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Feb 13

Seminar #4 | February 13th, 2023

Restorative Decision Making for Endodontically Treated Teeth

Seminar Location & Details:
Hilton Inverness Hotel 
200 Inverness Drive W, Englewood, CO 80112

  • Free parking is provided at the hotel.
  • Seminars open at 8 am with complimentary coffee, tea and pastries.
  • Seminars run from 9 am to 5 pm Lunch is provided.
  • You will receive 6CE credits for each lecture and we are an AGD provider.

Learning Objectives:

Restoring the pulpless tooth varies dramatically from practitioner to practitioner, with widely different results. We’ll review the cutting-edge scientific knowledge of restoring endodontically treated teeth. Participants learn when to use a simple core and when to use dowels – and also explore the clinical ramifications of dowel selection when a dowel is indicated. Tips for clinical success are offered to optimize the use of most dowels available on the market today.


Dr. Sharifi’s master’s research included threaded, tapered, parallel, prefabricated and custom cast dowels. The clinical implications of that research will be shared with a full clinical outline providing restorative dentists an opportunity to observe the clinical treatment from start to finish. Computer model research is summarized to support treatment recommendations.

Recent protocols for identifying the endodontic failure should help to clarify the dilemma we face when determining the fate of a tooth to extraction or restoration. We’ll discuss the implication of the root canal on the restorative success of the tooth to compare these treatment options. Dr. Sharifi will present the science that has helped us clarify where and when along the continuum the endodontically treated tooth should be extracted.

Clinical issues are explored throughout the presentation and participants should be able to:

  • Have a clear understanding of the implications of prefabricated & custom cast dowels
  • Consider the dowel specific cements available and make a strong selection
  • Outline the clinical treatment protocol from start to finish
  • Provide a simple explanation of the ferrule effect and how to maximize it
  • Understand the options available to diagnose and treatment plan the endodontic failure
  • Diagnose the various resorptions that can occur and plan the appropriate course of action

Biography: M. Nader Sharifi, D.D.S., M.S. holds a certificate in prosthodontics and a masters degree in biomaterials from Northwestern University.  He received his dental education at the University of Illinois.  He has presented more than 500 lectures covering numerous topics on restorative dentistry earning him recognition from esteemed study groups, societies and associations across the nation and internationally.

Dr. Sharifi currently maintains a full-time private practice of prosthodontics in Chicago’s downtown loop and uses his experience as a five day a week wet gloved dentist to ensure time saving and cost effective care are represented in his presentations. In 2007 Chicago Dental Society honored him with the Gordon Christenson Distinguished Lecturer Award. He has also been honored with Fellowship in the American College of Dentists and Membership in the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry – both in 2010.


Feb 13


Hilton Inverness Hotel
200 Inverness Drive W
Englewood, CO 80112 United States