7 December 2021 @ Online Webinar
Dear Colleagues, Our next webinar is scheduled for Tuesday 07/12 at 8:00pm. During this webinar our speaker, Endodontist Anastasios Retsas, will be covering the topic “A Critical View of Calcium Hydroxide”. This webinar is a collaboration of the Hellenic Association of Endodontists and the Dental Society of Serres. Attendees will be credited 1,5 CE credits (MEEO) as well as 1,5 CPD credits. The language of the webinar will be Greek.
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The need for additional disinfection of the root anal system and better control of apical inflammation led to the introduction of the intracanal medication concept as an intermittent step during the endodontic treatment process. Calcium Hydroxide is for the last 100 years the product most commonly used to this end, with applications not only in conventional endodontic treatment but also in other cases, such as dental trauma, resorptions etc.
Several past microbiological studies demonstrated not only intracanal bacterial reduction but possible inflammation control too with the use of Calcium Hydroxide. Consequently, a protocol of endodontic treatment in 2 or more sessions was established, using Calcium Hydroxide as an intracanal medicament between these sessions. However, this protocol is not universally applied. Modern studies show conflicting results as concerns the product’s clinical efficiency, arousing questions around its use or even necessity. Thus, a need for a modern and critical look towards the use of this substance in endodontic treatment is created.
This presentation focuses on reviewing the research background of Calcium Hydroxide in Endodontics. Furthermore, several arguments for and against its use will be presented followed by the appropriate literature justification, and clinical cases will be discussed. The aim of the presentation is not to end up with a conclusion concerning the use of Calcium Hydroxide, but rather to update and challenge the clinician to reflect on the protocol/-s that he/she is going to follow in everyday clinical life.
Anastasios Retsas graduated from Dental School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 2012. During the years 2012-2015 he remained as a clinical instructor in the preclinic lab of the department of Endodontics in the abovementioned school, while working as a general dentist with special interest in Endodontics. Later on, during the period 2015-2018 he followed and successfully completed the 3-year postgraduate program in Endodontics of ACTA Dental School of the University of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Since then, he has been working as an endodontist in a referral clinic limited to endodontic cases in the Hague, Netherlands. Furthermore, he still engages in the field of dental research, and for the academic year 2020-2021 he remained as a clinical instructor in ACTA Dental School.
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