The use of bioactive materials in Endodontics
Thursday, 10 Nov
Since the creation of the first MTA for dental use, biocompatible materials have represented a revolutionary change in treatment plans and success rates in difficult and hopeless cases.
Three Masters, Giuseppe Cantatore, Gilberto Debelian and Samuel Kratchman, will come in succession during this Pre-Congress Course on one of the most interesting and challenging topics: the use of “bioactive” MTA-like materials in Endodontics.
The course will be divided into three different parts:
- perforations and apical plug
- root canal obturation and resorptions
- surgical endo.
The aim is to give participants a complete view of the best tecniques and protocols for facing difficult cases with the aid of MTA-like materials.
Professor Giuseppe Cantatore graduated in Medicine in 1980 at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”.
In 1983 he specialized in General Dentistry at the same University.
Prof. Cantatore taught Endodontic at the University of L’Aquila from 1987 to 1991 and of Rome “La Sapienza” from 1992 to 1998.
From 2000 to 2014 he has been Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Verona-Italy.
From 2014 he is Professor of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry at the University San Raffaele in Milan.
Prof. Cantatore is Author of more than 100 articles mostly related to Endodontics published on National and International Dental Magazines.
As an International Speaker Prof. Cantatore gave Pre-Congress Courses, Workshop, and Presentations during the most important International Meeting; among them the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) and the European Association of Endodontists (ESE).
At the present moment Prof. Cantatore is Past-President of the European Society of Dental Microscopy (EFAM),
Past-President of the Italian Society of Endodontists (SIE),
Past President of Italian Association of Dental Microscopy (AIOM),
and honorary member of the Libanese Society of Endodontics.
Prof. Cantatore lives and works in Rome with clinical practice limited to Endodontics.
Dr. Gilberto Debelian, DMD, PhD
Dr. Gilberto Debelian has received his DMD degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brasil in 1987. He has completed his specialization in Endodontics from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, USA in 1991 and received the Louis I. Grossman Postdoctoral Student Award in Endodontics. He has taught as a clinical instructor and associate professor at the post-doctoral endodontic program at the Department of Endodontics, University of Oslo, Norway from 1991 to 2001, and from 2006 to 2010. He has concluded his PhD studies at the University of Oslo, Norway in 1997 on endodontic microbiology, which gave him two scientific awards from the Europen Society of Endodontology (ESE) and from the Norwegian Dental Association both in 1997. His is an adjunct visiting professor at the post-graduate program in endodontics, University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. Dr. Debelian maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics as well as an advance endodontic microscopy center – EndoInn – in Bekkestua, Norway.
Dr. Debelian has authored 3 chapter books in Endodontics, one book in Endodontics and written more than 50 scientific and clinical papers. He is currently member of the scientific advisory panel for the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Endodontic Practice Today and director of the Oslo Endodontic Study Club as well as the past vice-president of the Norwegian Endodontic Society. Dr. Debelian has lectured nationally and internationally on different biological and clinical topics in endodontics. Dr. Debelian is also involved on hands-on courses on different topics including on NiTi instrument technologies and operative dental microscopy both on conventional, retreatment and surgical endodontics.
Dr. Sam Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He received a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. both from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam then entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a certificate of endodontics, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program.
Dr. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on endodontics and intentional replantation for the Microsurgery in Endodontics textbook, and the Dental Clinics of North America. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. Both Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry magazines honored Dr. Kratchman as the cover story for their “Best of “ issues.
Dr. Kratchman lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, South America, Canada and Asia. He also maintains two private practices, limited to endodontics, in Exton and West Chester Pennsylvania.