Dentistry Debates – implants versus endodontics

dentistry debatesDentistry Debates launches this evening as Michael Norton and Richard Kahan discuss whether implants or endodontics is best at 19:00.

It’s the clash of the specialists as Michael Norton and Richard Kahan battle to prove their methods are the best.

This all-new interactive lecture puts endodontics versus implants in the spotlight, ably refereed by Professor Eddie Scher. The speakers will examine each treatment modality in detail to clear up some of the misconceptions around them. Together, they will establish when a tooth should be saved – and when it should be replaced.

The audience will also be able to have their say on their treatment of choice as the debate unfolds using examples from real life cases.

Who will win the battle of the treatment plans? You decide!

Learning outcomes

  • An overview of techniques and latest concepts in implant dentistry and endodontics
  • The principles of treatment planning implant and endodontic cases
  • Understanding the indications for root canal therapy and dental implants
  • Understanding when implants or endodontic treatment may not be the best course of action.

Michael Norton

Michael Norton BDS FDS RCS(Ed) is one of the world’s most renowned implant surgeons. In March 2017 Michael became the 31st president of the Academy of Osseointegration (AO), the first ever non-American to do so.

In March 2018 Michael’s presidential AO meeting was held in Los Angeles, California. It attracted more than 2,500 delegates from around the world.

This remarkable achievement places him amongst the most respected names in the world of implant dentistry. Especially since the AO itself is widely reputed to be the world’s foremost premier implant organisation with nearly 6,000 members from over 70 countries around the world.

Michael is a registered specialist in oral surgery with a career, reputation and practice dedicated to implant reconstructive dentistry since 1990.

Richard Kahan

Richard Kahan BDS MSc LDS RCS is a specialist in endodontics and clinical director of the Harley Street Academy of Advanced Endodontics.

He qualified in 1984 from the Royal London Hospital. He gained an endodontic specialist masters degree in 1993 with distinction.

Richard has been a senior clinical part-time lecturer in endodontology at the prestigious Eastman Dental Institute, University College London, teaching on the MSc and MClinDent endodontic courses from 1994 through to 2011.

He became director of endodontic courses within the Eastman CPD unit from 2003 until 2011, where he established the very successful certificate and diploma in endodontics, a part-time course for general practitioners wanting to specialise and improve their standard of root canal treatment. The course is being run now by two of his students that originally took the course!

He established the Academy of Advanced Endodontics during 2014 within 99 Harley Street, to teach general practitioners, training specialists and registered endodontic specialists within a working practice environment, demonstrating real world endodontics.

He has lectured nationally and internationally and has written research papers for refereed journals. As well as being an academic referee for the British Dental Journal and the International Endodontic Journal.

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