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March 25, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

Clog – Large Apical Lesion – courtesy of Dr. Craig Barrington

by ken

From ROOTS – this case is being reposted but since the discussion of decompression came up two times this week, I thought I would post as food for thought…..30 year old woman presented with continued severe pain associated with her

March 25, 2012 News ClinicalCommunity outreachComputer softwareConnectivityElearningEndodonticsSocial NetworkingTrends in Dental EducationWebsites

We be cloggin’ and slide sharin’

by ken

Tryin’ somethin’ new for the peeps – Slide Share – since we can’t get the folks to send six or eight images and a few lines of texts, perhaps, they’ll Slide Share from the Moody Blues song Steppin’ in a

March 24, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

All ya needs is one file to dooze it all, nuh uh!!

by ken

Learning quality endodontics requires a 3D perspective. Those who have introduced cbCT into endodontics, are appreciating this very primal fact more and more. Take a walk through inner space and ask yourself, will one file treat the vagaries….I think not.

March 22, 2012 News ClinicalDental TraumaEndodonticsRestorative

In vitro evaluation of the effect of post system and length on the fracture resistance of endodontically treated human anterior teeth

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Sahil Jindal, Ritu Jindal, et al – CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS Abstract Objectives  The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of post system and length on the fracture resistance of endodontically treated human anterior teeth. Material and method  Seventy-five extracted human

March 22, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

MB2 on an Upper Third Molar – sinus communication.mov

by ken

Uploaded by leandrosedcare on Mar 19, 2012 Right superior third molar with irreversible pulpits. “Dynamic” CBCT pre op. evaluation showed the presence of 4 root canals. In this case the importance of a pre-op CBCT and its full and “in movement” evaluation is

March 21, 2012 News ClinicalEndodontics

Clog – Riddle me this DDS Redux……

by ken

Please refer back to the original entry – Riddle me this DDS….These exchanges go on daily on so many treatment discussion forums world wide….what a joy it would be to see this happen at Oral Health…. There is nothing wrong

March 21, 2012 News ClinicalDigital radiographyEndodontics

Clog – Riddle me this DDS….

by ken

A very esthetic conscious 53 year old woman was referred to me as a new patient.  Previous RCT’s were done by another practitioner.  The CBCT scan shows external resorption at the mesiocervical area of the mesial root of #3.7. The patient

March 21, 2012 News ClinicalEndodonticsProsthodontics

How far down the root canal should the post be placed?

by ken

By Gord Christensen from Dental IQ Mar 7, 2012 – Dr. Gordon Christensen answers questions from readers and offers his answers based on research, dentists’ opinions worldwide, and personal observation. In this video, Dr. Gordon Christensen says that what many dentists

March 10, 2012 News Endodontics

Axis Dental and SybronEndo merge

by ken

Mar 9, 2012 – If coming together is a beginning and working together is success, then Axis | SybronEndo is poised for continued growth by implementing several key improvements made possible by the merger of Axis Dental and SybronEndo. Instruments designed to

March 9, 2012 News Endodonticsmicrosurgery

Root-end management: resection, cavity preparation, and material placement

by ken

JOHN J. STROPKO , GLEN E. DOYON  This is a sample concept of blended learning. The technical discussion for a specific area of treatment planning introduced as a component of the critical thinking and comprehensive reasoning that goes into a

March 8, 2012 News EndodonticsYouTube

When the Grecian Oracle Chaniotis Antonis speaks, people listen…..

by ken

Interesting case of pulp floor chamber communication with the furcation area. It seemed to me more like a lateral canal than a pulp chamber floor or furcal perforation.  A little bit unorthodox treatment plan from the operator. Disinfection was achieved

March 6, 2012 News Endodontics

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome…and please sir, may I have more

by ken

In the digital world, there are those that are comfortable with the technology and those intimidated by it.  Sharing a case with your colleagues, working collaboratively to raise the bar doesn’t require technical know-how or savvy. The attached case from

March 5, 2012 News Endodontics

Resorptions and other thingees that go bump in the night.

by ken

The entreaties for clinical content seem to be falling on deaf ears sadly. Having been involved with online discussion forums since 1998, the learning from shared cases is a fabric of my daily existence. Hopefully, the same can occur for

March 4, 2012 News Endodonticsirrigation

When you get to the fork in the road, take it REDUX….

by ken

Before you read this little piece, please visit – https://public.me.com/ken.serota160 and look for 1A.Endodontic Topics 2005 10 77–102 2005 HAAPASALO.pdf – it’s the followup to /endodontics/when-you-get-to-the-fork-in-the-road-take-it or for that matter review the following Suboptimal Debridement Quality Produced by the Single-file F2 Protaper Technique

February 27, 2012 News Endodontics

When you get to the fork in the road, take it…….

by ken

Please note: It is the intention of this blog as it approaches its second anniversary to expand its solicitation of cases, op-ed pieces such as this one, commentary on the sophistication (proven and unproven) of product, and laboratory technology. Where

February 22, 2012 News Endodonticsmicrosurgery

Lateral Lesion Management

by ken

from DTStudy Club – Dr. Chaniotis Antonis Lateral portal of exits could be related with lateral lesions. The diagnosis and management of such lesions could be really challenging. It was the first time that i encountered purulent drainage through a

February 21, 2012 News Dental TraumaEndodonticstrauma

Pulp Canal Obliteration

by ken

Received a call today about pulp canal obliteration – dug through the archives and here is the most definitive article I could find.  Look for 1. AAA Pulp canal Obliteration McCabe et al 2012.pdf in https://public.me.com/ken.serota160

February 20, 2012 News Endodontics

And now for something completely different…….

by ken

Terrific article from the Journal of Endodontics on Analysis of Factors Associated with Cracked Teeth – double click on image to read…

February 19, 2012 News AnatomyEndodontics

Pulpal pathway to the apex

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February 18, 2012 News Endodontics

We’re gonna “pump you up!”

by ken

If you’re feeling down, turn the volume on your speakers to 11 and watch this puppy……. CLICK ME FIRST [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tUUZEogDH8[/youtube]