William Nudera

William
Nudera

DDS, MS

Chicago, Illinois

William Nudera

Chicago, Illinois

Dr. William Nudera received his DDS from the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry in 1999. Upon graduation, he spent three years in United States Air Force serving as a general dentist where he completed a one year AEGD residency program. During his service, Dr. Nudera received a National Defense Service Metal for his involvement in “Operation Enduring Freedom” and was awarded the title of Air Force Material Command’s Company Grade Dental Office of the Year.

In 2002, following the completion of his Air Force commitment, Dr. Nudera returned to Chicago. He worked as a independently contracted general dentist for three additional years while pursuing an education in Endodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Nudera completed his Endodontic training in 2005 earning his Endodontic specialty certificate as well as a Masters Degree in Oral Sciences.

Dr. Nudera is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has been published in the Journal of Endodontics for his work with Triclosan and it’s efficiency against Endodontic pathogens. Dr. Nudera currently maintains a full time private practice limited to Endodontics in Bloomingdale, Il, as well as two satellite practices within a general dental group on the South East Side of Chicago and Calumet City, Il. Dr. Nudera has been appointed as an Advocate for Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialists and maintains a position as one of their Key Opinion Leaders in the field of Endodontics.

Upcoming Webinars

Date Category Faculty Member Webinar Title
06.09.15 Endodontics William Nudera You Can’t Treat What You Can’t See: How CBCT Imaging Impacts Endodontic Decision Making
You Can’t Treat What You Can’t See: How CBCT Imaging Impacts Endodontic Decision Making

You Can’t Treat What You Can’t See: How CBCT Imaging Impacts Endodontic Decision Making

Location: Webinar

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

Proper diagnosis and treatment planning are prerequisites for predictable and efficient endodontic treatment. Information available on cone beam imaging can significantly impact this decision making process. Learn what it takes to fully understand how to read and interpret a CBCT scan to provide your patients with most accurate, conservative and precise endodontic treatment available.

Radiographic evaluation and interpretation is imperative for accurate endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Assessments are made with respect to the location, shape and size of the pulp chamber, length of the root(s), visibility of the canal(s) and degree of canal curvature. When compared to traditional periapical radiographs, information available on a CBCT scan can lead to diagnosis and treatment plan modifications 62% of the time. The ability to see in all three planes allows the clinician to visually dissect the tooth and its periapical attachment in order to make better diagnostic and treatment decisions.

Upon completion of this course, each participant should have a better understanding of the following:

- Cone beam imaging and its application in endodontic diagnosis.

- How to properly read a CBCT scan for endodontic decision making purposes.

- How to recognize different types of cone beam artifact.

- Five specific findings on a CBCT scan that are suggestive of root fracture.

- The impact of cone beam imaging on current outcome classifications.

- How to use the CBCT scan for percision endodontic treatment.

This webinar is designed to help the clinician gain a better understanding of cone beam imaging and its uses for endodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. Understanding how to use this advanced imaging can help you and your patients make better treatment decisions for more predictable endodontic results.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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07.07.15 Endodontics William Nudera Predictability Through Uniformity: Maintaining Control with the Establishment of a Reproducible Glide Path
Predictability Through Uniformity: Maintaining Control with the Establishment of a Reproducible Glide Path

Predictability Through Uniformity: Maintaining Control with the Establishment of a Reproducible Glide Path

Location: Webinar

 

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

The ability to create and maintain a reproducible glide path is the foundation of control for endodontic treatment. Establishing uniform parameters for every root canal system greatly enhances the level of predictability during the root canal shaping process.

Root canal treatment can be a very rewarding part of any dental practice when the treatment process goes as planned. But when control over the treatment is lost, this procedure can be fraught with challenges and frustration for both the practitioner as well as the patient. Understanding how to establish and maintain a reproducible glide path is the foundation for predictable and efficient endodontic treatment.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should have a better understanding of the following:

- The advantage of orifice modification.

- Proper canal negotiation.

- How to negotiate challenging canals using file bending techniques.

- The passive step-back technique.

- The importance of apical patency.

- Minimum glide path requirements.

- The difference between reamers and files.

- Engine driven glide path options.

This webinar is designed to help the practitioner understand critical core concepts and principles used to establish a reproducible glide path. These techniques can be used with any instrumentation system and do not require any modifications to your current endodontic hardware. These concepts and principles are designed to enhance the predictability of the root canal shaping process.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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09.08.15 Endodontics William Nudera The Solution to Pollution is Dilution: Understanding Root Canal Irrigation
The Solution to Pollution is Dilution: Understanding Root Canal Irrigation

The Solution to Pollution is Dilution: Understanding Root Canal Irrigation

Location: Webinar

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

Proper irrigation during root canal treatment can make the difference between long-term success and short-term failure. Understanding what, how and why specific solution are used could have a significant impact on the treatment outcome. This webinar is designed to help establish a safe and simple way to achieve proper root canal disinfection during endodontic treatment.

Eliminating the organic component within the root canal system is the cornerstone for favorable endodontic outcomes. With the knowledge that our current instrumentation techniques leave at least 35% of the root canal system untouched, clinicians must rely on other means to address the remaining etiology. The purpose of this presentation is to identify various irrigation solutions and techniques used to increase the odds of a successful endodontic outcome.

Upon completion of this course each participant should have a better understanding of the following:

- The effects of varying concentrations of sodium hypochlorite.

- How depth of irrigation penetration can effect canal disinfection.

- Safe ways to irrigate with sodium hypochlorite.

- The importance of removing the smear layer.

- The advantage of using combination irrigation products.

- How to sequence irrigation solutions for maximum disinfection efficiency.

- The advantages of agitation and activation of irrigation solutions.

Establishing a predictable irrigation protocol is an important part of every root canal procedure. Having a thorough understanding of root canal disinfection techniques can elevate every clinician’s chances for a favorable long-term endodontic outcome.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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10.13.15 Endodontics William Nudera Obturation and Adaptation: Achieving a Predictable Seal in the Apical Third of the Root Canal System
Obturation and Adaptation: Achieving a Predictable Seal in the  Apical Third of the Root Canal System

Obturation and Adaptation: Achieving a Predictable Seal in the Apical Third of the Root Canal System

Location: Webinar

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Obturation of the root canal system represents the final phase of root canal treatment. The rationale for choosing an obturation method can be influenced by the anatomy of the canal and driven by the “plasticizable” properties of gutta-percha. Understanding how to confidently adapt gutta-percha to the apical third of the root canal system can significantly improve the clinician’s obturation results.

The purpose of obturation is to prevent the reinfection of a root canal system that has been properly shaped, cleaned and disinfected. Successful obturation requires the use of materials and techniques capable of densely filling the entire root canal space from the apical terminus to the canal orifice. Having a solid understanding of multiple obturation techniques allows the clinician to predictably treat a wider variety of cases.

Upon completion of this course, the practitioner should have a better understanding of the following:

- The ideal properties of an obturation material.

- How to properly gauge the final apical preparation.

- The purpose of size verification.

- Warm vertical obturation using Continuous Wave of Condensation.

- Chemoplasticized obturation.

- Carrier-based obturation.

- How to clean the chamber following obturation.

This webinar is designed to help every clinician understand several methods of root canal obturation all while improving the seal in the apical third. Having multiple obturation
available lends to more clinical versatility and a more predictable endodontic results.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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07.12.16 Endodontics William Nudera Endodontic Management of the Immature Root
Endodontic Management of the Immature Root

Endodontic Management of the Immature Root

Location: Webinar

The literature has shown that 25% of school-aged children will experience some kind of dental trauma and up to 65% have untreated dental caries. As a result, the dental pulp can become compromised prior to full root development creating a clinical challenge. The primary objective of endodontics is to maintain the integrity and foundation of the tooth, root and its supporting tissues. A permanent tooth with an immature root and compromised pulpal-periodontal complex presents a unique clinical challenge.

 

Upon completion of this course, each participant should have a better understanding of the following:

  • Root growth and development
  • Factors associated with the immature root development
  • How pulp status influences treatment options
  • Apexogenesis vs Apexification vs Revascularization
  • The proper use and application of bio-ceramic silicates when treating immature teeth
  • Appropriate schedule and follow-up intervals

Understanding all reasonable treatment options can have a significant impact on root development and long-term tooth survival. This webinar is designed to provide information regarding the recommended treatment protocols and techniques currently being used to establish predictable results when treating compromised teeth with immature root apices.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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02.21.17 Endodontics William Nudera To Retreat or Not to Retreat: When is it appropriate to retreat a root canal?
To Retreat or Not to Retreat: When is it appropriate to retreat a root canal?

To Retreat or Not to Retreat: When is it appropriate to retreat a root canal?

Location: Online

Root canal retreatment is traditionally consider an “all or none” treatment approach. Meaning, all restorative and obturation material must be removed from the entire root canal space of all roots regardless of the individual periapical status. In contrast, surgical endodontics is not viewed as an “all or none” approach. It is a generally accepted that only the diseased root(s) should be addressed via root end resection and root end filling. Knowledge gained from CBCT imaging has introduced a new reasonable treatment option for endodontically treated teeth presenting with post treatment disease. This new concept allows the clinician to make predictable treatment decisions based on the periapical status of an individual root(s) rather than make assumptions about the tooth as a whole. A “selective root retreatment” combines the approach of an non-surgical retreatment with the selectivity of a surgical root resection.

Upon completion of this course, each participants should have a better understanding of the following:

  • -  The current recommendations for root canal retreatment and associated risks.
  • -  The conflict between the root canal retreatment model and the endodontic surgical model.
  • -  A literature based rationale justifying a more conservative approach to endodontic retreatment.
  • -  The importance of CBCT imaging when determining the presence or absence of periapical pathosis.
  • -  The CBCT image to create a guided precision slot access designed to selectively treat one or more roots of a multi-rooted tooth diagnosed with post treatment disease. We may be “over retreating” previously root canal treated teeth that present with recurrent or persistent apical pathology. This presentation is designed to make a reasonable argument using our current “accepted evidence” and logical reasoning to defend the clinician’s choice to approach root canal retreatment in a different way. It is being suggested that retreatment could be limited to a single root or roots clearly demonstrating periapical pathology while leaving the root(s) with no visible or perceived pathology untouched.
Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
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08.23.17 Endodontics William Nudera Selective Root Retreatment: A Conservative Alternative
Selective Root Retreatment: A Conservative Alternative

Selective Root Retreatment: A Conservative Alternative

Location: Online

Root canal retreatment is traditionally consider an “all or none” treatment approach. Meaning, all restorative and obturation material must be removed from the entire root canal space of all roots regardless of the individual periapical status. In contrast, surgical endodontics is not viewed as an “all or none” approach. It is a generally accepted that only the diseased root(s) should be addressed via root end resection androot end filling. Knowledge gained from CBCT imaging has introduced a new reasonable treatment option for endodontically treated teeth presenting with post treatment disease. This new concept allows the clinician to make predictable treatment decisions based on the periapical status of an individual root(s) rather than make assumptions about the tooth as a whole. A “selective root retreatment” combines the approach of an non-surgical retreatment with the selectivity of a surgical root resection.

Upon completion of this course, each participants should have a better understanding of the following:

- The current recommendations for root canal retreatment and associated risks.
- The conflict between the root canal retreatment model and the endodontic
surgical model.
- A literature based rationale justifying a more conservative approach to endodontic retreatment.
- The importance of CBCT imaging when determining the presence or absence of periapical pathosis.
- How to use the CBCT image to create a guided precision slot access designed to selectively treat one or more roots of a multi-rooted tooth diagnosed with post treatment disease.

We may be “over retreating” perviously root canal treated teeth that present with recurrent or persistent apical pathology. This presentation is designed to make a reasonable argument using our current “accepted evidence” and logical reasoning to defend the clinician’s choice to approach root canal retreatment in a different way. It is being suggested that retreatment could be limited to a single root or roots clearly demonstrating periapical pathology while leaving the root(s) with no visible or perceived pathology untouched.

Credits: 1.5
Cost: Free
REGISTER!