The dental pulp is a singular connective tissue confined by rigid walls of mineralized tissue in an environment that has a low tolerance to inflammation, where the tissue is supplied by the blood vessels passing through the apical foramen. An arborized vascular system and a delicate artery that penetrates the apical foramen represent its only blood source. Orthodontic movement may cause a great number of tissue alterations in the dental pulp, however, these changes may not be entirely recognized owing to the difficulty in simulating clinical situations. Depending on the duration, type and magnitude of the force, and the physiological tissue tolerance, the pulp tissue may be affected in a reversible or irreversible manner. This presentation will discuss with clinical cases and scientific evidence these alterations and how to deal with the diagnostic procedure.
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Dr. Cunha completed his Undergraduate Dental Degree in 1994, which he obtained from the Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Campinas (PUCC) in Campinas, SP-Brazil. His post-graduate studies include a Specialty degree in Endodontics obtained in 1997 from the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP); in 2002, a M.Sc. degree in Clinical Dentistry (Endodontics), and in 2006, a Ph.D. degree in Dental Sciences both of which he received from Sao Leopoldo Mandic Centre for Dental Research. Dr. Cunha is a Clinical Instructor at the College of Dentistry, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba at the Endodontics Division. He has taught at the preclinical and clinical levels; has been a guest speaker at many events worldwide such as Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Portugal, USA, Canada and UAE. Dr. Cunha has published a multitude of papers and abstracts in several peer reviewed journals, six book chapters and is a Reviewer for the International Endodontic Journal (IEJ) and Journal of Endodontics (JOE). Dr. Cunha became Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada (Endodontics) in 2013 and has extensive clinical experience obtained working in Private Practice limited to Endodontics since 1995.
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