Vital Pulp Therapy

Vital Pulp Therapy
This hands-on course is designed for Dentists and Oral Health Therapists.

Course Overview

For many years the only treatment for symptomatic teeth with deep caries was pulpectomy and RCT or extraction. Now a third option exists for many such teeth “vital pulp therapy”. This is a technique where only the highly inflamed section of the pulp is removed and the remaining pulp preserved using materials which stimulate the pulpal tissue to repair thus maintaining the vitality of the tooth.


Learning Objectives

1. Better understanding of the current science on the pulp’s response to deep caries.
2. Recognise the different appearances of a pulpal exposure.
3. Recognise the appearance of vital pulp tissue.
4. Handling of and placement of tricalcium silicate cements on vital pulp.
5. Place Biodentine on an exposed pulp in an artificial tooth.

Presenter biography

Dr Paul Renner

Dr Paul Renner has over 40 years in general dentistry, including academic, general and government practice. Including over
30 years as the principal and owner of a large general practice situated in the Dalby.

For over fifteen years Dr Renner has held a part time position as a clinical demonstrator/supervisor at the UQ School of Dentistry, firstly in 4th year fixed prosthodontics and then in 5th year GDP clinics.
He has lectured at several implant training courses for Anthogyr Pty Ltd (manufacturer of Axiom implants) at their facility in Sallanches, France.
He has also run courses for various groups of dentists and their staff in dental photography and processing of dental images.
For many years Dr Renner taught the dental anatomy and infection control modules for the ADAQ certificate III in dental assisting.

Dr Helen McHugh

Helen McHugh is a highly skilled and dedicated dental professional currently undertaking a full-time postgraduate program in Endodontics at the University of Queensland. Helen has previously worked as a general dentist in private practice and as a tutor at Charles Sturt University. Helen is an active member of professional dental associations, including the Australian Society of Endodontology and the American Association of Endodontists. 
Her academic achievements include graduating with Distinction from Charles Sturt University's Bachelor of Dental Science in 2019. Committed to continuous learning, Helen has completed numerous CPD courses in addition to her post-graduate study. With a passion for endodontics and a desire to contribute to education and research, Helen is a well-rounded dental professional dedicated to advancing the field.


Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $590 
Non-Member Dentist - $1030

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CPD Points

4 Scientific hours

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ADAQ is pleased to announce that this event is supported by Septodont

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2/8/2024 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26 - 28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA
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