IFEA 11th World Endodontics Congress 2018 Seoul


  Thursday, October 4, 2018  
  Extraction-Replantation: An Alternative Surgical Technique  
  Presented by: Dr. Samuel Dorn                                                                                                 Time: 15:10 PM - 16:20 PM  

There are instances when a patient desires to save a previously treated tooth, but conventional surgery is impractical.  The technique of extracting such a tooth, correcting the problem, and replacing it in the socket will be investigated and described in detail.  Dr. Dorn will discuss various materials available to repair the tooth either apically or laterally, and evidence based literature that is involved in the decisions being made. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to discuss indications and contraindications for extraction-replantation and practice the techniques used in this procedure for the best outcomes.


  Friday, October 5, 2018   Saturday, October 6, 2018  
  The Paradigm Shift of Minimal Invasive Endodontics   Pulp Tissue Regeneration: Challenges and New Outlook  
  Presented by:   Dr. Gianluc Plotino and Dr. Nick Grande     Presented by:   Dr. Mo K. King   
  Time:   9:20 AM - 10:30 AM   Time:   9:20 AM - 10:20 AM  

Minimal invasive dentistry represents the trend of the moment and endodontic access procedures are moving toward this direction. The lecture will describe the new principles that should guide the endodontic access and preparation and it will critically analyze the advantages and limits of minimal invasive access and preparation, redefining a new endodontic 'gold standard'. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to evaluate the real 3D anatomy of teeth and describe the basic concepts of access cavity preparation and orifice location.








Pulp tissue regeneration, such as revascularization, has gained tremendous clinical and scientific interest over the past decades. Recent studies uncovered the challenges with revascularization, including frequent root canal calcification and lack of functional pulp tissue regeneration. Thus, the future endeavors will be geared towards cell-based approaches, in which regeneration of pulp-dentin complex would circumvent the clinical challenges associated with pulp tissue regeneration. The lecture will highlight the current state of pulp regeneration approaches and ways in which dentin-pulp complex may be regenerated in otherwise necrotic pulp tissues. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to discuss the clinical benefit of pulp regeneration approaches over conventional therapies, with overall success rates of revascularization reported in the literature.



  Management of Second Mesio-buccal, Narrow and Curved Canals with Only One Reciprocating Instrument   Endodontics Microsurgery A to Z  
  Presented by:   Dr. Ghassan Yared   Presented by:   Dr. Syngcuk Kim  
  Time:   11:00 AM - 12:10 PM   Time:   11:00 AM - 12:10 PM  

This presentation will describe the preparation of severely curved canals and heavily calcified canals with only one instrument without an initial canal negotiation and without the creation of a glide path. We will discuss the efficiency and safety, and the limitations of this technique. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to discuss the challenges associated with the initial canal negotiation/canal scouting and the limitations of glide path instruments.





Modern endodontic practice must provide both nonsurgical and surgical treatment options. Endodontic microsurgery is fundamentally different from the old apical surgery or apicoectomy in terms of instruments, materials, biological principles and, most importantly, the success rate.  Dr. Syngcuk Kim will illustrate 8 basic steps in microsurgery, so that you have a clear understanding of the surgical procedures. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to describe the differences between the old fashion apical surgery verses modern microsurgery and list the 8 basic steps in endodontic microsurgery.


  Past, Present and Future of Endodontic File: Where Science Meets Technology   Endodontic Disinfection:  3D Irrigation  
  Presented by:   Dr. Sergio Kuttler   Presented by:   Dr. Cliff Ruddle  
  Time:   13:30 PM - 14:40 PM   Time:   13:30 PM - 14:40 PM  

In 1988, Dr. Walia introduced the advantages of NiTi. Over the years, many researchers and clinicians have implemented these benefits when designing and manufacturing NiTi endodontic files. This has lead to more consistent treatment options and results. However, an overwhelming number of these hand and mechanized files have had a very short duration in the marketplace because of their lack of scientific data and impracticality. This presentation will discuss the science and benefits of refining metals and outline benchmarks in the modern endodontic age. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to define the advantages of one single file NiTi system over the other ones and identify the ability of a single file system over multiple file systems in preparing canals without procedural errors.




There is great controversy in opinion regarding the ability to achieve complete treatment, yet predictably successful endodontics is dependent on fulfilling the objectives for shaping canals, 3D cleaning, and filling root canal systems. This lecture will emphasize the clinical importance of active irrigation and its role in cleaning both the instrumentable and uninstrumentable portions of root canal systems. We will present evidence-based research to compare and contrast new methods intended to improve debridement, smear layer removal, and the disruption of Biofilms. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to identify the biological and clinical factors that influence success and compare the various methods utilized for cleaning root canal systems.



  Predictable and Minimally Invasive Method to Retrieve a Separated File   Nanomaterials in Endodontics: A Potential Game Changer  
  Presented by:   Dr. Yoshitsugu Terauchi       Presented by:   Dr. Anil Kishen  
  Time:   15:10 PM - 16:20 PM   Time:   15:10 PM - 16:20 PM  

The lecture will cover the root canal preparation, the modern concept, and the predictable procedure for instrument retrieval uniquely proposed to both maximize the success and minimize dentin sacrifice without causing iatrogenic events. The recent literature has shown that the instrument retrieval with this technique was predictable and was significantly more successful and more conservative in dentin sacrifice than the conventional techniques. This unique procedure in combination with CBCT for instrument retrieval will clinical cases. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to describe the three main factors affecting the success in separated file retrieval and make an appropriate diagnosis/predictable treatment plan for separated file removal. 



Endodontic technologies and biomaterials have witnessed significant advances in the last decade. In spite of these advances, some of the integral limitations in endodontic continue to treatment persist. Development of minimally invasive techniques that predictably disinfect the infected teeth, reverse disease mediated changes in dentin, improve mechanical characteristics of dentin and promote biologically based treatment will have the potential to shift the current paradigm in endodontic therapy. Bioactive nanoparticles have received significant interest in biomedicine and health care in the recent times. This lecture will cover the application of multifunctional nanoparticles for functional tissue engineering on teeth with apical periodontitis. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to discuss the basics of nanoparticles and functionalization for application in endodontics.  

  From Vital Pulp Therapy to Anatomically Directed Root Treatment - Everything is Changing!   Is It Toothache? Non-odontogenic Pain Presenting as Dental Pain  
  Presented by:   Dr. Martin Trope   Presented by:   Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson  
  Time:   16:30 PM - 17:40 PM   Time:   16:30 PM - 17:40 PM  

It is indisputable that maintaining a vital healthy pulp is the best way to prevent apical periodontitis. However, the treatment protocols available for vital pulp therapy are extremely limited and currently the best treatment for a carious exposure is a full pulpectomy. New materials and knowledge give some hope to expanding the role of vital pulp therapy to include cases where we previously thought it to be impossible. The lecture will discuss the biological indications for indirect pulp capping, direct pulp capping, pulpotomy and pulp regeneration. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to discuss the requirements for successful vital pulp therapy/root canal therapy and the advantages of bioceramic materials.




This lecture will focus on facial pain that can mimic toothache such that the patient beliefs the pain is coming from a tooth rather than of non-odontogenic source.  We will review numerous actual cases during the lecture. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to describe the fundamental mechanisms for referred pain and recognize if the pain is indicating a life-threatening disease.







  Sunday, October 7, 2018  
  How to Prevent Instrument Breakage by Creating a Mechanical Reproducible Glide Path (Don't Rotate, Reciprocate)”  
  Presented by:   Dr. Yosef Nahmias                                                                                              Time:   11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  

Instrument breakage remains one of the most frustrating and tragic events that we have to face in our daily practices. This lecture will describe a technique that involves the use of mechanical instruments to create a reproducible Glide Path that will prevent the separation of instruments in the root canal system even in the most challenging of cases. At the conclusion of this lecture, you will be able to explain the use of mechanical instruments to create a glide path and recognize how to prevent instrument breakage in the root canal system.





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Attendance at conference may earn a maximum of 13.87 credit hours in Endodontics and Orofacial Pain (AGD Code: 070 and 200).


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This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education and the International Federation of Endodontics Association.

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