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Ivana Miletić

Professor Ivana Miletić was born in Zagreb. She graduated from the School of Dental Medicine in 1995. Since 1996, she has been employed at the Department of Dental Pathology as a research novice. In 1998 she defended her master’s thesis, and in 2000 she defended her doctoral dissertation. She obtained her specialist title in endodontics and restorative dentistry in 2004. In 2001 she became assistant professor, associate professor in 2005, and full professor in 2008. Fields of scientific activity professor Ivana Miletić include endodontics, restorative dentistry and cariology. She worked extensively in the clinical and research setting on applying lasers in dentistry, testing caries-preventive filling biomaterials, root canals materials, and post-endodontic care. She regularly collaborates with colleagues from around the world, which has resulted in a significant number of scientific papers. She was the director of several university grants and served as a project leader: “Research and development of new micro and nanostructured materials in dentistry” funded by the Croatian Science Foundation (BIODENTMED No. 1718). In 2020, the HRZ Board of Directors approved the funding of a doctoral student under her mentorship. She is the leader of a multicenter clinical study. She has published 187 scientific and professional papers, conference papers and teaching texts. Of these, 71 articles in journals indexed in WoSCC / ESCI citation indexes cited 735 times (WoSCC) with H-index 18. 

From indication and diagnosis to treatment and prognosis – a steep climb to success in endodontics

For the success of endodontic treatment in everyday clinical work, it is necessary to satisfy all phases of treatment; diagnostics, saving healthy tissue whilst preparing the access cavity, better control of instrumentation and disinfection, filling and finally, good quality post-endodontic care. The development of new technologies has led to faster and more efficient root canal instrumentation; however, there are still a number of errors that can occur. The lecture will present an overview of all phases of endodontic therapy and possible errors through clinical cases. 

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