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Endodontics

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May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

The Use of a Chelating Agent and Ultrasonic Tips in the Retrieval of Broken Rotary Ni-Ti

by Philippe W Sleiman, CD-D.E.S.E.

The purpose of this article is to correlate the importance of irrigating with chelating agents (and their chemical reaction in eliminating the debris from between the flutes of separated nickel titanium files), with the ability to retrieve and/or bypass instruments

May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

Endodontic Principles That Govern

by Stace D. Lind, DDS

I would rather not give you another ‘how to’ article or another preaching ‘sermon’ telling you how to practice but would rather teach correct principles that govern endodontic success and allow you to govern yourself. A correct principle can and

Steven Cohen
May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

Bacteria: The Evil of All Root

by Steven Cohen, DDS, Cert. Endo, Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

Picture this: A small town in the Wild West Frontier. The street is deserted, it’s high noon, and the sun is beating down on this dust bowl of a town. Two gunfighters square off for a showdown, each at one

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May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

Creating Excellent Endodontic Results: A Case History

by Richard Mounce, DDS

We can learn more from our clinical failures than our successes. If we will allow it, the cases that have less success can be great teachers if we are open to their lessons. Such is a case pictured in Figure

12F) Three month recall, no symptoms, and furcation lesion reduced in size.
May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

Rips, Strips and Broken Tips: Handling the Endodontic Mishap

by Steven Cohen, DDS, Cert. Endo, Gary Glassman, DDS, FRDC(C), Richard Mounce, DDS

PART II: The Perforation

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May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

One Method to Remove Separated Rotary Nickel Titanium Files

by Rich Mounce, DDS and Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

At hands on courses, we are frequently asked how to remove separated rotary nickel titanium files (RNT). It is a skill that has taken years to learn and will continually evolve. Removal of separated rotary files can be addressed from

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May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

A Celebrity Wedding! Hero Joining Sonic

by A. Utku Ozan, DDS, MS

This article provides the clinicians a higher success ratio in endodontic treatment by focusing on advanced mechanical preparation. The protocol of advanced technique is not only increasing quality of prognosis but also the efficiency. Since the introduction of Giromatic (90

FIGURE 6--The ProTaper Universal files link concept with computer modeled design configurations that provide for an efficient and effective means of shaping the root canal space.
May 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

From Concept to Creation: A Vision Forty Years On

by Robert Kaufmann, DMD, MS; Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc, Clifford J. Ruddle, DDS

The Five Ages of Man are said to be the Golden Age, the Silver Age, the Brazen Age, the Heroic Age, and the Iron Age. Endodontics has passed through many ages as the discipline transitions to increasingly predictable clinical success.

March 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

Fine Tuning In Canal Negotiation: A Paradigm of Excellence (PART II)

by Rich Mounce, DDS

To answer the question that was asked (Feb/06 pg. 8) by a reader, no, hand K files are not meant to be inserted into canals that cannot support the diameter of the given file. Said differently, the hand file will

February 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

Fine Tuning in Canal Negotiation: A Paradigm of Excellence (PART I)

by Rich Mounce, DDS

Recently I received e-mail from a reader asking me to comment on negotiation of canals with hand files. I had mentioned in a previous column that, all things being equal, small K files should be “precurved and placed into the

January 1, 2006 Feature Endodontics

Endodontic Access Through a Crown: Clinical Considerations

by Richard Mounce, DDS

Making endodontic access through a crown and repairing the access opening in lieu of making a new crown is problematic. In my empirical opinion and experience, the vast majority of crowns that I have accessed, either for first time treatment

FIGURE 3C--Post-operative radiograph displaying convergence of middle mesial and mesiolingual canals.
December 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Expecting the Unexpected. The Beauty of Endodontics: Part I Middle Mesial Canals of Mandibular First Molars

by Glen Partnoy, DDS, MS, FRCD(C)

Bacteria are the primary etiologic agents in pulpal and periapical infection.1-3 Therefore, the aim of successful endodontic therapy should be to thoroughly debride the canal system of organic substrate, infected pulp tissue and microorganisms and to seal the canal space

December 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Is It Essential To Pre-curve K Files Before Use?

by Rich Mounce, DDS

In a word, yes! K files are indeed essential to pre-curve prior to use. First off, canal systems are never straight, no matter how the radiograph may appear. No line in nature is straight and canals contain a dimension of

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November 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Negotiating Curvatures: Rounding the Bend

by Richard Mounce, DDS

Negotiation of curved canals in endodontic treatment might be thought of as a series of very small steps that collectively produce the desired endodontic result. Said differently, to obturate a curved canal with an ideal shape requires patience and the

September 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The tooth needs a root canal, should I treat this patient? PART III OF III

by Rich Mounce, DDS

This column will continue a discussion initiated in Part I (June ’05) and II (Aug. ’05) of this three part column, which addressed the factors that go into creating better communication and trust between doctors and patients with a simultaneous

August 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The tooth needs a root canal, should I treat this patient? PART II OF III

by Rich Mounce, DDS

This column will continue a discussion initiated in Part I of this three part series, which addressed the factors that go into creating better communication and trust between doctors and patients with a simultaneous eye toward helping doctors avoid unnecessary

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July 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The Relationship Between Radiographic Asymmetry of Root Canal Obturations and the Presence of Unfilled Canals

by Glen S. Partnoy DDS, MS, FRCD(C), Thomas Vokal DDS, and Michael M. Hoen, DDS

To view the tables in this ariticle please click here. (14KB PDF) ABSTRACTAdvertisement The relationship between obturated root canal fillings and the external surface of the root was examined to determine if a correlation exists between asymmetric root canal obturations

June 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

The tooth needs a root canal, should I treat this patient? PART I OF III

by Rich Mounce, DDS

Did you ever start an endodontic procedure and later wish you hadn’t? If you are like most clinicians, the answer is yes. The source of this answer is either a clinical challenge or patient management issue that arose unexpectedly after

11D) One-year recall, lesion reduced in size, asymptomatic, tooth restored.
May 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Rips, Strips and Broken Tips: Handling the Endodontic Mishap PART I: THE SEPARATED INSTRUMENT

by Steven J. Cohen D.D.S., Cert. Endo.; Gary D. Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C); and Richard Mounce, DDS

THE MIND SET: “BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE” The separation of an endodontic instrument instantly transforms a case, from whatever level of difficulty it was pre-operatively, to a new level of severity. Given the variants of anatomy that

FIGURE 30--The final restoration after polishing and sealing.
May 1, 2005 Feature Endodontics

Endodontic Monobloc: Case Closed

by Kenneth S. Serota, DDS, MMSc, Len Boksman, BSc, DDS and Gregg Tousignant, CDT

Numerous studies on endodontic treatment outcomes demonstrate a significant degree of predictable clinical success,1,2 however, cross-sectional, retrospective population studies have demonstrated “post-treatment disease” in 30 to 50 percent of cases.3 While recent studies have introduced significant predictors of outcome which