The wait for ROOTS SUMMIT is over, and attendees are already raving over the presentations and hands-on courses. Dental Tribune International is on-site to catch up with speakers and share their excitement for the scientific advancements they are presenting. Prof. Gianluca Gambarini from Italy was kind enough to offer his motivation behind the hands-on course he gave, titled “Simplified, rationally invasive preparation technique with martensitic NiTi instruments”.
Prof. Gambarini, what makes it exciting for you to be able to present here at ROOTS SUMMIT?
I am so happy to travel again and to meet people since the pandemic started. That is probably the most important thing. Traditionally, this congress has been a great place to meet friends, high-quality dentists and those eager to learn more about endodontics.
What about your hands-on course? What do you hope that participants were most excited to learn about?
I presented new instruments based on a novel technology. I think there’s a lot of interest nowadays in endodontics, and that is good for those of us who have spent our lives teaching. My main goal with this hands-on course was to make things simpler and easy to perform for general practitioners, because for many years endodontics has been a difficult specialty.
For someone who has just left dental school and is just starting in the field, why should he or she specialise? Why should such a dentist choose to pursue endodontics?
Personally, I love technology and the advantages offered by digital dentistry and artificial intelligence, but endodontics is more artisan and does not involve as much work that can be digitalised. It relies more on practitioner skill and knowledge, and that makes endo quite unique. I think everyone can perform endodontics, but he or she needs to receive some instruction and to have some interest in developing these skills.
Attendees are enthusiastic about the scientific programme at ROOTS SUMMIT 2022. (All photographs: DTI)
A ROOTS SUMMIT attendee enjoying the hands-on learning.
Dr Zaher Altaqi discussing a minimally invasive approach to removal of fractured files.
Dental endodontic teeth with roots for endodontic practice.
Dr Jenner Argueta holding a course on the management of complex clinical situations with the help of 3D magnification.
Dr Marian Fanica during his hands-on course on post-endodontic treatment of teeth with large areas of destruction.
ROOTS SUMMIT started on Thursday with nine hands-on courses.
From left: ROOTS SUMMIT Co-Chairman Dr Freddy Belliard, Dr Zaher Altaqi and industry representative Hazel Hendy at ROOTS SUMMIT 2022.
Hands-on courses captured the attention of attendees and brought new procedural possibilities to the forefront.
Getting started with practice at a hands-on course.
ROOTS SUMMIT 2022 Scientific Chairman Dr David E. Jaramillo opening the event.
The conference venue in action.
Dr Meetu Ralli Kohli presenting on bioceramics in endodontics.
The audience listening very intently to Dr Meetu Ralli Kohli’s presentation.
Dr Francesc Abella in his presentation on digital planning in intentional replantation and auto-transplantation.
Dr Jaime J. Silberman discussing endodontic microsurgery.
The lovely ROOTS SUMMIT team welcoming participants.
ROOTS SUMMIT 2022 attendees in the exhibition hall.
Demonstration of R-Motion files at the FKG Dentaire booth.
Attendees of ROOTS SUMMIT 2022 were able to test the Axis dental microscope with high magnification (Global Surgical Corp.).
Attendees listen to a poster presentation. The posters are displayed on various screens across the venue.
Fri. 3 June 2022
6:00 am EST (New York)
Dental is Beauty
Dr. Mariana Mintcheva M.Sc.