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Continuing Dental Education

Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair (LSTR) – a live webinar

Brian Hodgson, DDS

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This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series.


This course is part of the Association for Continuing Dental Education Joint Live Webinar Series*

Course Description

This course aims to inform dental practitioners of an emerging alternative treatment to pulpectomies and extractions for non-vital primary teeth called lesion sterilization and tissue repair (LSTR). LSTR is a non-instrumentation endodontic treatment that involves a tri-antibiotic mixture in a propylene glycol vehicle, which is used to disinfect root canal systems.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this class, you will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of the development of the Lesion Sterilization and Tissue Repair (LSTR) technique.
  • Understand the foundational research on which the LSTR Technique is based
  • Understand the selection criteria for application of the LSTR Technique.
  • Understand the LSTR technique to treat infected primary teeth.


Dr. Brian HodgsonBrian Hodgson received his dental degree from Marquette University in 1987 and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in 1993. He became Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) in 2001 and served on the Oral Clinical Examination Committee for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry until his appointment to the Board of Directors of the ABPD in May 2021. Dr. Hodgson has been an instructor in the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Children’s Wisconsin since July 1993 and joined the faculty at Marquette University School of Dentistry in March 2003. He also provides hospital dental services to healthy children and children and adults with special health care needs. His clinical research has been focused on the prevention and treatment of cancer therapy-related oral mucositis, but also investigates oral health-related findings in patients with special health care needs. He previously maintained a private practice in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin from May 1996 through September 2013, and recently retired after a 32-year career in the US Navy Dental Corps.


  • Dr. Hodgson has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Online Webinar

The dental professional

5:00pm – 6:30pm Pacific Standard time


1.5 hours


*The University of Washington in conjunction with the Association for Continuing Dental Education (ACDE), along with 30 of its member schools jointly presents the “ACDE Webinar Series”

This series features university-based key opinion leaders presenting numerous topics on multiple dates and times. Presentations are available to meet every dental health care professional’s schedule and interests.

Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ADA CERP Standard V., everyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests and this information will be made available to participants at the start of the course.

As a continuing education provider, University of Washington Continuing Dental Education is responsible for ensuring the content, quality and scientific integrity of all continuing dental education activities for which credit is provided. The School is also responsible for taking steps to protect against and/or disclose any conflict of interest of the faculty/instructors presenting those courses.

Cancellation and Refunds
For this live webinar, a registration refund will be issued for cancellations received by Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Registration will remain open until the webinar begins – NO REFUNDS will be accepted once the webinar has begun. Cancellations must be received in email to The cancellation request must include: the name of the course, name of the person registered, name of the person requesting the cancellation, and the reason for the cancellation.

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Dental education institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Sponsorship of a continuing education course by the University of Washington does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure, or product by this institution.

The University of Washington Continuing Dental Education cautions continuing dental education participants that there are potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into the practice of dentistry, especially when the continuing education course has not provided supervised clinical experience and/or competency tests in the techniques or procedures.

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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington and ACDE member schools.

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University of Washington designates this activity for 1.5 continuing education credits.