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December 2, 2011 News Clinical case reportEndodontics

Try this’un on for size….

by ken

If this were your tooth, what would you do….feel free to comment below Hello Rooters!  Here is  a really herodontic case!  Reasons not to save it: 1. Radiological findings indicating severe bone loss 2. Lack of ferrule 3. Huge perforation

November 20, 2011 News BlogsEncryption

Wiki waki woo……..

by ken

I’m in the midst of building a Wiki for the ROOTS forum……it’s become impossible to keep any semblance of order with the explosive number of blogs that are appearing minute by minute in the dental world.  There has to be

November 18, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomography

The raw, unbridled, unabashed, audacious, resolute power of cbCT

by ken

2011-12-12 14:57:50

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Shifting encryption gears

by ken

It seems unlikely that those who are working with the RCDSOntario will choose to enter a constructive dialogue on encryption and the drive to mandate, quelle domage or fromage, never did do well in French. SLIPSTREAM Just Give Me the

October 31, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantology

Carrier based obturation or calamity based obfuscation

by ken

From my favorite Satan Barbarian endude: This is full cycle.  Thermafilth obturation by another endodontist, Tooth split, I got to extract and look at the apical condensation around the curve by shaving the root, I placed the implant today after

October 27, 2011 News Endodontics

Share and Care

by ken

The literal avalanche of new endodontic files systems has created a renewed interest in endodontic CE.  Cliff Ruddle was in town this past weekend and as always, his course was SRO as he is without exception one of the most

October 24, 2011 News Periodontology

Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo

by ken

Think Rod Serling and then revisit the title… “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light

October 20, 2011 News BotoxComprehensive reasoningElearningEndodonticsTeam motivationTreatment planning

Teach your children well to “bridge the gap”

by ken

I have a fervent and long held belief in the power of the Internet for collegial mentorship. A recent email blast from the JCDA indicated that the editor wishes to create a collegial panel and forum for Canadian dentists to

October 19, 2011 News EndodonticsPeriodontology

Tri me a river, three for two, on the stump – do you sense burnout

by ken

This is for comment – please – if it doesn’t elicit it, I’m turning in my blogosphere union card and throwing away my iPHONE 4GS and going back to tin cups and string…..case from lad o’er the pond Perio-Pros patient

October 8, 2011 News Dental TraumaEndodontics

Orthograde Retreatment after Apico

by ken

The value of a discussion forum of colleagues continue to be an elusive dream for this blogster on www.oralhealthjournal.com – but I digress, I persist, I persevere and I perseverate. Visit https://public.me.com/ken.serota160 first – look under PUBLIC for Oral Health 10.8.pdf

September 28, 2011 News Endodontics

Decompression case – endodontics

by ken

From Dr. Fred Barnett Patient is a 16 year old female; past history of trauma to tooth #2.1. Patient originally presented with a significant cellulitis (to the orbital area) to her local ER and she was admitted and placed on IV clindamycin.

September 9, 2011 News APPs

Updated list of iPhone/iPad/iTouch AAPs for dentistry

by ken

From Bibby Library News and Tips 1000 Dental Flashcards & Quiz ($1.99) 3D Dental A-Z: (.99) detailed visual insights into Teeth, Anatomy, Instruments, Care, Implants & more 3D Head and Neck Skeleton System: Concentrates on the bones of the head and neck.

September 8, 2011 News Pathology

General dentists, specialists often misdiagnose oral lesions

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid – by Donna Domino September 8, 2011 — Endodontists and periodontists were slightly more accurate than general practitioners and oral and maxillofacial surgeons in evaluating suspicious oral lesions, according to a study in Quintessence International (July/August 2011, Vol. 42:7,pp. 575-577).

September 6, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomography

Editorial on the use of small FOV cbCT

by ken

From the International Endodontic Journal – very well written and thought out editorial. files.me.com/ken.serota160/s27h67 Check out the vid – someone has funky tastes in muzak  Related articles Endo Perio Implant Algorithm Redux (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Retreatment of failing endodontic procedures (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Artifacts

September 4, 2011 News Dental examinationGeneral News

35% – that’s almost, 2 carry the 3, divide by 1 – one quarter? Rob Ford math

by ken

From Dr. Bicuspid Survey: 35% of Americans cut back on dental visits By DrBicuspid Staff September 1, 2011 — In the past year, more than one-third of people in the U.S. who regularly visit the dentist have cut back, according to a

September 2, 2011 News EndodonticsEvidence based dentistry

Caveat emptor

by ken

The longer I practice, the more consumed I am with evidence versus eminence based science. Accelerator pedals lock, rubber flies off tires, SUV‘s are prone to rollover and endodontic files will break no matter who says no. From the ROOTS

August 27, 2011 News General News

More than a mouthful……

by ken

Settle down, it’s just the name of a book about dentistry. CelebrityPress, NY dentist sign publishing deal to release ‘More Than A Mouthful’ book John F. Lhota, DMD of Central Park West Dentistry has joined with a select group of

August 26, 2011 News Implantology

Dentsply and Astra Tech sitting in a tree, D-o-m-i-n-a-t-i-n-g

by ken

Personally, bigger is never better. Customer service and the value of the enduser goes out the window in lieu of margins and bottom lines. Perhaps Bret W. Wise may see this as an opportunity to turn the corporate culture of

August 19, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantology

Endo Perio Implant Algorithm Redux

by ken

2011-12-12 14:48:21

August 14, 2011 News Endodontics

Yes, there is an endo god and his name is Markus Haapasalo

by ken

For once, the use of files, or new files, or one file, or a twisted file, or a new obturating material, or a Teflon obturation material, or the sealer du jour or the handpiece du jour is not the focus