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Figure 10. Post operative radiograph with distal angulation (obturation of 3 mesial canals).
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Endodontic Treatment of Curved Root Canal Systems

by John Bogle, DMD, MS, FRCD(C)

The goal of quality endodontic therapy has remained the same since its inception. Appropriate removal of pulpal tissues with proper cleaning and shaping, followed by an obturation system and coronal seal, will satisfy both mechanical and biological objectives.1 As clinicians

Figure 13. 3-month recall radiograph.
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Rips, Strips and Broken Tips: Part III: Treating the Untreatable – A Case Report

by Steven J. Cohen DDS, Cert. Endo.

The objective of dentistry is to retain the natural dentition as part of maintaining optimum oral health. With recent studies linking oral health to general systemic health, promoting oral health translates to improved quality of life. The discipline of Endodontics

May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Bisphosphonates or Other Drug-Induced Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

by Jack Zosky, DDS, FRCD(C), FICD

ABSTRACTAs an oral and maxillofacial surgeon I am often asked by referring dentists what the protocol is for dealing with patients who are taking bisphosphonate medication. These drugs are associated with what has been termed Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrotic Jaw (BRONJ). It

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May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Pulpal Necrosis Secondary to Orthodontic Tooth Movement

by Bruno L. Vendittelli, DDS, D.Ortho, FRCD(C) and Tracey J. Hendler, DDS, MSD, Cert. Ortho, FRCD(C)

INTRODUCTION AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATUREOrthodontic tooth movement is dependent on changes to the local environment, including vascular changes, recruitment of inflammatory mediators and alveolar socket remodelling.1 In most instances, orthodontic tooth movement occurs without significant damage to the teeth

Dr. Steve Cohen is the on-staff Endodontist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Dentistry, is a Dental Advisor for CDPA (Canadian Dental Protective Association), and maintains a private practice limited to Endodontics in Mississauga, Ontario.
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

“Informed Refusal”

by Dr. Steve Cohen

After a 13-hour wait in the emergency room with an elderly family member, we presented a consent form by a first-year orthopedic resident during discussion of treatment for two broken bones. The 78-year-old female patient in question was assaulted on

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May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

“Own the Canal”-The Importance of a Reproducible Glide Path

by Yosef Nahmias, DDS, MSc; Imran Cassim, BDS, WITS, PG Dip Dent Endodontics; Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(

The principles of three dimensional cleaning, shaping and obturation of the root canal system which are the foundations for predictable endodontic success were outlined by Schilder over four decades ago and remain pertinent even with all the technological advances that

Jeffrey W. Linden, DMD, M.MED.SC, FACD Since completing his endodontic postdoctoral program and receiving his Masters of Medical Sciences in Oral Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Forsyth Dental Research Institute in 1980, Dr. Jeff Linden has been proactive in many endodontic areas. A Global lecturer on endodontics he has published extensively on clinically relevant endodontic techniques and technologies. Dr. Linden is an endodontic contributing consultant for Oral Health Dental Journal and has maintained a private practice limited to Endodontics and Microscopic Surgery in Manhattan, New York.
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Where Is Dentistry in Stem Cell Regeneration and Repair?

by Jeffrey W. Linden, DMD, M.MED.SC, FACD

If you ever traded in your baby teeth to the tooth fairy and got a mere 50 cents under your pillow – you got short-changed. The National Institute of Health recently discovered that mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow

Figure 1. The common dental posture, and the "cog and wheel" effect contributed by our thoracic spine and the subsequent changes in the body leading to long-standing injury.
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

The Missing Link to Low Back and Neck Health

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

Four handed dentistry has definitely led to some ease in practice and an increase in efficiency. However, it also has impacted the dental professional’s long-term health and well being. As a dental professional there is a requirement for precision, focus

Keeping The Spousal Exemption Issue Alive
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Thank You Oral Health (letter to editor)

by Oral Health

Our thanks to Oral Health for keeping the spousal exemption issue at the fore front for Ontario dentists and their spouses by publishing Dr. Randy Lang’s editorial ‘Ontario’s Dumb, Stupid “Zero Tolerance” Law; September 2012. (https://www.oralhealthgroup.com/news/ontarios-dumb-stupid-zero-tolerance-law/1001656652/) Recognition of the Coalition

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May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Out of the Box, Out of the Mouth: A Case Report Involving Intentional Replantation

by Joseph Chikvashvili, DDS

As far back as 1967, Herb Schilder recognized that long-term endodontic success could approach 100%.1 For necrotic teeth, years of studies have demonstrated that success rates are usually lower.2 Cleaning and shaping a canal filled with bacteria would appear to

May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Elder Abuse: Time for Dentists to be Aware

by Joseph P. Graskemper, DDS, JD, DABMM, FAGD, FAES, FICOI, FASO, FACLM

Abuse and neglect are not limited by age. Child abuse awareness has been well documented in the dental literature. All states have mandatory reporting statutes for child abuse. This is not the case for elder abuse. It was not until

Fig. 4 Dr. Glassman with the President of The University of Technology, Jamaica, Professor the Honourable, Errol Morrison.
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

University of Technology Jamaica Update

by Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(C)

This past February, I returned to Jamaica to teach endodontics to the second-year class at UTech in Kingston. This will be the graduating class of 2016. It was great to temporarily escape this year’s harsh winter in Toronto and be

Figure 11. Elements Motor. Settings for TF Adaptive, TF, K3, Lightspeed, M4 Safety Handpiece and custom settings for personal preference.
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

TF Adaptive: A Novel Approach to Nickel-Titanium Instrumentation “Rotary when you want it, Reciprocation when you need it”

by Gianluca Gambarini, MD, DDS and Gary Glassman, DDS, FRCD(D)

INTRODUCTIONFile separation via torsional and cyclic fatigue has created the biggest fear and risk for dentists using rotary nickel titanium (NiTi) files for root canal treatment 1-2) Increasing the resistance to file separation has been a focus for new NiTi

American Association of Endodontists - Specialists In Saving Teeth
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

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

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