Metro Branch Joint Meeting with the Irish Endodontic Society

Metro Branch Joint Meeting with the Irish Endodontic Society

Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020 at 19:30 to 21:30

 Date: Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Venue: Hilton Charlemont Hotel, Dublin 2

Speakers are as follows;


Dr Helena Fransson - Emergency Treatment of Painful Endodontic Conditions

Helena Fransson, D.D.S., Odont.Dr. (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University and a Researcher at the Department of Endodontology, Institute of Odontology at the Sahlgrenska Academy University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Dr. Fransson graduated in dentistry from the University of Lund 1998, and completed postgraduate clinical training in endodontics at Malmö University (2007), where she also completed her research training. Her doctoral thesis on the repair of the dentine barrier following pulp capping led to the doctoral degree (Odont.Dr.) in 2012 and she holds a docenture since 2017. Her current research focuses on the outcome of endodontic and caries treatments, and she is conducting clinical studies and data mining in registries. She is a driving force behind the Scandinavian Research Collaboration (EndoReCo), a collaboration striving to increase the knowledge about the root-filled tooth. As most research of today is based on collaboration rather than on individual achievements, the EndoReCo collaboration aims to provide a nourishing research environment for the current six PhD-students pursuing joint research plans. Dr. Fransson is currently President of the Swedish Endodontic Society.

Dr Maria Pigg - My Tooth Hurts: Differential Diagnosis of Tooth Pain

Dr. Maria Pigg (D.D.S., Odont. Dr.) received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Gothenburg (1993) and Certificate in Endodontics from Malmö University (2013), Sweden. She also completed her Ph.D. thesis (Odont. Dr.) titled “Chronic intraoral pain – Assessment of diagnostic methods and prognosis” with the Department of Endodontics and the Department of Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function at Malmö University, Sweden (2011). She has published several original articles in scientific peer-reviewed journals, and reviews on orofacial neuropathic pain and differential diagnosis of tooth pain in clinical journals. She has co-authored a chapter on endodontic emergencies in Textbook of Endodontology, 3rd ed. Dr. Pigg is a member of the Swedish Dental Association, the Swedish and European Societies of Endodontology, and the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). She is also a member of the International Association of Dental Research (IADR) where she is currently the President of the Neuroscience Scientific Group, and an associate editor of the Journal of Oral and Facial Pain & Headache.
Dr. Pigg is a full-time tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Endodontics, Malmö University, Sweden.