Ozdent Breakfast Session 

Ozdent Breakfast - Ledermix Cement - The Myths and the (Scientific) Facts presented by Emeritus Prof. Paul V. Abbott AO on Friday 31 May 2024. The Breakfast session is open to Full Conference registrations only however spaces are limited and advance bookings are necessary. The Breakfast is sold out.

Breakfast Session -  Ledermix Cement - The Myths and the (Scientific) Facts - SOLD OUT
Date: Friday 31 May 2024
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am
Venue/Room: Coolangatta Room 1, The Star Event Centre

Emeritus Prof. Paul V. Abbott AO

Emeritus Prof. Paul V. Abbott AO

Paul Abbott is Emeritus Professor at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist endodontic practice and held part-time positions at the Universities of Western Australia and Melbourne. He was Dean of the School of Dentistry at UWA and Director of the Oral Health Centre of Western Australia from 2003-2009. He has presented over 1000 lectures and courses in 50 countries, has published over 230 journal articles and 25 textbook chapters. From 2015-2022, he was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Dental Traumatology. He has researched and published extensively about the Ledermix materials, especially regarding how they work, their efficacy and their clinical indications.


Ledermix Cement has been used clinically for more than 60 years. However, despite numerous clinical and laboratory studies that support its efficacy and usefulness, there are still many myths about this material. Most of these myths are based on outdated concepts which will be discussed and de-mystified. Knowing the composition of a material and understanding how it works are essential to know when and how to use it. The major components of Ledermix Cement are a corticosteroid, an antibiotic, calcium hydroxide and zinc oxide-eugenol - hence, its indications for clinical use should be based on these components. Ledermix Cement is an extremely useful material for conservative pulp treatments such as pulp capping and pulpotomy. Its short-term anti-inflammatory action combined with the beneficial effects of the cement base components (i.e. the calcium hydroxide and zinc oxide-eugenol) make it an ideal material for these procedures. This lecture will discuss the myths plus the scientific basis and clinical indications for the use of Ledermix Cement. 

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