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November 19, 2011 News EndodonticsTrends in Dental Education

Avalanche of endodontics on acrylic blocks?

by ken

Always found it odd that acrylic blocks were treated in the hotel courses given when each new endodontic file system that was superior to the preceding system and all other company’s systems were launched. I’ve been in practice for 137

November 10, 2011 News Endodontics

Cypher me this Batman

by ken

This will either be a huge harangue at the horror being visited upon Ontario dentists in regards to mandated encryption, or a reference to the algorithm of success that the MB2 canal generates in regard to treatment outcome – see

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There is a god; we made the New York Times Sunday Review

by ken

IT’S become commonplace to criticize the “Occupy” movement for failing to offer an alternative vision. But the thousands of activists in the streets of New York and London aren’t the only ones lacking perspective: economists, to whom we might expect

October 31, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantology

Carrier based obturation or calamity based obfuscation

by ken

From my favorite Satan Barbarian endude: This is full cycle.  Thermafilth obturation by another endodontist, Tooth split, I got to extract and look at the apical condensation around the curve by shaving the root, I placed the implant today after

October 27, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantologyTreatment planning

Eh, what’s yer treatment plan doc?

by ken

Not going to say a word about this case, the images speak for themselves……….what I’d really like is to have the comments reflect treatment considerations……..if you’re having trouble with Moveable Type and the blog on www.oralhealthjournal.com – kendo@endosolns.com, I’ll post

October 27, 2011 News Endodontics

Share and Care

by ken

The literal avalanche of new endodontic files systems has created a renewed interest in endodontic CE.  Cliff Ruddle was in town this past weekend and as always, his course was SRO as he is without exception one of the most

October 27, 2011 News Endodontics

Come, enter the Endodontist’s Paradise

by ken

Sadly, this is not a wondrous locale of nymphs and satyrs, but an expansive overview of the endodontic landscape as it pertains to file systems.  Whether you believe in rotaries, reciprocation, in and out, yin and yang, M wire, elastic,

October 23, 2011 News Endodontics

You say blog, I say blawgh, but what’s in a name as long as the content is relevant

by ken

Good friend from New Zealand, Dr Patrick Caldwell of The Endospot, www.endospot.com contributed the following – my goal remains to find other blogs that address new products and techniques and in the immortal words of Simon and Garfunkle “try to keep the customer

October 23, 2011 News Endodontics

A thing of beauty is a joy forever – unless you’re an anti-endodontite!

by ken

From the Queen Beatrix of the Principality of Netherlandian Endodontics This 16 year old girl was recommended to have 36 extracted. Her dentist separated an instrument, and caused a perforation during an attempt to remove it. She was referred to

October 23, 2011 News EndodonticsGeneral News

All you need is love

by ken

RIP – John Winston Lennon – 1940 – 1980 There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung. Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game It’s

October 20, 2011 News BotoxComprehensive reasoningElearningEndodonticsTeam motivationTreatment planning

Teach your children well to “bridge the gap”

by ken

I have a fervent and long held belief in the power of the Internet for collegial mentorship. A recent email blast from the JCDA indicated that the editor wishes to create a collegial panel and forum for Canadian dentists to

October 19, 2011 News Endodontics

Decompress, ?????????? ??????? ??, descomprimir, ????? ???

by ken

The picture tells it all – Where’s Waldo? Reduction of large cystic lesion with marsupialization and no surgical intervention………….. Related articles 12 fun facts about Waldo (holykaw.alltop.com)

October 19, 2011 News EndodonticsPeriodontology

Tri me a river, three for two, on the stump – do you sense burnout

by ken

This is for comment – please – if it doesn’t elicit it, I’m turning in my blogosphere union card and throwing away my iPHONE 4GS and going back to tin cups and string…..case from lad o’er the pond Perio-Pros patient

October 16, 2011 News Endodontics

Mentoring using social network can come from ANYWHERE! and in any language!

by ken

From Brazil   CBCT with 3D evaluations, Xray, Operating Microscope, Micro- surgical instruments, ultrasonic, MTA, cameras to record, hours and hours reading, thinking,studying and developing clinical skills on manequins,patience and passion to find the best solution to the patient……………..what can

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