Private Practitioner, Cetraro, Italy.
Dr. Domenico Ricucci received his degree in General Medicine from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 1982, and his DDS from the same University in 1985. Since then on he has maintained private dental practices limited to endodontics. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Ricucci was Professor of Cariology at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro, Italy in 2002 -2003. He served in the Research Committee of the European Society of Endodontology from 1999 to 2005.
Dr. Ricucci’s primary research interest relates to pulpal and periapical tissue reactions to caries and treatment procedures, biofilms in endodontic infections, etiology of RTC treatment failure, pulp regeneration/revascularization. Since 1998 he has run his own histology laboratory and has developed considerable skills in hard tissue preparations for light microscopy.
Dr Ricucci has published 106 papers and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has authored the Textbook and Atlas “Patologia e Clinica Endodontica”, the textbook and atlas “Endodontology. An integrated biological and clinical view”, also translated into Chinese, Russian, Japanese. He has also authored or co-authored eighteen book chapters.
LARGE PERIRADICULAR RADIOLUCENCIES: MICROBIOLOGIC CONDITIONS OF THE ROOT CANAL SYSTEM AND TREATMENT DIRECTIVES
Friday, 11 Nov
In large periradicular lesions, associated with long-standing infection of the root canal system, bacteria/bacterial biofilms are expected to have colonized to a certain extent dentinal tubules, apical ramifications, and other irregularities of the apical canal.
Within this presentation the progression of pulp degeneration and the patterns of bacterial colonization will be illustrated. It will be highlighted that bacteria may finally invade the periapical tissue and become established extraradicularly, hindering successful ortograde root canal treatment. The role of apical surgery in managing lesions that are refractory to conventional root canal treatment is discussed. Finally the non-microbial causes of root canal treatment failures are critically analysed.