APEC 2021


Mehmet Baybora Kayahan

Endodontic Complications: Road to Hell?


The aim of endodontic treatment is to prevent or cure apical periodontitis. Root canal treatment is a predictable procedure with high survival rate. However, procedural problems such as broken instruments, ledge formation, transportation of the canal, root perforation and extrusion of the irrigants can affect the prognosis. On the other hand, patients demand the retention of their teeth more than ever before and this results in increasing necessity for the retreatment. Retreatment is easier with the help of Ni-Tis, biomaterials and ultrasonic instruments. Even hopeless teeth can be saved. There is no doubt that both root canal treatment and retreatment of teeth are feasible and economical ways to preserve function. In this lecture, follow-up of some tricky cases will be presented and discussed.

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He graduated from Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, in 1995. Between 1995-2000, he worked as a research assistant at Istanbul University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Endodontics. In 2000, he received the Dr. Med. Dent. degree. He worked at Yeditepe University, Faculty of Dentistry from 2000 until 2014. He became an Assistant Professor in 2002 and an Associate Professor in 2008. He began to work at Okan University, Faculty of Dentistry in 2014 where he became a Professor of Endodontics. Since July 2021, he has been working at Istanbul Health and Technology University, Faculty of Dentistry, as the Director of Department of Endodontics. He is the author of many local and international journals. He gives courses and conferences on root canal shaping and procedural problems in Endodontics. Dr. Kayahan is a certified member of the European Society of Endodontology. He is the Chair of IFEA Education Committee. He is currently the president of the Turkish Endodontic Society and Immediate Past President of Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation.

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