GIANLUCA GAMBARINI | PROF. DR.

May 6, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS

Biography

Prof. Dr. GIANLUCA GAMBARINI

Full-time Professor; Head of the Endodontic Department, University of Rome, Italy, La Sapienza,
Dental School; Director of Master of Endodontics in Sapienza.
International lecturer and researcher, He is author of more than 450 scientific articles, He
has lectured all over the world (more than 440 presentations) as a main speaker in the most
important international congresses and many Universities worldwide.
During his academic career he gained many awards and recognition, and was responsible of many
scientific projects with national and international grants.
He has focused his interests on endodontic materials and clinical endodontics. He is also actively
cooperating as a consultant to develop new technologies, operative procedures and materials for
root canal treatment.
He is currently the Chairman of Clinical Practice Committee of ESE.
He still maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Rome, Italy.


Abstract Synopsis

”ANALYSIS OF CANAL CURVATURES : 2D VS 3D ”

Prof. Dr. GIANLUCA GAMBARINI

ABSTRACT

The lecture will deal with all the anatomical factors that define a curvature and make it dangerous
for the endodontic instruments.
The aim is to improve knowledge to reduce iatrogenic errors and breakage of rotary instruments,
and to give clinical hints on how to manage complex curvatures.
The lecture will underline the need for a proper 3d visualization and/or understanding of canal
anatomy from the access cavity design, by showing CBCT scans, and show their utility also for
diagnosis and treatment planning.
CBCT scans clearly show that canals are mainly oval, while current instruments and techniques are
designed to work ideally in round canals. Therefore some changes and improvements in the
operative techniques and/or in the endodontic instruments must be incorporated in the practice, i.e.
the need for increasing the amount of canal walls touched by the instruments, the need for enhanced
cleaning and disinfecting procedures, the importance of maintaining original path and avoid
iatrogenic errors, and the correct selection of tapers and tip sizes.