FOTONA SWEEPS® WORKSHOP
October 19 14:30 – 18:00
SWEEPS® technology represents a breakthrough method for 3D cleaning and disinfection of the root canal system. Er:YAG laser technology is used to activate the commonly used irrigants in endodontics (NaOCl and EDTA) with the laser tip kept stationary in the access cavity of the tooth while simultaneously irrigating the whole root canal system at once. By using synchronized pairs of ultra-short pulses, an accelerated collapse of laser-induced bubbles is achieved, leading to enhanced shockwave emission even inside the narrowest root canals. SWEEPS® endodontic laser treatment successfully addresses a major disadvantage of classical chemo-mechanical treatment procedures which is the inability to completely clean, debride and disinfect anatomically complex root canal systems.
Modern periodontal therapy deals with effective managementl of infected soft and hard tissues during surgical or non-surgical therapy. There are various benefits of the combined use of laser-assisted methods of periodontal treatments. The Er:YAG laser is used for concrement and calculus ablation while removing the smear layer, bacteria, endotoxins and lipopolysaccharide on the hard root surface, and the elimination of granulomatous tissue. The Nd:YAG laser is an indispensable tool to initially decontaminate the pocket. In addition to direct laser therapy, cavitation-induced biofilm removal, can also be used for non invasive, non-surgical removal of biofilm and calculus. The addition of SWEEPS® photoacoustic irrigation to classical laser periodontal tretament represents a modern solution for cleaning and disinfecting of periodontal pockets.
Roeland DE MOOR
Roeland J De Moor, DDS, Phd, MSc graduated in 1984 from the Dental School, Ghent University, Belgium. He has an MSc in Paediatric Dentistry and an MSc in Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry (Ghent University, Belgium), and received the PhD degree in 1995 at the same university. He belongs to the group of officially recognised dental judicial experts in Belgium.
At present, he is a senior full professor at the Ghent University (Belgium) and guest professor at the University Clinic of Vienna (Austria); has private clinical practice is devoted to endodontics, dental traumatology, orofacial damage assessment and dental laser bleaching. He has a 35-year expertise in the field of laser applications in dentistry.
His research is focused on the application of laser technology for root canal cleaning and disinfection, endodontic quality, application of light activated nanoparticles for endodontic purposes, Laser Doppler Flowmetry (pulp vitality) and the dynamics of root canal irrigation. He is a member of the editorial board of the International Endodontic Journal, Journal of Endodontics, Journal of Adhesive Dentistry and Dentistry Journal – section “Lasers in Dentistry”; and serves as a reviewer on a regular basis for all dental laser journals and endodontic journals with impact factor. He has authored and co-authored more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Together with Giovanni Olivi and Enrico DiVito he has authored the book “Lasers in Endodontics”, but has also contributed to several other textbooks on Endodontology, Dental Laser Applications and Restorative Dentistry.
Dr. Ilay Maden graduated in Dental Surgery (BDS) and completed his Ph.D. in Periodontology (2003-2009) at the University of Istanbul and received his Master of Science degree for Lasers in Dentistry from Aachen University, Germany (2005-2007). Then he moved to the UK after passing his statutory exams (ORE) to register with the GDC (2016) and co-founding ONCLINIC, which is on London’s prestijious Harley Street.
Dr Maden is a lecturer for Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, Rome, an
adjunct faculty member of the Aachen Dental Laser Centre, Aachen University, Germany, a faculty expert at Laser and Health Academy. He is the country ambassador of International Society of Laser Dentistry for the UK. He has held dozens of theoretical and hands-on courses and lectures on lasers worldwide and has been a speaker in several international congresses in the last decade.
He is also a member of the editorial board for Lasers in Medical Science, the Laser magazine and Journal of Laser and Health Academy.
His work has been published internationally in SCI and non-SCI journals and magazines. Dr. Ilay Maden is a member of International Society of Laser Dentistry, British Medical Laser Association, European Federation of Periodontology, European Academy of Osseointegration, Turkish Dental Association, European Federation of Periodontology, Turkish Periodontology Association and more.
His practice is limited to laser supported periodontology and implantology.