Differential diagnosis of Crown and root fractures

In this presentation, a new classification of tooth fractures will be presented based on origination and propagation coupled with identification of the susceptible crowns and roots to fracture.

The presentation will stress the importance to achieve timely and accurate diagnosis of crown and root fractures to prevent the destructive results if not achieved in time .The factors that are making crown and root fractures diagnosis sometimes elusive and frustrating will be discussed in depth.

 It is important for the clinician to collect evidence based information regarding the diagnosis and treatment modalities in general and diagnosis of chronic crown and root fractures In particular.

Evidence based information regarding the clinical and radiographic diagnosis of root fractures will be presented. The «pathognomonic combination» for root fractures diagnosis (AAE 2008) will be elaborated and explained in depth in the presentation.

 The evidence and speculations regarding the diagnostic ability of CBCT scans to diagnose crowns and root fractures in the endodontically treated tooth, will be discussed by challenging the AAE position statements on this topic and by describing relevant cases.

Dr. Aviad Tamse

  • DMD degree in the Hebrew University and Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine in 1969.
  • 1971 to 1973, he attended the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, where he received his endodontic training.
  • Twice President of the Israel Endodontic Society
  • Chair of the Endodontic Board Examiners Committee of the Israel Dental Association Scientific Committee.
  • Chair of the Accreditation Committee of Graduate Dental Programs of the Israel Dental Association.
  • Chair of the department of Endodontology Tel-Aviv University School of Dental Medicine from 2000-2008
  • In 1982 was a co-founder of the European Society of Endodontology.
  • Authored and co-authored over 90 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and 6 chapters in books. (Pathways of the Pulp, Ingle’s Endodontics).
  • He serves on the Advisory board of the Evidence based Endodontic journal, was on the Editorial Board of the International Endodontic Journal and is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists.
  • Recently Prof Tamse was the senior editor of a new book dedicated to root fractures. Prof Tamse’ primary research interest has been vertical root fractures in endodontically treated teeth.
  • Currently Prof. Tamse is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Endodontology, School of Dental Medicine, Tel-Aviv University.