Serving Up Thanks and Sharing Knowledge: Referral Appreciation at its Finest!

November 16, 2023

Although Thanksgiving is right around the corner, the Total Endo team got a jump on giving thanks by hosting our 2nd annual referral appreciation CE course in accordance with the ADA CERP on November 15, from 6:00-8:00 PM.

The official CE course topic, “Endodontic Case Difficulty Assessment & Referral: Do the Root Canal Treatment or Refer to an Endodontist,” was presented by our charismatic speaker, the very in-demand endodontist and owner of Total Endo, Dr. Janatha “Jonny” Withanachchi. 

The purpose of the CE course was to help attendees gain the ability to identify and classify endodontic cases using the AAE Case Difficulty Assessment Form, and recognize which procedures should be within the capabilities of the generalist in order to make the appropriate referral when required. 

In order to effectively make these assessments, Dr. Jonny presented the risk ratings, 1-3: 1 representing average or uncomplicated cases, 2 indicating high or complicated and 3 signaling an extreme risk. By relying on this rating system, along with the American Society of Anesthesiologists Classification System, and individual patient considerations, practitioners can determine when to refer, rather than treat. 

As Dr. Jonny says, “I believe in creating a pain-free experience, not just during treatment but throughout your entire journey. Let’s keep your smile shining!” 

Learn more about Dr. Jonny’s background and expertise by clicking here to read his bio.

Hosted at Morton’s Steakhouse Hackensack location, our 16 attendees enjoyed a first-class three-course meal, beer and wine, and the chance to participate in our raffle.

We’re delighted to report that the event was a huge hit, thanks to our enthusiastic attendees.

Dr. Jonny was joined by Total Endo’s other two esteemed endodontists, Dr. Claudia Garces and Dr. Gyu Park, who answered questions and presented referral appreciation gifts. 

Somehow the evening flew by, leaving us excited to plan our next referral appreciation event!

This is the second time I’ve gone to a CE event hosted by the Total Endo team and they, once again, outdid themselves. It’s refreshing to register for CE opportunities that are actually fun to attend, and I always learn something from these amazing endodontists.”

We’re blushing! 

For endodontic expertise convenient to you, we invite you to visit either of our two locations in Englewood or South Orange

Either way, you can’t go wrong! As you can see by this review, which also speaks to the importance of knowing when to refer your patient to an endodontist:

“First, I had a bad practice at a different dentist. I went to a new one and she told me I had to find an endodontist to do a root canal. I found Total Endo which has excellent reviews…I am more than happy, I went yesterday to have the treatment done and surprisingly I didn’t even notice when Dr. Jonny gave me anesthesia. I don’t even feel like I had a root canal. Such a great experience and all the staff were very friendly.”

Ready to refer your patients to our Total Endo team? 

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