May 20, 2011
All I want is the truth, just gimme some truth – John Lennon (1940 – 1980)
Endodontics is once again careening towards technologic revisionism – and the marketing by the companies veers as always towards corporate hegemony and their advocates as always are out in solipsistic full force; the question is, does technology improve the outcome or obviate the biologic mandate for optimal success if it’s sole and stated purpose is simplification? Are you treating a canal or a space/system? Can you simplify the removal of an elaborate ecosystem of microflora, toxins, as well as organic and inorganic debris? Are you extrapolating data from previous investigations and assuming it’s relevance to the current situation without asking who has been the chief investigator of the study(ies) cited and their chief underwriter/beneficiary. Are you then asking if the same applies to the current scenario? The time has truly come in all fields of dentistry to ask the simple questions, wherein doth the truth lie?………..
Are all teeth made from the same mold?
Are the anatomies of root canal systems “simple” or complex?
simple (noun) – easy to understand – not elaborate ORsimple (noun) – ignorant, foolish or redolent of gullibility
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