Delayed Replantation after Avulsion

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Dr Peter Norton BDS (Adel)

Dr Norton graduated from the University of Adelaide in 2004 where he was admitted to the Dean’s List and received academic prizes in Prosthodontics and Dental Clinical Practice.

Peter currently divides his time between rural and metropolitan practices,  He is a regular host, interviewer and moderator for digital CPD events and is a clinical media advisor to the Australian Dental Association.  When not practicing dentistry – Peter enjoys social tennis and volleyball.

Emeritus Professor Paul Abbott AO BDSc, MDS, DDSc, FRACDS(Endo), FPFA, FADI, FICD, FACD, FIADT

Prof. Paul Abbott is Emeritus Professor of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist. Prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist practice in Perth and Melbourne. He was Dean and Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has presented over 1,000 lectures and courses in 50 countries, and he has published over 230 articles in refereed journals and 25 textbook chapters. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology from 2015-2022. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for service to the dental profession, particularly in education.


Ideally, avulsed teeth should be replanted as soon as possible. However, this does not often occur as the general public are often reluctant to replant the tooth, they don’t know how to replant it; they are afraid of hurting the victim of the accident, or they don’t know that it should be replanted.  Hence, delayed replantation when the victim finally sees a dentist is a common occurrence. 

Learning outcomes:

  • Discuss the consequences of delayed replantation of an avulsed tooth
  • Outline the various scenarios regarding delayed replantation of an avulsed tooth
  • Outline procedures associated with the delayed replantation of an avulsed tooth