On September 12-14, 2013, dental practitioners and scientists from 28 European countries met in Lisbon, Portugal for the 16th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE). Selected German specialists presented information about cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) as well as tips for the dentist and his or her dental team to improve treatment and procedures, both for the patient and the dental team.
Dr. Hans-Willi Herrmann, a private-practice dentist specializing in endodontics and restorative dentistry from Bad Kreuznach, Germany, gave recommendations on three-dimensional CBCT-assisted treatment planning. Herrmann suggested that the 3D images produced by his Morita CBCT unit “provide unmistakable facts” that allow for better diagnosis.
Dr. Uwe Radmacher, an endodontic specialist from Mannheim, Germany who also serves as an international speaker on endodontics and oral implantology, and Dr. Jörg Schröder, a national and international speaker on endodontics from Berlin, Germany, both presided over a question-and-answer presentation over the Morita Soaric treatment unit. This treatment unit supports endodontic procedures in combination with special instruments as well as boasts an integrated microscope. Using Soaric, the dental team can follow individual root-canal treatment steps on the machine’s connected screens that display the live microscope image. The speakers indicated that the Soaric unit simplifies the work process, improves treatment efficiency, and is cost-effective, making the unit a good fit for dentists and patients alike.
Finally, specialists Dr. Tom Schloss, an endodontist in private practice who also serves as a speaker at national and international conferences from Nürnberg (Nuremburg) Germany, and Dr. Jürgen Wollner, a presenter on endodontics, CBCT, and ergonomics who is also from Nürnberg, shared tips on preventing back problems. Both doctors advocated adopting a body-friendly position while working on patients and performing the correct movements in the correct sequence.
The 16th Biennial Congress of the ESE thus provided event-goers with information not only on planning specific treatment using specialized equipment, but also on ways to improve treatment for themselves, their staff, and their patients.
The 16th Biennial Congress was sponsored in part by Morita, a Japanese company which manufactures technical medical products.