For more than 20 years I have been conducting courses, lectures and seminars on endodontics. I actively participate, both as a speaker and as a participant, in International congresses and symposia. I pay great attention to the study of classical and modern scientific literature and the analysis of what is happening in the forefront of the world of endodontics. From the very beginning of my journey in endodontics, I made my choice: I am a thinker, not a technician. I built my clinical practice on the basis of modern knowledge and the understanding of biological and biomechanical processes, to obtain the most precise result, and not just to produce a beautiful two-dimensional X-ray.
About the congress
During my years of teaching, I mentored a great number of wonderful forward-thinking doctors who know what they are doing and what they want to achieve – to become thinkers rather than technicians. I contentedly follow their successes: they have become excellent clinicians, researchers and lecturers. They demonstrate excellent sense for critical analysis, which is a sign of someone who is truly intelligent. They are a living proof that the way I do things is the right way!
Unfortunately, my vision of the profession is clearly not on trend of the world's leading dental business: Drill, Fill, Bill - that's where a huge number of manufacturing companies are striving to reach. In the course of my international activities, I personally met with many excellent scientists and practitioners in the world of endodontics who share my ideas and beliefs. This led me to the decision of creating an independent congress on endodontics.
The idea of this congress is to provide an independent stage to most prominent and renowned specialists with global reputation, while avoiding the commercial encumbrance of the sponsorship of manufacturing corporations, and thus to create an opportunity for the speakers and participants to share their knowledge in a neutral environment. I want to give you the opportunity to enjoy intellectual independent endodontics, and would love to see you join this event.
Director, Postgraduate program in Endodontics, the Department of Endodontics, Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel. International lecturer, researcher and author of more than 30 peer-reviewed articles, as well as books on Endodontics.
Dr Eleftherios-Terry R. Farmakis is an Endodontist by specialization (1997) and Faculty at the Dept of Endodontics at the Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, since 2008. He has published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals and lectured extensively in many countries.
Former Dean and former head of Department of Endodontology at the Tel-Aviv University School of Dental Medicine. Presided over the National Association of Endodontics and served as the Chairman of the Israeli Endodontic Society. He was a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Dental Research (NIH) in Maryland, USA, and as a visiting professor at the University of North Caroline, Chapel Hill, USA Today serves in the editorial board of the Journal of Endodontics. He is known for his R&D works in design of innovative endodontic instruments.
An Affiliate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Washington. President of the International Association of Dental Traumatology. He is the former head of the division of Endodontics and Multidisciplinary Traumatology under the faculty of Dentistry in the Center for Pediatric Odontology, and another institution, where he was a Director in the past, at Seattle Children's hospital. Published more than 85 peer-reviewed articles, 10 textbook chapters and a book on Disinfection in Endodontics.
Dr. Eleftherios-Terry R. Farmakis
Dr Eleftherios-Terry R. Farmakis is an Endodontist by specialization (1997) and Faculty at the Dept of Endodontics at the Dental School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, since 2008. He has published many articles in international peer-reviewed journals and lectured extensively in many countries. His main lecturing topics, among others, are on Lasers in Endodontics, Endodontic Sealers, Self-Adjusting File and Irrigation. He is also the Treasurer of the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA).
Farmakis ET, Kozyrakis K, Kontakiotis EG: Effect of the Diode Laser on the sealing ability of some retrograde filling materials. J. Oral Laser Applications 2006; 3 :181-6
Farmakis ET. Four-rooted mandibular second premolar Aust Endod J 2008; 34: 126–128
Vougiouklakis G., Tzoutzas J., Farmakis ET., Farmakis EE., Antoniadou M and Mitsea A. Dental Data of the Athens 2004 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Int J Sports Med 2008 ;29(11):927-33
Farmakis ET, Kozyrakis K, Kontakiotis EG, Kouvelas N. Effect of Er,Cr:YSGG Laser on Human Dentin Collagen: A Preliminary Study. J Laser Dent 2008;16(1):17-22
Kontakiotis EG, Palamidaakis FD, Farmakis ETR Tzanetakis GN. Comparison of Isthmus Detection Methods in the Apical Third of Mesial Roots of Maxillary and Mandibular First Molars: Macroscopic Observation versus Operating Microscope. Braz. Dent J 2010; 21(5): 428-431
Antoniadou M, Farmakis ET, Paximada C, Douvitsas G: Successful treatment of an external cervical root resorption: a 14-years follow-up case. Giornale Italiano Endodonzia 2010;24:208-13
Gisakis IG, Palamidakis FD, Farmakis ETR, Kamberos G, Kamberos S. Prevalence of impacted teeth in a Greek population. J Invest Clin Dent 2011; 2: 102–109
Farmakis ET, Kozyrakis K, Khabbaz MG, Schoop U, Beer F, Moritz A In vitro evaluation of dentin tubule occlusion by Denshield and Neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet laser irradiation. J Endod. 2012 May;38(5):662-6.
Farmakis ET, Damaskos S, Constantinidis C. Cone Beam Computed Tomography Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool in Determining Root Fracture In Endodontically Treated Teeth Saudi Endod J 2012; 2:22-28
Farmakis ET, Kontakiotis EG, Tseleni-Kotsovili A, Tsatsas VG. Comparative in vitro antibacterial activity of six root canal sealers against Enterococcus faecalis and Proteus vulgaris. J Invest Clin Dent 2012; 3:271–275
Farmakis ETR, Beer F, Kozyrakis K, Pantazis N, Moritz A. The influence of different power settings of Nd:YAG laser irradiation, bioglass and combination to the occlusion of dentinal tubules. Photomed Laser Surg 2013;31(2):54-8
Farmakis ETR, Sotiropoulos G, Pantazis N, Kozyrakis K. The permanent deformation pattern of Self Adjusting Files when used in canals of extracted teeth. Int Endod J 2013;46(9):863-9
Gakis P, Farmakis ETR. Endodontic considerations of variations in the anatomy of mandibular premolars: A review. Saudi Endod J 2013;3:10-6.
Sotiropoulos GG, Farmakis ET. Diagnosis and conservative treatment of extraoral submental sinus tract of endodontic origin: a case report. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 Oct;8(10):ZD10-1.
Solomonov M, Ben-Itzhak J, Kfir A, von Stetten O, Lipatova E, Farmakis ET. Self-adjusting file (SAF) separation in clinical use: A preliminary survey among experienced SAF users regarding prevalence and retrieval methods. J Conserv Dent. 2015 May-Jun;18(3):200-4.
Farmakis ET, Palamidakis FD, Skondra FG, Nikoloudaki G, Pantazis N. Emergency care provided in a Greek dental school and analysis of the patients' demographic characteristics: a prospective study. Int Dent J. 2016 Oct;66(5):280-6.
Farmakis ET, Sotiropoulos GG, Abràmovitz I, Solomonov M. Apical debris extrusion associated with oval shaped canals: a comparative study of WaveOne vs Self-Adjusting File. Clin Oral Investig. 2016 Nov;20(8):2131-2138.
Beer F, Farmakis ET, Kopic J, Kurzmann C, Moritz A. Temperature Development on the External Root Surface During Laser-Assisted Endodontic Treatment Applying a Microchopped Mode of a 980 nm Diode Laser. Photomed Laser Surg. 2017 Apr;35(4):206-212.
Prof. Hyeon-Cheol Kim
Dr. Kim graduated from Pusan National University School of Dentistry. He finished the Resident program at the Pusan National University Hospital and got his PhD degree in the same University.
He started his professor position in the Department of Conservative Dentistry from 2004 and presently he is the Chair in the department and also taking in charge of Vice Dean at the Pusan National University School of Dentistry from 2015.
He has published many articles in the international journals such as Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journals. Journal of Dental Sciences, and etc.
DDS from Pusan National University School of Dentistry (1989-1995)
Master's degree from Pusan National University School of Dentistry (1996-1998)
Intern and Resident at Pusan National University Hospital, Department of Conservative Dentistry (1995-1998)
PhD degree from Pusan National University, School of Dentistry (2001-2005)
Visiting professor at University of Minnesota Bio-Engineering Laboratory, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA (2008)
Council, The Korea Food and Drug Administration (2011-2013)
Director, Department of Education and Research, Pusan National University Dental Hospital (2010.9-2014.8)
Director, Dental Research Institute, Pusan National University Dental Hospital (2013.2-2015.1)
ACTIVITIES IN ACADEMIC SOCIETY
Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation, Council (2014-2017), Secretary (2017-present)
Korean Academy of Endodontics, Director, Scientific Committee (2009-2014), Treasurer (2014-2015), Director, Communication department (2015-2017), Secretary (2017-presnet)
IFEA WEC 11th WEC Seoul Korea Local Organizing Committee, Director of Scientific Committee
Korean Academy of Conservative Dentistry, Director, International Relationship (2011-2013), Training and Test Affair (2015-2017), Director of Scientific committee (2017-present)
Korean Academy of Microscope Dentistry, Director, Scientific Committee (2013-2017), Secretary (2017-present)
Prof. Zvi Metzger graduated from the Hebrew University School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem in 1970. Since 1973 he has been on the faculty at the Tel Aviv University School of Dental Medicine, where he served as Dean in the years 1987-1991. Prof. Metzger was Chairman of the National Board of Endodontics in Israel and Chairman of the Israeli Endodontic Society (2000-2002). Hewasan Associate Professor of Oral Biology and Professor of Endodontologyat Tel Aviv University.
Prof. Metzger was a visiting fellow at the National Institute of Dental Research, NIH, Maryland (1978-1981) and a visiting professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1995-1996). He served as Director of Research Laboratories (1981-2009) and more recently (2008-2012) as Chairman of the Department of Endodontology at the School of Dental Medicine at Tel Aviv university, where he serves now as Professor Emeritus. He retains a private endodontic practice in Tel Aviv.
Prof. Metzger has been involved in development of several innovative endodontic instruments, such as Apexum and the SAF System. He has published intensively on biological and clinical endodontic topics and has authored many chapters in leading textbooks. Prof. Metzger is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Endodontics and is recipient of theHonorary Achievement Award of the Israel Dental Association (2003) for his contributions in dental research and education.
Dr. Nestor Cohenca
- Dental Surgeon (DDS) 1990 - Specialist in Endodontics Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center (1994), University of Washington (2008) - Fellow in Pediatric Dentistry Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center (1995) - Fellow of the International Association of Dental Traumatology (2013) - Diplomate, Israeli Board of Endodontics and Israel Ministry of Health (1995) - Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics (2010) - Tenured Professor. Department of Endodontics. School of Dentistry University of Washington (2012) - Tenured Professor. Department of Pediatric Dentistry. School of Dentistry. University of Washington (2012) - Director of Endodontics and Traumatology. The Center for Pediatric Dentistry. - University of Washington School of Dentistry and Seattle Children's Hospital. - Affiliate Professor. University of Washington. - Endodontist. Lakeside Endodontics. Everett, WA. - President. International Association of Dental Traumatology
- Endodontist. Lakeside Endodontics. Everett, WA. - Affiliate Professor. University of Washington School of Dentistry and Seattle Children's Hospital. - President. International Association of Dental Traumatology
1986 - 1990 Dental Studies, National University of Asuncion, Paraguay. Licensed 1991 Dental Licensed. Israel Dental Association and Israel Ministry of Health. 1991 - 1994 Postgraduate Specialty Program in Endodontics, Department of Endodontics, HUHFDM, Jerusalem, Israel. 1995 Diplomate, Israel Board of Endodontics and Israel Ministry of Health. 2003- ProCPR Certified for Health Care Providers (CPR annual re-certification). 2004 Problem Based Learning (PBL) Certified. USC School of Dentistry. CA. 2004 HIPPA Compliance Certified. USC School of Dentistry. CA. 2005 - Blood Born Pathogen training. Annual re-certification. UW School of Dentistry. WA. 2007 National Board Certification (part 1 and 2). American Dental Association. 2007 Summer Institute for Clinical Research. University of Washington. WA. 2006 - 2008 Postgraduate Specialty Program in Endodontics, Department of Endodontics, School of Dentistry, University of Washington. Seattle, WA. USA. 2008 HIPPA Compliance Certified. University of Washington, WA 2008 Western Regional Examination Boards (WREB) 2008 Dental License. WA State. USA 2010 Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics 2013 Certification in Oral Conscious Sedation and Nitrous Oxide
Saturday, 2 June
Essential and Efficient Endodontic Materials and their Usage
Prof. Hyeon-Cheol Kim
The biology of periapical lesions: The basis for current and futuristic treatment approaches
Prof. Zvi Metzger
Laser Irradiation and Pulp Space sterilization. Where are we now?
Dr. Eleftherios-Terry R. Farmakis
Improving the prognosis of traumatized teeth
Dr. Nestor Cohenca
The end of the lectures program. Cocktail reception with interactive academic program
Sunday, 3 June
Biological failure and Mechanical failure of Endodontic treatment
Prof. Hyeon-Cheol Kim
The challenge of oval canals: How can effective cleaning and effective obturation be done?