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An upcoming free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar will discuss bioactive ceramics and how their use has evolved since the 1990s to become an indispensable part of the contemporary dental armamentarium. (Image: DTI)

Bioactive ceramics put under the microscope in free webinar

By Dental Tribune International
October 25, 2019

NEW YORK, U.S.: More than 2,500 articles have been published in the field of bioactive ceramics in dental materials, according to Dr. Hugo Sousa Dias. In a free Dental Tribune Study Club webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 30, Dias will be discussing the materials from a clinical perspective, focusing especially on mineral trioxide aggregate.

Dias believes that, since the introduction of bioactive ceramics in the 1990s, the use of the materials has expanded from endodontic restorative and pulpal treatments to endodontic sealing and obturation. Nowadays, they are an indispensable part of the contemporary dental armamentarium, he says. In the webinar, this contention will be further elaborated on with reference to experiences in a clinical setting.

After gaining his DDS, Dias completed the postgraduate program in endodontics at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. Besides running his own endodontic practice in Porto, Portugal, he is the Director of the Master in Endodontics clinical residency program at Foramen Dental Education in the same city. Additionally, Dias is the founder of the Portuguese Group for Endodontic Study and a member of the European Society of Endodontology and the Sociedade Portuguesa de Endodontologia [Portuguese endodontic society]. He has given more than 20 lectures around the world and is co-author of a chapter in the book The Root Canal Anatomy in Permanent Dentition (Springer, 2018).

The 1-hour webinar, titled “Biomaterials in Endodontics: What We Know From the Clinical Point of View,” will be broadcast live on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 1 p.m. EDT. Attendance is free of charge after easy registration on the website. Participants will be able to ask questions via a chat window and have the opportunity to earn a continuing education credit by completing a multiple-choice questionnaire on the topic.

Dental professionals who are interested in attending the course may register online here.




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