Direct pulp capping – evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

Expiry Date
: 31/01/2028
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
: 3/4

Direct pulp capping – a review of treatment goals, factors that affect healing, materials used, and clinical considerations

Keywords: Vital pulp therapy, Direct pulp capping, calcium hydroxide, Mineral trioxide aggregate, Bioceramics, Pulp capping materials

Reading material:

Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:

The aim of this article is to review evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for direct pulp capping (DPC) procedures.

Editor's comments:
The primary aim of DPC treatment is the healing of the pulp as well as the maintenance of the tooth vitality. To achieve a successful DPC treatment outcome, the clinician needs to have a thorough understanding of pulp healing potential, biomaterials used for DPC procedures and the subsequent healing process. 

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Pulp reaction after exposure
  2. Healing potential after exposure
  3. Mechanism of action of DPC
  4. Materials used for DPC
  5. Mineralized tissue formation ability
  6. Factors that affect healing after DPC
  7. Clinical considerations of DPC

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
  • You need to pass the quiz to claim your CPD certificate;
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