Dr. George Bogen


Dr. George Bogen is currently Senior Lecturer and Program Director for the Discipline of Endodontics at the University of Queensland, Oral Health Centre in Brisbane, Australia. He maintained a private Endodontic practice in Los Angeles, California from 1998-2018. Dr. Bogen received his dental degree in 1978 and his certificate in Endodontics in 1995, both from the University of Southern California (USC). He lectured for the postgraduate departments at UCLA, Loma Linda, NSU and the VA in Long Beach and is a former Clinical Assistant Professor of Endodontics at USC. He is the past President of the Southern California Academy of Endodontists, past secretary and trustee of American Association of Endodontists Foundation, currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Journal of the California Dental Association and Decisions in Dentistry, past member of the AAE Corporate Relations Committee and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a registered Expert Witness and has been retained in various legal cases over the past twenty years. He has published numerous research articles, textbook chapters and has lectured nationally and internationally.

10.00 - 11.00 PM

Thursday Day 2, 7th May


Short Abstract:

Vital pulp therapy (VPT) is designed to preserve and maintain pulpal health in the permanent teeth and current advances have made VPT a predictable procedure in teeth exposed to trauma, caries, restorative procedures or anatomical anomalies. Recent scientific advances in our understanding of pulp biology and the introduction of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) and other Bioceramic or Calcium Silicate Cements (CSCs) have provided reliable treatment strategies for teeth that exhibit healthy and partially inflamed pulps.

By the end of this lecture the participant will be able to:
-Identify new treatment modalities and materials necessary for predictable outcomes for VPT procedures in patients of all ages under a variety of circumstances.
-Observe the importance of inflammation assessment and hemorrhage control in VPT.
-Demonstrate Different techniques for MTA or CSC placement in VPT.