SP-60 Preliminary Analysis of Microbiological Data in a Clinical Trial of Regenerative Endodontic Treatment

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Residual bacteria have been shown to influence regenerative endodontic treatment (RET) in animal models. Recently, a multi-centered clinical trial of RET was funded by the Foundation for Endodontics, and conducted in four dental schools. Microbiological samples at different stages of treatment were obtained from all patients, and analyzed using contemporary molecular methods. This presentation will address the preliminary microbiological findings in immature teeth with pulp necrosis, the effectiveness of various clinical disinfection and medication protocols, and the differences in microbiological findings in cases with and without clinical success of treatment.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Provide current recommendations for disinfection protocols in RET.
  • Explain about contemporary microbiological analyses of complex microbiota of the necrotic pulp in immature teeth.
  • Describe the association of residual bacteria and preliminary outcome of RET.

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Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. Fouad obtained his DDS, Certificate of Endodontics and MS at the University of Iowa. He served as Assistant, then Associate Professor of Endodontology at the University of Connecticut Health Center from 1992 – 2004, and as Chair of the Department of Endodontics, Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry at the University of Maryland, from 2005 – 2015. He has been Freedland Distinguished Professor and Chair of Endodontics at the University of North Carolina since 2016. Dr. Fouad has published over 70 manuscripts, 20 textbook chapters, over 130 abstracts, and edited and co-authored the textbooks: Endodontic Microbiology (now in its second edition) and the fifth edition of Endodontics: Principles and Practice. He is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Board of Endodontics, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Endodontics. In 2017, he received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Pulp Biology and Regeneration Group of IADR.

Anibal R. Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Anibal Diogenes received his D.D.S. from the Federal University o in Brazil, his M.S. in Molecular Biology from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Diogenes is an associate professor and the director of the endodontic residency program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of research include pain, neuroscience and regenerative endodontics. He is also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Endodontics and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.M.D., M.S.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Torabinejad is a professor of endodontics and adjunct Professor at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry and University of Pacifice in San Franciso. He practices two half days in Upland, California and has made over 200 national and international presentations in more than 40 countries. He has authored fsix textbooks and more than 350 publications. He is the top-cited author in endodontic journals with authorship in 16 articles of the top 100 list. He received the AAE Ralph F. Sommer Award in 1986, the AAE Louis I. Grossman Award in 1993, the Philanthropist Award from the AAE Foundation in 1997, and the AAE Edgar D. Coolidge Award in 2016. He was the recipient of the Loma Linda University Centennial Van Guard Award for Healing 2006 and the Distinguished Research Award 2008. In recognition of his significant pioneering contributions to health sciences, he received the Loma Linda University Distinguished Investigator Award in 2013. He is a past president of the California Association of endodontics and past president of the American Association of Endodontists and its Foundation.

Ashraf F. Fouad, D.D.S., M.S.
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.

Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., 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.

Mahmoud Torabinejad, D.MD, M.S.D., PhD
I declare I have a past or present proprietary or relevant financial relationship or receive gifts in kind (including soft intangible remuneration), consulting position or affiliation, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, as indicated:Dentsply International (Self) : Grant/Research Support (Status: Terminated --- July 1, 2017)