Podcast Episode 5 – David Figdor on Producing Research That Matters

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David Figdor is an Endodontist in Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved in landmark endodontic research over the last 25 years.  In this episode David recounts his interactions with some of the biggest names in endodontic research and how the literature that we reference came into being. It’s a fascinating story that I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

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Show Notes and Links

Find David’s practice in Melbourne, Australia

A selection of David’s landmark papers:

Preservation of Bacterial DNA by Human Dentine

A big role for the very small–understanding the endodontic microbial flora.

Mechanisms involved in the resistance of Enterococcus faecalis to calcium hydroxide.

Persistent periapical radiolucencies of root-filled human teeth, failed endodontic treatments, and periapical scars.

Influence of infection at the time of root filling on the outcome of endodontic treatment of teeth with apical periodontitis.

Microbiologic analysis of teeth with failed endodontic treatment and the outcome of conservative re-treatment.

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