This hands-on course will cover the fundamental principles of post and core systems.
Endodontically treated teeth are vulnerable to failure through fracture and microbial leakage. The goal of treatment of pulpally involved teeth is to maintain function and aesthetics for as long as possible.
The post and core is a critical final step in endodontic treatment which has undergone many changes throughout the last few decades. Modern materials and techniques provide the opportunity to create a post and core that is strong, minimises stresses to the endodontically treated tooth, is aesthetic and well-retained.
The best endodontic treatment can tail through an insufficient restoration. The restorative planning needs to begin before the endodontic treatment is commenced. A decision tree will be presented for restorative options for endodontically treated teeth.
Dr Chris Moule is a specialist prosthodontist and practices in Sydney CBD. He completed his undergraduate training at the University of Melbourne and graduated with first class Honours. After working for several years in regional general dental practice, he moved to Sydney and completed a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics in 2012.
Chris is President of the Australian Prosthodontic Society (NSW branch) and has Membership of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons (Prosthodontics). He teaches clinical prosthodontics at the University of Sydney.