Dr. Ove A. Peters joined The University of Queensland School of Dentistry in 2020 as the professor of endodontics and coordinator, postgraduate programs. He had held faculty positions in Heidelberg, Germany and Zurich, Switzerland, as well as at the University of California and the University of the Pacific, both in San Francisco, CA, USA. Dr. Peters received his postgraduate education in endodontics at the University of Zurich and at UCSF and is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Dr. Peters has wide-ranging research expertise and has published more than 175 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, related to endodontic technology and biology. He has authored two books and has contributed to several leading textbooks in endodontics. Dr. Peters has received, among other awards, the Hans Genet Award of the European Society of Endodontology and more recently the Louis I. Grossman Award of the American Association of Endodontists. He is also a Fellow of the International and American Colleges of Dentistry.
Sadia is a Clinical Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Endodontics at King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. At King’s, she distributes her time between providing service to the GSTT and leading her research group. Apart from training the King’s Endodontics postgraduates, she is the Endodontics Clinical Lead for King’s dental undergraduates.
Sadia qualified as a dentist from Army Medical College (University of Sciences and Technology), Pakistan in 2002. She completed her Master’s in Oral Pathology/Sciences in 2007 from Queen Mary, University of London and subsequently received her PhD in Endodontics (Microbiology) from King’s College London in 2011. Since then, she has worked at King’s in various roles as Post-doc, Clinical Research Associate, Clinical Teacher. She completed her specialist training in Endodontology in 2020 and is a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh.
Her research theme is Endodontics Microbiology, its host-pathogen Interactions and Systemic Impact. She is Principal Investigator in the ‘Centre of Oral, Clinical & Translational Sciences’ at King’s College London. She has co-authored multiple publications in high impact scientific journals, written a book chapter, given several talks and chaired sessions/symposiums at various international scientific conferences, and peer review articles for scientific journals. She has supervised research projects for over 20 MClinDent and PhD students. She pioneered the development of a nutrient-stressed multi-species in vitro endodontic biofilm model, which has been widely used at King’s in various projects. With her extensive experience in culture and gene sequencing techniques, she has profiled the microbiota of endodontic biofilms and made a significant breakthrough in confirming the nosocomial nature of endodontic infections, thus emphasising the need for implementation of enhanced cross infection control protocol. She has expanded her research to investigate the systemic interactions of endodontic microbiome with host immune response that can pose cardiovascular disease risks. She collaborates across various disciplines within KCL and with other leading institutes in the UK, Europe and Asia as well as with industry. At King’s utilising state-of-the-art facilities, expertise and support, she is leading a dynamic research team to pursue the novel innovative high impact projects.
Apical periodontitis (AP) can contribute to persistent low-grade systemic inflammation which can have adverse impact on general health and quality of life of patient. Studies have attempted to associate AP with systemic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD), however lack of adequate high-quality evidence implies a weak association between CVDs and AP.
The aim of lecture is to discuss, based on the findings of our longitudinal cohort study on Host-Endodontic Microbiome interactions, the associations between AP, endodontic treatment and systemic health. Based on this scientific evidence, it will be discussed if AP can cause actual rise in the systemic inflammatory burden of CVD risk biomarkers, impacting vascular and systemic health. Utilising next generation sequencing and biomarker profiling, any associations between microbiome and biomarkers will also be discussed.
Private practice limited to microscopic endodontics
Since 2003 Owner of limited to microscopic Endodontics private practice in Athens, Greece.
2003-2008 Clinical fellow teacher at the University of Athens, Endodontic department, Undergraduate education
2008-2012 Clinical fellow teacher at the postgraduate endodontic department, Athens Dental School
2012-2014 Clinical fellow Teacher at the postgraduate endodontic program, University of Warwick, Uk
2020 Country representative at the European Society of Endodontology (ESE)
Member of the Hellenic Association of Endodontists, member of the Hellenic Society of Endodontology, Certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), International member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), Founding member of the European Academy of Digital Dentistry, reviewer for the International Endodontic Journal and the Australian Endodontic Journal.
Gianluca Plotino was born in 1978 in Rome, Italy. He graduated in dentistry from the Catholic University of Sacred Heart of Rome in 2002. He received the “Alfred Bean Memorial” prize from the Chicago Dental Society for the best Italian research graduate thesis 2001-2003, the "Hans Genet Award" from the European Society of Endodontology for the best European Researcher in 2013, the Top 100 Doctors award class 2022 and several other research prizes and awards. Dr. Plotino obtained his PhD in 2009 at the Catholic University of Rome, in 2017 he received the certification to be Professor of II level and in 2018 to be Professor of I level in Italy. Gianluca Plotino is a Specialist Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), International Specialist Member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), active member and President Elect (2025-26) of the Italian Academy of Endodontics (AIE) and active member of the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE) and the Italian Society of Conservative Dentistry (SIDOC). Dr. Plotino published more that 120 articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals on different endodontic and restorative topics reaching a h-index of 38, 2 textbooks on Endodontics and contributed with numerous chapters in other textbooks. He is Associate Editor of the European Endodontic Journal and part of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics and several other international journals. Dr. Plotino owns 4 patents and a start-up and since 2004 has extensively lectured worldwide on endodontic and restorative topics giving courses and workshops. He is currently working in his own private practice in Rome, Italy, focused on endodontics and restorative, esthetic and interdisciplinary dentistry.
Clinical studies demonstrate that long term prognosis of the root filled teeth is influenced by the quality of the restoration as well as by the quality of the root canal treatment itself. The most recent trend in restoration of endodontically treated teeth is following the concept of minimally invasive dentistry, proposing more conservative, less expensive and bio-economic restorations, based mostly on adhesive dentistry and the introduction of new materials and technologies. Following this trend, the access procedures in endodontics and the root canal preparation are changing in a conservative way, sometimes drastically if compared with the traditional concepts of cavity outline opening and coronal straight-line access to reach the apical third. Furthermore, new devices and techniques for cleaning and disinfection have been introduced, which claim a minimal instrumentation to reach treatment’s goals.
Endodontic literature appears to be poor on demonstrating how these minimally invasive access and instrumentation procedures can influence the quality and prognosis of root canal treatment. The present lecture will analyze and show the technical procedures of minimally invasive root canal treatment in different clinical situations, underlining their possible advantages. Moreover, the limits of these procedures will be critically analysed to define how much minimally invasive clinicians should be in order to ensure gold standard endodontic treatments.
Specialist for Endodontics (DGET)
Certified, International Program in Endodontics, University of Pennsylvania / USA
Born in 1969
1988-1994 Dental University of Hamburg, Germany
1999-2001 International Program – Department of Endodontics – University of Pennsylvania, USA
2001 Certification in Microendodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery – University of Pennsylvania, USA
Since 2002 limited to Endodontics in Privat Practice in Hamburg, Germany
Since 2007 Specialist of the German Society of Endodontics and Traumatology (DGET)
Certified Member European Society of Endodontology (ESE)
National and international lectures and publications
Root perforations are severe complications and are associated with compromised endodontic treatment outcomes, especially when bacterial infection is allowed to establish. Perforations may occur due to pathological processes or treatment consequences. If a perforation occurs, treatment relies on accurate diagnosis and visualisation. Perforation repair can be challenging and sometimes requires creativity. The aim of the lecture is to provide the background, clinical techniques and outcome of nonsurgical and surgical perforation repair.
Julian Leprince is currently professor in Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics at UCLouvain, Brussels Belgium. He is the main lecturer in Endodontics, Cariology and Conservative Dentistry and Advanced Biomaterials and Biotechnologies. He is also involved in teaching Immunology applied to dental diseases, and Biomaterials. He serves as head of the Adult and Child Dentistry Division at Cliniques Universitaires St Luc (Brussels, Belgium) and is responsible for the post-graduate program in endodontics and conservative dentistry.
He received his dental degree in 2006 at UCLouvain, and his PhD in 2010 with as title « Study of photopolymerization reaction of dental resins: answers of fundamental research to clinical issues ». He then went on a post-doctoral stay for one year to the University of the Pacific (San Francisco, CA, USA) to expend his knowledge in the field of pulp biology and dental stem cells.
Upon his return at UCLouvain, he created the DRIM research group whose goal is to connect fundamental research with clinical practice, to ultimately improve patient care. Within this group, he supervises PhD students and researchers who conduct investigations on various topics, from Dental materials to pulp biology.
He is the author of numerous papers in the best journals in the field, and wrote several book chapters dealing with endodontics and dental materials. He received several scientific awards, is a member of the editorial board of several journals (Journal of Dental Research, Biomaterial Investigations in Dentistry, European Journal of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry). He also serves as reviewer for numerous renowned journals in the field, including Dental Materials, Acta Biomaterialia, Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal or Journal of Dentistry. Finally, he is currently a member -at-large in the Board of the Academy of Dental Materials.
The restoration of endodontically treated teeth must be considered as integral part of the endodontic treatment, since it potentially plays an important role in the long-term success of the procedure, as well as in tooth longevity. In order to maximize the chances of treatment success and tooth survival, the specificities of endodontically treated molars need to be carefully considered, in the context of the advances in adhesion, digital technologies, and biomaterials.
The presentation will first provide context regarding the specificity of endododontically-treated molars based on an original database of 2500 treatments followed prospectively over the last 25 years.
We will then discuss important aspects regarding the restoration of such teeth, notably tooth reinforcement, restoration retention, the need for a ferrule and/or for posts, and the importance of cusp coverage. Based on the available evidence, best-practice recommendations will be suggested, integrating as much as possible both restorative and endodontic objectives. We will particularly focus on tissue preservation, in a patient-centred approach.
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