Dr. Sam Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He received a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. both from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam
then entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a certificate of endodontics, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Endodontics
and the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program.
Dr. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on endodontics and intentional replantation for the Microsurgery in Endodontics textbook, and the Dental Clinics of North America. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals.
Both Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry magazines honored Dr. Kratchman as the cover story for their “Best of “ issues.
Dr. Kratchman lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, South America, Canada and Asia. He also maintains three private practices, limited to endodontics, in Exton and West Chester Pennsylvania.
Lecture With Dr. Syngcuk Kim: Endodontic Micro-Surgery A to Z and intentional replantation
Performing apical surgery has become much more predictable due to the new technology in endodontics, involving the operating microscope, microsurgical instruments, the CBCT, as well as the latest generation of Bioceramic root end filling materials. The lecture will cover all the major aspects of endodontic surgery, from case selection to armamentarium and show each step for performing successful apical surgery. We will show hemostatic agents and Bioceramics, which are the new generation of bio-compatible root end filling materials, as well as discussing important clinical tips like patient/microscope positioning and access to difficult areas, such as palatal surgery and surgery involving the sinuses. We will also discuss safe management of the mental nerve. Many clinical cases will be shown, utilizing these techniques, as well as a series of cases using various bone grafting and guided tissue membrane materials. Success rates/prognosis with current surgical techniques will be discussed, as well as the endodontic surgery versus implant dilemma.