This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 1.5 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 070.
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Even if not new in endodontics, the reciprocating motion has been recently applied to specifically designed nickel-titanium (NiTi) instruments. Reciprocation has reduced the risk of fracture due to torsion and to the accumulation of metal fatigue, which are the main shortcoming of rotary NiTi instruments. After 4 years of extensive clinical use, research and teaching of all these instruments, the lecturers will describe and explain the several advantages that are related to the use of this kind of movement.
Reciprocating instruments are very easy to be used and taught, the learning curve is extremely short and optimal clinical results can be obtained earlier of other rotary systems. It became very simple, safe and fast to complete successfully even the most difficult clinical cases, while maintaining the maximum clinical standard of a high level practice and drastically reducing possible errors and problems related to the root canal preparation. All these aspects will be extensively and critically analyzed and discussed giving particular attention to the research conducted on the reciprocating instruments on the market and the clinical step by step of these techniques.
Description of Speaker:
Gianluca Plotino DDS, PhD
Gianluca Plotino was born in 1978 in Rome, Italy. He graduated in dentistry from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2002. He received the “Alfred Bean Memorial” prize from the Chicago Dental Society for the best Italian research graduate thesis 2001-2003, the "Hans Genet Award" from the European Society of Endodontology for the best European Researcher in 2013 and several other research prizes. He became Assistant Professor of Endodontics in the School of Dentistry at the Catholic University of Rome spending his time teaching, giving lectures and participating in the faculty practice. Dr. Plotino was Professor of Endodontics in the School of Dental Hygiene from 2005 to 2008 at the Catholic University of Rome where he has obtained his PhD in 2009. From 2009 he is working in the Department of Endodontics at the “Sapienza” - University of Rome as Senior Lecturer and Professor of Scientific English in the School of Dental Hygiene. Gianluca Plotino is certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), International Member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), active member of the Italian Society of Conservative Dentistry (SIDOC) and of the Italian Academy of Endodontics (AIE). Dr. Plotino is part of the Editorial Board and official reviewer of several journals and has organized several research groups worldwide. He is author and co-author of more than 50 articles in scientific international peer-reviewed journals with impact factor on different endodontic and restorative topics and he has contributed with 4 chapters in textbooks and monographies and with several images in the textbook of the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE) "Atlas of Endodontic anatomy". Dr. Plotino has given several lectures, courses and hands-on courses worldwide and he also works in a private practice limited to endodontics and restorative dentistry in Rome.
Nicola Maria Grande DDS, PhD
Nicola M Grande received his degree in Dentistry (DDS) from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy in 1999 with a degree thesis on the fracture of NiTi rotary instruments. After two years in the Department of Endodontics at the the same University, he served as an Assistant Professor in Endodontics from 2001 to 2009. He has been Professor of Endodontics in the School of Dental Hygiene (2002-2008). From 2009 to 2012 he has worked as Researcher in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. From 2013 he is Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart. He completed his PhD program at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, in 2009, with a thesis on an innovative technique for the restoration of the endodontically treated teeth, that he has invented. His main scientific interests are the preparation of root canals with Nickel-Titanium rotary instruments, the study of anatomy and preparation of endodontic anatomy by micro-computed tomography techniques and the restoration of the endodontically treated teeth with new conservative approach. He contributed in the development of different instrument systems and new techniques, being even titular of international patents in endodontics and oral surgery fields. He is certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), International Member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE), active member of the Italian Society of Conservative Dentistry (SIDOC) and of the Italian Academy of Endodontics (AIE). Dr. Grande has published extensively in international peer-reviewed journals, he is contributor in several books of endodontic interest, member of the Editorial board of international peer reviewed journals and he is lecturing both nationally and internationally as keynote speaker in the fields of endodontics, microsurgery and restorative microinvasive dentistry. He works in private practice limited to endodontic and microsurgery in Rome – Italy.
Prof Gianluca Gambarini, MD, DDS
Full-time Professor of Endodontics, University of Rome, La Sapienza, Dental School. Head of the Endodontic Department. Director of Post graduate Master Programme in Endodontics at Sapienza University of Rome.
International lecturer and researcher, He is author of more than 450 scientific articles, three books and chapters in other books. He has lectured all over the world ( more than 350 presentations) and has been invited as a main speaker in the most important international (AAE, IFEA, ESE) and national endodontic congresses in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Middle East, Australia and South Africa. He has also lectured as an invited speaker in many Universities worldwide.
During his academic career he gained many awards and recognition, and was responsible of many scientific projects with national and international grants.
He has focused his interests on endodontic materials and clinical endodontics .He is actively cooperating as a consultant with many manufacturers all over the world to develop new technologies, operative procedures and materials for root canal treatment.
Official member of ANSI/ADA and ISO Commitees for Endodontic Materials. Active member of IADR, Italian Society of Endodontists (SIE) and European Society of Endodontology (ESE), Associate member of AAE. Former Scientific editor of the Italian Journal of Endodontics (G.It. Endo), official Journal of Italian Society of Endodontists (SIE), he is currently the Chairman of the Clinical Practice Committee of the ESE. Member of the scientific committee and/or reviewer of the most important international endodontic and dental journals
He still maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Rome, Italy.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:
- Know the history of reciprocation in endodontics
- Describe the basic concepts of modern reciprocation
- Describe the basic properties of the different reciprocating instruments
- Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of the reciprocating movement
- Perform new strategies for optimize root canal preparation with reciprocating instruments.
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