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Young dentist wins award for ‘outstanding’ endo case report

22 January 2015

Young dentist wins award for ‘outstanding’ endo case report

Foundation dentist Rikhil Ruparelia has received a Recirpoc Motor Kit from QED for his entry into the Young Dentist Endodontic Award. Established by the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics, the Award celebrates young dentists whose case studies demonstrate their skill in carrying out an endodontic procedure.

Rikhil was a final year dental student when he carried out the treatment which formed the case report. The 29-year old patient was not in pain but had brought to the hospital an inlay which had fallen off a previously root-treated tooth. Rikhil identified rarefying osteitis in the apical region.

The radiograph identified a lateral canal which hadn’t been fully obturated and he diagnosed apical periodontitis associated with this canal. The patient was asked to come back for a retreatment. This was carried out successfully and a gold crown placed on the tooth.

Julian Webber, who opened the Harley Street Centre for Endodontics in 2002, said: “With more than 20 references supporting his clinical decision-making and a thoughtful diagnosis, this was a very impressive report of a retreatment by a young dentist. He has thoroughly earned the Reciproc Motor Kit.”


Image: Rikhil Ruparelia is presented with a Reciproc Motor Kit by Ed Conduit of QED with Julian Webber looking on

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