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Scott A. Norton, DMD, MSD

Scott A. Norton, DMD, MSD

Focus on family, patients, friends, growth, and community What can you tell us about your background? For as long as I can remember, I wanted to make people smile. I always loved getting the class laughing in grade school. Looking back, I am sure...

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Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Dr. Fleur A. Blethen

Empathy, tenacity, and perseverance are keys to this clinician’s flourishing practice  What can you tell us about your background? I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and lived there until I was 13 years old. My family relocated...

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Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Dr. Ernest Reeh, Practice Profile

Focus on patients, family, academics, and endodontics What can you tell us about your background? I have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a minor in business. I was accepted off of the alternate list for dental school and then attained...

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GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

GuttaCore® system: a step forward in the evolution of endodontics

Dr. Andrei Zoryan dispels some of the common myths surrounding carrier-based obturation Carrier-based gutta percha Carrier-based obturation (such as Thermafil®, GT® obturator, ProTaper® obturator [Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specialties]) is one...

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Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Endodontic retreatment of a lower right first molar with WaveOne®

Dr. David C. Baker uses a technique that facilitates quick and predictable results Patient history The patient is a 34-year-old female who was referred by a local colleague. She had broken her lower right first molar and complained of some general...

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The Laschal FXP set incorporates transferred oscillation technology

Background There are other ultrasonic devices on the market that depend upon direct contact with a separated file to loosen and remove. However, it is absolutely impossible to restrict the contact of the tip to the file remnant itself. The vibrations...

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Superior customer service

Superior customer service

Dr. Roger Levin presents the 10 top ways to help create a perfect dental team With the changes brought on by the economy, top companies are bringing in the best resources they can find to evaluate where their organizations stand. They want to know...

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Office Matters: Hard-piped filtered water system vs. self-contained bottled water system

John Bednar helps avert problems coming down the pipe If your office currently has a hard-piped filtered water system, now is a good time to consider if and when you should change to a self-contained bottled water system. A hard-piped filtered water...

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Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

Secrets to financial and personal freedom for endodontists

In part 1 of his series, Dr. Ace Goerig offers the first steps to becoming debt-free I was presenting at a recent AAE national meeting with over 200 endodontists in the room, and I asked the question, “How many of you are completely debt-free?” ...

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Qmix_2bottles_EDTEndodontic Irrigant Provides One-Step Smear Layer Removal and Disinfection

DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties today announced QMix™ 2in1 Irrigating Solution for use as a final rinse after NaOCl in root canal therapy procedures.

QMix 2in1 is an affordable, single solution that provides one-step smear layer removal and disinfection – saving time over using 17 percent EDTA and 2 percent Chlorhexidine sequentially. The antibiotic-free formula demonstrates 99.99 percent kill rate against bacteria (E. faecalis) while providing a best practice irrigation protocol for proven and effective irrigation in 60 to 90 seconds.

“Many clinicians told us they wanted a fast, affordable and effective irrigation solution that was pre-mixed for easy chair-side handling and they wanted it to be backed by science,” said Eddie Garrott, Brand Manager for DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties. “QMix is a direct result of DENTSPLY innovation and customer feedback coupled with scientific research and expert clinician input. We’re confident it will soon become the final word on the final rinse.”

In a study conducted jointly at the Southern Illinois School of Dental Medicine and Saint Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education, researchers M. Jane Gillespie, PhD and John F. Hatton, DMD found that QMix 2in1 was “superior to 17% EDTA in removing the smear layer in instrumented tooth roots.” Removal of the smear layer is essential for successful root canal therapy.

A blinded, independent study conducted at the Medical College of Georgia by Franklin R. Tay, BDSc (Hons), PhD, concluded that “QMix also completely removes the smear layer and smear plugs. It is slightly less aggressive than EDTA in that there is less demineralization of the intact dentin collagen.”

QMix 2in1 was developed in conjunction with Dr. Markus Haapasalo, chair of the Division of Endodontics at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

QMix 2in1 Irrigating Solution is available in two convenient sizes; a 60 mL bottle that features a convenient Luer adapter and a 480 mL bottle. For more information or to purchase QMix 2in1, please visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com or call 1-800-662-1202.

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