This book is intended as a practical guide to endodontic diagnosis, pathology, and treatment planning. The coverage is comprehensive and encompasses such topics as disease classification, the endodontic armamentarium, anatomy, the role of different radiographic techniques, treatment decision making, preoperative management, the use of antibiotics and analgesics, and anesthesia. Numerous high-quality illustrations and clinical photographs are included to highlight key concepts and findings, and best practice is documented by means of clinical case examples. The provision of concise tips and recommendations ensures that the reader will quickly be able to find solutions to diverse endodontic challenges. In addition, the most relevant literature is reviewed in order to support and reinforce the discussed clinical concepts. The book will assist dental practitioners and endodontic trainees/specialists in planning the management of any endodontic case from first principles.
Pain of dental/non dental origin.- Functions of the pulp.- Classification of pulpal and peri-apical disease.- Cysts.- Preoperative management.- Cleaning and sterilization.- Treatment planning and Decision making process.- Endodontic armamentarium.- Antibiotics and analgesics.- Examination and diagnosis.- Radiography and endodontics.- Anatomy and root canal morphology.- Rubber dam.- Local anaesthesia.- Endodontic-Periodontal relationship.- Orthodontic-endodontic relationship.- Systemic disease and endodontics.
Bobby Patel BDS, MFDS RCS (ED) MClinDent (ENDO) (Dist) MRD RCS (ENG) MRACDS (ENDO), graduated from Bart’s and the London Medical and Dental School in 1999. Subsequently gained experience as a dentist in general practice and the community dental services. Further experience was gained within the hospital settings working as a restorative senior house officer at Bart’s and the London Medial and Dental School. He then completed a 12-month surgical posting at Basildon hospital working as a clinical fellow in oral maxillofacial surgery. He was accepted onto the UK mono-speciality endodontic training pathway at the Eastman Dental Institute where he completed his MClinDent in 2004-2007. He was awarded a distinction for his academic achievement during this time. In 2006 the British Endodontic awarded him a poster prize for his innovative research entitled “Development of an in vitro model for the study of microbial infection in human teeth”. In 2007 he was awarded membership in restorative dentistry, the highest formal qualification in the UK and registered on the specialist list for endodontics thereafter. He then moved to Australia to work in specialist referral practice from 2007 to present. In 2012 he was awarded membership of the royal Australian college of Dental Surgeons (Endodontics). He is very active in continuing education programs, with a particular interest in hands-on courses dealing with diagnosis, treatment planning, root canal therapy and surgical endodontics. He is a Dentsply Maillefer key opinion leader and certified trainer, regularly giving lectures to general dentists regarding the latest endodontic Ni-Ti rotary file techniques. His particular interests are with surgical endodontics, intentional re-implantation procedures and endodontic re-treatment.