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 Tony Dawson has been in practice as a specialist Prosthodontist in Canberra for 20 years and served in the RAAF as a dental officer for 20 years before that. He has an adjunct appointment at Charles Sturt University where his teaching interests have been in the areas of conservative dentistry and fixed prosthodontics. Tony has presented widely, both in Australia and overseas, on topics related to complex restorative dentistry and implant prosthodontics, and is an editor and author of a widely used textbook in implant dentistry. Tony has been a ADA NSW Councillor and a board member for the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development. He is also a member of the Canberra Convention local organising committee.