The diagnosis of tooth resorption may sometimes seem complex for clinicians possibly due to the variety of terms which have been applied. This presentation will aim to demystify tooth resorption by focusing on the aetiology, dynamics and diagnostic features of the various resorptive processes which practitioners may encounter in their patients. By understanding the important features of tooth resorption clinicians should be able to diagnose those transient resorption which can prove beneficial to the affected patient as opposed to the potentially progressive resorption which require wherever possible. positive and effective treatment.
- To recognise clinical and radiographic features of tooth resorption
- To understand the dynamics of each type of tooth resorption.
- To have the ability to diagnose transient as opposed to progressive tooth resorption and be able apply such knowledge to effective management.
Prof. Geoffrey Heithersay
Geoffrey Heithersay has been a part time member of the School of Dentistry, The University of Adelaide since 1962 and is currently Clinical Professor in Endodontics. He practised as a Specialist Endodontist in Adelaide from1967- 2002 and continues to be ...