Graduated in Medicine at the University of Florence in 1973 and specialized in Dentistry at the same University in 1977. From 1978 to 1980 he attended continuing education courses on Endodontics at Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry with Prof. Herbert Schilder. As well as running a practice limited to Endodontics, Dr Castellucci is Past President of the Italian Society of Endodontics (SIE), Past President of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA), Active Member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), Active Member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE).
He is Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the University of Cagliari Dental School and Professor of Micro-Surgical Endodontics at the Specialty of Oral Surgery of the University Federico II of Naples.
He is a very well known international lecturer and gave lectures all around the world.
He has been Editor of “The Italian Journal of Endodontics” and of “The Endodontic Informer”, he is now the Editor in Chief of Endo Tribune, Founder and President of the “Warm Gutta-Percha Study Club” and of the Micro-Endodontics Training Center, where he teaches and gives hands-on courses.
He published articles on Endodontics in the most prestigious Endodontic Journals.
He wrote chapters for other Endodontic textbooks.
He is the author of the textbook (3 volumes) “EndodonticS”, which is now available in English.
He is aslo the author of the new textbook on Micro-Surgical Endodontics.
He lives and practices in Florence where he has his private practice and his Micro-Endodontics Training Center.
NON-SURGICAL AND SURGICAL REPAIR OF PATHOLOGIC AND IATROGENIC ROOT PERFORATIONS
Friday, 11 Nov
Perforations are pathologic or iatrogenic communications between the root canal system and the attachment apparatus. The clinician must be particularly concerned about avoiding perforations of the tooth during endodontic therapy, since a perforation will necessitate additional treatment. If a perforation occurs, an inflammatory reaction is established in the surrounding periodontium at the site of the perforation. This is due both to mechanical trauma and to introduction of microbial-derived substances that inevitably accompany the perforation. The perforation creates an “additional” portal of exit in the root canal system. Once identified, it must be sealed as quickly as possible, since periodontal involvement arising from the perforation can become irreversible with time.
Treating a perforation may often require a multidisciplinary approach in order to establish the appropriate treatment plan. The decision must be made to either extract the tooth or direct efforts towards nonsurgical retreatment, surgical correction, or both.
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