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April 19, 2013 News DentistryEndodonticsOral Health

American Association of Endodontists Selects New Leaders

by American Association of Endodontists

The American Association of Endodontists appointed its 2013-2014 officers and added four new members to its Board of Directors during the Association’s Annual Session, April 17-20, in Honolulu. Gary R. Hartwell, D.D.S., M.S., President. Dr. Hartwell recently retired from the

September 19, 2012 News DentistryEndodonticsOral Health

Endodontics: Successful tooth preservation even in older patients – a central theme at IDS 2013

by IDS

The state of the art in endodontics – Modern concepts in diagnostics and therapies – A core theme at IDS

Figure 1. Preoperative radiograph of tooth 2.7 (#14).
May 2, 2012 News EndodonticsOral Health

Pre-endodontic Build-up: Methods and Applications

by Bojidar Kafelov, DDS

Contemporary nonsurgical endodontic treatment includes several stages that have to be done lege artis in order to be successful: • A good access cavity that reveals all of the canal orifices, facilitates instrument introduction, and serves as a reservoir for

May 1, 2012 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Re: The March, 2012 issue of Oral Health

by Dennis Marangos, BSc., DDS, DABCP, FAACP

Congratulations to the editorial staff at Oral Health for putting together an issue devoted to serious medical conditions/problems that have dental solutions. I wish to especially thank Dr. Janice Goodman for her foresight in bringing these issues to the attention

May 1, 2012 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Endodontic Irrigation via Apical Negative Pressure: A Five-Year Experience

by Filippo Santarcangelo, DDS

The traditional irrigation method still used by the great majority of clinicians is represented by the Positive Pressure irrigation technique. It is based on delivering irrigant solutions into the root canals using syringes and irrigation needles by effect of the

Figure 12. Final radiograph of obturated case.
May 1, 2012 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Laser Assisted Endodontic Therapy

by Tzvi Rubinger, DDS

More than 14,000 endodontic procedures are performed in the USA every year (American Association of Endo­dontists). Four percent of that number will require retreatment.1 The accepted objectives of root canal therapy are: Cleaning and shaping of the root canal space,

Figure 26. PermaFlow Purple.
May 1, 2012 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Keep Your Eye on the Prize: Predictable Root Canal Shaping with the Restored Tooth in Mind

by Elaine Sides, DMD

The restorative dentist is a multi-disciplined clinician and may embrace many aspects of dentistry including endodontics in their armamentarium. Restorative dentists realize that the restoration of endodontically-involved teeth needs a comprehensive approach to the complete and successful restoration of those

8. (l-r) Dr. Irving McKenzie, Dr. Gary Glassman, Alba Campusano from Denca Dental Supply Company, Steve Jones from Sybron Endo and Dr. Winston Grey.
May 1, 2012 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Empowering the Future Dentists of Jamaica: Paying It Forward

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

We are fortunate to live in a society that has access to a superior level of dental care that is considered amongst the best in the world. Unfortunately, this is not the case for millions of people in countless other

April 18, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationEndodonticsSocial mediaSocial NetworkingTechnologyTrends in Dental EducationWebinarsWebsitesYouTube

CLOG – Digital literacy enables you to learn by and from example!!

by ken

This is an endo related post. For those who are upset about my antipathy towards single file endodontics, rest assured, it will not be referenced, nor should you take away any sense that endodontic microsurgery and single file endodontics are

April 16, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

One is a lonely number Part Deux

by ken

One of the lads on the ROOTS forum read the original blog entry and sent the following along…….sharing and caring is simply nothing more than putting material and I guess, yourself, out there………other than being able to bomb a nuclear

April 15, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics


by ken

A friend was reading some of the blog postings on endodontics and sent this along to share. I include it because the YOUTUBE is in Spanish and yet, it still speaks volumes. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZ4t8jJnMZk[/youtube] Interesting article for your perusal…http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/m4-handpiece  Gambarini G

April 4, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryInnovations in dentistryNew productsNew TechnologiesTechnologyYouTube

How many drills does it take to create an osteotomy, burs to prep a veneer, an inlay-onlay, a crown?

by ken

How many files does it take to sculpt a root canal space if: (Illogical logic of dangerous dichotomies – PART DEUX) A root canal space is an arborizational, anastomotic, labyrinthine complexity, morphologically comparable to the pathways of a maze. http://endodontiafobusp.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/apical-delta/apical-delta1/

April 3, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationEminence based dentistryEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryNew TechnologiesPathologyResearch

Illogical Logic of Dangerous Dichotomies

by ken

http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/wave-one-jan2012 http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/dentinal-tubule-infection-as-the-cause-of-recurrent-disease-and-late-endodontic-treatment-failure-a-case-report-12270277 If you read both these articles, you have to be left with a sense of the “dangerous dichotomies” in their relative perspective. If one were to consider all possibilities suggested “in a step by step linear manner” and then

March 31, 2012 News APPsBlogsClinicalCone beam computed tomographyContinuing EducationEndodonticsSocial NetworkingYouTube

Resorption CBCT Mapping

by ken

This was gifted to us by Terry Pannkuk of Santa Barbara, CA. He is one of the most unique endodontic educators in the world and he brings to his efforts, the other gods of the endodontic pantheon. It’s unfortunate that

March 31, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

Separated at Girth – REDUX

by ken

No one bit re; an answer to how to remove the separated instrument from a blog entry a few entries back………..thus, not to leave ya hangin’…….. Comment from dentist performing the procedure asking for assistance: “The tooth was necrotic, the

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryResearch

Are the implant claims re; treatment outcome success subjected to the same analyses….nuh uh!

by ken

Implants work almost 100% of the time, yet in reviewing the last 6 months of topics on the podium, those webinared and in the literature, the concerns are about trouble shooting, peri-implantitis and peri-mucositis. Below are two articles from the endodontic

March 30, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

Separated at Girth

by ken

Fracture, separation, rupture, splinter – a rose by any other name is still a broken file, separated at girth.  In yet another attempt to get some interactivity on this forum, I’m going to ask that those who wish to have

March 27, 2012 News ClinicalContinuing EducationEminence based dentistryEndodonticsEvidence based dentistryManagementMarketing strategiesNew productsNew Technologies

Crippled Epistomology

by ken

Op-ed piece from an online discussion forum……..worth a read….everything is grist for the mill……….there is method and madness in the concept of a dental knowledge network in Canada. There is no question that anonymity will lead to some incendiary commentary,

March 26, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsResearchTrends in Dental Education

I want the truth – YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

by ken

Hopefully, I have your attention. In the new world of dentistry, or as I like to call it, THE HUNGER GAMES, with the technologic onslaught/juggernaut, implant driven treatment planning, CAD/CAM software driven everything from surgical placement to final restorations, and

March 25, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

Clogging up the site with endo…………

by ken

http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/microscopedentistry-1?from=share_email http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/ro0112-06-09campo?from=share_email http://www.slideshare.net/kendo160/iej1365-2591201202053x-iej-12152311?from=share_email Slide Share rules!