“Calcified Canals in anterior dentition: an endodontic challenge”. From “free-hand made” access to a more conservative approach.

14:00 - 15:00
26 September 2020
add to calendar 09/26/2020 14:00 09/26/2020 15:00 Europe/Bucharest 17th ESCD Global Annual Meeting - “Calcified Canals in anterior dentition: an endodontic challenge”. From “free-hand made” access to a more conservative approach.
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Clinical management of calcified teeth provide an endodontic treatment challenge and makes up a significant portion of current endodontic practice. The people are living longer and want to mantain their natural dentition. There are several factors that might influence the development of varying degrees of moderate and severe calcification of the pulp chamber as well as the root canal system, like, multiple restorations, trauma, vital pulp therapy and chronic irritation from deep restorations or cracks. Pulp canal obliteration, also called calcific metamorphosis, is a sequelae of tooth trauma, and it’s generally asymptomatic and clinically the patients present to the practitioner with yellow discoloration of the affected tooth crown and apparent loss of the pulp space radiographically. The critical management decision is: when to treat these teeth endodontically ? The difficulty degree of the clinical management of this kind of cases, the practicioner should be aware of the possible complications, that may occur. This lecture tries to give some tips to help the clinician to deal with this clinical challenge.

Speaker info

Dr. Hugo Sousa Dias
Dr. Hugo Sousa Dias

Dr. Hugo Sousa Dias graduated with a DDS from University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, and completed the postgraduate program in endodontics at the University of Lisbon. Besides running a practice limited to endodontics in Porto, he is Director of the Master in Endodontics clinical residency program at Foramen Dental Education (2014-2018). Dr. Dias is the founder of the Portuguese Group for Endodontic Study (study club). He is a member of the European Society of Endodontology and the Sociedade Portuguesa de Endodontologia [Portuguese Endodontic Society]. He is invited professor at University of Porto : Dental School, in Endodontic Advanced Course and at Universiuty of Coimbra : Medical School, in Endodontic Retreatment Course. He has given more than 30 lectures around the world and is co-author of a chapter in the book The Root Canal Anatomy in Permanent Dentition (Springer, 2018).

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