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Saturday 11th May 2024

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

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Join us as our guest speaker Prof. Francesc Abella Sans presents:

"Endodontic Digital Workflow"


About The Event

Time & Location

11th May 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. Francesc Abella DDS, MSc, PhD

Professor and Director of the European Master's Degree in Endodontics, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain

Dr. Francesc Abella graduated in 2005 in dentistry at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona), Spain. From 2005 to 2014 he completed his Master Degree and PhD doctoral Degree in Endodontic at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain. Currently, he is Professor and the Director of the European Master's Degree in Endodontics (program accredited by the European Society of Endodontology).

Dr. Abella has given several lectures, courses and hands-on courses worldwide and he also works in a private practice limited to endodontics and restorative dentistry in Barcelona. In clinical endodontics his areas of special interest include cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics, microcomputed tomography, dental anatomy, dental traumatology, periapical pathology, adhesive restorations, restoration of root-canal-treated teeth, and autotransplantation and replantation techniques.

Beside his work in private practice he is lecturing on Endodontics throughout Spain and other countries, is actually involved in endodontic research projects in the post-graduate endodontic program of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain. He is author of several papers in peer-reviewed journals. Part of the expert committee convened by the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) on the use of CBCT and surgical extrusion, tooth autotransplantation and intentional replantation. Dr. Abella is also an active member of the Spanish Association of Endodontics (AEDE) and currently secretary of the Spanish Society of Conservative and Aesthetic Dentistry (SEOC).


Learning content

The application of digital technology in dentistry has revolutionised the way a multitude of procedures are performed, especially in areas such as orthodontics, prosthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and more recently, endodontics. Therefore, the emergence of new devices and tools has allowed us to improve many of the techniques carried out so far, as well as enhance dental teaching. These include cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), three-dimensional (3D) printed objects, and haptic simulators. For years, the benefit of using 3D printed objects in different dental disciplines has been proven, both in dental education and in clinical management. The field of Endodontics is no exception, and 3D objects, through adequate digital planning, allow for simpler, minimally invasive, precise treatments, with a shorter response time and, especially, more comfortable for the patient. The main applications of 3D printed models and guides in Endodontics are for the management of calcified root canals, complex cases of endodontic surgeries and tooth autotransplantation. This lecture will discuss the rationale for application of digital workflows in Endodontics and describe a step by step approach to incorporating them in clinical practice.


Aims and Objectives

To provide an evidenced-based update on the current digital workflow in the field of Endodontics.

The key objectives are:

1. To understand the scientific rationale and clinical arguments for the use of CAD-CAM technology.

2. To highlight the challenges and obstacles of incorporating a digital workflow in Endodontic practice.

3. To discuss whether we should continue with freehand work or whether we should rely on both static and dynamic navigation computer-aided techniques.

4. To highlight the views of dentists regarding the guided modern endodontic surgery and obstacles to them carrying out recommended procedures.

5. To understand the main complications in managing calcified root canals.

6. To consider whether the use of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is really overtreatment for these types of situations.

7. To understand the different types of resorptions that a tooth can undergo after autotransplantation.

8. To consider outcomes for guided tooth autotransplantation and whether we are measuring the right things.

9. To analyze the immediate present and the short-term future in relation to augmented reality in Endodontics.

10. To consider the importance of guidelines, position statements on guided endodontics to specialist endodontic practice.

Outline of the day

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