SIE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS 2016, Rome, 10-12 November 2016
Francesc Abella Sans

Francesc Abella Sans

Dr. Francesc Abella graduated in 2005 in dentistry at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (Barcelona), Spain. From 2005 to 2014 he completed his Master Degree and PhD doctoral Degree in Endodontic at Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain.
Dr. Abella 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 Barcelona. In clinical endodontics his areas of special interest include cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) in Endodontics, microcomputed tomography, dental anatomy, dental traumatology, periapical pathology, adhesive restorations, and restoration of root-canal-treated teeth.
Beside his work in private practice he is lecturing on Endodontics throughout Spain and other countries, is actually involved in endodontic research projects in the post-graduate endodontic program of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Spain. He is author of several papers in peer-reviewed journals. Part of the expert committee convened by the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) on the use of CBCT. Dr. Abella is also an active member of the Spanish Association of Endodontics (AEDE).

3D Endodontics: use of CBCT

Friday, 11 Nov

12.50 am

An accurate diagnosis of dental pulp compromised by caries, dental procedures or other forms of injury is crucial for making appropriate treatment decisions.

Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a relatively new method that produces three-dimensional (3D) information of the maxillofacial skeleton, including the teeth and their surrounding tissue, with a lower effective radiation dose than traditional CT scans. Specific endodontic applications for CBCT are being identified as the use of this technology becomes more common.

CBCT has great potential to become a valuable tool for diagnosing and managing endodontic problems, as well as for assessing root fractures, apical periodontitis, resorptions, perforations, root canal anatomy and the nature of the alveolar bone topography around teeth.

This presentation aims to review cone beam technology and its advantages over CT scans and conventional radiography, to illustrate current and future clinical applications in endodontic practice, and to highlight areas of further research of CBCT in endodontics. Specific case examples illustrate how treatment planning has changed with the images obtained with CBCT technology compared with only periapical radiography.

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