Speaker Tony Druttman

Dr Tony Druttman MSc, BSc, BChD

Tony Druttman graduated from Leeds University in 1981, having previously had a career in chemical engineering. He completed the Cons M.Sc. course from the Eastman Dental Institute UCL in 1987 and was registered by the GDC as a specialist in Endodontics in 1999. He was president of the British Endodontic Society in 1994 and has been on the board of and a contributing author to Endodontic Practice for the last 20 years. He has been a visiting teacher at Eastman CPD since 2004 where he has taught courses on endodontics, microscopy in endodontics and ultrasonics in endodontics. He has been the editor and contributing author to Microscopic Dentistry A Practical Guide, published by Zeiss. He has lectured and given ‘hands on’ courses to various groups both in the UK and internationally for 25 years.

Endodontics or Implants Complementary or Competing?

Implants have proved to be a highly successful method of tooth replacement, but the alternatives  of retention or extraction of a compromised tooth it should always be considered. Retention of a damaged tooth often involves endodontic treatment. The success rates of implants and endodontic treatment are very similar under the best circumstances. This lecture compares the two treatment modalities and discusses the decision making process. It discusses recent advances in endodontics and demonstrates how treatments can deliver long term health and function.

Learning Objectives:

Understand the difference between survival and success in both treatment modalities Learn how success is defined

Understand the causes of failure and how failure can be managed

Learn how contemporary techniques are used to influence the success of endodontic treatment

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