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Martin Trope, D.M.D.

Reliability of endodontically treated teeth

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Session 1: 9:25-9:50
Martin Trope, D.M.D.


As dentists we are assumed to favor the natural dentition if feasible. I believe that in most cases endodontic treatment contributes to this aim with a high degree of predictability and extraction should be performed VERY seldom for endodontic reasons alone.
The talk will outline the biological requirements for endodontic success, the expected success rates when the treatment is performed in order to achieve these requirements and treatment options when failure occurs. In addition novel treatments will be presented that may surprise you as alternatives to extraction.

1. Understand the fundamental requirements for endodontic success.
2. Understand the probability for success of various endodontic procedures.
3. Become familiar with alternative treatments that may avoid tooth extraction.


Dr. Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980 he practiced General Dentistry and Endodontics. In 1980 he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an Endodontist he continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry. In 1993 he accepted the JB Freedland Professorship in the Department of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry. Named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Endodontics, the Freedland Professorship recognizes significant contributions to the specialty.
Dr. Trope is currently Clinical Professor and Graduate Program Director, Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. He is also in private practice in Philadelphia, PA.

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