PETER GILHEANY MEMORIAL LECTURE – ENDODONTICS IN PRACTICE: BACK TO THE FUTURE AND FORWARD TO THE PAST
Dr Ennio Rebellato
MDSc (Melb) MRACDS (Endo)
Dr Rebellato graduated in dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 1982, and received his Masters Degree in Endodontics in 1987. He worked part time at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne from 1987 to 1990, and has been in private endodontic practice at North Western Endodontic Services in Moonee Ponds since 1998. Dr Rebellato has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs for most of his career. He has also been involved in the organisation aspects of various endodontic societies for many years. He has been a member of the Australian Society of Endodontology (Victorian Branch) since 1983, and was on the executive committee for over 20 years, during which he served four terms as President. In recognition for his years of service he was awarded an Honorary Life Membership with the ASE VB. Dr Rebellato is also a past President of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists, and is currently the International Federal of Endodontic Associations (IFEA) Oceania Representative (Regent).
Endodontics, with its aim of returning diseased teeth to a healthy and functional state, is a predictable and an integral part of modern dental treatment planning. Treatment planning comprises elements of art, science, technical, financial, psychological and historical aspects, as well as an ability to anticipate the future. Dr Rebellato will present an overview of some of the issues that have affected endodontic treatment planning since the mid-1980s until now, and will attempt to have a glimpse into what the future might hold.
Lecture Preliminary Viewing
Back to the Future (1985) and Back to the Future II (1989) movies. Enjoy these classic films. How many predictions have come to pass and how many changes have surpassed even what was predicted!