14 march 2020
Disinfection of the
Root Canal System

Matthias Zehnder, PROF. DR. MED. DENT., PhD
Matthias Zehnder was born 1969 in St. Gall, Switzerland.

He graduated from the University of Bern School of Dental Medicine in 1994, where he received his doctoral degree in dentistry (Dr. med. dent.) in 1996. Subsequently, he worked in private practice and part-time as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Oral Cell Biology, University of Bern School of Dental Medicine. Between 1998 and 1999, he was employed at the Department of Oral Biology and Periodontology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. He then took a specialist training in Endodontology at Columbia University, from which he graduated in 2001. In addition, Matt has completed a PhD at Turku University (Finland) in 2005, and has received a Docent title from the University of Zürich in 2007.
Course benefits/Highlights

Most clinicians do not read the dental literature, which is a petty and makes them easy targets for sales people. This course will focus on one of the core aspects of endodontic treatment, which is the disinfection of the root canal system. What do we know and why do we know it? An easy approach to read clinical papers will be presented, and 3 articles will be discussed that influenced our knowledge and clinical approach. Based on this background, clinically relevant microbiology will be discussed, followed by diagnostics of painful tooth conditions, emergency treatments, chemomechanical root canal disinfection, and revascularization.

At the end of the course you should be able to:

- Understand the core concepts of clinical trials.
- Become familiar with the nature of root canal infections.
- Be able to diagnose and treat endodontic emergencies.
- Learn effective strategies for root canal disinfection.
-Evaluate the core concepts and current challenges of regenerative endodontics.

Synopsis: Clinical trials evolve around a focused question. PICO stands for population-intervention-control-outcome. Only randomized trials can show causality, yet even these studies can have limited clinical meaning, because root canal treatments are complex microsurgical interventions with many redundant steps. A classic example of how people drew the wrong conclusions from clinical studies is the tale of the Enterococcus in root canal infections, which will be discussed. Based on the truly relevant microbiology of root canal infections, approaches for diagnostics, emergency treatments, root canal disinfection in general, and revascularization treatments will be presented.


08:30 Registration and light refreshments
09:00 Introduction
09:30 Discussion of 3 papers (please read those before the course)
10:30 Break
11:00Clinically relevant microbiology
12:00 Lunch
12:30 Diagnosing the painful tooth and emergency treatment
14:00 Break
14:15 Intracanal disinfection
15:15 Revascularization concepts and challenges
16:00 Adjourn
limited number of seats - 30
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