Adj. Assoc. Prof Chankhrit Sathorn – Navigating Controversies in Endodontics With Evidence


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7 August, 2019 - 6:00 pm

Navigating Controversies in Endodontics With Evidence

Clinicians face choices on a daily basis whether we are making a diagnosis, selecting a procedure, choosing a device or material. How do we decide and on what basis? A systematic assessment framework is proposed upon which decision should be based.

The audience will learn about hot issues in Endodontics that are being fiercely debated, how to use assessment framework to make their own decision. The presentation will briefly touch upon why evidence is needed and rules of evidence.  Several controversies in Endodontics such as local anaesthetics, management of deep caries, vital pulp therapy etc. will be explored.  Background of the controversial subject will be given.  Arguments for and against the issue will be listed and discussed.  Lastly, the topic will be systematically assessed in four aspects i.e. benefit, harm, human factors and cost from which the conclusion will be derived.

Adj. Assoc. Prof. Chankhrit Sathorn
Specialist Endodontist

Chankhrit is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Endodontic Research at La Trobe University. Formerly he was a Convenor of the Predoctoral Endodontics and Graduate Certificate in Clinical Dentistry Programmes at Melbourne Dental School. In addition to his University work, he maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Melbourne and Sydney. He completed Endodontic specialist training and a PhD at The University of Melbourne and became a member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the Special Stream of Endodontics. His area of research focuses on evidence-based Endodontics, systematic reviews, effectiveness and efficiency of various interventions. Based on the cumulative publication of his research studies, Chankhrithas been awarded The Ernest Joske Research Award for work that constitutes an important contribution to dental science research. He has been invited to speak at several national and international Endodontic congresses such as ASE, ADA, IFEA, and ESE. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal, Dental Traumatology, New Zealand Dental Journal, Journal of Dentistry, and European Journal of Dentistry. He has authored and co-authored over two-dozen papers.

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