The pathological extension of dental disease into the maxillary sinus and its sequelae are often unrecognized in clinical medical and dental practice. Despite extensive scientific recognition and reported high prevalence, dental infection manifesting in the maxillary sinus remains under-appreciated and frequently goes undiagnosed by dentists, otolaryngologists, and radiologists alike, with its sequelae often misdiagnosed as sinogenic sinusitis. The goal is to help practitioners recognize maxillary sinusitis of dental origin in order to relieve patient discomfort through accurate diagnosis, appropriate treatment, and improved communication between dentists, endodontists and ENT specialists. This session is very appropriate for physicians, ENT specialists, radiologists, endodontists and general dentists.
- Understand the anatomy and function of the paranasal sinuses, and the aetiology and current treatment of rhinosinusitis.
- Recognize the distinguishing differences between pain of sinus origin and pain of pulpal origin.
- Recognize the progression of MSEO and how periradicular infections can advance to maxillary sinusitis and beyond.
Dr Roderick Tataryn
Dr. Tataryn is a full-time private practicioner endodontist in Spokane and Washington, and is on the Faculty of Graduate Endodontics at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry.
He has published scientific and clinical articles in endodontics and has served ...