Lou  Berman

Lou
Berman

DDS

Annapolis, Maryland

Lou  Berman

Annapolis, Maryland

Dr. Berman received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and his Certificate in Endodontics from The Albert Einstein Medical Center. He is a clinical associate professor of endodontics at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and a clinical instructor and guest lecturer at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. He has lectured internationally in the field of endodontics and has published in several different peer-reviewed dental journals.

Dr. Berman is the past president of the Maryland State Association of Endodontics and is a member of the Journal of Endodontics Scientific Advisory Board. He is a contributing author and co-editor of the most widely used endodontic textbook, Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp. He is also the senior editor and contributing author of the comprehensive textbook, Dental Traumatology. A board certified endodontist and fellow of the American College of Dentistry, Dr. Berman has been in full-time private practice in Annapolis, Maryland for the past thirty years.

Dr. Berman is also an avid boater who has competitively raced in local and regional competitions, racing J-30s around the Chesapeake Bay. Enhancing his skills as a lecturer, he is a self-taught expert in PhotoShop and video editing (he calls it “therapy”). As another past-time, it might not be unusual to find him at a local karaoke bar. Philanthropy is another passion of Dr. Berman. He was the director of his local hospital's Foundation Board for ten years, the last of which he served as Chairman of the Board. Though his fundraising efforts, the board raised enough funds to facilitate the move of his community's historic downtown hospital (where he and his dad were born!) to a new state of the art hospital center.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
10.27.15 Endodontics Lou Berman Failing Before Starting: When NOT to do Endodontic Treatment
Failing Before Starting:  When NOT to do Endodontic Treatment

Failing Before Starting: When NOT to do Endodontic Treatment

Location: Webinar

AVAILABLE VIA VIDEO ONLY. CLICK REGISTER TO VIEW. PLEASE EMAIL CLINICAL@DCDENTAL.COM FOR QUIZ AND TO RECEIVE SELF STUDY CE.

Series Summary: You have the basics down and now you want to take your endodontic skills to the next level: after all, endodontics is not just about cleaning, shaping, and obturation. This series will be divided into four courses encompassing diagnostic and prognostic challenges, the management of dental trauma, an introduction to surgical endodontics, and various obturation advancements. The courses will be given by an internationally renowned endodontist with over 30 years of clinical and academic experience. This series of courses is designed for the dentist desiring a more holistic understanding of important endodontic topics.

About this session – It’s a fact: perfect endodontic treatment can sometimes be unsuccessful. Unfortunately, the lack of healing can often be attributed to an inadequate preliminary diagnosis or an improper prognosis assessment. Dr. Berman will systematically review the many variables that should be taken into consideration before the bur ever hits the tooth, including endodontic case assessment, periodontal concerns, tooth restorability, and the detection and prediction of the presence of root fractures. After this presentation, you will never look at pending endodontic treatment the same way again.

Session Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Describe the variables that exist prior to endodontic treatment which may contribute to non-healing.
• Understand the variables that may be present, which may decrease the prognosis for a tooth requiring endodontic treatment.
• Discuss the reasons for the lack of endodontic healing based on an improper prognosis assessment.
• Describe the subjective and objective findings of root fractures as they may relate to the tooth and associated periodontal structures.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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01.19.16 Dental Traumatology Lou Berman The Comprehensive Guide to Managing Dental Trauma
The Comprehensive Guide to Managing Dental Trauma

The Comprehensive Guide to Managing Dental Trauma

Location: Webinar

Dental Traumatology is the branch of dentistry that encompasses the epidemiology, etiology, prevention, assessment, diagnosis and management of trauma to the jaws and surrounding tissues. These injuries are typically quick, sudden, and unexpected; this is why clinicians must be prepared to render appropriate emergency care at any time. Dr. Berman will present an evidence- based and common sense approach to clinically managing every phase of dental traumatology, including crown fractures, root fractures, luxations, and avulsions.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Assess a traumatic injury to the teeth and associated soft tissues.
• Evaluate and manage crown and root fractures, with and without pulp exposures, for mature and immature teeth.
• Evaluate and manage luxation and avulsion injuries for mature and immature teeth.
• Understand the concepts and techniques for splinting traumatically injured teeth.
• Understand the concepts, prevention and management of root resorption

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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04.19.16 Endodontics Lou Berman Obturation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Obturation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Obturation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Location: Webinar

There are many ways to fill a cleaned and shaped root canal system. And with all of the systems and techniques available, there are certainly a wide variety of methodologies within these various techniques. This course will focus on the different obturation methods and materials available as well as explaining how you can keep yourself out of trouble during this important phase of endodontic treatment.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Understand the reasons and rationale for obturation
• Understanding the limitations of obturation
• Appreciate the inter-relationship between canal shaping the obturation
• Understanding the various obturation methods and materials
• Understand how to avoid complications during obturation

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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05.17.16 Endodontics Lou Berman Surgical Endodontics: Why, When, and How
Surgical Endodontics:  Why, When, and How

Surgical Endodontics: Why, When, and How

Location: Webinar

RESCHEDULED FROM 2/23/16

No question: even under the best of circumstances, endodontic treatment is sometimes not successful. Subsequently, the clinician will typically be faced with three options: endodontic retreatment, surgical endodontics, or extraction. This presentation will provide a methodical approach to this decision making process. In addition, it will cover the basic steps for accomplishing apicoectomy procedures.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:
• Understand why endodontic treatment is sometimes not successful
• Understand the parameters for determining the best alternative when endodontic treatment does not heal
• Assess the clinical and radiograph subtleties of non-healing endodontics
• Understand the ideal flap design, apical access, root preparation, retrograde materials, and suturing techniques

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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01.24.17 Endodontics Lou Berman Endodontic Repairs: Fixing the Unfixables
Endodontic Repairs: Fixing the Unfixables

Endodontic Repairs: Fixing the Unfixables

Location: Online

The professional life of the Endodontist has dramatically changed over the past couple of decades: we do more endodontic retreatments and surgery than ever before, and we fix procedural mishaps on an almost daily basis. Fortunately, the advent of newly formulated materials has permitted us to perform endodontic repairs with precision and biocompatibilty, with superb osteo-induction potential. This presentation will address several different types of endodontic challenges, and we will present contemporary solutions for the clinician for saving teeth, which would otherwise have a questionable or poor prognosis.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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07.25.17 Endodontics Lou Berman Demystify Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Teeth with Root Resorption
Demystify Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Teeth with Root Resorption

Demystify Diagnosing & Treatment Planning Teeth with Root Resorption

Location: Webinar

Root resorption can be a real enigma when diagnosing and treatment planning. Depending on the location and
severity of the resorption, it can dramatically affect the prognosis of the case. There are several different types
of root resorption, but probably the most complicated resorption to manage is the invasive cervical root
resorption. These cases need to be properly assessed. The lines of communication between the different dental
specialties need to be maintained, since the management often necessitates an inter-disciplinary approach. This
course is designed to take the mystery out of diagnosing and treatment planning teeth with root resorption.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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