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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

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!

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

by ken

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