Dr. Enrico Cassai graduated cum laude in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics at University of Ferrara in 1999. He is an active member of the Italian Society of Endodontology (SIE) and the Italian Association of Microscopic Dentistry (AIOM). He is an associate member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and European Society of Endodontology (ESE).
Dr. Cassai was secretary of SERE the Emilia Romagna section of SIE for the year 2015-2017 and was a member of the cultural commission of SIE for the year 2017- 2019. Dr. Enrico Cassai is on the member acceptance committee of SIE.
In 2004 Dr. Cassai was Preceptor at the Endodontics Department of Loma Linda University (California). He attended Dr. M.Torabinejad’s ward, Dr. Cliff Ruddle’s course center and Dr. Stephen Buchanan’s course center in Santa Barbara (California). Dr. Cassai lectured in courses and conventions both in Italy and abroad as lecturer and he is author of several publications on international scientific journals. He was also a contract professor for Endodontology at University of Ferrara (AY 2004-2010 and 2013-2018).
Dr. Enrico Cassai is an active member of Style Italiano Endodontics. He co-authored “Retreatments” book published by EDRA. Lastly, Dr. Enrico Cassai works in private practice in Ferrara, particularly committed to clinical endodontics, microscopic surgery and aesthetic restorative dentistry.
Maxillary molars have one of the most complex root canal anatomies. It is very important for this reason to correctly understand the anatomy before starting endodontic therapy. Correct planning starting from the diagnostic evaluation through the aid of x-rays and CBCT (if necessary) will allow the clinician to formulate a correct endodontic treatment plan and a correct choice of materials and equipment during the access cavity and cleaning and shaping and obturation steps.
In retreatments the clinician should follow the same different steps: careful radiographic diagnosis and, if required, cbct reconfiguration of the cavity access, to realise the appropriate features and start the endodontic therapy in the proper way removal of accessory retention posts (if present) removal of the obturation material try to reach the proper working lenght […]
Clinicians are aware that, in endodontics, the access cavity phase is the first mandatory step to achieve the success of the therapy. A correct project, with the right instruments, allows a quicker and easier realization of the access.
In the context of retreatments and re-access, very often it happens to perform a new endodontic therapy removing and sacrificing the old crown. The choice that the clinician must make in the presence of a pre-existing crown is related to a series of factors that can be summarized in the following diagram and were already […]
In the context of retreatments and re-access, sometimes it happens to perform a new endodontic therapy recovering the old prosthetic crown. A careful preoperative evaluation can allow the clinician to pick the best therapeutic choice and to address the wishes of the patient. The need to maintain the old prosthetic crown may arise from the […]
In the context of retreatments and re-access, it often happens to perform a new endodontic therapy dealing with the presence of a crown. A careful pre-operative evaluation can allow the clinician, according with the patient's wishes, to face the best therapeutic choice. The opportunities are, in fact, those related to the removal of the pre-existing […]
One of the most important steps of the endodontic therapy is the execution of the access cavity. Very often the failure of the therapy arises from an incorrect realization of this initial step, with consequences that can lead to the missing of canals, improper detersion and shaping of the root canal system or the fracture […]
One of the most important step of endodontic therapy is the execution of the access cavity. Very often the failure of the therapy arises from an incorrect realization of this initial step with consequences that can lead to the missing of canals, improper detersion and shaping of the root canal system until the fracture of […]
Thermafil obturation technique was designed and presented by Dr. Ben Johnson ("A new gutta-percha technique. J Endod 1978), as a simple method for the delivery of thermoplasticized gutta-percha to the prepared root canal. Initially, this system relied on metallic carriers covered by a uniform layer of α phase gutta-percha, intended to be heated over an […]
After having realized a minimally invasive access cavity and removed the coronal interferences (preflaring) the next step is passed to the scouting of the apical third canal as described in the two preceding articles of Dr Massimo Giovarruscio (http://styleitaliano.hime.host/scouting-the-root-canal) The advantages of the apical third scouting only after a preflaring in summary are: - Best […]
Around the end of 1950 the ultrasonic technology has had a wide spread not only in the field of hygiene and periodontology, but also in endodontics. Nowadays the operators thoroughly know the benefits of the use of ultrasound in the endodontic field, where a minimally invasive approach is always needed, together with magnification, in order […]