Dentistry CPD Series: Caries at the Border
Caries excavation follows two objectives, to maximize restoration quality and to minimize danger to the pulp. If caries approaches the pulp, clinical decision making is a difficult process. Recently, new research information has been distilled to develop group based recommendations (ICCC and ESE). Old concepts like stepwise caries removal or selective one-step caries tissue removal are now in the focus of these recommendations. Above that, the terminology of deep caries lesions has been revised and clarified.
Clinical decision making and clinical teaching on the basis of these new recommendations is a challenge and will be discussed in this lecture.
Professor Richard Stoll
Prof. Stoll started his dental career as a certified dental technician. He graduated from Philipps University in Marburg, Germany in 1986 and finished his Doctoral Degree and three years of training in Endodontology in 1990. His PhD (Habilitation) was completed in 2003. He started his research in the Department of Prosthodontics and Metallurgy at Tokyo Medical & Dental University in 1989. In 2008 he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 2012 he was appointed Professor of Restorative Dentistry at James Cook University. He is currently working on the clinical aspects of ceramic restorations in aesthetic dentistry and in the expansive field of endodontology and adhesive dentistry with composite materials. Prof. Stoll has been a visiting Professor in the department of Operative Dentistry in San Antonio and the department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontology in Budapest. Prof. Stoll has published 51 peer reviewed publications, 8 clinical articles, 2 peer reviewed case studies, 2 book chapters and has given 13 international key note lectures during the last 10 years.
CPD Points: 1