SP-21 Pulp Regeneration: How Far Have We Come? & SP-22 Dentoalveolar Trauma and the Pulp: Regeneration, Repair and Replacement

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SP-21 Pulp Regeneration: How Far Have We Come?

Since the discovery of stem cells in the dental pulp and the periradicular tissues, research in regenerative endodontics has grown exponentially, promising that stem-cell-based therapies have the potential to improve our conventional endodontic treatment. Also, many studies have been performed with the final aim of regenerating living and functional dental pulp tissue, however, dental pulp tissue engineering has not advanced as hoped, despite early results have aroused great expectations and many important achievements. This presentation will review the perspectives in the field of dental pulp tissue-engineering.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Describe elements in dental pulp tissue engineering and their sources and properties.
  •  Identify new findings in dental pulp tissue-engineering studies in vitro as well as in vivo in animal models.
  •  Discuss limitations in dental pulp tissue-engineering research and its future prospects in clinical applications

SP-22 Dentoalveolar Trauma and the Pulp: Regeneration, Repair and Replacement

Dento-alveolar trauma can cause reversible or irreversible damage to the involved tooth structure and surrounding tissues. One important predictor for long-term tooth survival after dento-alveolar trauma is the post-traumatic status of the pulp and the PDL-components. Especially in the young and growing patient, preservation of the injured teeth with a vital PDL as well as aiming for pulp survival or supporting revascularization or revitalization is of utmost important to reduce post-traumatic complications. Based on interesting clinical cases, the different pulpal conditions, found after dento-alveolar trauma, will be discussed including treatment approaches, biological background and advantages/disadvantages of the various techniques.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  •  Produce a comprehensive analysis of the status of teeth after dento-alveolar trauma by using the HEPAG system as well as assess the prognosis.
  •  Describe and evaluate different post-traumatic pulpal conditions.
  •  Discuss various applicable treatment options (vital pulp therapy, apexification/barrier techniques, revascularization, revitalization) and their biological background as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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7 Questions
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1.50 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Sumin Lee, D.D.S., M.S.D., D.Sc.

I am currently a full-time Instructor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine (Penn SDM). After earning my dental degree from Chosun University College of Dentistry, South Korea in 2003, I completed my first postgraduate training at the Department of Conservative Dentistry at Chosun University College of Dentistry in South Korea, where I also received my Master of Science in Dentistry in 2006. I ran a private practice in South Korea for 4 years before joining the Penn SDM. I received my certificate in Endodontics from Penn in 2012, where I also received my Doctor of Science in Dentistry in 2015. My research interests include the biology of the dental stem cells, regeneration of the dental pulp, and biomaterials in Endodontics.

Christine Berthold, D.D.S., D.M.D., M.S.C., Ph.D.

Christine Berthold has taught and practiced as a full-time faculty member at German universities with the focus on Dental Traumatology, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry. She has worked on comprehensive research projects in the filed of Dental Traumatology and Endodontics and has published in peer-reviewed journals, has frequently presented research findings at international meetings and has given various courses and invited presentations in her field of expertise. She is an fellow of the RCDC and the IADT, a member of international and national Endodontic and Dental Traumatology Associations, serves as an editor for the journal “Endodontie”, is a member of the review board of various peer-reviewed journals and serves in different committees and boards related to Dental Traumatology and Endodontics. In 2012, she moved to Canada and finished the Postgraduate Endodontic Program at the University of British Columbia. She is now practicing again in the field of Endodontics and Dental Traumatology in Saskatchewan and is teaching part-time at universities in Germany and Canada.

Sumin Lee, D.D.S., M.S.D., D.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.

Christine Berthold, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.

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.