Podcast Episode 6 – David Figdor on Producing Research That Matters Part 2


David Figdor is an Endodontist in Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved in landmark endodontic research over the last 25 years.  In part 2 of the interview, we get a bit more technical and drill down into some of the questions that we’d like to answer when it comes to the microbiology of endodontic failure.


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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