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Dr. Conor Durack

Dr. Conor Durack | Endodontist | RiverpointDr. Conor Durack is a highly qualified and experienced endodontist. He graduated from Cork Dental School and Hospital in 2001. Over the subsequent five years he worked in general dental practice in the UK, Australia and Ireland before taking a year long position as Senior House Officer in Restorative Dentistry at Cork Dental Hospital in 2006.

In 2007, he was awarded membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland. He completed his four-year specialist training programme in Endodontology in 2011 at Guy’s Hospital in London, obtaining first class honours in his clinical masters (MClin Dent) and receiving, to date, the highest results ever awarded by the course directors at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ hospitals in this training pathway. He also obtained his Membership in Endodontics (MEndo), from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh at this time.

He is registered as a specialist Endodontist with the General Dental Council (UK). At Guys, Conor’s research focused on the diagnostic accuracy of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) in the detection of external root resorption. His research has been published in the International Endodontic Journal. He has published further in this journal and in other peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Endodontics.

He is the co-author of three chapters in the inaugural undergraduate textbook “Pitt Ford’s Problem-Based Learning in Endodontology” (Blackwell-Wiley) and is the co-author of two further chapters in the latest edition (2013) of the undergraduate textbook“The Principles of Endodontics” (Oxford University Press). He has co-authored the “Root Resorption” chapter for the eleventh edition of the prestigious “Pathways of the Pulp” (Elselvier) textbook in Endodontology, which is currently being prepared for publication, and he is an editor and co-author of a new postgraduate textbook and atlas which is specifically concerned with the use of CBCT in Endodontics and which is due for publication in 2014.

Conor is a member of a five-person panel which recently co-authored the European Society of Endodontology (ESE) guidelines and position statement on the use of CBCT in endodontics. The anticipated publication of these guidelines is due to coincide with biennial ESE conference in Portugal in September 2013. Conor is also member of the separate, six-person, ESE Clinical Practice Committee, one of the purposes of which is to maintain and develop European clinical practice guidelines in Endodontology.

As a leading Irish endodontist, Conor is a committee member and the president-elect of the Irish Endodontic Society (IES) and is also a full member of the European Society of Endodontology. Furthermore, he is a referee for the International Endodontic Journal and has refereed for the British Dental Journal and The Journal of Clinical Imaging Sciences.

Conor provides the following services at Riverpoint Specialist Dental Clinic:

  • Endodontic treatment of all teeth, including complicated cases
  • Endodontic re-treatments
  • Management and treatment of traumatic dental injuries
  • Vital pulp therapy, including pulpotomies
  • Diagnosis and management of non-odontogenic pain mimicking pain of odontogenic origin
  • Management of open and immature apices using, as appropriate, apexification and apexogenesis techniques
  • Perforation repairs and retrieval and/or negotiation of retained, separated instruments as appropriate
  • Apicoectomies and all other surgical endodontic procedures, including root resections and hemisections
  • The provision of cores, post-retained cores and orthodontic bands is available on request

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Riverpoint Specialist Dental ClinicEstablished in 2013, the Riverpoint Specialist Dental Clinic is Limerick’s first multi-disciplinary referral practice, offering treatment by specialist dentists in endodontics, prosthodontics, periodontics, implantology, paediatric dentistry and oral surgery. The primary objective of the Riverpoint Specialist Dental Clinic is to deliver the highest quality, advanced dental treatment to our patients in a comfortable, friendly and welcoming environment.