Saturday, 15 September - 9:00am
Teeth requiring endodontic treatment are generally compromised by one or more factors. Frequently endodontic treatment is considered in isolation but it must be seen as an essential component that ultimately supports the restorative treatment plan. Endodontic treatment should be dictated by restorative requirements, rather than the reverse.Thus, badly damaged or weakened teeth, especially those that have been endodontically treated (or are being considered for endodontic treatment) pose some special problems in terms of their restoration, and ultimate prognosis. This then leaves the treating dentist with some specific challenges in achieving good long-term outcomes for their patients. In this presentation, Drs Stephen Dahlstrom (Endodontist) and Tony Dawson (Prosthodontist) will discuss these challenges and will review the evidence available to assist us in this task. They will also address the assessment and treatment planning issues that are necessary for successful management of these teeth and provide practical advice about which techniques will achieve the best results. .
Dr Dahlstrom was raised in Canberra and obtained his Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Sydney in 1982. He completed his specialist training in Endodontics at the University of Adelaide in 1992. He also holds fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Pierre Fauchard Academy and International College of Dentistry. He is an examiner for the Endodontic Specialist Stream of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is a past editor of the Australian Endodontic Journal and remains a peer reviewer for that journal.