VITAL PULP TREATMENT AND COMPLICATED CROWN FRACTURES: CLINICAL APPLICATIONS AND CONTROVERSIES
Bill maintains a full-time specialist private practice restricted to Endodontics in Brisbane and Toowoomba, Australia. Bill is an honorary Clinical Professor at the University of Sydney. He is a Board member and Treasurer of the International Association of Dental Traumatology and is an author on the ‘IADT Guidelines for management of traumatic dental injuries’. He graduated DClinDent (Endo) from the University of Adelaide and has a PhD from the University of Sydney as well as numerous Fellowships. Bill has published more than 80 papers in international dental, material science and engineering journals. His papers are cited as reference texts by the American Association of Endodontists and the International Association of Dental Traumatology for the treatment of dental trauma and regenerative endodontic procedures. Bill is a contributing author for book chapters on endodontic outcomes and dental trauma, including “Pathways of the Pulp” and the “Textbook and Color Atlas of Traumatic Injuries to the Teeth”. He has lectured extensively nationally and internationally and has numerous international research collaborations in every continent.
The maintenance of pulp integrity is the goal for VPT with the goal of treatment is to remove the coronally inflamed pulp to allow healing of the exposed pulp. However, there are differences in outcomes for pulp capping, partial and complete pulpotomies. Furthermore, there are inconsistencies in the published guidelines adding confusion to a challenging clinical scenario. The aim of this presentation is to discuss the clinical applications for VPT and the treatment of complicated crown fractures and to provide clarity to the controversies in the guidelines.
- Understand outcomes for VPT and complicated crown fractures
- Understand material selection for VPT and complicated crown fractures