PB-11 Controversies in VPT: IPC vs DPC vs Pulpotomy Part 2

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CE Hours: 1.0

Description: The aim of the session is to address the controversies in Vital Pulp Therapy. Do we have to remove the full caries disease for direct pulp capping ? or can we leave some carious tissue in contact with the pulp for Indirect pulp capping to avoid its exposure? Is the full pulpotomy actually a reliable endodontic technique?  What do the clinical trials say in 2023? Finally what role do the inflammation process play in the healing process. Is the inflammation a helper or a killer? Lets discuss all these questions with the presentation of 4 world wide recognized speakers.

Learning Objectives:  

  • Describe the role of inflammation in the healing process.
  • Describe the destructive role of infection disease in vital pulp therapy.
  • Select the right protocol (Indirect Pulp Capping, Direct Pulp Capping or Full Pulpotomy) in every clinical situation.


Controversies in VPT: IPC vs DPC vs Pulpotomy Part 2
Recorded 05/29/2024  |  60 minutes
Recorded 05/29/2024  |  60 minutes
8 Questions
CE Test
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  Unlimited attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Stephane Simon, DDS, MSc, PhD, HDR

Stéphane SIMON has been qualified as Doctor in Dental Surgery in 1994 at the University of Reims. He got a certificate in Biomaterials in 1998 (University of Paris 7) and in Endodontology in 2000 (Paris 7). He taught Endodontics from 2001 to 2005 at the University of Paris 7 as Assistant Professor, and from 2006 to 2008 at the University of Birmingham (United Kingdom) as a Clinical lecturer. He has got a Master Degree (MPhil) in Molecular and cell Biology in 2005 (Paris 7), and completed in 2009 his PhD in Pulp Biology in the frame of a co-supervised Thesis between the University of Paris 7 and the University of Birmingham. He was the President of the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of the IADR and is still a member of the education committee of the European Society of Endodontology.
From 2012 up to august 2019, he was a full time academic teacher/researcher, awarded as Professor in Endodontics at the Paris Diderot University and was the director of the Postgraduate Endodontic Program at Paris Diderot University (3 years full time program).
He is the author of 8 Endodontic books, authored 8 chapters in clinical books, and three chapters in Tissue engineering books. He has also published 47 papers in per-reviewed scientific journals (Endodontics and Science) and more than 95 papers in clinical per-reviewed journals ; he is also one of the editor of Visualendodontics software.
In 2011, he received the Hans Genett Award from the European Society of Endodontology.
He has a private practice limited to endodontics for 20 years, and is the founder and scientific director of a postgraduate course company named Endo Académie.

Disclosure(s): No financial relationships to disclose

Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa.

He served on the faculty and in various administrative roles at University of Connecticut Health Center, the University of Maryland, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Endodontics, and Director, Advanced Endodontics Program, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Fouad has published over 100 peer-reviewed manuscripts, 24 textbook chapters, and 140 abstracts. He edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology, as well as the fifth and sixth editions of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics and Dental Traumatology. He received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of the International Association of Dental Research.

Speaker Disclosure

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation

Nessrin A. Taha, BDS, GradDipClinDent, DClinDent, PhD

Dr Taha is professor of Endodontics, former Vice Dean and director of postgraduate clinics at Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology. She also Seves as chairman of the scientific and examination committee for Jordan Dental Board Examination in endodontics, and a memer of the ethics committee and institutional review board at king Abdullah University Hospital.
Dr Taha obtained her speciality in Endodontics and PhD from the University of Melbourne in Australia. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of dental Surgeons in both the general stream and the special fields of Endodontics and has been awarded Sutherland Prize for outstanding performance in the colleage examination in 2005. She was also awraded the victorian women dentist prize for outstanding female at the Australian Dental Council Exam.
Dr Taha has a long standing interest in clinical research on preserving pulp vitality and regenerative endodontics, She is currently running several trials on the topic for which short to medium term results have been already published. She lectured on vital pulp therapy in national and international conferences and coauthored a book chapter on the topic. She serves as an editorial board member in the International Endodontic Journal, BMC oral health and Saudi Endodontic Journal.

Speaker Disclosure 

I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.

Domenico Ricucci, M.D., D.D.S.

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. He achieved the National Scientific qualification as full professor in the Italian higher education system in 2018. 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 113 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”, also translated into Chinese, Russian, Japanese. He has also authored or co-authored 22 book chapters. He is recipient of the Louis I. Grossman International Award by the French Society of Endodontics in 2017, and the Louis I. Grossman Award by the American Association of Endodontists in 2023.

Disclosure(s): No financial relationships to disclose