Dr. Shanon Patel

Shanon divides his time between working in a specialist and teaching future Specialist Endodontists in the Postgraduate Unit at King’s College London Dental Institute.

Shanon has co-supervised over 70 master’s and PhD students. His primary research interests reflect some of the interesting challenges he faces in everyday clinical practice and include survival of teeth, root resorption, dental trauma and CBCT.

He has published over 120 papers and co-edited 6 endodontic and radiology textbooks which have been translated into five different languages. The impact of his research and clinical excellence has resulted in Shanon being invited as a keynote speaker at over 120 international meetings spanning 5 continents.

Shanon is recognised internationally for his research on root resorption and 3D Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) imaging in Endodontics. This is reflected in him being lead author of 4 European Society of Endodontology position statements (CBCT 2014, 2019 & External Cervical Resorption 2018, 2023) which are used by dentists in Europe and beyond for guidance on the managing complex root canal problems.


Improving Endodontics outcomes-back to basics


The aim of this presentation:

  • revisit the different criteria of assessing outcome; success versus survival.
  • give an overview on what impacts success and survival rates of endodontically treated teeth.
  • discuss novel clinical research which demonstrates how success rates in Endodontics can be predictably improved.
  • discuss SIMPLE strategies to improve the survival of endodontically treated teeth.