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Asgeir Sigurdsson, D.D.S., M.S.

Biography

Dr. Asgeir Sigurdsson was born and raised in Reykjavik, Iceland. In 1988, he earned his Cand. Odont. degree from the University of Iceland Faculty of Dentistry. After one year of private practice in Akureyri, Iceland, he moved to Chapel Hill, N.C., where he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and earned his certificate in endodontics and Master of Science degree with an emphasis on neurobiology and pain perception in 1992.

Full time faculty member at UNC School of Dentistry from 1992 until 2004, first as an assistant professor and then promoted to associate professor with tenure in year 2000. Appointed as the Graduate Program Director of Endodontics (specialty training) in 1997 and severed in that position until 2004. From 2004 to 2012 he was in a private endodontic practice in Reykjavik, Iceland and London, UK.

In September of 2012 he became the Chairman of the Department of Endodontics, New York University College of dentistry. Additionally he holds the following academic positions: From 2004 an adjunct Associate Professor at UNC, Honorary Clinical Teacher in Endodontology, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, London UK form 2006 and from 2011 Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Sigurdsson has lectured extensively around the World on dental trauma, endodontics, pain diagnosis and forensic dentistry. Written or co-written over 55 refereed articles and 18 book chapters on the same topics. Active in many professional organizations and is past-President of the International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT).

Received in 1998 the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award, awarded by the American Association of Endodontists.

Contact information

New York University College of Dentistry
Department of Endodontics
345 East 24th Street
New York, NY 10010
Email: as7253@nyu.edu

Available Sessions

  • Alveolar Preservation in a Growing Child after Dental Trauma
    Topic: Traumatic Injuries Diagnosis & Treatment

    The most challenging sequel to dental trauma is loss of permanent anterior tooth in a growing child. When a root is extracted there in these patients there is a high risk of total collapse of the facial cortical bone plate as well as arrested vertical growth of the alveolus, making an implant placement difficult both because of esthetics and the need for a complicated graft surgery. Recently it has been suggested that to preserved the bone and thereby allow the alveolus to continue growth it is better to leave the damaged, resorbing and/or ankylosed root in place rather than extracting it.

    In the first part of this lecture the most common reason for this premature loss will be presented; how those can be diagnosed clinically and radiographically and what if anything can be done to prevent the loss of the tooth. In the second part of the lecture treatment options like intentional reimplantation, root submergence and decoronation will be discussed in some details and indication for each presented.

    Two to four hours.

  • Diagnosis & Treatment of Traumatic Injuries
    Topic: Traumatic Injuries Diagnosis & Treatment

    All dental injuries occur when least expected. There is no time to consult textbooks because the time between the appropriate emergency treatment can differentiate between saving or loosing the injured tooth. The first part of the lecture will be supported with actual cases, and a detailed description of diagnostic procedures that are needed to be able to investigate and document traumatic injuries. The second part will focus on new treatment modalities of dental injuries, both in the emergency phase as well as long term.

    Two hour to one full-day lecture.

Disclosure

Dr. Sigurdsson has no proprietary, financial and/or personal interest pertaining to his presentations to disclose.

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