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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

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

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

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

Figure 8. When preparing a ferrule on a tooth with a wide flare, the preparation removes all lateral dentin creating a stand-alone core which drastically decreases the clinical success rate.
May 1, 2013 Feature DentistryEndodontics

Fiber Posts and Tooth Reinforcement: Evidence in the Literature

by Leendert (Len) Boksman DDS, BSc, FADI, FICD; Gary Glassman,DDS, FRCD(C); Gildo Coelho Santos Jr., D

“Traditional thinking that a post is only placed to retain a core and serves no other purpose may no longer be valid.”1 The preservation of dentin during access opening, shaping the canal, preparing the root for placement of a post,

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

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

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

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