SP-14 Vital Pulp Therapy, When, Why and How? Long Follow-Up Case Series Presentation and Literature Review

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As endodontists, we know that our job is more than doing root canal treatments for giving to patient's body a good environment to prevent or heal periapical pathosis. Our labor goes beyond the limits of a root canal space needing to be cleaned, shaped and filled. From an optimistic point of view, endodontist's advisable goal should be a first step intervention focused in the treatment of pulp disease, providing the organism a proper environment to allowed tissue recovery when it is damaged. The main goal of the lecture is to provide clinical techniques and scientific information related to the moment in which the clinician must decide on a root canal treatment or to give the pulpo-dentinal complex the opportunity to survive, maintaining in this way the important biological functions that the pulpal tissue performs. Always keeping in mind the fact that as long as we don’t know what we treat, overtreatment seems to be easier and more predictable than preservation of vital tissues. (Rechemberg, D. Zehnder, M. 2014).

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Choose and apply the proper vital pulp therapy technique, according to the clinical situation.
  • Discuss the biological mechanisms involved on pulp tissue recovery and reparative/reactive dentine bridge formation.
  • List clinical inclusion criteria for a reliable long-term good prognosis on vital pulp therapy.


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1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CE credit  |  Certificate available

Jenner O. Argueta, D.D.S., M.Sc.

Dr. Jenner Argueta got his dentistry and master’s degree in endodontics at San Carlos de Guatemala University, where he achieves multiple awards as an outstanding student. During an early professional stage, he got special interest in techniques for maintaining the pulpo-dentinal complex vital, saving compromised teeth and pain control. His clinical practice is focused on micro-endodontics and micro-restorative dentistry. Dr. Argueta is an international lecturer with experience in four continents, is the current president of the Guatemalan Endodontics Academy, researcher of the Guatemalan National Council for science and technology and is in charge of the social dental program provided by a non-profit organization in Guatemala called: ADIZ. ADIZ provide dental attention to students with scholarships sponsored by a different international organizations. He lives in Guatemala with his wife and two daughters.

Jenner O. Argueta, D.D.S., M.Sc.

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.