Dr. Federico Foschi

– Federico graduated with honours from the University of Bologna. He then accomplished a PhD in Endodontic Microbiology at the Forsyth Institute. In 2009 he moved to the UK, after being appointed Lecturer in Endodontology.

– He completed the five-year training in Restorative Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital leading to the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. As registered Endodontic Specialist he maintains a part-time referral-based practice.

– He is appointed Consultant/Senior Lecturer and program director of the MSc in Endodontics of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London, where he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

– He received the IADR Pulp Biology award. He published over fifty peer-reviewed papers, one book and two book chapters.

Nosocomial infection in Endodontics: fact or fiction?

The endodontic outcome has not changed significantly in the last four decades. This can be partially explained with the employment of CBCT to assess with higher sensitivity the presence of periapical lesions and with the delayed failure due to other factors (i.e. lack of coronal seal). However, especially in primary cases, the possibility of iatrogenic infection cannot be excluded. Our microbiological investigations showing the environmental contamination of stored endodontic consumables shed light on potential routes of reinfection in Endodontics. Real time bacterial contamination level can also be assessed via functional dyes fluorescence measurement to gauge the level of bacterial eradication achieved.

Dr. Federico Foschi

– Federico graduated with honours from the University of Bologna. He then accomplished a PhD in Endodontic Microbiology at the Forsyth Institute. In 2009 he moved to the UK, after being appointed Lecturer in Endodontology.

– He completed the five-year training in Restorative Dentistry at Guy’s Hospital leading to the membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. As registered Endodontic Specialist he maintains a part-time referral-based practice.

– He is appointed Consultant/Senior Lecturer and program director of the MSc in Endodontics of the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences at King’s College London, where he teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

– He received the IADR Pulp Biology award. He published over fifty peer-reviewed papers, one book and two book chapters.

Nosocomial infection in Endodontics: fact or fiction?

The endodontic outcome has not changed significantly in the last four decades. This can be partially explained with the employment of CBCT to assess with higher sensitivity the presence of periapical lesions and with the delayed failure due to other factors (i.e. lack of coronal seal). However, especially in primary cases, the possibility of iatrogenic infection cannot be excluded. Our microbiological investigations showing the environmental contamination of stored endodontic consumables shed light on potential routes of reinfection in Endodontics. Real time bacterial contamination level can also be assessed via functional dyes fluorescence measurement to gauge the level of bacterial eradication achieved.