Free Pulpal and Periapical Diagnosis Checklist

Your LEGIT easy-to-use checklist for pulpal and periapical diagnosis. Learn to diagnose and treat correctly, every time, with this cheat sheet.

There’s so much to cover in dental school curriculum.

As a result, some dentists never learned (or need a reminder of) the technical terms associated with diagnosis. Even if you learned this in dental school, unless you graduated yesterday, it might not be fresh in your mind.

But knowing how to make an accurate diagnosis matters for two important reasons:


1. You NEED a diagnosis before you open up a tooth, and that diagnosis NEEDS to be correct, so that you’re recommending the appropriate treatment.
 2. Legally, you must reflect your patient’s accurate diagnosis in their chart.

This FREE Pulpal and Periapical Diagnosis Checklist is an easy reference to get diagnosis right. Diagnosis is the first and most important step of any case. So if you want to…

  • Enhance your pulpal and periapical diagnosis skills
  • Truly understand what your cold test and percussion test are testing
  • Read your radiographs with more ease and fluency
  • Improve patient diagnoses and treatment plans
  • Ultimately reduce char time and increase profits

… then this checklist is for you.

With this checklist, you’ll…

Gain confidence in your diagnosis skills.

Observe improved outcomes for your patients.

Create a stronger, more profitable dental practice.

Imagine a smooth, easy diagnosis process.

  • You always know what your cold and percussion test are testing, and what it means for your patient’s treatment plan.

  • You are confident in your diagnosis skills and have more diagnosis tools in your toolbox.
  • Your patients get the right treatment up front so you have fewer retreatments.

  • Your success means shorter chair time and increased revenue. Your patients will trust you even more.

What is the Pulpal and Periapical Diagnosis Checklist?

It’s a simple checklist you can reference during pulpal and periapical diagnosis. It will help you remember what the results of your cold test and percussion test mean for your patient.

In this Checklist, you will learn…

1. How to set the stage for treating and managing your patients.

Diagnosis is the first and most important step for treating your patients. Start off strong with an accurate diagnosis that saves your patients time and pain.

2. What your cold test results mean for your patients.

A cold test can tell you so much, like whether a pulp has been previously treated, is necrotic, is normal, etc. Learn to interpret the results.

3. How to interpret radiographs and percussion tests.

Radiographs and percussion tests are important tools, if you know how to read them. Discover what they’re saying about your cases.

Just print it off or save it to your phone or computer. Yes, it’s that easy.

I’m Sonia Chopra, DDS, a board-certified practicing endodontist on a mission to help you improve your confidence with endodontics — and your patients’ experience.

Born without eight teeth and no stranger to cavities, implants, and bridges, I was always meant to become a dentist. But it wasn’t until an endodontist finally relieved me of a months-long infection through a root canal that I understood the importance of saving teeth.
After 10 years in practice, I believe the power to keep your patients healthy and happy — and out of such agony — lies within you and your commitment to deepening your understanding of endodontics. 
Being an incredible general dentist who has loyal, happy patients means making the right calls when it comes to diagnoses, referrals, and treatments. It also means increased profits, less chair time, and more referrals. 

Success stories from the dental community

“I just want to take a moment to sing the praises of Dr. Sonia Chopra. She’s gotten me interested in endodontic treatment in a way that dental school and previous CE have not.”

– Dr. Brenda Garrison

“I do a lot of endo in my bread and butter rural practice. Dr. Chopra puts a heavy emphasis on proper diagnosis and case management. Learning how she handles cases is a huge eye opener.”

– Dr. Daniel Siriphongs

This checklist helps you keep pulpal and periapical diagnosis tools at the top of your mind. 
That way, you can diagnose your patients accurately and develop treatment plans that will truly help them.