Friday, 14 September - 2:30pm
Apexification is an endodontic procedure that aims to either induce a hard tissue barrier in a tooth with an open apex or the continued apical development of an incomplete root in teeth with apical periodontitis. Revascularization and regeneration procedures are newer methods that allow for new living tissue to form in the cleaned canal space allowing for continued root development in terms of both length and thickness.
This lecture will highlight both theory and clinical procedures related to traditional apexification methods using calcium hydroxide and one/two step apexification using MTA. Clinical cases will demonstrate hints and tips for ensuring an optimal outcome.
Friday, 14 September - 4:30pm
Endodontic applications of cone beam computed tomography. Radiographic imaging is commonplace in diagnosis, treatment planning and follow-up in endodontics. Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) provides undistorted, unmagnified, reliable images that can contribute to accurate endodontic therapies. This lecture will discuss CBCT and endodontics in relation to field of view, radiation dose considerations, advantages and disadvantages. Clinical cases will be used where possible highlighting CBCT use in endodontic diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, re-treatment and surgery.
Dr Bobby Patel BDS, MFDS RCS (ED) MClinDent (ENDO) (Dist) MRD RCS (ENG) MRACDS (ENDO), graduated from Bart’s and the London Medical and Dental School in 1999. Subsequently gained experience as a dentist in general practice and the community dental services. Further experience was gained within the hospital settings working as a restorative senior house officer at Bart’s and the London Medical and Dental School. He then completed a 12-month surgical posting at Basildon hospital working as a clinical fellow in oral maxillofacial surgery. He was accepted onto the UK mono-speciality endodontic training pathway at the Eastman Dental Institute where he completed his MClinDent in 2004-2007. He was awarded a distinction for his academic achievement during this time. In 2006 the British Endodontic awarded him a poster prize for his innovative research entitled “Development of an in vitro model for the study of microbial infection in human teeth”. In 2007 he was awarded membership in restorative dentistry, the highest formal qualification in the UK and registered on the specialist list for endodontics thereafter. He then moved to Australia to work in specialist referral practice from 2007 to present. In 2012 he was awarded membership of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (Endodontics). He is very active in continuing education programs, with a particular interest in hands-on courses dealing with diagnosis, treatment planning, root canal therapy and surgical endodontics. He is a Dentsply Maillefer key opinion leader and certified trainer, regularly giving lectures to general dentists regarding the latest endodontic Ni-Ti rotary file techniques. In 2015/2016 he published two endodontic textbooks – “Endodontic Diagnosis, Pathology and Treatment planning” and “Endodontic Treatment, Retreatment and Surgery” with Springer Publishing.