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October 15, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomographyEndodontics

A gift from the Netherlands

by ken

Holland possesses two things of beauty – tulips and Marga Ree Patient is a young 16 year old guy that presented with pain and a huge swelling. Virgin tooth. I saw a strange structure in the radiograph, and decided to

October 14, 2011 News Endodontics

Just when you thought the chatter about cbCT had died down

by ken

Something to share with you from ROOTS –  I encourage anyone doing expansive and comprehensive treatment plans to evaluate endodontic needs PRIOR of the non-Richard kind as a component of the critical thinking using cbCT. Remove the existing restorative and

October 10, 2011 News Endodontics

L. Stephen Zarathustra spaketh – what to leave in, what to leave out…

by ken

Nickel titanium rotary shaping files fundamentally changed everything in endodontics; conceptually, procedurally and economically as well. NiTi rotary files made root canal therapy more accessible and kind of fun for dentists, and dental companies were loved for making files that

October 9, 2011 News EndodonticsLaser Dentistry

Lasers in Endodontics

by ken

Comments from Maarten Meire re; subject about to get a lot of press as Biolase Technology has secured a new patent for cleaning and disinfecting root canals. The new patent called “Fluid Controllable Laser Endodontic Cleaning and Disinfecting System” covers

October 8, 2011 News Dental TraumaEndodontics

Orthograde Retreatment after Apico

by ken

The value of a discussion forum of colleagues continue to be an elusive dream for this blogster on www.oralhealthjournal.com – but I digress, I persist, I persevere and I perseverate. Visit https://public.me.com/ken.serota160 first – look under PUBLIC for Oral Health 10.8.pdf

October 7, 2011 News Decay assessment and preventionEndodonticsRestorative

Clinical tip: you need an air-polishing device (air slurry polisher) for more than you think!

by ken

My preference is to use it to uncover canals once the access perimeter has been defined, but I’ll give el Gordo his due on this one. Sep 22, 2011 – From Dental IQ By Gordon J. Christensen, DDS, MSD, PhD

October 6, 2011 News Endodontics

External cervical resorption managment

by ken

From Antonis Chaniotis – Endo’s own Aristotle Management update for the external invasive cervical resorption video. 6% NaOCl was pressed against the resorption defect. The defect was restored using composite dual cured resin. The sutures were removed 10 days after

October 5, 2011 News Endodontics

Case Presentation Warwick University UK

by ken

Wave One – New product introduction………..very little science as yet re; apical debris extrusion….a mix of Protaper design on shaft and K3 style configuration apically…….used in reciprocating handpiece, ProMark from TDS…….as with all new product launches, time will tell. https://picasaweb.google.com/101688955052453412186/RecentlyUpdated

October 3, 2011 News Endodontics

White lines or white lies?

by ken

By Rafael Michiels, Belgium – from Dental Tribune With the recent development of new file systems–WaveOne from DENTSPLY Maillefer and RECIPROC from VDW–endodontists have been having controversial discussions about their usefulness. This is partly due to the aggressive marketing of

September 28, 2011 News Endodontics

Decompression case – endodontics

by ken

From Dr. Fred Barnett Patient is a 16 year old female; past history of trauma to tooth #2.1. Patient originally presented with a significant cellulitis (to the orbital area) to her local ER and she was admitted and placed on IV clindamycin.

September 25, 2011 News Endodontics

Calcium Metapmorphosis (Pulpal obliteration) and Internal Bleachingd

by ken

From The Endo Blog.com by Jason Hales It has been reported that 11.6% – 33% of boys and 3.6% – 19% of girls suffer some kind of dental trauma before age 12. Internal staining is common following a traumatic injury

September 22, 2011 News Endodontics

It’s the singer,not the song REDUX v2.0

by ken

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September 13, 2011 News Endodontics

3 rooted maxillary premolars

by ken

Wonderful presentation!The maxillary premolars have a higly variable anatomy. The maxillary premolars with three distinct roots are extremely rare, especially the second maxillary premolar.This new video describes the diagnosis and clinical management of first and second maxillary premolars with three

September 6, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomographyEndodontics

Who ya gonna call – Ghostbusters? – ECIR isn’t fun…..or is that EICR?

by ken

Great piece on cbCT from the American Academy of Endodontists – Have to use Mobile Me until iCloud comes onstream…can’t even get the OH folks to go to Word Press let alone provide an article archive…….copyright issues you know, nudge,

September 2, 2011 News EndodonticsEvidence based dentistry

Caveat emptor

by ken

The longer I practice, the more consumed I am with evidence versus eminence based science. Accelerator pedals lock, rubber flies off tires, SUV‘s are prone to rollover and endodontic files will break no matter who says no. From the ROOTS

September 1, 2011 News EndodonticsTrends in Dental Education

15th Biennial Congress of the European Society of Endodontology

by ken

OPEN INVITATION TO CANADIAN CE PROVIDERS AND PURVEYORS – share your venue, but not in the traditional way, share VIGNETTES from the presenters…….let’s effect change.. Related articles Are we doing enough? (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Compendium Of Continuing Education In Dentistry (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com)

August 30, 2011 News Endodontics

Roberto is hot, hot, hot today!

by ken

More from the Netherlands Another one with a “preserving dentine” pattern.   Came yesterday in pain, percussion, palpation, treatment done 2 years ago. According to the patient was a vital case. It’s not his own dentist who performed the endodontic

August 30, 2011 News Endodontics

Eh,what’s up doc? Part Deux – starring Charlie Sheen

by ken

You are ALL encouraged to contribute cases to this blog……in excess of 16k dentists in this country – with the Internet, that’s a veritable treasure trove of learning to share and care. Begin forwarded message: From: Roberto Cristescu <cristescu.roberto.04@gmail.com>Date: August

August 30, 2011 News Endodontics

Eh, what’s up doc?

by ken

I seem to be unable to stimulate clinical case reports from our editorial board or from the dentists, all three of you, that read this blog, thus, you’re stuck with endo and my beloved ROOTERS – it’s as they are

August 23, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantology

I DON’T THINK SO!!!!!!!!!!

by ken

Recent posting in Dr. Bicuspid referenced an article in August Journal of Endodontics wherein a preponderance of respondees in a survey replied that they would not refer to an endodontist to place implants……….In lieu of a comments reply, thought I’d