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Pitt Ford's Problem-Based Learning in Endodontology

August 2011, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
Pitt Ford


Pitt Ford's Problem-Based Learning in Endodontology combines the theory and practice of endodontics, providing the reader with information that is both clinically relevant to everyday practice and also evidence based.

It includes a wealth of cases that span topics such as the maintenance of a vital pulp, root canal treatment, surgical endodontics and trauma. Each case is accompanied by full colour photographs and/or radiographs that illustrate the key stages in diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment and prognosis. In addition, the detailed commentary provides information on viable alternative treatment strategies, rationale (biologic considerations) for the treatment described, evaluation of the current evidence for/against the course of treatment and finally the prognosis.

The book allows the reader to apply their existing knowledge to a range of clinical scenarios and to gain new knowledge and apply it to further clinical situations. In addition the reader will be encouraged to transfer knowledge and diagnostic skills from one problem to another and guided to improve their self-directed learning and reflective skills.

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Table of Contents

List of contributors.

Section 1 Aetiology and Diagnosis.

Case 1.1 Microbiology of primary periapical periodontitis (José F. Siqueira Jr and Isabela N. Rôças).

Case 1.2 Chronic periapical periodontitis (Domenico Ricucci).

Case 1.3 Chronic periapical periodontitis with suppuration (Domenico Ricucci).

Case 1.4 Chronic periapical periodontitis with an extraoral sinus (Philip Mitchell).

Case 1.5 Periodontial-endodontic lesions (Markus Haapasalo and Hanna Haapasalo).

Section 2 Non-odontogenic Pain.

Case 2.1 The management of musculoskeletal pain (Dermot Canavan and John Lordan).

Case 2.2 The management of neurovascular pain (Dermot Canavan and John Lordan).

Case 2.3 The management of neuropathic pain (Dermot Canavan and John Lordan).

Section 3 Apexification and Maintenance of Pulp Vitality.

Case 3.1 Apexification (Shanon Patel).

Case 3.2 Apexogenesis (Shanon Patel).

Case 3.3 Pulp capping in a mature tooth (Henry Duncan).

Case 3.4 Cracked tooth syndrome (Shanon Patel).

Case 3.5 Emergency treatment of a complicated crown fracture (Markus Haapasalo).

Section 4 Endodontic Treatment.

Case 4.1 Treatment planning (Henry Duncan).

Case 4.2 Instrumentation of the root canal system (Edgar Schäfer).

Case 4.3 Local anaesthestic failure in endodontics.

Case 4.4 Disinfection of the root canal system (Shanon Patel).

Case 4.5 Working length determination (Bhavin Bhuva).

Case 4.6 Obturation of the root canal system (Henry Duncan and Shalini Kanagasingam).

Section 5 Management of Failure and Complications During Treatment.

Case 5.1 Post-treatment periapical periodontitis (secondary infection) (David Figdor).

Case 5.2 Sodium hypochlorite accident (Bhavin Bhuva and Steven Williams).

Case 5.3 Non-surgical perforation repair (Shanon Patel and Shalini Kanagasingam).

Case 5.4 Surgical management of a perforation (Philip Mitchell).

Case 5.5 Management of separated endodontic instruments (Henry Duncan and Ya Shen).

Case 5.6 Endodontic microsurgery (Sam Kratchman and Syngcuk Kim).

Case 5.7 Vertical root fracture (Markus Haapasalo).

Case 5.8 Non-surgical re-treatment of complex anatomy cases (Stephen Niemczyk).

Section 6 Restoration of the Endodontically Treated Tooth.

Case 6.1 Discoloured non-vital tooth (Shanon Patel ).

Case 6.2 Restoration of an endodontically treated posterior tooth (Shanon Patel).

Case 6.3 Restoration of a root-treated tooth with a postretained crown (Bhavin Bhuva and Francesco Mannocci).

Section 7 Trauma.

Case 7.1 Concussion and subluxation (Leif K. Bakland).

Case 7.2 Lateral luxation (Shanon Patel and Conor Durack).

Case 7.3 Intrusive luxation (Leif K. Bakland).

Case 7.4 Avulsion (Leif K. Bakland).

Case 7.5 Root fracture (Leif K. Bakland).

Section 8 Root Resorption.

Case 8.1 External cervical resorption (Shanon Patel and Conor Durack).

Case 8.2 Internal root resorption (Conor Durack and Shanon Patel).

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Author Information

Shanon Patel is a specialist in endodontics; his time is divided between working in specialist referral practice in London, and teaching in the Endodontic Postgraduate Unit at King's College London Dental Institute where he is involved in the training of future specialists. He has published over 20 papers in peer reviewed scientific journals,   written 2 book chapters, co-authored the textbook Principles of Endodontics and is completing a PhD assessing the applications of Cone Beam CT in endodontics.

Henry F Duncan is a lecturer and consultant in endodontics at Dublin Dental University Hospital, Trinity College Dublin coordinating teaching, clinical delivery of treatment and research in endodontics. He has published extensively and is currently undergoing a PhD assessing the influence of epigenetics and bio-inductive materials on vital pulp treatment.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Includes over 60 clinical cases
  • Evidence-based
  • Richly illustrated in full color throughout
  • Features a unique problem-solving approach
  • Written by an international list of contributors
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“It would be of great benefit to those preparing for postgraduate examinations, such as MFDS, with its emphasis on problem posing and clinical management and its purposeful omission of exhaustive detail surrounding the methodology of basic orthograde root canal treatment.  An exceedingly supportive text.”  (VVT Magazine, 1 March 2012)

"These minor criticisms should not deter the student of endodontology from purchasing this latest addition to the endodontic literature as it is certainly a departure from the standard textbook format which presents the study of endodontics in a new and easily read "take- home- message" light. A worthwhile purchase which will not leave the reader disappointed but rather looking forward to the next edition which I am sure won't be too long before it is at the publisher!." (Sydney Dental Hospital, 2011) "The problem-based learning approach lends itself brilliantly to the field of endodontology in this highly palatable contemporary text." (British Dental Journal, 25 November 2011)  

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