Ivica Anić

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    Why we do endodontic retreatment so often, the real role of specialist endodontists?

    In the world literature, it is stated that primary endodontics is successful in 85-95% of cases. Unfortunately, most of these numbers are based on clinical indicators of specialist institutions, and the actual situation does not even come close to following these results. The actual state of the quality of endodontic procedures in clinical practice, although much better than before, is still extremely low. In everyday practice, there is a misconception that the practice and knowledge acquired at the undergraduate study are sufficient for performing endodontic procedures, as well as that the role of an endodontic specialist is to correct mistakes and revise poorly performed endodontic procedures. Morphologically or positionally complicated cases, that require endodontic treatment, are better immediately referred to a specialist. This particularly refers to the need for revision to avoid the multiple revisions. Numerous clinical cases will present the actual state of endodontic therapies as well as guidelines on what to do in practice to improve the quality of primary endodontics and revision of endodontic fillings.

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    Ivica Anić was born in Zagreb and graduated from the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Zagreb in 1984. After his internship, he worked from 1986 to 1988 in Slovenia. In mid-1988, he returned to Zagreb and continued working as a scientific researcher at the Department of Dental Pathology at the School of Dental Medicine Dentistry. In the same year, he defended his master's thesis. During 1990, he resided at the Department of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry, Dental and Medical School, St. Thomas and St. Guy's Hospital in London. In 1991, he defended his doctoral thesis in the field of lasers in endodontics, and the following year, in 1992, he completed his specialization in dental and oral pathology with periodontology at KBC Zagreb. In 1993, he became a research associate and assistant professor and head of postgraduate lifelong education at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, which he still leads today. He completed subspecialization in endodontics in 1993-1994. year, at SHOWA University in Tokyo, Japan as the best foreign student in the class of prof. Dr. Koukichi Matsumoto. He became an associate professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in 1996, and a full professor in 2000. Since 2005, he has been a full-time professor in a permanent position. He received the Clinical title of primarius in 2005.
    He was awarded the Hans Genet Award in 1995 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The award was given to him by The Netherland Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontology. The Croatian Parliament awarded him an annual award for scientific work in 1996, and he also received an award for the best scientific presentation in 2005 in Schaan, Liechtenstein. In 2009, the Croatian Medical Association awarded him the "Diploma for special contribution to medical science and healthcare in the Republic of Croatia". He became an honorary member of the Dental Section of Slovenia in 2015. In 2023, he was awarded the title of "Honorary Member", the highest honor of the Croatian Endodontic Society.
    He has published more than 200 scientific and clinical papers, of which 82 scientific papers are cited in the Current Content index. So far, his works have been cited 2,752 times (H index is 31), and in three leading endodontic textbooks and books on the use of lasers in endodontics. During 1996, he was educated in the field of endodontics and microsurgery at the Department of Endodontology and Caries, School of Dental Medicine, ACTA University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During 1998, he resided at the Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He has been a member of the Croatian Medical Association since 1984, he was the country's representative at the European Society of Endodontology from 1995 to 2002 and secretary of the HED, and he is the president of the Croatian Endodontic Society from 1992 to 2022. He has been a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences since 1997, and a member of the IADR since 1995. He was head of the Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry and vice dean for science from 2003 to 2009 at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. He was the head of the Clinical Institute for Dental Diseases KBC Zagreb and the head of the specialization in endodontics with restorative dentistry in Republic of Croatia from 2003 to 2018.

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  • Lecture details

    Why we do endodontic retreatment so often, the real role of specialist endodontists?

    In the world literature, it is stated that primary endodontics is successful in 85-95% of cases. Unfortunately, most of these numbers are based on clinical indicators of specialist institutions, and the actual situation does not even come close to following these results. The actual state of the quality of endodontic procedures in clinical practice, although much better than before, is still extremely low. In everyday practice, there is a misconception that the practice and knowledge acquired at the undergraduate study are sufficient for performing endodontic procedures, as well as that the role of an endodontic specialist is to correct mistakes and revise poorly performed endodontic procedures. Morphologically or positionally complicated cases, that require endodontic treatment, are better immediately referred to a specialist. This particularly refers to the need for revision to avoid the multiple revisions. Numerous clinical cases will present the actual state of endodontic therapies as well as guidelines on what to do in practice to improve the quality of primary endodontics and revision of endodontic fillings.

  • CV

    Ivica Anić was born in Zagreb and graduated from the School of Dental Medicine of the University of Zagreb in 1984. After his internship, he worked from 1986 to 1988 in Slovenia. In mid-1988, he returned to Zagreb and continued working as a scientific researcher at the Department of Dental Pathology at the School of Dental Medicine Dentistry. In the same year, he defended his master's thesis. During 1990, he resided at the Department of Endodontics and Conservative Dentistry, Dental and Medical School, St. Thomas and St. Guy's Hospital in London. In 1991, he defended his doctoral thesis in the field of lasers in endodontics, and the following year, in 1992, he completed his specialization in dental and oral pathology with periodontology at KBC Zagreb. In 1993, he became a research associate and assistant professor and head of postgraduate lifelong education at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, which he still leads today. He completed subspecialization in endodontics in 1993-1994. year, at SHOWA University in Tokyo, Japan as the best foreign student in the class of prof. Dr. Koukichi Matsumoto. He became an associate professor at the Faculty of Dentistry in 1996, and a full professor in 2000. Since 2005, he has been a full-time professor in a permanent position. He received the Clinical title of primarius in 2005.
    He was awarded the Hans Genet Award in 1995 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The award was given to him by The Netherland Endodontic Society and the European Society of Endodontology. The Croatian Parliament awarded him an annual award for scientific work in 1996, and he also received an award for the best scientific presentation in 2005 in Schaan, Liechtenstein. In 2009, the Croatian Medical Association awarded him the "Diploma for special contribution to medical science and healthcare in the Republic of Croatia". He became an honorary member of the Dental Section of Slovenia in 2015. In 2023, he was awarded the title of "Honorary Member", the highest honor of the Croatian Endodontic Society.
    He has published more than 200 scientific and clinical papers, of which 82 scientific papers are cited in the Current Content index. So far, his works have been cited 2,752 times (H index is 31), and in three leading endodontic textbooks and books on the use of lasers in endodontics. During 1996, he was educated in the field of endodontics and microsurgery at the Department of Endodontology and Caries, School of Dental Medicine, ACTA University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. During 1998, he resided at the Department of Endodontics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He has been a member of the Croatian Medical Association since 1984, he was the country's representative at the European Society of Endodontology from 1995 to 2002 and secretary of the HED, and he is the president of the Croatian Endodontic Society from 1992 to 2022. He has been a regular member of the Croatian Academy of Medical Sciences since 1997, and a member of the IADR since 1995. He was head of the Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry and vice dean for science from 2003 to 2009 at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. He was the head of the Clinical Institute for Dental Diseases KBC Zagreb and the head of the specialization in endodontics with restorative dentistry in Republic of Croatia from 2003 to 2018.