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Reaching New Standards of Endodontics - Presented by Winthrop Professor Pau...

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Ingkarni Wardii Building

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Adelaide, SA 5005

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Endodontics continues to evolve with new concepts, new ideas, new instruments and materials. However, is there sufficient scientific evidence to support these changes and do they lead to new standards of treatment or outcomes? First, we need to define what is meant by “standard” and then determine how we can achieve the desired standard. If we look from a biological point of view, then healing of the affected tissues (usually the periapical tissues but sometimes also the pulp) is the standard to achieve in all cases. So, are there new standards for this outcome or are we just using the mechanical aspects of endodontics to define and change the standards? There are numerous instruments and techniques that help us achieve the mechanical aims of treatment – that is, to file and fill canals – but is any one instrument or technique better than another? Or, have we as a profession created a very complicated treatment procedure for something that is relatively simple? Ultimately, we would like to preserve the pulp – but is this possible? Some say we can regenerate the pulp – but is this possible? These are some of the many questions to explore as we reach for new standards in Endodontics.


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Prof. Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and works in private practice on a part-time basis. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist endodontic practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has lectured extensively in 42 countries, has published 148 articles in refereed journals and 23 textbook chapters. Prof. Abbott has been a member of editorial boards and scientific review panels for 15 dental journals and in 2015 he was appointed as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for service to the dental profession, particularly in education.


CPD Hours: 6


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