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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 30, 2011 News EndodonticsLaser Dentistry

PIPS – an endodontic breakthrough

by ken

Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming from Lares Dental http://laresdental.com/pips.asp An idea whose time has come? Related articles Avalanche of endodontics on acrylic blocks? (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Lasers in Endodontics (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Retreatment of failing endodontic procedures REDUX (blogohj.oralhealthjournal.com) Retreatment of failing endodontic procedures REDUX (1.5)

November 25, 2011 News Keeping you guessing

Interview: ‘The integrated systems provide enormous support for the user during root-canal preparation’

by ken

Dental Tribune November 25, 2011 Prof Emanuele Ambu is an internationally recognised endodontic expert. During the 15th Annual Congress of the European Society of Endodontology (ESE), which took place from 14 to 17 September in Rome,Italy,the dedicated Italian specialist offered

November 19, 2011 News EndodonticsTrends in Dental Education

Avalanche of endodontics on acrylic blocks?

by ken

Always found it odd that acrylic blocks were treated in the hotel courses given when each new endodontic file system that was superior to the preceding system and all other company’s systems were launched. I’ve been in practice for 137

November 10, 2011 News Endodontics

Cypher me this Batman

by ken

This will either be a huge harangue at the horror being visited upon Ontario dentists in regards to mandated encryption, or a reference to the algorithm of success that the MB2 canal generates in regard to treatment outcome – see

October 27, 2011 News EndodonticsImplantologyTreatment planning

Eh, what’s yer treatment plan doc?

by ken

Not going to say a word about this case, the images speak for themselves……….what I’d really like is to have the comments reflect treatment considerations……..if you’re having trouble with Moveable Type and the blog on www.oralhealthjournal.com – kendo@endosolns.com, I’ll post

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 27, 2011 News Endodontics

Come, enter the Endodontist’s Paradise

by ken

Sadly, this is not a wondrous locale of nymphs and satyrs, but an expansive overview of the endodontic landscape as it pertains to file systems.  Whether you believe in rotaries, reciprocation, in and out, yin and yang, M wire, elastic,

October 23, 2011 News Endodontics

You say blog, I say blawgh, but what’s in a name as long as the content is relevant

by ken

Good friend from New Zealand, Dr Patrick Caldwell of The Endospot, www.endospot.com contributed the following – my goal remains to find other blogs that address new products and techniques and in the immortal words of Simon and Garfunkle “try to keep the customer

October 23, 2011 News Endodontics

A thing of beauty is a joy forever – unless you’re an anti-endodontite!

by ken

From the Queen Beatrix of the Principality of Netherlandian Endodontics This 16 year old girl was recommended to have 36 extracted. Her dentist separated an instrument, and caused a perforation during an attempt to remove it. She was referred to

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 Endodontics

Decompress, ?????????? ??????? ??, descomprimir, ????? ???

by ken

The picture tells it all – Where’s Waldo? Reduction of large cystic lesion with marsupialization and no surgical intervention………….. Related articles 12 fun facts about Waldo (holykaw.alltop.com)

October 15, 2011 News Cone beam computed tomographyEndodontics

A gift from the Netherlands

by ken

Holland possesses two things of beauty – tulips and Marga Ree Patient is a young 16 year old guy that presented with pain and a huge swelling. Virgin tooth. I saw a strange structure in the radiograph, and decided to

October 10, 2011 News Endodontics

L. Stephen Zarathustra spaketh – what to leave in, what to leave out…

by ken

Nickel titanium rotary shaping files fundamentally changed everything in endodontics; conceptually, procedurally and economically as well. NiTi rotary files made root canal therapy more accessible and kind of fun for dentists, and dental companies were loved for making files that

October 9, 2011 News EndodonticsLaser Dentistry

Lasers in Endodontics

by ken

Comments from Maarten Meire re; subject about to get a lot of press as Biolase Technology has secured a new patent for cleaning and disinfecting root canals. The new patent called “Fluid Controllable Laser Endodontic Cleaning and Disinfecting System” covers

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

October 6, 2011 News Endodontics

External cervical resorption managment

by ken

From Antonis Chaniotis – Endo’s own Aristotle Management update for the external invasive cervical resorption video. 6% NaOCl was pressed against the resorption defect. The defect was restored using composite dual cured resin. The sutures were removed 10 days after

October 5, 2011 News Endodontics

Case Presentation Warwick University UK

by ken

Wave One – New product introduction………..very little science as yet re; apical debris extrusion….a mix of Protaper design on shaft and K3 style configuration apically…….used in reciprocating handpiece, ProMark from TDS…….as with all new product launches, time will tell. https://picasaweb.google.com/101688955052453412186/RecentlyUpdated

October 3, 2011 News Endodontics

White lines or white lies?

by ken

By Rafael Michiels, Belgium – from Dental Tribune With the recent development of new file systems–WaveOne from DENTSPLY Maillefer and RECIPROC from VDW–endodontists have been having controversial discussions about their usefulness. This is partly due to the aggressive marketing of

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.