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Session Chair: António Ginjeira
rightEighteeth Medical lecture 1
20 Tips to improve Root Canals Preparation and Obturation


This presentation will describe many clinical tips for cleaning, shaping and obturation of root canal system. Those clinical tips will include: Canals Negotiation. Working Length Determination, Apical Patency, Enlargement of the Canals and Warm Obturation Technique. Attendees will better understand the variety of practice modalities available and integrate smart clinical strategies to achieve better endodontic results.

rightMohammad Hammo
 Mohammad Hammo

Dr. Mohammad Hammo Graduated from Jordan University in 1992 (BDS), and continued his higher education in Endodontics in saint-Joseph University in Lebanon 2001( DESE). Dr. Hammo has been lecturing locally and globally (more than 150 international conferences in more than 25 countries. He has publications in different scientific journals. He owns the Hammo Endodontic Clinics in Amman; additionally he is a consultant endodontist in Qatar and Bahrain. He is the former president of Scientific Committee of Jordan Dental Association, and also he is serving as the director of Endodontic Program in British Academy of Implant and Restorative Dentistry (BAIRDS), and Expert in Dental XP group. Dr. Hammo has been one of the most active endodontists on Facebook. He has thousands of followers across the globe. He has been the virtual mentor for many clinicians by virtue of his case sharing on the social media.

Invited speaker and sponsored lecturer for Eighteeth Medical

rightColtène / Micro Mega Lecture 1
Heat treatment & single file, why make that choice?


Over the years, several key aspects of endodontic treatments have undergone tremendous evolutions to simplify the endodontic procedure. However, root canal anatomy has not changed. Most cases are initially challenging and will demand full concentration from the operator to achieve what is considered to be a good root canal treatment by all and allowing the tooth to heal and to be functional over time. Achieving such an ambitious program, can be challenging and some how frustrating. If the shaping of the canal becomes easier, safer and repeatable, then that is one step we won’t have to worry about. Going single use, will simplify the organisation of a practice and permit to gain time, eliminating the complicated sterilisation procedures and insuring a new file for each patient. Using a single file system simplifies your operating procedure. However it has being noticed that most single file can be a little stiff. So the latter update of heat treatment seems to be the answer to enhance the single files properties when used in continuous rotation.


The lecture will aim to answer these questions: How, when and why did this combination of improvements become the key combination to simplify and potentiate most endodontic treatments?

rightTara Mc Mahon
 Tara Mc Mahon


Tara Mc Mahon obtained her Master in Dental Science (MSD) at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium in 2011. After which she first followed an advanced Master in Dental Science focused on Endodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry and then she completed a two-year course of specialization in Endodontics at ULB. Since 2014, Tara is an academic and clinical instructor for undergraduate students at the Brussels University (ULB) and became in 2017 a lecturer for the undergraduate endodontics course. Tara is also actively involved in training the post-graduate students during their endodontics specialisation (ULB). She works in her private practice limited to endodontic and microsurgery in Brussels - Belgium.

Dr. Tara Mc Mahon wrote several scientific articles and is a board member of «Quintessence Endo, revue française d’endodontie». She has performed lectures and hands on courses during national and international congresses.

Poster Presentations / Trade Exhibition
Session Chair: Isabelle Portenier
rightFotona Lecture
SWEEPS: the evolution of bubbles


SWEEPS® represents a natural next step in the evolution of the SSP (also known as PIPS®) technology. Differently from the single pulse emission SSP technology, the SWEEPS ®emits pairs of Er:YAG laser pulses, with the second pulse rapidly exploding the first imploding bubble, enhancing the collapse of the primary bubble, and thus improving the fluid movement and enhancing shock waves inside the endodontic space. In comparison to all other irrigation techniques, one of the advantages of SWEEPS® is in the easy and safe positioning of the cavitation source (the laser emitting fiber-tip) in the pulp chamber, very far from the apical terminus. This position permits a simultaneous irrigation in all of the endodontic space independently of the root canal anatomy, improving the efficacy and reducing the time required for the procedure, With SWEEPS®, the irrigant is delivered throughout of the complete root canal system, including within lateral canals and dentinal tubules. The SWEEPS® does not replace the standard instrumentation, however it makes it possible to use only the minimally invasive ISO 20-25 for enlarging the root end. The SSS/SWEEPS® protocols are validated by a strong body of published and non-published experiments and data. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), confocal analysis and computer tomography (CT) scanning were used to evaluate tissue dissolution and debridement and smear layer removal at the apical third. Bacteriological studies were also performed to assess the decontaminating effect of these techniques.

rightGiovanni Olivi


Dr. Giovanni Olivi graduated cum laude in Medicine and Surgery and in Dentistry at the University of Rome, Italy. He has lectured in the past twelve years as a visiting professor in several European universities and is currently focused on his private practice in Endodontics, Aesthetic and Pediatric Dentistry in Rome.

Dr. Olivi completed the postgraduate laser course at the University of Florence in 2002 and achieved the laser certification from ISLD in 2004. He also obtained his Advanced Proficiency from the Academy of Laser Dentistry in 2006 and achieved the Master status from ALD in 2009. In 2007 he received the “Leon Goldman Award” for clinical excellence from ALD.

Dr. Olivi is an active member of the Italian Academy of Microscope Dentistry (AIOM), the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE), the Italian Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SIOI) as well as an active member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). He lectures about laser dentistry worldwide and is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed articles and several textbook chapters on dentistry topics. He is also the author of 4 books on laser dentistry.

Angelus lecture
The past, the present and the future of Bioceramics in Endodontics
rightLeandro Pereira
 Leandro Pereira


Professor Leandro Pereira began his work in the area of operatory microscopy in 1998. Since then, he has been dedicated to the development of microphotography and microfilming through the microscope. He has also developed new microsurgical alternatives, and is one of the pioneers of piezoelectric endodontic (full) microsurgery. Currently he is disseminating this new microsurgical method around the world with lectures delivered in various countries such as the United States, Greece, Bulgaria, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Portugal, Chile, and Brazil. Degree from UNICAMP Professor of the Department of Endodontics at Faculdade e Centro de Pesquisas São Leopoldo Mandic - Campinas - São Paulo Master's and Doctorate in Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, and Drug Therapy at FOP-UNICAMP, Specialist in Endodontics - Operatory Microscopy - Inhalation Sedation Coordinator of the Photography in Dentistry Program of São Leopoldo Mandic in Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais Coordenator of the Endodontic Microsurgery Program at Branemark Osteo Integration Center Member of the American Association of Endodontists National and International Lecturer on Microsurgery and Endodontics The generalist nature of Prof. Leandro's academic education led him to author various Chapters in several Dentistry books. Rescuer (SBV) by the American Heart

Session Chair: Philip Delivanis
rightDentsply Sirona Lecture
TruNatomy: A Restoratively Driven Path to Endodontic Excellence


In addition to the conventional understanding of endodontic success determined by apical health, it has become evident that long-term retention is an important measure for the effectiveness of root canal treatments. Underpinning this strategy, TruNatomy is an innovative root canal treatment system built on the understanding that endodontic excellence will follow a restoratively driven path. TruNatomy allows a comprehensive and flexible treatment solution that preserves the structural integrity of the tooth and adapts to all your clinical situations. The system includes five innovative rotary instruments with a distinctive offset cross section and new advanced heat treatment, which provides excellent canal tracking and durability. TruNatomy provides a reproducible cantered glide path while the unique sizing promotes desired apical sizes without unnecessary coronal enlargement with just two or three instruments. The TruNatomy system offers a new flexible irrigation cannula, fitted gutta percha, electric heat plugger tip and paper points. This presentation is designed to introduce, in details, the new system by Dentsply Sirona and describe its features and use, combining excellent canal debridement with a smooth effortless feeling while shaping canals of all types of anatomy.


This presentation is designed to introduce, in detail, the new system by Dentsply Sirona and describe its features and use, combining excellent canal debridement with a smooth effortless feeling while shaping canals of all types of anatomy.


At conclusion participants should be able to

• highlight the relevance of restorability and restoration on endodontic outcomes

• describe design elements and usage of the new TruNatomy system

• apply clinically the principle of dentin preservation while promoting canal debridement

rightOve Peters
 Ove Peters


Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, PhD, is tenured professor and the Chair of the Department of Endodontics, as well as Director of the Advanced Education Program in Endodontology, at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California. He earned his dental degree from the University of Kiel, Germany, his endodontic certificates first in 2001 from the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and then again along with an MS degree in 2006 from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Peters served as an Assistant Professor of Prosthodontics from 1993¬1996 at the University of Heidelberg and as the Head of the Faculty Practice in restorative dentistry at the University of Zurich in 2001. He is a fellow of the American and International Colleges of Dentists, a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, and a recipient of multiple awards, including the Louis I. Grossman and the Hans Genet Awards. In addition to his role as Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal, Dr. Peters has authored more than 175 scientific articles, abstracts, and 15 chapters in endodontic textbooks, as well as two books, and has lectured both nationally and internationally. His main scientific interests are the design and performance of root canal instruments. In this area Dr. Peters has developed novel methods of three-dimensional imaging and mechanical testing. He has also assessed the efficacy of antimicrobial regimes in root canal treatment. More recently he became involved in research in endodontic and stem cell biology.

rightWoodpecker lecture 1
How to perform better endodontics with ultrasonics


Root canal retreatment have always been considered as a challenge due to the various level of difficulty dictated by the nature of the filling materials as well as the various mishaps made in the primary procedure. These factors can make retreatment a stressful and time-consuming procedure. The development of new techniques and equipment such as microscope and ultrasonics have enhanced the success rate and rendered US increasingly useful in endodontics. In this presentation, we will review briefly different type of ultrasonics and focus on piezoelectric technology. The latest clinical advances in both ultrasonic equipment and tips, the numerous uses of US in clinical endodontics will be exposed through their clinical implications. A didactical description of clinical procedures used for a complete disassembly; the removal of root filling materials, separated instruments and posts; and the localization of untreated canals will be reviewed for discussion.


At conclusion, participants should be able to:

• Describe the different types of ultrasonics

• Perform several methods for coronal disassembly and canal exploration upon non-surgical retreatment.

• Accomplish successful post removal of Pre-formed SS, gold, ceramic and fiber.

• Master a wide range of clinical techniques to safely remove different root canal pastes, carriers, separated instruments and silver points without compromising the outcome of the retreatment procedures.

• Evaluate the risks and prognosis of each treatment option

rightProf Walid Nehme
Prof Walid Nehme


Pr Walid Nehme (DDS, MSc, FICD) is a clinical professor at the Endodontic department of Saint Joseph University of Beirut where he received his DDS (1988) and MSc (1994). His academic activities lie within the field of undergraduate and postgraduate endodontic education and emphasizes on clinical training and conduction and surveillance of research projects. Pr Nehme has published scientific, and clinical articles in peer- reviewed journals nationally and internationally on subjects including Root canal anatomy, instrumentation techniques, NiTi files, Irrigation procedures, obturation and retreatment. He is an international member of the American association of endodontists (AAE). He served as President of the Lebanese Society of Endodontology (LSE). He is a founder member and former president of the Arab Endodontic Society (AES). He is a council member at the APEC. He is an analyst and opinion leader for clinical trials for endodontic manufacturers and have contributed to the elaboration of new files and devices in endodontics. He runs postgraduate endodontic courses and hands on in the Middle East, Africa and Europe and Canada. He works in a referral-based practice limited to endodontics in Beirut, Lebanon and Abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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