june, 2021

202130jun6:00 pm1:00 amAdj Associate Prof. Peter Cathro – Stressed Out, But Alive And Kicking6:00 pm - 1:00 am AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my timeSMC Conference & Function Centre Event Organized By: Australian Society of Endondontology Discipline:EndodonticsFormat:In-Person

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Since Peter’s return to Otago, he has being studying stress – (amongst other things).

1. Are we creating a Super-Bug?

Whilst chemomechanically preparing infected root canals, are we inadvertently creating a stressed out, but alive and kicking Super-Bug? Calcium hydroxide is the most widely used medicament in endodontics & is a powerful antimicrobial agent. The survival strategies of bacteria are diverse and bacteria such as E.faecalis can adapt to the harsh alkaline environment created by a root canal therapy. Is it time to revisit the role of calcium hydroxide as a medicament and are there strategies to maximize its efficacy?

2. How Stressed are you as a Clinician?

A career in Dentistry is considered to be one of the most stressful health professions and dental students are under the most stress when learning new procedures.  Heart Rate levels were used as an effective way to quantify stress of both students & clinical tutors. Situations that caused extremely high stress were determined and strategies to make stress a positive, rather than a negative event were evaluated.  Learn how to accentuate the positive!

3. Clinical applications of Hydroxyapatite products.

There are a wide number of uses for hydroxyapatite-based products including: pulp capping, bone grafting, use in dental restorations & root canal sealers and as a remineralization agent in toothpastes. These products are often, however a low-cost method of production could lead to greater clinical uptake. The development and clinical uses of these new products will be presented.


Speakers for this event

  • Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Cathro

    Adjunct Associate Professor Peter Cathro

    Specialist in Endodontics

    Upon completion of his specialist training in Endodontics (1994), Peter worked as an endodontist in full time private practice in Melbourne and then in Auckland, New Zealand. Peter later took a position as a Senior Lecturer at Otago University (New Zealand) before becoming Associate Professor and Head of Discipline at the University of Adelaide (Australia) for seven years.

    In addition to teaching undergraduate and post-graduate students, Peter has lectured extensively at international conferences and given numerous endodontic hands-on courses throughout Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Peter has recently returned to Otago University and is an Associate Dean (Clinical) and has completed his PhD in microbiology. In addition, Peter maintains an academic appointment with the University of Adelaide as Adjunct Associate Professor. Peter is past president of the NZ endodontic society and is now editor of the NZ Endodontic Journal and a reviewer for three other journal

    Specialist in Endodontics


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 1:00 am AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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