ÖGE Curriculum Plus

    21. September 2018

    Cracks and fractures in vital and endodontically treated teeth

    Prof. Zvi Metzger

    Datum und Uhrzeit: 21. September 2018, 18.00 – 20.00 Uhr
    Mit anschließender Diskussion und „Get-together“

    Tagungsort: Hotel Meliá Vienna, Donau-City-Straße 7, 1220 Wien
    Sprache: Englisch
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    Metzger Passport photoCracks and fractures in vital and endodontically treated teeth
    Prof. Zvi Metzger

    Cracks and fractures of the crown in vital teeth and vertical fractures of a root in endodontically treated teeth are two distinct clinical entities. Nevertheless, both are commonly un-diagnosed for a prolong periods of time, resulting in frustration to both patient and his dentist. In both cases early diagnosis is essential to prevent further damage to the toot or the surrounding bone. Early diagnosis of cracks in the crown of vital teeth is based mainly on the patient’s story: a sharp pain when chewing, which makes the patient to avoid eating on the affected side. No radiographic signs are present and the teeth on the affected side test positive in vitality tests, thus giving no clues as to the source of the problem. Methods to detect the affected tooth will be described in a way that every dentist can become an expert in early detection of such cracks.

    Vertical root fracture (VRF) may also be an evasive condition, which at early stages present no radiographic findings. It may bother the patient for a long time before “typical” radiographic findings appear. Such “typical” radiographic findings actually represent a case in which early diagnosis was not made and the case neglected to the extent that major bone defect formed, thus allowing at last the diagnosis of this condition. Simple methods for early diagnosis of VRF will be presented which may allow every dentist to become an expert in early detection of VRFs. Predisposing factors for VRF will also be discussed, including naturally occurring as well as iatrogenic ones.

    Zvi Metzger, DMD
    A Short Biography

    Prof. Zvi Metzger graduated from the Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem in 1970. Since 1973 he has been on the faculty at the Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine, where he served as Dean in the years 1987-1991. Prof. Metzger is specialist in Endodontics and was the Chairman of the National Board of Endodontics in Israel. He is an Associate Professor of Oral Biology and Professor of Endodontology at Tel Aviv University.

    Prof. Metzger was a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Dental Research, NIH, Maryland (1978-1981) and a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995-1996). He served until recently as Chairman of the Department of Endodontology and Director of Research Laboratories at the Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine. He retains a private endodontic specialist practice in Tel Aviv and is involved in development of innovative endodontic devices such as the SAF and Apexum.

    Prof. Metzger has published and lectured extensively in the fields of Oral Biology and Endodontics. He served on the Editorial Board of Endodontics and Dental Traumatology, of ENDO- Endodontic Practice Today and of the Endodontic Section of Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics. He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Panel of Journal of Endodontics and as a referee for International Endodontic Journal. He was the President of the Israeli Division of the International Association for Dental Research (1987), Chairman of the Israeli Endodontic Society (2000-2002) and is a recipient of the Honorary Achievement Award of the Israel Dental Association (2003) for his contributions in dental research and education.