Is Calcium Silicate-Based Sealers Usage a Paradigm Shift?
This lecture aims to discuss the clinical use of hydraulic calcium silicate-based sealers for obturation of the root canal space. Given the fact that these sealers grow in popularity over time, it seems essential to clarify why, when and how to use them. Hydraulic sealers have been extensively investigated in in vitro studies highlighting their interesting biological and physicochemical properties. The specificities of these sealers raise different questions connecting the research on these materials and their use in clinical practice which has been reported to be strongly variable between practitioners and often ignoring the available knowledge. At the end of this presentation, the participants should be aware of the advantages/limitations of calcium silicate-based sealers, their most relevant indications and how their selection may impact the endodontic clinical protocol.
Frédéric Bukiet has been appointed Full Professor in 2017 and is currently the head of department of Endodontics at Aix-Marseille University. His research activity allowed him to earn his PhD in 2014 at the University of Montpellier then his accreditation to supervise research (HDR) in 2016 at Aix Marseille University. He is also a master clinician maintaining his daily endodontic practice in his office at La Timone hospital in Marseille and educating undergraduates and postgraduates. He is in charge of the Postgraduate Endodontic Program with Dr Ludovic Pommel and the director of the continuing education division. Frédéric has published numerous papers on different topics in several national and international journals. He is also a certified member of the European Society of Endodontology and the secretary of the French College of Teachers in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics (CNEOC). He serves as a peer reviewer for different journals (International Endodontic Journal, Clinical Oral Investigations, European Endodontic Journal, European Journal of Dental Education, Scanning, Materials) and is also Associate Editor of the European Endodontic Journal.