification of cancellation by October 9, 2023.

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There are no course prerequisites for this event.

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Monday October 23, 2023
Hilton Dedham
25 Allied Dr
Dedham, MA 02026

Maps & Direction

6:00 PM Reception and Cocktails
7:00–9:00 PM Dinner and Lecture

Earn 2 CEU credits!

AAE District I Directors: Ali Behnia, DMD, MS
Harold Martinez, DDS

MAE Planning Committee: President, Dr. Rachele Luciano; Vice President, Dr. Natali Nunez; Treasurer, Dr. Miguel Roque; Secretary, Dr. Babar Saleem; General Board Member, Dr. Nauman Chatha; Immediate Past President, Dr. Sami Chogle; Past Presidents, Dr. Tom Pagonis, Dr. Tevy Dynes, and Dr. Ramzi Sarkis;.

AAE District I is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by The American Association of Endodontists. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. District I designates this activity for 2 continuing education credits.

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