AAE Online CE
SP-28 Infection Control in Regenerative Endodontic Procedures
Current conventional disinfection protocols have provided successful clinical outcomes. However, they have not induced a favorable microenvironment for the regeneration of the pulp-dentin complex in teeth with prior infection. The presence of prior infection may influence the characteristics of tissues formed in the root canal space after regenerative endodontic treatment. Furthermore, there is a lack of convincing evidence about how disinfection protocols may affect the outcome of regenerative endodontic procedures. This presentation will review the perspectives in disinfection protocols for regenerative endodontic procedures.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Describe the significance of root canal disinfection in regenerating the pulp-dentin complex.
- Discuss the limitations of the current regenerative endodontic disinfection protocols and the microenvironment of root canals following disinfection protocols.
- Identify advanced disinfection techniques developed to overcome the limitations of the conventional disinfectants and create a favorable environment for stem/progenitor cells.
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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.
Su-Min Lee, D.D.S., M.S., D.S.cD.
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.