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October 28, 2010 News Cone beam computed tomographyEndodontics

Even Endodontics is 3 Dimensional

by ken

I have a specific prejudice to my discipline and in this case, I wish to share the prejudice and concern beyond continue to question why endodontists and periodontists in Ontario cannot immediately access small FOV cbCT to raise the standard

October 20, 2010 News EndodonticsEvidence based dentistry

The horror, the horror

by ken

My vision for this blog in addition to sharing the important changes in all aspects of our profession is to provide the opportunity to share clinical cases and learn online and in time perhaps develop an Oral Health treatment planning

August 8, 2010 News Endodontics

A Tale of Two biocomplexCITIES – Dr. Terry Pankuk

by ken

   For comment – a blog serves many purposes; increasingly as as social networking becomes part of the culture and fabric of dental education,it will provide literal 24/7/365 interaction on the part of the profession in all its multivariate components.

August 5, 2010 News Endodontics

Shoutout for a Canadian Endude

by ken

Rob Kaufman is an endodontist in Winnipeg, Manitoba and a longtime member of the endodontic forum ROOTS.  Education is his passion and he has manifested his energy through his website EndoExperience which he administers personally.  For those who are interested in

July 22, 2010 News Endodontics

Autotransplantation – nothing to do with GM, Ford or Chrysler

by ken

Shared case from a post-doctoral endodontic student at Einstein Medical Center – a thing of beauty truly.18 y/o male. Med Hx: Non-contributory. Ca(OH)2 placed in #19 (3.6) at first visit to allow for healing. #19 sectioned and extracted. Occlusion of

July 13, 2010 News Endodontics

Blogs, blogs,we got blogs

by ken

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July 7, 2010 News Endodontics

Where’s Waldo?

by ken

Wonderful posting from an endodontic forum by a talented clinician – Javier Pascual……his first language is Spanish, but pictures speak in every language. Asymptomatic tooth. Ortho treatment just finished. Patient is not happy with the color. GP treatment plan: endo

July 6, 2010 News Endodontics

What would you do to treat this case?

by ken

The raw power of the internet is the ability to shift gears on the fly………the blog is in its infancy, we’re following a trodden path………perhaps we need to invent our own path and journey on one not only less travelled,

June 28, 2010 News Endodontics

Malpractice claims in endodontics – Are you surprised?

by ken

A recent study by Givol, Rosen, Taicher & Tsesis, published in the Journal of Endodontics, points out some interesting facts about malpractice claims in endodontics. Image via Wikipedia Endodontic claims are the most frequently filed malpractice claims in dentistry. It

June 11, 2010 News Endodontics

Beyond endodontics: Roots Summit 2010

by ken

BARCELONA, Spain/LEIPZIG, Germany: What do Barcelona and endodontics have in common? For me, the answer was nothing, until last week’s Roots Summit. From now onwards, I will forever connect Gaudí, Paella and La Sagrada Família with root canals. It is

Figure 12-An odontogenic source should be considered in patients with symptoms of maxillary sinusitis who give a history positive for odontogenic infection or dentoalveolar surgery or who are resistant to standard sinusitis therapy.
May 1, 2010 Feature Endodontics

Small Focal Field Volumetric Cone Beam Tomography: The New Standard of Care in Foundational Dentistry?

by Frederic Barnett, DMD, Cert Endo(D), Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc

In 1895, Wilhelm Roentgen, a German physicist, discovered x-rays and in 1896, a New Orleans dentist, C. Edmond Kells, took the first diagnostic x-ray of a dental patient in the United States. In spite of this diagnostic breakthrough, for over

Frederic Barnett
May 1, 2010 Feature Endodontics

EBD = SOC/roi

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc, Frederic Barnett, DMD, Cert Endo (D)

Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic….Arthur C. Clarke

Figure 6-Clinical case treated in the manner described using Twisted Files* to prepare a .08 taper and #40 master apical diameter and obturated with RealSeal One Bonded Obturators.*
May 1, 2010 Feature Endodontics

Principle Driven Cleaning, Shaping and Obturation in Orthograde First-Time Endodontic Treatment

by Richard E. Mounce, DDS and Gary Glassman, DDS

This paper was written to detail, with clinical rationale, the various steps in orthograde first time endodontic treatment of adult teeth with closed apices. The steps detailed are principle driven and will work with virtually any rotary nickel titanium (RNT)

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May 1, 2010 Feature Endodontics

ENDO-EZE Tilos Anatomic Endodontic Technology

by Renato de Toledo Leonardo, DDS, MSc., PhD and Richard D. Tuttle, DDS

The evolution of endodontic instrumentation from stainless steel hand files to the intricacies of rotary nickel titanium has advanced the efficiency and predictability of the enlargement of root canals. In recent years, other improvements in instrumentation methods and materials have

May 1, 2010 Feature Endodontics

Re: An Evidence Based Endodontic Implant Algorithm: Back to the Egg; Part 2,Oral Health, February, 2010

by Oral Health

After reading Dr.Serota’s articles on the endodontic vs. implant controversy, I felt compelled to comment and elaborate on some of the assertions made in those articles. Dr.Serota states that the purpose of his paper “is to ensure that all variables

Figure 5--Clinical case treated to an optimal master apical taper and diameter using the methods described with RealSeal One Bonded Obturators.*
May 1, 2010 Feature Endodontics

Choosing Taper in Canal Preparation: Applying Proven Clinical Strategies

by Richard E. Mounce, DDS and Gary Glassman, DDS

Several parameters should be considered in shaping root canal spaces, these include choosing the correct: • working length Advertisement • master apical diameter • taper. With regard to working length, while there is some divergence of opinion among clinicians, the

November 6, 2009 News EndodonticsOral Health

Dead Stuck Shines Light on Richard Mounce

by Oral Health

Dead Stuck, a non-fiction book by Richard Mounce, DDS, boisterously describes how being a root canal specialist (endodontist) has provided the author unique opportunities and challenges in marital and parental relationships, how he once wore girl repellent, his addiction to world football, how

FIGURE 5--SystemB obturation, with RealSeal bonded obturation material and the Elements Obturation Unit (SybronEndo, Orange, CA, USA).
December 1, 2007 Feature Endodontics

Classifying Obturation Techniques: Making Clinical Choices

by Richard E. Mounce, DDS

With the wealth of options available in obturation, it can be a challenge to know which technique to adopt and what the ramifications of these choices are in clinical practice. As a first step, obturation techniques might be divided into

Dr. Mounce is in private practice in endodontics in Vancouver, WA, USA. Amongst other appointments, he is the endodontic consultant for the Belau National Hospital Dental Clinic in the Republic of Palau. Korror, Palau (Micronesia). He can be reached at RichardMounce@MounceEndo.com.
November 1, 2007 Feature Endodontics

Diagnosis and Management of Irreversible Pulpitis: Practical Strategies

by Richard E. Mounce, DDS

Recently, I received these two questions from the same reader. The answers have clinical application for all clinicians who practice endodontics. These questions underscore the importance of understanding the causes of pulpal inflammation as well as the basic indications for

Dr. Mounce is in private practice in endodontics in Vancouver, WA, USA. Amongst other appointments, he is the endodontic consultant for the Belau National Hospital Dental Clinic in the Republic of Palau. Korror, Palau (Micronesia). He can be reached at RichardMounce@MounceEndo.com.
October 1, 2007 Feature Endodontics

Hand Files or Rotary Nickel Titanium Files?

by Rich Mounce, DDS

Is it more effective and safe to finish root canal preparations with hand files or rotary nickel titanium files? There are proponents on both sides of the issue. My empirical bias is that it is inefficient, fatiguing and risks iatrogenic