september, 2021

202118sep11:00 am12:00 pmEndodontic failure – What’s going on and what to do?NZDA Expo11:00 am - 12:00 pm(GMT+12:00) View in my timeNZDA House Event Organized By: New Zealand Dental Association Discipline:EndodonticsFormat:In-Person

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Event Details

Endodontic failure can occur for a variety of reasons but the cause and clinical decision-making around endodontic retreatment or extraction can be challenging. Addressing patient expectations, causes of persistent disease and tooth restorability are essential when providing treatment options. This interactive case-based session will consider the factors that assist decision-making and treatment planning and illustrates how endodontic retreatment can offer patients aesthetic and/or biological/functional solutions.

Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Lara Friedlander

    Associate Professor Lara Friedlander

    BDS MDS(Endo) PhD(Otago) FRACDS FICD

    Associate Professor Lara Friedlander, BDS MDS(Endo) PhD(Otago) FRACDS FICD completed her BDS in 1992, has a Masters in Endodontics and received a PhD from the University of Otago. She is an Associate Professor of Endodontics at the Faculty of Dentistry where she is Convenor of the Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree and co-ordinates postgraduate clinical teaching in Endodontics. Lara is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, is a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and is a NZ Dental Research Foundation Board Member. She has lectured internationally with publications and broad research interests in endodontic education, clinical research and oral immunopathology.

    Most recently Lara has had key involvements in the establishment of New Zealand’s first Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) known as ARCH (Applied Research through Clinicians’ Hands) which aims to translate research from general practice into clinically useful initiatives that improve patient treatment outcomes in NZ. She regularly shares her knowledge, provides hands-on courses and clinical tips with dentists in NZ and internationally.

    BDS MDS(Endo) PhD(Otago) FRACDS FICD

  • Dr Abdul Aziz

    Dr Abdul Aziz

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    Dr Aziz graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) in 1995. Following a successful 11 year career as a general dentist in New Zealand and Australia, Dr Aziz followed his passion for endodontics and completed Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (DClinDent) in Endodontics at the University of Otago. Dr Aziz practiced as a specialist endodontist in Melbourne before choosing to return to NZ 2010.

    Dr Aziz has published articles in international and local endodontic journals. He has also authored a chapter in Methods of Molecular Biology text book.

    Dr Aziz is dedicated to training and teaching first year dental graduates to some dentists who practiced dentistry before he was born. Dr Aziz has presented many seminars and lectures both locally and internationally. Dr Aziz has developed many hands-on courses as a consultant where he teaches, demonstrates and guides dentists on the use of modern state of art instruments and equipment to keep up to date with current advancements hence enhance the treatment provision.

    He is currently the co-ordinator for the Auckland branch of Graduate Professional Development Programme for New Zealand Dental Association. His role is to teach the young first-year graduates about ethics, morals and legislation that governs dentists. He also guides them and helps them with the rigours of everyday dentistry.

    Dr Aziz is a member of the New Zealand Dental Association, New Zealand Society of Endodontology and an executive committee member for Auckland Dental Association.

    Dr Aziz has recently been appointed as one of the Key Opinion Leaders in Endodontics by one of the world largest dental company, Henry Schei.

    He is one of the founding members and executive committee member for Smiles for The Pacific. A charitable voluntary organisation for dental teaching, training and treatment for the people of Fiji.

    His broad academic, scientific and clinical background, as well as cheerful personality, will prove a great asset in managing your treatment requirements. He looks forward to enhancing your quality care with a customised treatment plan and endodontic excellence.

    Abdul is married with three children. Abdul enjoys cooking and most forms of sports but his passion lies in fishing and watching All Blacks rugby.

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery


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