APEC 2021


Asgeir Sigurdsson

First Response to Dental Injury


It is paramount for all dentists to have some understating on how to diagnose and treat the most common dental injuries, especially the emergency phase of the treatment.  This is because for many injuries the time from injury to treatment can differentiate between saving a tooth or losing it to later complications.   In this lecture will review the diagnostic procedures needed in case of oral and dental trauma.  Necessary radiographic, facio-skeletal and oral evaluations will be explored and discussed with support of actual cases. The second part of the lecture will focus on new treatment modalities of the most common injures, with emphasis on the best initial or emergency response.

Short cv

DDS from University of Iceland in 1988. Graduated from University of North Carolina (UNC) in 1992, with certificate in endodontics and MS. 

Full time faculty at UNC 1992-2004, served as the Graduate Program Director of Endodontics 1997 to 2004. From 2004 to 2012 he was in a private endodontic practice in Reykjavik, Iceland and London, UK. 

2012 he became the Chairman of the Department of Endodontics, NYU Dentistry and is a tenured Associate Professor. Additionally, an adjunct Professor at UNC.  In February 2019 he was appointed as the interim Chairman of Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Sigurdsson is a past President of the International Association for Dental Traumatology and 2014 he was appointed as a Director of the American Board of Endodontics and served as the President of the Board 2029-20.  He serves on the editorial board of Dental Traumatologia.

Dr. Sigurdsson has been invited numerous times to lecture in 47 countries all over the World, on the topics of pain, endodontics, dental trauma and/or forensic sciences. He has written or co-written over 85 per-reviewed articles and 20 textbook chapters on same topics. 

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