SP-27 Strategies Concerning Endodontic Disinfection for Regenerative Endodontics

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It has been long recognized that the key to endodontic success is largely determined by how well the root canal system is disinfected. To render the canal bacteria-free is challenging. Mechanical debridement alone is limited in reaching all the root canal spaces. Recent endeavors on advancing regenerative endodontics further underscores the importance of effective root canal disinfection. Thus, strategies for root canal disinfection should be directed to use more effective irrigation activation techniques that may maximize root canal disinfection.
In this presentation, we will overview, analyze and discuss two areas: i) Recent endeavor on improving the efficacy of root canal disinfection including the use of various newly devices, equipment and anti-microbial protocols in reducing the antimicrobial loads without further damage to the progenitor cells. ii) Utilization of large animal models such as mini-swine to study cell-based pulp regeneration and testing disinfection protocols.
Whether regenerative procedures are suited for heavily infected root canal with periapical lesions will be analyzed and discussed.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • List current new technologies tested and proposed for root canal disinfection.
  • Describe technical considerations of large animal models to study regenerative endodontics.
  • Discuss the potentially optimal protocols for root canal disinfection and their pitfalls for regenerative endodontic procedures.

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0.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available
0.75 CE credits  |  Certificate available

Adham A. Azim, D.D.S., B.D.S.

Dr. Azim is an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Division Head & Director of the Endodontic Post-Graduate Program at the University at Buffalo (UB) in New York. He maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics. He is also the Founder and Chief Editor of Endolit. Dr. Azim earned his BDS from Cairo University, where he also did his endodontic training. He practiced as an Endodontist in Cairo for a few years in several private practices and his own clinic. He then joined the Endodontic Post-Doctoral program at Columbia University, where he was first a resident and then a part-time faculty. Dr. Azim later joined the Endodontic Department at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center where he worked as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Azim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He has lectured all over the world and has been awarded several times for his research work He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is also a reviewer for multiple other Endodontic journals such as International Endodontic Journal and Journal of Dental Traumatology.

George T-J. Huang, D.D.S., M.S.D., D.Sc.

Dr. Huang is a board certified endodontist, currently Professor and Director for Stem Cells and Regenerative Therapies, Department of Bioscience Research at UTHSC, College of Dentistry. He is the former Chair/Herbert Schilder Professor in Endodontics, at Boston University, also a former Chair in Endodontics at Columbia University. Dr. Huang has published more than 170 research articles, abstracts, review articles, including papers in Stem Cells, Stem Cells and Development, Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Human Gene Therapy, Journal of Dental Research, Journal of Endodontics, etc; book chapters in books such as Ingle’s Endodontics, Cohen’s Pathways of the Pulp, Endodontic Microbiology, Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Dentistry, Tissue-Specific Stem Cell Niche, Material-Tissue Interfacial Phenomena, etc; and co-edited with Dr. Irma Thesleff and wrote chapters for the text book “Stem cells, craniofacial development and regeneration”, in 2013. His research has been funded by various sources including NIH and AAE Foundation.

George Huang
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.

Adham A. Azim
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.