In this episode, Drs. Eric Herbranson and John Khademi discuss how endo changed in the last decade, what is the role of new technology verses new ideas in driving that change, and what the future of endo looks like.
Dr. Herbranson graduated with a BS in Physics in 1964, a DDS degree from Loma Linda University in 1970 and a MS in Endodontics from Loma Linda University in 1973. He has practiced endodontics in the East Bay since that time. He has been involved politically in the dental community by serving on most of the Alameda County Dental Society board positions, including President. His last service was as Trustee to the California Dental Association. He was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists in 2003.
He has been actively involved in education for years having given many lectures locally and nationally on endodontics as well as presentation skills and microscope photography. He is on the faculty of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and lectures at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. He is an Opinion Leader for a major endodontic supply company and helped develop their corporate education protocols.
His life long interest in photography has resulted in the creation of a small company that builds camera mounts for surgical operating microscopes. Global Surgical Corp. is currently marketing these under the name Xmount.
Dr. Herbranson is a nationally recognized expert in this field. His non-dental photographs have been published in a number of national magazines.
Another of his current interests is the creation of a computerized atlas of the anatomy of human teeth. This atlas uses the considerable power of current computers to generate three-dimensional models that can be viewed interactively and in full stereo. In his spare time Dr. Herbranson likes to fly fish.
Dr. John A. Khademi obtained his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine in 1986, and his DDS from the University of California, San Francisco in 1990. He moved to Dallas, Texas for two years, worked in the computer field and taught operative dentistry at Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed his endodontic training at the University of Iowa in 1994, and finished a masters thesis with a topic in digital imaging using Multiple Reader Multiple Case (MRMC) ROC analysis in addition to writing the imaging software. He has been licensed in California, Colorado, Iowa and Texas. John is a clinician first, yet has been active in dental research and standards development, and has a very long history of teaching and education. He is in full time private practice in Durango, Colorado and was Associate Clinical Professor in the Dept. of Maxillofacial Imaging at USC and is Adjunct Assistant Professor at SLU. He thoroughly enjoys providing patient care, and intends to continue practicing clinical dentistry. His primary interests are in digital imaging, CBCT, clinical trial design and outcomes. As a RSNA member for over 20 years, his background in imaging and radiology comes from medicine which provides a perspective on these topics shared by very few dental professionals. He has worked with the ADA and AAE in standards development efforts for computers in dentistry that have ushered in this era of clinical computer use. John has been on several of these committees both in the ADA and AAE and was Chair of the Informatics Committee and advised the Executive Committee of the AAE on technology. Broader interests include lasers, new instrumentation and preparation techniques, and new obturation techniques–new technology. John has been a regular speaker at the ADA, AAE, and several other large dental meetings, has authored several articles and book sections, a chapter on endodontic access as well as given dozens of half and all day CE courses on computers, endodontics, CBCT and scores of lectures at national and international level meetings. He is currently heavily booked speaking on his core interests which are finally coming of age in the areas of outcomes and probability theory which are intricately tied to endodontics, CBCT and technology. Lastly, along with Dr. David Clark, founder of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry and Dr. Eric Herbranson, Co-Founder of The Tooth Atlas, these Three Musketeers are upturning the apple-cart of traditional endodontic treatment protocols and reclaiming endodontics as a restorative discipline. They are leading the charge towards preserving teeth through preservation of tooth structure by advocating smaller access, shapes and sizes, and a focus on restorative first, endodontics second.
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