The evolution of pulp capping: Techniques and materials… Dr Daniel Felman


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Contemporary pulp capping techniques have evolved from largely empirical origins. Preserving the vitality of the dental pulp following traumatic or carious exposure is especially critical in the immature tooth where root formation is incomplete.
New techniques for vital pulp therapy have evolved with advances in pulp biology, tissue regeneration and materials science.
The recent introduction of bioactive materials has heralded a new treatment paradigm in pulp preservation techniques.

Learning Outcomes
• Appreciate the biological basis for pulpal repair and regeneration;
• Recognise the critical role of microorganisms in pulpal disease;
• Appreciate the bioactive properties of MTA and Bioceramic materials;
• Determine when vital pulp therapy is preferable to pulpectomy and endodontic treatment in the clinical setting.

Dr Daniel Felman
A Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, Dr Felman is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists and the International Association of Dental Traumatology, among other organisations. He also serves on the Victorian committee of the Australian Society of Endodontology. He is the Endodontic Specialist Consultant at Monash Medical Centre, lectures widely, and maintains a special interest in the management of complex traumatic dental injuries.

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