Kreena Patel

Kreena Patel

Author at Dentistry Online

Kreena Patel is a specialist in endodontics. She graduated from the University of Manchester and completed her specialist training at King’s College London, where she qualified with distinction. Kreena has also worked in general practice and carried out further hospital based training in oral surgery, paedodontics and restorative dentistry. Kreena accepts endodontic referrals at Brigstock Dental Practice (South London) and Oaktree Dental Practice (Berkshire). She also teaches on the endodontic specialist programme for King’s College London and regularly lectures in postgraduate education. Kreena is passionate about her work and enjoys the technical precision involved in the field o. She is also keen on progressing the field of Eodontics and her research has been published in several international journals. For more endodontic educational content follow Kreena on Instagram & Facebook @kreenaspecialistendodontics.
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The endo expert – saving compromised teeth part one: endodontics and deep margin elevation

In this month’s instalment of the endo expert, Kreena Patel discusses a case using deep margin elevation (DME).  Subgingival margins are a common clinical challenge. We regularly encounter this situation when restoring endodontically-treated teeth. The concept of deep margin elevation was first presented by Dietschi and Spreafico in 1998. It gained significant popularity following the … Continued

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The endo expert – four-handed dentistry

In this month’s endo expert column, Kreena Patel shows how effective four-handed dentistry can speed up dental treatments. Four-handed dentistry can help make dental procedures more enjoyable and more efficient. But for endodontics, it’s essential. Often clinicians in endodontics are working in small fields using magnification. If dental staff can place instruments in a clinician’s … Continued

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The endo expert – managing curved canals

This month Kreena Patel explores how to manage curved canals during endodontic treatment. Curvatures present many challenges to clinicians. This month, I will discuss how to assess canal curvatures and the potential complications that can arise during treatment. I will also share advice on how to manage these more complex cases. Assessment It is important … Continued

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The endo expert – working length and apex locators

This month Kreena Patel explores the importance and differences between apex locators and their use in endodontics. Complete removal of the pulp, necrotic tissue and microorganisms are critical for endodontic success. Accurate determination of working length is an essential part of the process. The outcome of endodontic treatment is significantly lower if the root filling … Continued

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The endo expert – biodentine: the clinician’s perspective

In the below video, Dr Kreena Patel will discuss the advantages of using tricalcium silicate cements in modern endodontics. She will cover the different applications for Biodentine, with a focus on pulp capping and furcation perforations. The webinar is from a clinicians perspective and Kreena will demonstrate how to manage these scenarios using clinical cases. … Continued

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The endo expert – non-vital tooth whitening

In this month’s endo expert, Kreena Patel describes the process of non-vital tooth whitening, its benefits and risks and covers any problems you might encounter. A discoloured tooth can have a significant impact of a patient’s self-confidence. We can often manage this effectively by non-vital tooth whitening. This is much more conservative than masking the … Continued

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The endo expert – the radix

In this month’s Endo Expert column, Kreena Patel explores the complexities involved with a third root in mandibular molars. The majority of mandibular molars have two roots (mesial and distal). Sometimes, an extra ‘supernumerary’ or ‘third’ root is present. This is important when considering endodontic treatment, because of the additional canal located within this root. … Continued

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The endo expert – external cervical resorption

In this month’s Root of the Problem, Kreena Patel covers external cervical resorption, how to diagnose it and how to treat it. External cervical resorption is a pathological resorption. It initiates on the external aspect of the root, immediately below the gingival epithelial attachment. It is therefore most often found in the cervical region. The … Continued

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Mechanical endodontic files – essential for root canal treatment

Kreena Patel looks at the instrumentation and techniques making endodontics more practical, predictable and cost-effective in daily practice. As an endodontist, I want to really try to encourage general dental practitioners who are still primarily using hand files to see how the latest mechanical endodontic file systems, and Waveone Gold from Dentsply Sirona in particular, can make … Continued

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