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Brett E. Gilbert, DDS

Brett E. Gilbert, DDS

Combining clinical excellence and compassion What can you tell us about your background? I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. I attended college, dental school, and my postgraduate endodontic residency at the University...

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Randy Garland, DDS

Randy Garland, DDS

Exceeding expectations What can you tell us about your background?
I grew up in southern Orange County and earned a bachelor’s degree in biology at San Diego State University in 1983. There I met my future wife, Kim, at the...

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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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Management of a tooth with a large internal resorption defect

Management of a tooth with a large internal resorption defect

Dr. Robert Slosberg facilitates accurate mapping and obturation of the resportive defect with CBCT imaging Abstract
A patient presented with advanced internal root resorption of tooth No. 9. The prominent location of this tooth...

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Pulpal diagnosis of teeth presenting with condensing osteitis prior to endodontic treatment — a retrospective study

Pulpal diagnosis of teeth presenting with condensing osteitis prior to endodontic treatment — a retrospective study

Drs. Brian Shaughnessy, Margaret Jones, Ricardo Caicedo, Joseph Morelli, Stephen Clark, and Ms. Jennifer Osborne review the occurrence of teeth presenting with condensing osteitis and their associated pulpal diagnosis over a 2-year period. Introduction Read More...

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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Effortless, fun, and profitable endodontics

Effortless, fun, and profitable endodontics

In part 2 of his series, Dr. Ace Goerig suggests ways to reduce stress in the practice Almost all endodontists could be completely out of debt and on the way to financial freedom within 5 to 7 years if they only knew the secret. But the secret is...

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Life after root canal — it’s not just about having enough money

Life after root canal — it’s not just about having enough money

Dr. Robert Fleisher ruminates on how to prepare for retirement There are so many articles about everything that you become pretty much overwhelmed and can never expect to read them all. So you pick and choose. You like to learn about the latest and...

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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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DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties today introduced a new rotary endodontic file – Vortex Blue™.

Utilizing a new and proprietary method of processing of NiTi wire that results in a Blue titanium oxide layer, Vortex Blue has a visibly new approach to metallurgy.  Vortex Blue features the same patented variable helical angle design as the original ProFile® Vortex® that clinicians have come to know and trust for efficiency and dependable clinical outcomes.

Vortex Blue also offers a leap forward in resistance to cyclic fatigue – the leading cause of file separation1 – with a minimum of a 65 percent improvement over M-Wire® NiTi and a minimum of 99 percent improvement over standard NiTi* (maximum results up to 353 percent better).  In addition to significantly greater resistance to cyclic fatigue, Vortex Blue delivers at least 42 percent higher peak torque strength over M-Wire NiTi* (maximum results up to 126 percent better).

Standard NiTi files try to revert to their original shape, but the proprietary processing of Vortex Blue rotary files reduces shape memory, giving the file the ability to naturally follow the curvature of the canal.

Vortex Blue Rotary Files are available in packs of six in .04 and .06 tapers and in sizes 15 through 50.

For more information on Vortex Blue, call 1-800-662-1202, visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com or contact your DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties sales representative.

 

About Tulsa Dental Specialties and DENTSPLY

Tulsa Dental Specialties is one of the leading producers and marketers of endodontic, implant and regenerative dental systems in North America.  It is a division of York, Penn.-based DENTSPLY, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of products for the dental market. For further information, please visit www.tulsadentalspecialties.com or call 1-800-662-1202.

DENTSPLY designs, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of professional dental products including dental implants, endodontic instruments and materials, orthodontic appliances, restorative materials, preventive materials and devices, and prosthetic materials and devices. The Company distributes its dental products in over 120 countries under some of the most well-established brand names in the industry. DENTSPLY is committed to the development of innovative, high quality, cost-effective new products for the dental market.

 

1. Ya Shen, Gary Shun-pan Cheung, Zbuan Bian, Bin Peng. “Comparison of Defect in ProFile and ProTaper Systems after Clinical Use.” Journal of Endodontics, Vol. 32, No.1, (2006), pp 61-65

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