Application of Cvek Pulpotomy in Treating Head and Neck Radiation Cases
This case report describes the use of a Cvek pulpotomy in a patient with a history of head and neck radiation to help mitigate the risk of osteoradionecrosis of the jaw.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Explain the risks and incidence of osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) in dental patients.
- Describe a Cvek pulpotomy, and, when indicated, its clinical application, especially in the conservative treatment of patients at risk of ONJ.
- Discuss the presentation of ONJ, as well as clinical parameters that support successful outcomes in a Cvek pulpotomy.
This course was issued in March 2021 and expires March 2024. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.