Outcome of Direct Pulp Capping with Mineral Trioxide Aggregate: A Prospective Study

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The aim of this experimental study was to assess the outcome of direct pulp capping with mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) after complete excavation of caries in permanent dentition with a 2-visit treatment protocol.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the success rate of direct pulp capping with MTA when complete excavation under microscope and rubber dam is performed.
  • Discuss the importance of predictors such as caries location, caries previous history, pulp bleeding and patient’s age on direct pulp capping with MTA.
  • Describe how complete caries excavation was defined in this study.


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Hagay Shemesh, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Hagay was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel and graduated the dental faculty in Jerusalem, Israel in 1990. He graduated from the post-graduate endodontic program in Jerusalem in 2000 and then immigrated to the Netherlands and started teaching the undergraduate endodontic course at the Academic Centre for dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). He then started his PhD project and graduated in 2009 cum laude from the University of Amsterdam defending his PhD thesis “new insights into the root canal wall”. He is now chair of the Division of Endodontology in ACTA , Program director of the post-graduate endodontic program , Dutch representative to the European Association of Endodontology, and is a member of the scientific referee board of the Journal of Endodontics.

Miguel Seruca Marques, D.D.S.

Paul R. Wesselink, D.D.S., Ph.D.