Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Dental Pain

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Dr. Ralan Wong, DDS, MS

Date and Time:

Saturday October 23, 2021

9:00AM - 12:00PM


Zoom Webinar

CE Credit:

3.0 Units Live Webinar

AGD Course Code: 070 (Endodontics)


AGD Members: $60

AGD Student Members: $30

Non-AGD Members: $120

Course Overview:

Dental pain has plagued the general population and professional team for ages. Patients' perception of pain, the primitive tools that the dental clinician utilizes to assess and diagnose, and the understanding of pulpal pathosis  makes it difficult at times to determine the origin of dental pain. Therefore, patients can suffer greatly and are constantly reminded that their dental caregiver could not help them in times of need. It is important to understand how pulpal pain manifests itself and to deal with it accordingly. This course will deal with the basic principals and understanding of pulp pathosis and its relation to dental pain as well as the treatment and management options of the acute dental emergency patient. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the relationship of perceived dental pain and its correlation to pulpal pathosis. 

  • Understand the progression and treatment of normal vital pulp and its progression or deterioration to pulp necrosis and ultimately a Phoenix abscess.

  • Determine the treatment modality for each situation, if there are any. 

  • Understand how to acutely treat dental emergency patients with a review of anesthetics, analgesics, and antibiotics

  • Discussion of the indications for pulpotomy vs pulpectomy vs complete root canal therapy.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Ralan Wong is a 5th generation San Franciscan and a 3rd generation alumnus from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He completed his graduate training in endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1997 where he earned the Grossman Award for outstanding clinical and academic performance. He has been inducted into numerous Academies and Colleges in Dentistry. Dr. Wong maintains a private practice in San Francisco and is also an associate clinical professor in endodontics at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. He is a frequent lecturer for the ADA and its various component dental societies.  

NCAGD Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Registrations are subject to a $25 non-refundable processing fee. Cancellations made by email seven days prior to the course date will receive a full refund less the $25 processing fee. Cancellations made within the week prior to the course date will receive a 50% refund  less the $25 processing fee. Transfer of a registration to another name will be considered by email request through date of registration. 


The Northern California AGD is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by state of provincial boards of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from (8/1/2021) to (7/31/2025).

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