Tooth structure preservation: a glimpse on the future of endodontics

The relevance of preservation of coronal and radicular tooth structure in the determination of the success and survival of endodontically treated teeth has been proven time and time again in clinical trials.

Laboratory and clinical data also highlight the importance of preventing root crack formation during root canal instrumentation using Nickel-titanium rotary files.

This lecture will go through the evidences proving that retention of tooth structure and crack prevention are associated with a better outcome of root canal treatments.

A new Instrument (Trunatomy) designed with the objective of facilitating endodontic treatment of difficult teeth while maintaining coronal tooth structure will be presented.

Dr. Francesco Mannocci

  • MD, DDS, PhD, FHEA.
  • Specialist in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry.
  • He obtained his MD (Pisa, Italy, 1986) and DDS (Pisa, 1990) in Italy, and his PhD in Clinical Dentistry from King’s College London in 2001.
  • After having worked in private practice in Pisa for 18 years while collaborating with the University of Siena as a Visiting Professor he became Lecturer in Endodontology at King’s College London in 2004, Senior lecturer/Honorary Consultant in 2006, Head of Endodontology in 2008, and Professor of Endodontology at King’s College London in 2011.
  • Prof Mannocci has authored more than 120 papers in international peer reviewed journals.
  • Prof Mannocci is Associate Editor of the International Endodontic Journal.
  • Prof Mannocci has done research work on subjects including restoration of endodontically treated teeth, instrumentation techniques, dental anatomy, histology, endodontic radiology and endodontic microbiology.
  • Prof Mannocci maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Central London.