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Alan is joined by Dr. Matt Chesler, an endodontist practicing in Southern California. Matt has recently joined the Spear Education faculty where he's going to begin teaching clinical endo in Scottsdale! Matt's journey is an interesting one and we do, as advertised, give a lot of endo love!

  • Matt has strong positive feelings about his dental training in the military and the Health Professionals Scholarship Program
  • The new endodontics courses at Spear Education (who is it for--primarily GPs)
  • Endodontics polarizes dentists (love/hate)
  • Matt on the lit (hot teeth and blocks)
  • Dental microscopes in endo vs. restorative
  • What you'll learn from Matt at Spear (and yes, there is hands on!) 
  • The part where Al forgets Dr. Doug Benting's name
  • The importance of diagnosis and treatment planning in endo and how does CBCT change this?
  • Are PA's useless in endo? 
  • The value of referring a difficult person that's not necessarily a difficult root canal
  • When is the best time to permanently seal a root canal access? (spoiler: while it's still under isolation)
  • Which teeth are the toughest endo? (you might be surprised at his answer!)
  • The endo-implant pendulum may be swinging back toward endo
  • Endo/oral surgery and case selection bias
  • Specialist confessional: what Matt would love to tell all his referrals
  • The endodontist as "grim reaper"

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