Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation

PR07 - Volumetric Assessment of Sinus Membrane Dimensions in Relation to Endodontically Treated and Healthy Teeth

Thursday, April 26
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Exhibit Hall

The aim of this investigation was to compare volumetric dimensions of the sinus membrane associated with endodontically treated teeth (ETT) versus healthy contralateral teeth (HCT) by means of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT). A total of 396 existing single-arch and interarch CBCTs were evaluated to identify matched pairs of ETT (with [wPAP] or without apical pathology [w/oPAP]) and HCT. Exclusion criteria included history of ENT disease. The absolute volumes of the Schneiderian membrane related to ETT and HCT were calculated by segmentation using ITK-Snap within pre-defined regions of interest (ROI) surrounding the matched pair of teeth, identical for each individual pair. Thirty-three CBCT volumes with matched pairs of ETT and HCT were identified. Mean age of the 33 patients at CBCT acquisition was 51.9 (±16.5) years, 16 were male, and 16 female. The matched pairs consisted of 11 pairs of premolars and 21 pairs of molars. Volumetric membrane changes were detected in 17 CBCTs. Mean membrane volumes in the ROIs were 4.84 (±13.11) mm3, ranging between 0-87.45 mm3. Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test (WSRT) revealed a statistically significant difference between ETT and HCT (P=0.038; n=32), but not between ETT w/oPAP and HCT (P=0.102; n=23). WSRT did not allow the calculation of an accurate P-value for ETT w/PAP versus HCT due to sample size (n=9). Differences in volume of the sinus membrane exist between ETT and HCT. While there were no differences between ETT w/oPAP and HCT, the relationship between the three-dimensional changes in the Schneiderian membrane and ETT w/PAP warrants further investigation.

Henry Ma

Endodontics Resident
University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine-Certificate in Endodontics (2018), Doctor of Dental Medicine (2016). University of California, Davis-Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology (2012)

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Ane Poly

PhD student
Rio de Janeiro State University

2016 - Ongoing: Doctorate Degree in Dentistry (PhD) at Rio de Janeiro State University; 2012-2014: Master of Science Degree in Dentistry (MSc) at Rio de Janeiro State University; 2009-2010: Residency in Endodontics at Rio de Janeiro Federal University; 2005-2009: DDS Degree at Rio de Janeiro State University.

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Anisha Sehgal

Dental Student
University of Pennsylvania

University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine-Doctor of Dental Medicine (2018). Lehigh University-Bachelor of Science (2014). She is currently a senior dental student at Penn Dental and intends on applying to an endodontics program next year.

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Mel Mupparapu

Professor of Oral Medicine Director, Division of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Director, Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Fellowship
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Mupparapu joined the faculty in 1996 after completing his DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. As an assistant professor, Dr. Mupparapu worked extensively on projects related to remote dental consultation at the School of Dental Medicine from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Mupparapu took up the position as Associate professor and director of radiology at the New Jersey Dental School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark in 2002. He became a full professor in 2007 and continued as the director of the division of oral and maxillofacial radiology at New Jersey Dental School until his return to the University of Pennsylvania in 2011 as a professor and the director of Oral and maxillofacial Radiology, Dr. Mupparapu oversees all radiology related courses and clinics including the CBCT imaging center located within the Radiology clinic. Dr. Mupparapu recently edited (2016) the Dental Clinics of North America title on Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology. Dr. Mupparapu is currently a scientific associate editor for the dental journal, Quintessence International.

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Frank C. Setzer

Assistant Professor; Endodontic Clinic Director; Director, Predoctoral Endodontic Program in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Setzer is an endodontist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He teaches undergraduate students and post-doctoral residents. He specializes in root canal therapy, trauma, and surgical root canal procedures. He also specializes in internal tooth bleaching. Dr. Setzer received his first dental degree from the Dental School of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years in a multi-specialist private practice as associate and partner. Dr. Setzer graduated from the endodontic program of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, receiving the Louis I Grossman Postdoctoral Award in Endodontics. He earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology in 2008 and a DMD degree in 2010. Dr. Setzer is teaching as Clinic Director and Assistant Postgraduate Program Director at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Setzer has published in peer-review journals and serves, as the Associate Editor for Endodontics for Quintessence International and on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Endodontics and the Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Bekir Karabucak

Chair and Associate Professor of Endodontics Director, Postdoctoral Endodontics Program Director, Division of Advanced Dental Education
University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Karabucak is Chair, Associate Professor of Endodontics, and Director of the Postdoctoral Endodontics Program. He is involved with endodontic courses/seminars in pre- and postdoctoral programs. He also runs selective microscope training courses for predoctoral students.

After earning his dental degree from Istanbul University School of Dental Medicine in 1993, Dr. Karabucak completed his endodontic postgraduate training at the Department of Endodontics at Penn Dental Medicine in 1998, where he also received his Masters in Oral Biology in 2002. He also earned his DMD degree from Penn Dental Medicine in 2002. His research interests include the cellular mechanisms of vasodilation and the inflammatory mediators in the dental pulp.

Dr. Karabucak has been the attending endodontist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia since 2005 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Additionally, he has lectured at national and international conferences and also serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics.

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