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North Dade Affiliate Meeting

Date: 11/5/2019
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Short Description: North Dade Affiliate Meeting
Location: Novecento
18831 Biscayne Blvd #220, Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: (305) 466-0900

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Speaker: Bettina Basrani DDS, Specialist in Endodontics, PhD

Dr. Bettina Basrani is Tenured Associate Professor and Director, MSc Program in Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Dr Basrani received her DDS degree from the University of Buenos Aires in 1989 and a Specialty Diploma in Endodontics and PhD from Maimonides University in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  A long-time educator and researcher, she began her teaching career at the University of Buenos Aires. In 2000, she moved to Canada to serve as Chair of the Endodontic Program at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.  In 2004, she moved to Toronto, where she has continued her academic and clinical work.  Internationally recognized as a leading authority in endodontics and as an excellent lecturer, effectively combining clinical and scientific information, Dr Basrani has received many teacher awards throughout her career and has international courses and lectures, over 35 peer-reviewed scientific publications, two textbooks and several textbook chapters, and abstracts to her credit.   She serves as reviewer for several endodontic journals.    Dr Basrani is a member of many endodontics societies around the world. 


Topic: “Disinfection of the root canal system: What is new?”


Root canal disinfection plays an important role in the success of endodontic treatment. Technological advances during the last decade have brought new agitation devices for disinfection of the root canal system.  This lecture will present an overview of the disinfection methods currently available, their debridement efficacy and possible complications of their use.


Learning Objectives:

At the end of the lecture, the participants will be able:

  • Evaluate disinfection challenges in Endodontics.
  • Discuss the safety of endodontic devices and procedures.
  • Describe new alternatives for intracanal antisepsis.