APEC 2021


Suman Gautam

Does the lesion heal? Let’s follow up


With the endodontic intervention millions of teeth are saved around the world per year. Although it’s an established science with long track record still doubts creeps in among millions of minds all round the world when faced with large periapical lesion, large perforations and less coronal tooth structure. We tend to term it hopeless and choose an easy path of replacement. But are we so sure that they are hopeless and we will not be able to retain them?

This presentation will try to answer the doubt that’s in our mind, does the lesion heal after my intervention? with the help of clinical cases that were followed up.

Short cv

Dr Suman Gautam completed his BDS from BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal in 2004 and went on to pursue his Masters Degree in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics , obtained in 2009 from Kathmandu University. He is Associate Professor, Head of the department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics in the Nepal Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is the BDS Program Coordinator of the institute.

He served as   the Editor –in Chief of Journal of Nepal Dental Association (JNDA) from 2012-17 A.D.

He is a founder member and current President of Conservative dentistry and Endodontics association of Nepal (CDEAN) for 2019-2021. 

He has presented in different general and endodontic forums at national and international level.

He has published several articles in national and international journals.

His key areas of interest are, Microscopic endodontics ,cbCT in endodontics and endodontic retreatments .

He has been into exclusive restorative and endodontic practice since 2009 .He is the first in Nepal to incorporate operating microscope in his routine restorative and endodontic practice since 2016.He has his practice, dedicated to restorative and endodontic treatment, named Root canal centre. 

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