Dr. Sam Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He received a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. both from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam then entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a certificate of endodontics, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program.
Dr. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on endodontics and intentional replantation for the Microsurgery in Endodontics textbook, and the Dental Clinics of North America. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. Both Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry magazines honored Dr. Kratchman as the cover story for their “Best of “ issues.
Dr. Kratchman lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, South America, Canada and Asia. He also maintains two private practices, limited to endodontics, in Exton and West Chester Pennsylvania.
The Endo/Perio Relationship in Endodontics
Friday, 11 Nov
There can be a fine line between endodontic and periodontal infections. Often times the two combine and cause a very difficult clinical situation.
The lecture will show the biological relationship between endodontics and periodontics, explaining the various classifications, including true combined lesions.
There will be a discussion of “cracked tooth syndrome”, as well as the issue of coronal leakage, and a series of both non-surgical and surgical cases illustrating the different topics throughout the presentation.
In conclusion will be a brief discussion of the endo versus implant decision making process when these complex endo/perio cases are present.
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