New Primary Dental Journal online now

News Published: 
25 November 2020


The December issue of PDJ, Endodontics - an update for general dental practice, is now available to read online.

With authors from Belfast to Sydney, the issue covers a wide range of endodontic related topics for the primary dental care team. It features a useful breakdown of the 2020 Guidelines for Periradicular Surgery, updates on irrigation of root canals and the various methods of activation, a guide on sodium hypochlorite extrusion, information on management of perio-endo lesions and dental trauma, and much more.

The issue is guest edited by Shalini Kanagasingam, Senior Clinical Lecturer and Course Lead in MSc and MClinDent Endodontology at University of Central Lancashire.

To read and download the online version of the issue as an FGDP(UK) member, please go to, click on ‘Members access PDJ here’ and provide your FGDP(UK) website log in details.

Non-FGDP(UK) members may view more details at

Table of contents

Current concepts and trends in endodontic practice: an update for primary dental care
Igor R. Blum

Guest editorial: Endodontics
Shalini Kanagasingam

Dean’s update
Ian Mills

A round-up of the latest updates from your Faculty

Revised guidance on radiation protection in dentistry by PHE and FGDP(UK)
Andrew Gulson

Research abstracts: Endodontics
Ario Santini

Book review: The Principles of Endodontics, Third edition
Alix Davies

The 2020 Guidelines for Periradicular Surgery: What you need to know
Shalini Kanagasingam

Contemporary cleaning of the root canal system
Justin Barnes, Igor R. Blum

Shared decision making in endodontics
Sandy Rajagopal, Aengus Kelly

Endodontic management of traumatised permanent anterior teeth
Jillian M. Phillips, Catherine T. McCann, Richard Welbury

Perio-endo lesions: a guide to diagnosis and clinical management
Nargis Sonde, Malcolm Edwards

Complications in endodontics
Bhavin Bhuva, Omar Ikram

Sodium hypochlorite extrusion accidents: management and medico-legal considerations
Shalini Kanagasingam, Igor R. Blum

Regenerative endodontic procedures, disinfectants and outcomes: a systematic review
Adam S. Kharchi, Nara Tagiyeva, Shalini Kanagasingam

FGDP(UK) members and journal subscribers will receive their print copies in mid-December.

We thank the authors, editors, peer reviewers and collaborators for contributing to the issue.