Robert Roda, DDS, MS

"Cracked Teeth: A Modern Epidemic"

Robert Roda, DDS, MS

CE Credit hours:1.25

Cracked teeth are becoming a more frequent problem for patients in the last several decades and yet the paucity of evidence-based information on this clinical entity leaves clinicians with no reliable preventive or treatment options. This presentation will highlight the nature and possible origins of cracked teeth to help the clinician to decide whether or not there may be a developing public oral health problem that rivals caries and periodontal disease in its destructive effects on the teeth.

Upon completion, attendees will be able to:
• Learn the clinical signs and symptoms of cracked teeth in order to develop a diagnosis and prognosis for the patient
• Understand the lack of good evidence for determining the epidemiology and etiology of cracked teeth and the need for more research in this critical area
• Learn and understand the AAE initiative to eliminate fractured teeth as a major cause of tooth loss by the year 2050
• Learn and discuss the various restorative options for cracked teeth

ROBERT RODA, DDS, MS received his BS in Biology (1977) and DDS degrees (1981) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada and practiced as a general dentist in Nova Scotia for 10 years. He earned his MS in Oral Biology and Certificate of Specialty in Endodontics at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas in 1993 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1998. Dr. Roda is a Past President of the American Association of Endodontists and the current President-Elect of the Arizona Dental Association. He is an Endodontic Consultant to the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners, Visiting Lecturer in the Endodontic Department at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, and Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. He is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and the Canadian Academy of Endodontics.