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Patency: Matter of Fact or Fallacy? – Ep. 47

Guest: Domenico Ricucci, D.D.S.

In this episode of Endo Voices, Dr. Domenico Ricucci, renowned clinician and histologist, eloquently defines the concept of the patency file and presents his argument for an integrated biological view of endodontic science. His extensive knowledge and passion for histology remind us that assessing healing expounds beyond imaging and clinical presentations. Equipped with a unique background in general medicine from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Dr. Ricucci presents an engaging perspective of the apical ramifications of teeth and patency objectives. A researcher on a controversial quest seeking where to “end apical preparations”, Dr. Ricucci reminds us that filling to the radiographic apex is a fast track to destroying the apical anatomy. Tune in to hear Dr. Ricucci demystify the dentin-pulp complex and ultimately demonstrate how pulpal diagnosis influences outcomes and criteria for success.

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Episode Resources

  1. Correlation between Clinical and Histologic Pulp Diagnoses Journal of EndodonticsVol. 40Issue 12p1932–1939Published online: October 11, 2014 Domenico RicucciSimona LoghinJosé F. Siqueira Jr.
  2. Fate of the Tissue in Lateral Canals and Apical Ramifications in Response to Pathologic Conditions and Treatment Procedures Journal of EndodonticsVol. 36Issue 1p1–15Published in issue: January, 2010 Domenico RicucciJosé F. Siqueira Jr.
  3. Apical Actinomycosis as a Continuum of Intraradicular and Extraradicular Infection: Case Report and Critical Review on Its Involvement with Treatment Failure Domenico Ricucci, MD, DDS José F. Siqueira Jr, DDS, MSc, PhD

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