AAE Online CE
NS-9 Correlation Between Clinical Symptoms and Histology
CE Credits: 1.0
In the presence of deep caries, clinicians routinely face conditions in which they have to decide whether the dental pulp can be saved or not. The most currently used classification of pulpitis is based on the prognosis of treatment, according to which pulpitis is deemed as reversible or irreversible.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Describe the important aspects of pulp response to deep caries lesions.
- List the limitations of current methods for the diagnosis of pulp conditions.
- Discuss the importance of recognizing asymptomatic periapical inflammatory processes for correct treatment planning.
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Domenico Ricucci, D.D.S., M.D.
Dr. Domenico Ricucci received his degree in General Medicine from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 1982, and his DDS from the same University in 1985. Since then on he has maintained private dental practices limited to endodontics. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Ricucci was Professor of Cariology at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro, Italy in 2002 -2003. He served in the Research Committee of the European Society of Endodontology from 1999 to 2005. Dr. Ricucci’s primary research interest relates to pulpal and periapical tissue reactions to caries and treatment procedures, biofilms in endodontic infections, etiology of RTC treatment failure, pulp regeneration/revascularization. Since 1998 he has run his own histology laboratory and has developed considerable skills in hard tissue preparations for light microscopy. Dr Ricucci has published 110 papers and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has authored the Textbook and Atlas “Patologia e Clinica Endodontica”, the textbook and atlas “Endodontology. An integrated biological and clinical view”. He has also authored or co-authored eighteen book chapters.
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