VIRTUES AND LIMITS OF EVIDENCE BASED PROTOCOLS IN ENDODONTICS, THE FIRST CHALLENGE OF THE AIO INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE “GENDER SHIFT IN DENTISTRY”

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The theme of Gender Shift in Dentistry will permeate throughout the 11th International Congress of the Italian Dental Association. From Thursday June 10th to Saturday June 12th, 2021 in Chia on the island paradise in Sardinia in Italy, the stage will be set for top male and female speakers from around the world to take turns at the podium to explore one of the most important changes within the profession today, the gender shift, presenting not only the latest updates in dentistry but exploring if this new trend could be a new perspective or a future challenge for the profession.

It all begins on Thursday with a Pre-Congress Endodontic Session with some of the most important international names in Endodontics. From 9:00-10:30am Kim Syngcuk, professor at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, known for his research in the physiology and microcirculation of the dental pulp as well as creator of the Microscope Training Center at the university and author of the “Color Atlas of Microsurgery in Endodontics” will discuss a classic clinical dilemma: save the tooth or extract it and place an implant. He will attempt to find a consensus on what to save and what not to. Following will be a lecture by another world-renowned researcher, Josette Camilleri, from the School of Dentistry at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, author of over 130 publications in international journals and whose work has been cited more than 7,500 times. A member of the Dental Materials Group of the International Association of Oral and Dental Research, she will discuss evidence based protocols in Endodontics. Recently, a series of EBM articles provided official guidelines for clinical procedures in Endodontics and Traumatology, dictated by practical evidence but not always supported by primary research findings. This gap between scientific evidence and official positions will also be discussed.

At noon, Jennifer Gibbs, head of the department of Endodontics at Harvard University School of Dentistry, will address the challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of persistent post-endodontic pain on which she will present new studies and case-based scenarios. Finally the Italian, Giovanni Olivi, member of the Italian Society of Endodontics, the Italian Society of Pediatric Dentistry and coordinator of the masters program in “Laser Dentistry” at the Catholic University of Rome, will talk about innovation in endodontics using the PIPS/SWEEPS technology employing irrigants commonly used in endodontics (NaOCl and EDTA). Supported by protocols and validated by published bacteriological research and studies, Olivi will present scientific concepts behind clinical application and present a series of cases.

Immediately following a theoretical and practical course will be held introduced by a prelude given by the two lecturers from the Italian Society of Endodontics, the treasurer Irene Karin Pontoriero from the University of Genoa and the vice president Filippo Cardinali. During the course much space will be dedicated to three-dimensional obturation and the single cone technique with the use of bioceramic cement to obtain high quality obturations. The aim of the course is to share tips and tricks to achieve a 3D canal obturation in a predicable and stress-free way, always bearing in mind important operational rationale for continuous and constant therapeutic success. Participants will also have the opportunity to practice shaping and filling canals.

 

Registration for the congress is at www.congressaio.it Payment can be made by bank transfer. Confirmation of payment will be requested once the pandemic is securely behind us. Hotel reservations at the Chia Laguna Resort, the official location of the congress, may be made at mice@hotelchialaguna.com with no need for a deposit.

 

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