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Case Classification Based on Difficulty and Risk

Today, Dr. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha joins us to present the new Case Classification According to Difficulty and Risk to determine the degrees of difficulty and risk. He also shares why general practice dentists should use the tool more often and offers insight on how to apply the tool effectively.

About Dr. Rodrigo Sanches Cunha

Dr. Cunha was born in Brazil. He earned his D.D.S. at the Catholic University of Campinas in 1994 and a Certificate in Endodontics in 1997 at the State University of Campinas. He earned his Masters and his Ph.D. in endodontics at the Center for Dental Research, Sao Leopoldo Mandic in Campinas. A long-time educator and researcher, he has taught at the preclinical and clinical levels at the Catholic University of Campinas for 11 years and now is an assistant professor at the University of Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Cunha has been a guest speaker at many events in Brazil and South America and has published a multitude of papers and abstracts in several Brazilian journals as well as international journals.

During this Oasis discussion, Dr. Cunha explains:

  • The importance of selecting the right case and how to determine the case difficulty prior to beginning treatment for a patient.
  • How to use the Case Classification According to the Difficulty and Risk assessment tool created by the Canadian Academy of Endodontics.
  • How to assess and understand our own limits as dentists by using the tool.
  • The various classifications (low to high risk), their meaning, and how they are determined.
  • Special considerations when assessing difficulty and risk.
  • How the tool can help avoid an endodontic mishap.


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