Oral Health Group

Print Issue Edition
May 2015

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

The Perceived Issue of Oversupply Dentists

by Oral Health

Oral Health’s roundtable of dental professionals discuss dentistry as a commodity, the impact of maldistribution and the need for differentiation. Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH, has been bringing engaging energy to the dental profession for the last 30 years. Kathleen is the

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Choosing the correct instrumentation technique

by Barry H. Korzen, DDS; Pavel Cherkas, DDS

Choosing the correct instrumentation technique for any given clinical situation is a function of both the canal anatomy and the behavioral characteristics of the files being used. As clinicians, we are concerned about an instrument’s ability to shape the canal

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

An Endodontic Restorative Update

by Geoffrey L. Sas, BMSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

The primary objective of endodontic therapy is to prevent and treat apical periodontitis.1 To effectively achieve this goal, proper cleaning and shaping of the canals, irrigation, and a coronal seal are essential. The objectives of restorative dentistry are to properly

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Root Resorption: An Overview and Case Report Of Endodontic Management

by Craig Bellamy, DDS; Gevik Malkhassian DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Resorption can be defined as a condition associated with either a physiologic or a pathologic process resulting in a loss of dentin, cementum and/or bone.1 Imfeld describes resorption as the process of biological degradation and assimilation of substances or structures

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Multisonic Ultracleaning in Molars with the GentleWave System

by Prashanthi Vandrangi, PhD; Bettina Basrani, DDS, PhD

Scope of Conventional and Contemporary Endodontic TreatmentsThe aim of endodontic therapy is to eradicate microbial growth and prevent or treat periradicular disease.1 Successful canal disinfection employs both bio-mechanical and chemo-mechanical means of cleaning. Mechanical preparation, termed bio-mechanical cleaning, prepares the

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Just A Little Help From Our Friends

by Dr. Barry H. Korzen

Debate is healthy. It clarifies issues and it allows us to look at situations critically and with differing perspectives. In endodontics, as with the entire dental profession, debate has been present since its inception. Gutta percha vs. silver cones vs.

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Letters To The Editor

by Oral Health

Hi Janice, Firstly, having now read the March issue of Oral Health, I congratulate you on producing such a comprehensive high quality issue. It truly is a landmark and confirms my opinion that Oral Health is much the most adventurous

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

EndoVac Apical Negative Pressure: Safe and Effective Endodontic Irrigation from Beginning to END

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C); Karine Charara, DMD

The ultimate goal of endodontic treatment is the prevention and/or treatment of apical periodontitis; such that there is complete healing and absence of infection1 while the overall long-term goal is the placement of a definitive, clinically successful restoration and preservation

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

A Complicated Endodontic Retreatment Using A New Cordless Obturation System: A Case Report

by Garry L. Bey, DDS

The main objective of endodontic treatment is the prevention and/or the elimination of apical periodontitis. This is achieved by instrumentation, disinfection, and obturation of the root-canal system in three dimensions. Gutta-percha is the most widely used and accepted obturation material

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Comparison of the Extrusion of Dentin Debris Using a New Instrumentation Concept

by David E. Jaramillo, DDS; Enrique Aguilar, DDS; Mario Leon, DDS; Raydolfo Aprecio, OD

Dentin chips, pulp tissue fragments, necrotic tissue, microorganisms and intracanal irrigants may be extruded from the apical foramen during the root canal treatment.1 This may be of great concern since material extruded from the apical foramen may be related to