02738 - Endodontia

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student has a preparation that allows to recognize, face and solve simple cases of endodontics. In particular, the student is able to: • recognize and properly use the main tools used for endodontics; • recognize and appropriately use the main materials for endodontics; • diagnose the main pathologies that require endodontic treatment; • recognize the indications for endodontic treatment and perform a correct preparation of the access cavity; • plan and organize simple endodontic interventions; • perform endodontic treatments on epoxy resin elements and natural teeth.

Course contents

History of endodontics and its significance in modern dentistry

Review of the anatomy of the endodontic system of permanent and deciduous teeth

Recalls of the pathophysiology of the dental pulp and its role in the diagnosis of endodontic pathology

The microbiology of the endodontic system (module 2)

The endodontic clinic. The visit, Anamnesis, signs, symptoms, diagnostic tests and diagnosis in endodontics.The treatment plan

The instruments of the endodontist: Gross instruments, handpieces, ultrasounds, apex detectors, instruments for access, root canal instruments, burs.

The rubber dam

Materials in endodontics: Solvents, Sealers, gutta-percha etc.

The phases of endodontic treatment: Anesthesia, access, instrumentation, cleansing, closure and postendo reconstruction.

The pulp capping.



Selected Endodontic literature

Cohen's Pathways of the Pulp 12th Edition

Teaching methods

In room lessons

Assessment methods

Oral and/or written exam

Teaching tools

power point presentations

Office hours

See the website of Gian Andrea Pelliccioni

See the website of Alessio Buonavoglia