Every day in practice dentists need to decide whether a tooth can be maintained or is deemed to be extracted and replaced. This presentation will expand on objective criteria leading to an evidence based decision.
Lots of misconceptions about cracks in teeth and how to restore teeth to prevent them from breaking circulate. A classification of longitudinal cracks in teeth which can be immediately translated into relevant therapeutic decisions will be covered. Given the fact that symptoms only appear in an advanced stage after serious damage to dentine, pulp, periodontium or bone will already have been caused, the presentation also addresses a method by which as yet symptom free teeth can be managed to prevent them from getting irreversibly damaged. This presentations also covers some urban legends like teeth weakened by the endodontic treatment, the need for posts, the emotional resistance against cusp coverage for the sake of tissue preservation etc.
Jan Berghmans was born in Leuven, Belgium in 1960. He attended humanities high school class in ancient languages and literature at the St. Jan Berchmanscollege in Brussels and graduated magna cum laude from dental school (University of Brussels) in 1983. Jan is founder member and past president of the oldest endodontic society of Belgium, the Flemish Society of Endodontology (FSfE). He is certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) and served as country representative for Belgium at ESE and IFEA ( International Federation of Endodontic Associations ). He’s been awarded with Honorary Membership of the Bulgarian Endodontic Society. While maintaining a private referral practice limited to endodontics in Brussels Jan Berghmans has been lecturing and teaching extensively both nationally and internationally.
Jan Berghmans is guest teacher in the post graduate program of endodontology at the Faculdade de Medecina Dentária da Universidade de Lisboa and the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid. Co-founder of the multidisciplinary specialist referral dental care centres Megabite & Co in 2015.