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Saturday 13th January 2024

Venue: The View at The Royal College of Surgeons of England


Join us as our guest speaker Prof Paul Lambrechts presents:

"An exploration of external cervical resorption"


About The Event

Time & Location

14  January 2024, 09:30 am (Registration from 09.00 am)

Venue: The View at the Royal College of Surgeons of England,  38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE

Speaker Profile

Prof. Paul Lambrechts Dr Dent, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Oral Health Research, K.U.Leuven

Paul Lambrechts Prof. Dr. Dent. is born in 1955. He followed Latin-Greek studies at the ‘St. Jan Bergmanscollege’ of Diest, Belgium. He graduated as a dentist (DDS) in 1978 at the Catholic University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium and obtained his PhD at the same university in 1983 based on a thesis investigating dental composites: "Basic properties of dental composites and their impact on clinical performance". Today, he is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Oral Health Research (K.U.Leuven) and is still involved in the teaching for postgraduate students in endodontology. He was Program Director of the dental Bachelor/Master and Master-after-Master programs at K.U.Leuven for 27 years. He teached cariology, oral aspects of nutrition and endodontics. His research focussed on endodontics. More specifically on the development of a concept of minimal-invasive endodontics, using 3D X-ray Micro-CT scanning, Cone beam CT and Environmental SEM, towards new root-canal preparation and filling techniques. The pathology of external cervical resorption is one of his favourite study topics. A randomized clinical trial on pulp revascularisation is ongoing. In addition, specific interest goes also to laboratory and clinical research on dental composites, actually focussing on 3D-laser-profiling of clinical wear phenomena and biotribocorrosion. Together with Prof. B. Van Meerbeek, he became in 2003 co-holder of the Toshio Nakao Chair for Adhesive Dentistry. He is (co-)promoter of several doctoral dissertations, and (co-) author of numerous publications (346) together with the Leuven BIOMAT Research Cluster (Hirsch-index of 75). He gives scientific and post-academic courses all over the world.

Aims and Objectives

The aims and learning points of these lectures are:

  • To unravel the morphological alterations and to increase the understanding of the intriguing biological processes that lead to hard tissue resorption, granulation tissue invasion and formation of osteodentin substitute material.

  • The participant will be guided to use the diagnostic power of CBCT to link image acquisition to the morphological and histological changes, so that the outcome of the minimal invasive treatment will be significantly enhanced by better CBCT diagnosis.

  • The participant will end up with an increased understanding when to treat and how to treat. He will understand the impact of a controlled watchful waiting approach or therapeutic approach.

  • The participant will obtain confidence in the decision making how to determine treatment strategies

  • To increase the biologic awareness of the dentist to prevent most of the threats to the endodontium.

  • Through a clinical scala of iatrogenic mishaps the whole spectrum of potential trauma to the endodontium is given. A mixture of confronting cases should hold a mirror towards the profession without accusing the dental practitioner.

Outline of the day

Attend The Event

If you are already a member of the study group you can register for the event by using the form below. Non-Members are also welcome to attend for a single conference fee. You can find out about our membership rates and requirements as well as our single conference fees here.

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