Lecture with Dr. Martin Trope - 1 hour and 28 minutes
It is indisputable that maintaining a vital healthy pulp is the best way to prevent apical periodontitis. In addition, the tooth continues to develop and as such the survivability of the tooth is increased considerably.
Until very recently, treatment protocols available for vital pulp therapy were extremely limited and it was suggested that the best treatment for a carious exposure is a full pulpectomy. New materials and knowledge give some hope to expanding the role of vital pulp therapy to include cases where we previously thought it to be impossible. The lecture will discuss the biological indications for pulpotomy, direct and indirect pulp capping and pulp regeneration.
What Attendees Will Learn:
- The reaction of the pulp to stimuli especially a carious exposure
- Strategies to use this knowledge to plan successful vital pulp therapy
- Understand how bioceramic materials change the way we treat the vital exposure
- Understand future procedures that will regenerate new pulp into spaces where it was previously lost.