Frank Setzer, DMD, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Endodontics, Clinic Director, Pre-Doctoral Director, Penn Dental Medicine.
Graduated from the Dental School of the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1995. Received the doctoral degree also from the Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen in 1998 with magna cum laude. Pursued specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years in a multi-specialist private practice as associate and partner. Graduated from the endodontic program in 2006, with the Richard F. Weiss Award for Excellence. Received a Master of Science degree in oral biology in 2008 and DMD degree in 2010. Clinic and Pre-Doctoral Director at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Published in national and international peer-reviewed journals, lectures nationally and internationally on various endodontic topics with a focus on endodontic microsurgery and treatment planning implant versus natural tooth supported restorations. Serving as an associate editor for Quintessence International, reviewer for the Journal of Endodontics (JOE), International Endodontic Journal (IEJ), JADA and others. Active member of several national and international professional societies, board member of AMED (Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry) and VDZE (Society of German Certified Endodontists).
Lecture – Main Program
Facts and Myths in Endodontic Canal Preparation
The latest trend in Endodontics is minimally invasive root canal treatment, addressing endodontic therapy from a restorative perspective. This includes minimal access cavity preparation, as well as limited cervical and apical instrumentation. The lecture reviews the evidence behind this approach and contrasts it to a biology centered treatment protocol favoring healing of disease over ultimate preservation of hard tissue structure. Access and preparation techniques, selection of file systems, disinfection protocols and the importance of permanent restoration from the endodontic perspective will be discussed.