Ricucci Lab in Cetraro
ricucci lab in cetraro
Research and practice in a private lab of Dr. Domenico Ricucci
Part of Endo Sapiens project
The only course on histology in endodontics in the world!
The private laboratory of Dr. Domenico Ricucci in Cetraro (Italy) is probably the one and only training center where clinicians can deeply delve into the practical aspects of histological research in endodontics
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Histological research in endodontics
Lab-course by Domenico Ricucci in Cetraro
This is a unique 2-day course for clinicians who wish to have an in-depth knowledge about the methodologies to process human teeth for light microscopy and researchers who want to perform histologic analysis of teeth and their surrounding structures in relation to clinical research. Its main purpose is to give the fundamental bases on the methodology of histologic research applied to the study of pulp and periapical disease, so that participants be familiar with "reading" histologic images.

Attendees will learn the protocols to obtain biopsies and to process the specimens for conventional light microscopy.
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Exclusive group of 8 participants maximum
Lab-course by Domenico Ricucci in Cetraro
This is a unique course provided by Dr. Domenico Ricucci in his private laboratory where the maximum number of participants is only 8. Each participant will have an opportunity to learn directly from Dr. Ricucci all the steps of the histological research in endodontics in a very exclusive way.
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Calabria, Cetraro. Home of Dr. Ricucci.
Lab-course by Domenico Ricucci in Cetraro
Calabria is a land of sparkling turquoise waters, endless green mountains and charming medieval villages. With a rich history back to Byzantine conquerors, Calabria is the 'toe' of Italy's boot, just waiting to be discovered. Cetraro - home town of Dr. Ricucci - is a town and comune in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy. Cetraro beachside area is about 100 m large and some kilometers long, and it lies between two promontories. At the foot of the North promontory, a cliff emerges, while south, among small beaches and high rocks, some caves are suggestively grouped and they are referred to as Cave of Colonne and Cave of Rizzo. You will love it for sure!
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Dr. Domenico Ricucci
Director of the RICUCCI LAB training center
Dr. Domenico Ricucci received his degree in General Medicine from "La Sapienza" University of Rome in 1982, and his DDS from the same University in 1985. Since then on he has maintained private dental practices limited to endodontics. He served in the Research Committee of the European Society of Endodontology from 1999 to 2005. Since 1998 he has run his own histology laboratory and his primary research interest relates to pulpal and periapical tissue reactions to caries and treatment procedures, biofilms in endodontic infections, etiology of RTC treatment failure, pulp regeneration / revascularization.

Dr Ricucci has published 112 papers and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He has authored the Textbook and Atlas "Patologia e Clinica Endodontica", the textbook and atlas "Endodontology. An integrated biological and clinical view", also translated into Chinese, Russian, Japanese. He has also authored or co-authored 22 book chapters.
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Course program
Theoretical part
  • Tissue response to shallow, medium, and deep caries. Patterns of bacterial invasion of the dentin tubules. Tertiary dentin formation and its characteristics. Analysis of the inflammatory response of the pulp tissue. Fate of odontoblasts following caries attack.
  • Bacterial penetration of the pulp tissue. Clinical and histological definition of reversibility/irreversibility of the pulp inflammatory process.
  • Vital Pulp Therapy. The possibility to maintain pulp vitality in teeth with deep caries lesions. Hints.
  • Patterns of root canal infection.
  • Formation of apical periodontitis lesion.
  • Histologic types of periapical lesions.
Practical part
  • Methods for obtaining periapical biopsies in cases that fail after root canal treatment.
  • Methods for obtaining tooth biopsies. Preparation of tooth to expedite penetration of the fixative in the pulp.
  • Fixation of tissue. Types of fixatives.
  • Protocols for demineralization.
  • Infiltration of specimens in paraffin. Preparation of the paraffin block.
  • Microtomy. Serial sectioning procedures.
  • Staining with Hematoxylin & Eosin. Techniques to stain bacteria (Taylor modification of the Brown & Brenn technique).
  • Observation of the stained sections in the light microscope. Recognition of cells and structures of the normal pulp. Recognition of cells and structures of periapical tissues. Recognition of inflammatory cells and regressive changes. Recognition of bacteria.
  • Taking photomicrographs.
Upcoming courses:
The admission fee includes participation in the 2-day course and a get-together dinner with Dr. Ricucci in the evening of the first course day. The fee does not include hotel and transportation.
June 21-22, 2024
Histological research & practice in endodontics by Domenico Ricucci
July 05-06, 2024
Histological research & practice in endodontics by Domenico Ricucci
Histological research & practice in endodontics by Domenico Ricucci
Histological research & practice in endodontics by Domenico Ricucci
Location and suggestions
Please see below some useful information for your participation in Dr. Ricucci's lab course
  • Location of Dr. Ricucci's lab
    The private laboratory and training center of Dr. Ricucci is located in the very downtown of Cetraro. The exact address is:
    Largo Calvario, 7, 87022 Cetraro CS, Italy
  • Where to stay
    We recommend the following hotels for your stay during the course:
    1) Grand Hotel San Michele
    Contrada Bosco, 8 Cetraro (5 min drive)
    2) Sagittarius B&B
    Via Luigi de Seta, 38 Cetraro (3 min walk)
    3) Marghaerita B&B
    Largo Calvario, 1 Cetraro (1 min walk)

  • How to get there
    From the airports of Rome:
    You should go to Roma Termini, take a fast train from Roma Termini to Paola and then another train from Paola to Cetraro
    From the airport of Lamezia Terme:
    You should go to Lamezia Terme Centrale, take a fast train from Centrale to Paola and then another train from Paola to Cetraro
    From the airport of Naples:
    You should go to Napoli Centrale and take a direct fast train to Cetraro

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