Dr.Gianluca Plotino

DDS, PhD, Endodontist

Gianluca Plotino was born in 1978 in Rome, Italy. He graduated in dentistry from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2002. He received the “Alfred Bean Memorial” prize from the Chicago Dental Society for the best Italian research graduate thesis 2001-2003, the "Hans Genet Award" from the European Society of Endodontology for the best European Researcher in 2013 and several other research prizes. He became Assistant Professor of Endodontics in the School of Dentistry at the Catholic University of Rome spending his time teaching, giving lectures and partecipating in the faculty practice. Dr. Plotino was Professor of Endodontics in the School of Dental Hygiene from 2005 to 2008 at the Catholic University of Rome where he obtained his PhD in 2009. From 2009 he was working in the Department of Endodontics at the “Sapienza” - University of Rome as Senior Lecturer and Professor of Scientific English in the School of Dental Hygiene until 2017. In 2017 he received the certification to be Professor of II level and in 2018 to be Professor of I level in Italy. Gianluca Plotino is a Specialist Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), International Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), active member of the Italian Society of Conservative Dentistry (SIDOC), the Italian Academy of Endodontics (AIE) and the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE). Dr. Plotino published more that 100 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals on different endodontic and restorative topics, 2 textbooks and contributed with numerous chapters in other textbooks. He is Associate Editor of the European Endodontic Journal and the Italian Journal of Endodontics and part of the Editorial Board of several other journals. Dr. Plotino owns two patents, has given several lectures, courses and hands-on courses worldwide and works in his own private practice limited to endodontics and restorative dentistry in Rome, Italy.

10:00 - 11:00 PM

Friday Day 3, 8th Mar

A rationale approach to modern access cavity delinquent

Short Abstract:

Clinical studies demonstrate that long term prognosis of the root filled teeth is influenced by the quality of the restoration as well as by the quality of the root canal treatment itself. The most recent trends in restoration of endodontically treated teeth are following the concept of minimally invasive dentistry, proposing more conservative, less expensive and bio-economic restorations, based mostly on adhesive dentistry and the introduction of new materials and technologies. Following these trends, the access procedures in endodontics and the root canal preparation are changing in a conservative way, sometimes drastically if compared with the traditional concepts of cavity outline opening and coronal straight-line access to reach the apical region. Endodontic literature appears to be poor in demonstrating how these minimal invasive access procedures can influence the quality and prognosis of root canal treatment.

By the end of this webinar the participant will be able to:
- Define the basic concepts of access cavity preparation.
- Demonstrate new strategies to optimize access cavity preparation.
- Inspect critically the advantages and disadvantages of present technologies, instruments, and techniques.