Controversial aspects in Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology

Dr. Domenico Ricucci


17-18 may 2024


Radisson Blu Viking
Vasagatan 1, 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden


Dr. Domenico Ricucci

Dr. Domenico Ricucci received his degree in General Medicine from “La Sapienza” University of Rome in 1982, and his DDS from the same University in 1985. Since then on he has maintained private dental practices limited to endodontics. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Ricucci was Professor of Cariology at “Magna Graecia” University of Catanzaro, Italy in 2002 -2003. He served in the Research Committee of the European Society of Endodontology from 1999 to 2005.

Dr. Ricucci’s primary research interest relates to pulpal and periapical tissue reactions to caries and treatment procedures, vital pulp therapy (VPT), biofilms in endodontic infections, etiology of RTC treatment failure, pulp regeneration/revascularization. Since 1998 he has run his own histology laboratory and has developed considerable skills in hard tissue preparations for light microscopy.

Dr Ricucci has published 110 papers and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has authored the Textbook and Atlas “Patologia e Clinica Endodontica”, the textbook and atlas “Endodontology. An integrated biological and clinical view”, also translated into Russian, Japanese and Chinese. He has also authored or co-authored sixteen book chapters.


DAY 1:
7:30-8:15 Registration
8:15-8:25 Short presentation of sponsoring partners
8:25-8:30 Welcome speech by Monika Eriksson
8:30-10:00 Caries pathology and its complications.
Tissue response to shallow, medium and deep caries.
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Diagnostic tools in the diagnosis of reversible/irreversible pulpitis. Correlation between clinical and histologic pulp diagnoses.
Controversies about the depth of caries excavation. Selective vs non-selective excavation.
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30- 15:00 Indirect pulp therapy. A misconception in modern Dentistry.
Direct pulp capping. Partial and full pulpotomy.
Controversies concerning the success rate of Vital Pulp Therapy.
15:00- 15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Bioceramic materials. Are they an improvement compared to the “old” calcium hydroxide?
Cracked teeth: biological considerations and clinical management.

DAY 2:
8:30-10:00 Infection of the root canal system. Patterns of microbial colonization of the canal space.
Periapical lesion formation. Classification of the types of lesions.
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00Apical limit of root canal instrumentation and obturation: the most heated controversy in modern endodontics.
The controversial issue of apical “patency”.
12:00-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00Lateral canals: is their obturation possible?
Limitations in achieving a sterile root canal system with chemo-mechanical instrumentation. Do the “new technologies” work?
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30Treatment of the large lesions of the jaws. Is a surgical approach always necessary?
Regenerative endodontic procedures. Are we really regenerating the dentin-pulp complex?

HD videos will be used throughout the course to illustrate the clinical procedures.


 Regular rate
Dentist/Specialist9500 SEK
Post-graduate student5000 SEK
Other e.g. dental nurse, hygenist9500 SEK
Undergraduate students1900 SEK

Delegate Registration fees include:

  • Attendance at the conference in two days
  • Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunches.
  • Attendance at the Conference Dinner Party – Friday the 17th of may, 2024 at Radisson Blu Viking Hotell. 


  • Social Media/Filming – there will be filming and photography taking place during the Congress, please make yourself known to the organizers if you do not wish to be the background in any images.