I am an Endodontist so why do I want to talk about Implantology?

English 2020-05-22 YOUTUBE On-line Lectures 241 Dr Veiko Vengerfeldt DDS, PhD, MSc
Author
Steve Yoon
Date
May 22, 2020


I am an Endodontist so why do I want to talk about Implantology?

 

Dr Veiko Vengerfeldt DDS, PhD, MSc

DDS, PhD, MSc – University of Tartu, Estonia.

Dental Clinic – Endodontist.

University Lecturer and Researcher – University of Tartu.

Board & Council Member - Estonian Dentistry Association (EDA).

International Lecturer and Speaker.

Author - BMC Oral Health, Journal of Pain Research, Journal of Endodontics, Estonian Doctor - Microscope Dentistry.

 

Abstract

Endodontics is a very important field in dentistry.  It has an excellent long-term success rate but unfortunately not all teeth can be successfully treated with endodontics.  There are lot of clinical situations where endodontic treatment is possible but not always the best route to take.  In these cases implantology is a valid alternative and in many cases can achieve better results both functionally and aesthetically.

As a trained endodontist I regularly see situations where I have to choose between these two treatments.  Sometimes the choice is not easy.  Even a very good endo-specialist cannot successfully treat every case and it is therefore practical that they are also familiar with implantology, in order to follow that route.

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