SP-25 Future of Endodontics - Short Term and Long Term

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CE Hours: 1.0

Description: To attempt to look into the future is of course difficult, but there are trends in today’s general dentistry practice that most likely will affect the specialty of endodontics and it is important that we as specialists are aware of these trends. In addition, new technological devices are constantly arriving and usually their main goal is to simplify the technically difficult endodontic treatment. This is of course welcome for the practicing endodontist, but it will also lower the threshold for the general practitioner who may have hesitated to include a technically difficult area into his/her practice. Also, Artificial Intelligence is opening possibilities to create devices that may be able to take over the cleaning, shaping and filling of root canals. It is important for the endodontics specialist to be aware of the future of advanced technology in our field.

    Describe present trends in general dentistry that may profoundly influence the future of our specialty.
  • Evaluate new technology that is launched to simplify endodontic therapy.
  • Describe the changes that artificial intelligence can bring to endodontics.


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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

Gunnar Hasselgren, DDS, PhD

Gunnar Hasselgren DDS Sweden 1963 Diplomat Endodontics, Sweden 1976 PhD, University of Lund, Sweden 1977 Certificate Endodontics, UPenn 1981 DDS, Columbia University 1989 Dr. Hasselgren’s main research interests are biology related to endodontics, hard tissue formation and resorption, information flow in hard tissues, and pulp regeneration. Dr Hasselgren has published extensively, mostly within the field of endodontics.

Gunnar Hasselgren, DDS, PhD
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