Dr. Setzer graduated from the Dental School of the Friedrich- Alexander- University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1995, where he also received his doctoral degree in 1998. He pursued his endodontic specialty training at the University of Pennsylvania after working for nine years in a multi-specialist private practice as associate and partner. Dr. Setzer graduated from the endodontic program of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, receiving the Louis I Grossman Postdoctoral Student Award in Endodontics. He earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a DMD degree in 2008 and 2010, respectively. Dr. Setzer serves as the Clinic Director and Pre-Doctoral Program Director at the Department of Endodontics of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Setzer lectures on several topics of endodontics throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia. He has authored articles on endodontics in peer-review journals and serves as Associate Editor for Endodontics for Quintessence International and, amongst other journals, on the scientific advisory board of Journal of Endodontics, International Endodontic Journal and Journal of the American Dental Association.
Iatrogenic errors: techniques for separated file removal
Revascularization, as part of regenerative endodontic procedures (REPs) at large, is a treatment alternative to root canal therapy for immature teeth with infected root canal system. This lecture discusses the procedure in comparison to other treatment options for immature teeth. It also reviews the development and the variations of current clinical protocols, as well as the clinical pathway to regenerating true pulpal tissues.
The fracture of endodontic instruments is an untoward event during root canal therapy. Clinicians may face the decision whether to retain, bypass or remove instrument fragments. This lecture discusses the impact of instrument fractures on the prognosis in regard to various clinical scenarios. It examines advantages and disadvantages of alternative removal techniques, and reviews the most promising clinical strategies to avoid iatrogenic errors such as perforation or canal transportation by both surgical and non-surgical means.