Pulp Fiction 11

Endodontic’s Enthusiasts Meeting Pulp Fiction 11
3rd – 6th of December 2009

This year’s topics were focused on endodontic treatment methods, post-endo treatment problems and innovative techniques. We also discussed some issues connected with implant treatment. Lectures were conducted by renown specialists from the fields of endodontics and implantology. Among our gests were: prof. Elisabetta Cotti, prof. Marga Ree, dr Orlando Alvarez, prof. Carlos Bóveda, prof. Gianluca Gambarini, dr. Samuel Kratchman, and dr. Francesco Maggiore.

As usual apart from scientific novelties our participants took part in a variety of accompanying events. The Congress took place in luxurious and comfortable Warszawianka Conference Centre.



Dr Orlando Alvarez

He graduated from the University of Chile in 1988 as DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery). Then he completed a Master's Degree in Implants and Oral Rehabilitation in the University Andrés Bello.

Prof. Carlos Bóveda

Dr. Boveda graduated from the Universidad Central de Venezuela in 1990. He conitnued his training in "Carlos J. Bello" hospital where he completed the specialization in endodontic treatment. Then he worked as an endodontist on Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1992-1993. He is a professor and a member of Doctoral Programme Comittee on the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Renown lecturer and frequent guest during congresses all over the world. Dr Boveda still runs his endodontic practice in Centro de Especialidades Odontológicas (C.E.O.), Caracas.

Prof. Elisabetta Cotti

She graduated dentistry in 1985. at the University of Cagliari, Italy. In 1990 she got a specialization in endodontics at Loma Linda University in USA, where she was working as a professor, and in 1991 she got a title Master of Science In Endodontics. In 1991-1994 she was a lecturer at the Department of Conservative Dentistry, University of Cagliari. Since 1999. she was a researcher at the University of Cagliari. Since 2000 she was a Professor at the Department of Conservative Dentistry, University of Cagliari. Professor Cotti is a lecturer of international renown. She is an author of numerous American, Italian and international scientific publications.

Prof. Gianluca Gambarini

Doctor Gianluca Gambarini is a professor of endodontics and restorative dentistry at Sapienza University Hospital in Rome, Italy. He is also involved with international exchange programs for dental students and professors and is Vice Dean of the Dental Hygiene School at Sapienza. He is often invited as a key-speaker on international congresses.

Prof. Sam Kratchman

Prof. Sam Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He received a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. both from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Sam then entered the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a certificate of endodontics, and currently serves as an Associate Professor of Endodontics and the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program. Prof. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on endodontics and intentional replantation for the Microsurgery in Endodontics textbook, and the Dental Clinics of North America. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. Both Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry magazines honored Dr Kratchman as the cover story for their "Best of " issues. Prof. Kratchman lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, South America, and Asia. He also maintains two private practices, limited to endodontics, in Exton and West Chester Pennsylvania.

Dr Francesco Maggiore

Dr Francesco Maggiore graduated from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, School of Dentistry. In 1999 he completed his Postgraduate Program in Endodontics and Endodontic Microsurgery obtaining his C.A.G.S. in Endodontics (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Prof. Marga Ree

Marga Ree, from the Netherlands. Marga Ree obtained her degree in dentistry from the University of Amsterdam in 1979. For the next five years she was a part-time staff member of the department of Cardiology Endodontology Pedodontology, as well as being a clinical instructor in the central dental clinic of the University of Amsterdam. In 2001, She completed a postgraduate training programme in endodontics with a Master of Science degree. Since that time she has lectured widely and taught hands-on courses throughout the Netherlands and abroad. She is the primary author of several articles published in National and International journals and has contributed to several books on endodontics and general dentistry. Since 1980 she has had a private practice in Purmerend, which for the past nine years has been dedicated to endodontics.

Dr Jerzy Zbożeń

Dr. Jerzy Zbożeń graduated from the Medical University of Silesia in 1980. Few years later he obtained a specialization in Oral Surgery. Interests: endodontics, microsurgery, implantology. Dr Zbozen runs his own multi-seat dental and surgical practice in Kielce. In 1993 he founded Profident (www.profident.pl), a company which specialises in implementing new technological solutions in the fields of endodontics, microsurgery and implantogy on the Polsih market. Dr Zbozen is the administrator and co-author of a specialised internet portal for Endodontists www.endodoncja.pl.