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July 5, 2016 News DentalEndodonticsMaterials & TechnologyOral HealthOrthodonticsPreventive DentistryProsthodonticsRestorativeRestorative Dentistry

Christof Bissdorf Appointed as Vice President and General Manager, Dentsply Sirona Canada

by Dentsply Sirona

A new manager has been appointed for the Canadian location of the dental market leader following the merger of DENTSPLY and Sirona in February 2016: Christof Bissdorf brings with him a wealth of experience in the dental sector. Dentsply Sirona

June 28, 2016 News DentalDental HygieneEndodonticsOral SurgeryRestorative Dentistry

Brasseler USA® Honored with 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award from Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce

by Brasseler USA®

Brasseler USA®, a leading manufacturer of innovative, quality dental instrumentation, was recently honored with the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Manufacturer’s Safety Award at its annual Business Expo & Awards Banquet held at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto on Thursday,

May 16, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

JDIQ Prepares To Host Over 13,000 Delegates from Around the World

by Oral Health

The 46th Annual meeting of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec will take place this spring May 27th to 31st at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Billed has Canada’s largest dental meeting in 2015, over 13,000 delegates from around

May 16, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

The Answers to your Painful Questions: Discussing the Various Nature of the Pain that the Dental Practitioner Experiences

by Mahmoud Zaerian, DC, CSCS, BA (Kin)

When it comes to pain and dental professionals we know two things. One, pain is almost inevitable, due to the taxing nature of the job on the body; and two, that common imaging studies (X-rays and MRIs) often do not

May 16, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Know Your Apical Limit – The Value of Modern Apex Locators in the Dental Practice

by Carlos Alberto Spironelli Ramos, DDS, MS, PhD

The clinical practice of endodontics is subject to some paradoxes. One of these paradoxes involves examining the apical extent in order to evaluate root canal debridement and filling. The conventional assessment method evaluates the result of the endodontic treatment by

May 11, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

The Cracked Tooth: Diagnosis and Management

by Geoffrey L. Sas, BMSc, DDS, FRCD(C)

Cracked teeth present both diagnostic and restorative challenges to any dentist. A cracked tooth can present with varied signs and symptoms based on the location and extent of the crack, which can be difficult to determine and visualize. Treatment of

May 11, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Quality of Class II Cavity Preparations Performed by Preclinical Students With and Without Magnifying Loupes

by Akshay Satwik, Undergraduate Student; Prasanna Neelakantan, MDS, Assistant Professor

Introduction The objective of preclinical dental training of undergraduate students is focused towards orientation, improvisation of performance and spatial perception of learners. These abilities combined with application of preclinical training to clinical practice are essential.1 Preclinical training offers enhancement of

Current Clinical Practices in Root Canal Irrigation Among Canadian Endodontists
May 11, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Current Clinical Practices in Root Canal Irrigation Among Canadian Endodontists

by Isabel Mello, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C); Rodrigo Sanches Cunha, DDS, MSc, PhD, FRCD(C); Dieter J. Schönwetter, BTh, BA (Honors), MA, PhD

ABSTRACT Purpose: Several aspects of irrigation have recently changed due to extensive research in the area. Research demonstrating preferences in irrigation practices among endodontists is limited, therefore, this study sought to assess current practices in root canal irrigation among endodontists

May 10, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

The Comparison Of Root Canal Cleanliness After The Application Of Three Systems Of Machine Instruments – In Vitro Study

by Wojciech Wilkoński, MD PhD; Bartłomiej Karaś, DDS, Lidia Jamróz-Wilkońska, MD, PhD; Jerzy Krupiński, MD, PhD; Janusz Opiła, ScD

ABSTRACT The aim of this paper was to analyse the cleanliness of root canals prepared with the use of Revo-S, ProTaper Next and Twisted Files Adaptive instruments. After preparation and thorough irrigation, the roots were notched transversally and split into

May 4, 2016 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Twisted Files and Adaptive Motion Technology: A Winning Combination for Safe and Predictable Root Canal Shaping

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C); Gianluca Gambarini, MD, DDS; Sergio Rosler, DDS, MSc

The ultimate goal of endodontic treatment is the prevention and/or treatment of apical periodontitis, such that there is complete healing and absence of infection1 while the overall long-term goal is the placement of a definitive, clinically successful restoration and preservation

May 3, 2016 Feature DentistryEditorialEndodontics

Still Looking for MB2: Endodontic Nirvana

by Dr. Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C) and Dr. Ian Watson, DDS, MScD, FRCD(C)

Finding the Holy Grail. Grabbing the Brass Ring. Finding the MB2 canal in maxillary molars! Pie in the sky? We think not! With all the technological advances that have occurred in dentistry, certainly in endodontics, the biologic objectives have remained

April 4, 2016 News Dental CAD/CAMDentistryEndodonticsGeneral PracticeOral Health

Dentsply Sirona Announces the Lineup of Endodontic Specialists Speaking at SIROWORLD in Orlando

by Oral Health

Clinical speakers and agenda for the endodontic track confirmed for the largest educational festival in digital dentistry Charlotte, N.C. – Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, released the endodontic track’s agenda* for SIROWORLD: The Ultimate Dental Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Commencing Aug.

January 5, 2016 News DentalDentistryEndodontics

AAE Foundation and DENTSPLY Award Innovation in Research Grant to West Virginia University

by Oral Health

  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – A $50,000 research innovation award in endodontics has been awarded to the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) Foundation /DENTSPLY Innovation in Research Grant will equip a dedicated endodontics research

November 16, 2015 News DentistryEndodonticsGeneral PracticeOral HealthOral Surgery

UTech-Trained Dental Surgeons Highly Qualified and Competent

by By Alecia Smith-Edwards - Jamaica Information Service

The first set of 22 dental surgeons, trained and certified by the University of Technology’s (UTech) College of Oral Health Sciences, are highly competent and are on par with professionals in first world countries such as the United States (US).

September 17, 2015 News Dental CAD/CAMDentistryEndodonticsGeneral PracticeOral HealthProsthodontics

COLTENE enters the CAD/CAM market


COLTENE, a global manufacturer of dental consumables, becomes a new material partner for SIRONA’s leading CAD/CAM system CEREC. Under the brand name BRILLIANT Crios, the new “Reinforced Composite Blocs” for chairside manufactured permanent inlays, onlays, full anatomical crowns and veneers

September 14, 2015 News DentistryEndodonticsHealth & HealingOral Health

No Evidence Linking Dental Treatment to Alzheimer’s Disease

by American Association of Endodontists

Despite provocative reporting and sensational headlines, the American Association of Endodontists today said there is no evidence that Alzheimer’s disease can be spread from person to person by direct contact, or through any dental procedures or dental instruments. “There is

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

The Perceived Issue of Oversupply Dentists

by Oral Health

Oral Health’s roundtable of dental professionals discuss dentistry as a commodity, the impact of maldistribution and the need for differentiation. Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH, has been bringing engaging energy to the dental profession for the last 30 years. Kathleen is the

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Root Resorption: An Overview and Case Report Of Endodontic Management

by Craig Bellamy, DDS; Gevik Malkhassian DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)

Resorption can be defined as a condition associated with either a physiologic or a pathologic process resulting in a loss of dentin, cementum and/or bone.1 Imfeld describes resorption as the process of biological degradation and assimilation of substances or structures

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Multisonic Ultracleaning in Molars with the GentleWave System

by Prashanthi Vandrangi, PhD; Bettina Basrani, DDS, PhD

Scope of Conventional and Contemporary Endodontic TreatmentsThe aim of endodontic therapy is to eradicate microbial growth and prevent or treat periradicular disease.1 Successful canal disinfection employs both bio-mechanical and chemo-mechanical means of cleaning. Mechanical preparation, termed bio-mechanical cleaning, prepares the

May 1, 2015 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Just A Little Help From Our Friends

by Dr. Barry H. Korzen

Debate is healthy. It clarifies issues and it allows us to look at situations critically and with differing perspectives. In endodontics, as with the entire dental profession, debate has been present since its inception. Gutta percha vs. silver cones vs.