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COURSE 03


Anatomically Directed Endodontics

Evolutionary technologies have resulted in new generation of instruments designed to access areas that traditional “round” NiTi cannot safely reach. After initial negotiation of the root canal space with a glide path file, these “virtual core” files complete the cleaning to the maximum natural diameter. The native anatomy configuration is sustained and intra-canal dentin conservation is optimized. This conservative root treatment is completed by bioceramic root filling technology that does not shrink, wash out or require excessive preparation on the coronal third of the canal space. Participants will learn the shortcomings associated with traditional NiTi instrumentation and legacy obturation techniques and how this new evolutionary generation of 3D files and bioceramic technologies will obviate these shortcomings and engender predictable endodontic success:

Objectives
  • Understand the shortcomings of traditional files that produce round shapes
  • Tissue engineering of the dentine-pulp complex
  • Cell homing, cell-based and cell free approaches

Martin Trope

Dr. Martin Trope was born in Johannesburg, South Africa where he received his BDS degree in dentistry in 1976. From 1976 to 1980 he practiced General Dentistry and Endodontics. In 1980 he moved to Philadelphia to specialize in Endodontics at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating as an Endodontist he continued at the University of Pennsylvania as a faculty member until 1989 when he became Chair of Endodontology at Temple University, School of Dentistry. In 1993 he accepted the JB Freedland Professorship in the Department of Endodontics, UNC at Chapel Hill. Named in honor of one of the founding fathers of Endodontics, the Freedland Professorship recognizes significant contributions to the specialty. In 2014, he was awarded the Jens Ove Andreasen Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Dr. Trope is Clinical Professor, Department of Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania. He is also in private practice.