He received his DDS degree in 2003 and his postgraduate certificate in Endodontics in 2006 from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece. From 2007-2010 he divided his time between the University of Thessaloniki, the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA) and the Physics of Fluids group at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, towards completion of  the PhD degree. In 2011 he became postdoctoral researcher in the Physics of Fluids group, University of Twente and in 2013 he joined ACTA, where he is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontology. He has authored or co-authored more than 40 papers in peer-reviewed journals and five book chapters and serves as a referee for several international journals. His main research interest lies in experimental and computational methods to study the dynamics of root canal irrigation.

Attivare le soluzioni irriganti contribuisce alla disinfezione del sistema dei canali radicolari?

Sab 11 Nov


Does irrigant activation contribute to the disinfection of the root canal system?

Irrigation is an essential step during root canal treatment. Conventional syringe irrigation is still widely used but several activation methods have been developed in an effort to augment debridement and disinfection of the root canal system. However, the findings of independent studies often contradict the manufacturers’ claims and in many cases the evidence on the effectiveness of irrigant activation is inconclusive. This lecture will present a critical appraisal of the available evidence on irrigant activation methods, highlighting both their advantages and limitations, with particular focus on their disinfection capacity.

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