CE Hours: 1.5

Seq# 118 - Vital Pulp Therapy in the Age of Tricalcium Silicates

This session will be recorded and available through IADR CE On Demand after the meeting for Continuing Education Credit.  

Tricalcium silicates are considered the materials of choice for vital pulp therapy and regenerative procedures, given their success in clinical applications. This appears to be due to their chemical, physical and bioactive properties.
The recent clinical use of an almost pure tricalcium silicate cement shows enormous potential in deep carious lesions and severe injuries due to trauma. . Nowadays, light-cured capping materials are developed to reduce the setting time of tricalcium silicates and take advantage of their inherent bioactive properties.
This symposium will analyze the properties of tricalcium silicates materials. It will investigate the consequences of tricalcium silicates modification by adding resins on their bioactive properties. The symposium will highlight the advantage of using tricalcium silicates for pulpotomy in primary and permanent teeth as well as in direct pulp capping, traumatized immature teeth and root fractures.

Learning Objectives:

  • The clinician should know that the clinical performance of a material is dependent on its specific properties.
  • The clinician should know that adding resins to tricalcium silicates leads to pulp toxicity and destruction.
  • The clinician should know that outcomes of clinical trials demonstrated tricalcium silicate success in pulpotomy and in treating injuries in immature teeth.

Co-sponsored by Septodont