Dr. Peter Kiefner


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Dr. Peter Kiefner M.Sc. in Endodontology is working since 1998 in his private practice limited to endodontology and traumatology on referral basis, in Stuttgart/Germany. From 2012 to 2015 he was elected president of the Association of  German Certified Endodontists (VDZE).

Between 2002 and 2008 Dr. Kiefner was also active as a guest lecturer at the Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontology at the University Tübingen (chair: Prof. Dr. C. Löst) and was assigned in 2015 as a lecturer in the Restorative Department at the School of Dentistry of the Medical Faculty of the University of Würzburg (chair: Prof. Dr. G. Krastl).

For the last 20 years he lectured and gave more than 100 presentations, hands-on courses and demonstrations both nationally and internationally on selected topics from his specialization field.

The main goals as a guest lecturer are the implementation of the dental microscope in both office endodontic treatment and teaching activity.

The fields of interest and lecture topics are the treatment strategies of obliterated root canals, CBCT examination in endodontics, microscope-aided diagnostics and endodontic treatment, root canal instrument research and orthograde retreatment procedures.

Dr. Kiefner is holding a Master of Science in Endodontology (Heinrich Heine University Düssledorf), the specialist title in endodontics from the German Association of Conservative Dentistry (DGZ) and certified member of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), American Association of Endodontists (AAE), International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) and other national and international dental associations.

13 Apr. 2019


12:50 – 13:35


Root canal obliterations – challenges and how to deal with. From diagnosis to recall – an overview

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If a tooth with a radiographic visible root canal obliteration needs an endodontic therapy  the procedural steps of the root canal treatment can be very demanding and compromise the outcome of the treatment. Clinical microscope aided visualization of the pulp space and also radiographic and CBCT imaging are required to visualize the outline of the narrowed root canals.Special initial instrumentation is needed to eliminate the obliteration and bring the instruments to the apical terminus of the root canal. This presentation will discuss relevant aspects leading to the localization of the root canal orifices and techniques for an effective and safe preparation of obnliterated root canals. Clinical cases and relevant literature will be highlighted in order to help the colleagues in the audience to control cases with root canal obliterations.