Friday, August 15, 2014

Wilderness Ridge Golf Course, Lincoln, NE
Speaker: Dr. Thomas J. Beeson, DDS
Credits: 3 CE hrs.
Registration: 7:30amRegister Online
Course: 8:15am-11:30am
Course Fee: 
CE only fee: $140 Dentists , $ 80 Auxiliary—includes lunch
    Golf Fee: $80 -includes 18 holes, cart, range balls
    CE and Golf: $175 Dentists, $130 Auxiliary 
Course ID:
DENT140010 CE only - Dentists
    DENT140011 CE &Golf - Dentists
    DENT140012 Golf only - All
    DENT140013 CE only - Aux.
    DENT140014 CE & Golf - Aux.


Dr. Thomas J. Beeson, DDS is a 1983 graduate of UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln. Following graduation he completed a GPR at the Univ of Mississsippi Medical Center and entered active duty in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1984.  In 1996 he graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a certificate in Endodontics.  In 1999 he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.  After clinical practice and teaching AEGD-1 residents at Sheppard AFB TX and Ramstein AB Germany he was selected to teach at the AF Endodontic Residency in 2002.  In 2004 he took over as Chairman of the AF Endodontics Graduate Program completing his AF career in 2006 as the Chief Military Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Endodontics.  In 2006 he was selected to head the Creighton University Endodontic Department and is currently an Associate Professor.  Tom is a native Nebraskan and graduated from Millard High in 1976 where he was a member of the state high school champion tennis and baseball teams during his senior year. He is married to the former Lena Arell of Carmel, NY. They have three children: Joseph, John and Elizabeth. 

Course Descriptions:

"Improving Endodontic Success Through The Power of Knowledge"

This course will review the rationale for endodontic therapy and discuss tooth anatomy, pulpal access and variances.   Current diagnostic aids will be examined to aid in endodontic decision-making.  The latest evidence regarding endodontic treatment versus extraction will be explored.  The etiology, treatment and prevention of tooth resorption will be presented.

Educational Course Objectives:

After the course, participants will be able to

    • articulate the rationale for endodontic therapy,
    • correlate tooth anatomy to endodontic access and common variances,
    • utilize current diagnostic aids for better endodontic decision-making,
    • identify the criteria for endodontic retreatment and
    • recognize the etiology, treatment and prevention of tooth resorption 

Method of teaching: Lecture/discussion

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The College is a member of the American Dental Education Association and the Association for Continuing Dental Education.  Academy of General Dentistry credit is available, provider #0077.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Education designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.