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Key concepts and clinical tips for success in endodontic treatment

12 May 2021 @ Online Webinar

Key concepts and clinical tips for success in endodontic treatment

Abstract

Endodontic treatment is considered one of the most technique-sensitive clinical procedures in dentistry. The more predictable we can make each step of the process, the greater our confidence to tackle endodontic cases that present in our practice. Often-times when we come across an unexpected difficulty or complication, its root cause can be tracked back to some inconsistency during a previous step of the procedure. Therefore, attention to detail is paramount at every stage; within this context it is useful to establish efficient ways to check our progress at successive points throughout treatment.

A deep understanding of certain key concepts, together with adopting a critical approach to each individual case, help us devise a customised treatment plan to address the anticipated challenges, instead of relying solely on a fixed protocol. What information can we glean from the pre-operative radiograph that may guide our treatment protocol? What is an essential prerequisite before even commencing root canal treatment on a tooth? What basic concepts can lead to predictable access and facilitate the chemo-mechanical preparation of root canals? How can we increase predictability of the obturation process? From the pre-operative assessment through to the completion of treatment, each step involves details that can make the difference between a successful or unsuccessful treatment, between a smooth and pleasant or a tough and stressful evening in the office. The purpose of this presentation is not to outline all possible factors affecting endodontic outcomes; it is rather to focus on a number of key concepts which significantly increase predictability of each step of treatment. It is also to share practical knowledge and every-day clinical tips that can be readily used by general practitioners performing endodontics in their own practice. 

Short CV

Academic Qualifications

September 2016

MSc in Endodontics, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London

October 2014

PGCert in Restorative Dentistry, British Association of Restorative Dentistry, Tipton Training

November 2010 

Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Dental School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Professional experience

November 2016 – present

Endodontist at Dental Care Centre (Bedford, UK) undertaking management of referred complex endodontic cases

March 2017 – present

Endodontist at private practice (Hampden Dental Clinic, London, UK)

November 2019 – present

Specialty Doctor in Endodontics at Croydon University Hospital (London, UK)

August 2019 – February 2020

Part-time locum Endodontist at private practice (SparklySmile Dental Practice, London, UK)

May 2019 – March 2020

Part-time Endodontist at private practice

(Dental Beauty Dulwich, London, UK)

July 2017 – December 2018

Part-time Endodontist at private hospital

(One Stop Doctors, Hemel Hempstead, UK)

October 2016 – July 2017

Part-time associate dentist with special interest in Endodontics at private practice (Museum Dental Suites, London, UK)

October 2015 – September 2016

Endodontic resident at Eastman Dental Hospital (UCLH, London, UK) undertaking management of referred complex endodontic cases

October 2012 – August 2015

Full-time Associate Dentist in mixed dental practice (Smile Dental Care, Manchester, UK)

December 2010 – August 2012

Full-time General Dental Practitioner in the Dental Department of the Naval Hospital of Athens (Athens, Greece)

November 2011 – August 2012

Part-time General Dental Practitioner in the Dental Department of the Navy Share Fund (Athens, Greece)

 

Continuous Professional Development

May 2019

Basic Oral Surgery Cadaver Course, Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

September 2017

ESE pre-congress hands-on course: Making the endodontic management of complicated canal systems simple, safe and predictable.

and subsequent attendance of ESE (European Society of Endodontics) congress (Brussels, Belgium)

July 2017

Endodontic Skills Development day with John West, Ghassan Yared, John Rhodes

May 2017    

Restorative master-course: anterior and posterior direct/indirect restorations, Style Italiano (Santa Margherita, Liguria, Italy)

March 2015

Dental trauma (Dr J O Andreassen)

Hands-on training in direct composite restorations

UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London, UK

July 2014                   

2 day perfect preps – The art and science of indirect aesthetic restorations,

LonDEC – King’s College London Dental School, UK

December 2013 – October 2014  

1 year Restorative course, Tipton Training, Manchester, UK

Yearly updates in core CPDs (CPR-basic life support/medical emergencies, infection control, child/vulnerable adults protection)

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