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I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and lived there until I was 13 years old. My family relocated...
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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Premixed calcium hydroxide paste with barium sulfate root canal treatment
Diapaste™ is an alternative to one of Diadent’s popular products, Diapex®. Diapaste is a premixed calcium hydroxide barium sulfate paste for root canal treatment that is iodoform-free. The premixed paste is packaged in a convenient syringe, which eliminates mixing and provides an ideal vehicle for application to the root apex.
• Apexification• Treatment for infected root canal• Temporary root filling & pulp capping• Root canal filling for primary teeth• Disinfection after pulp extirpation• Vital pulpotomy The product’s many advantages include that it is: premixed and prefilled, so it saves time; stable and does not solidify nor separate; radiopaque and antibacterial; water soluble, and therefore, easy to remove, and biocompatible. Flexible tips also result in easy access to apex.
Diapaste can be used for several different applications
Root Canal Preparations – Before using Diapaste, clean and shape the canal using conventional methods.*Note: the outside diameter of the tip is approximately equivalent to a #40 file.
Temporary Intracanal Medicament – Apply gentle pressure on the syringe plunger, and the paste will begin to reach the apical foramen. At this point, slowly withdraw the syringe. Once the canal is filled with Diapaste, complete the treatment by placing a temporary restoration to seal the access opening. Diapaste is water soluble and is easy to clean and remove.
Deciduous Teeth – Insert the syringe tip near the apex. Gently extrude Diapaste into the canal from apex to coronal access. Take precautions to ensure excess Diapaste is not extruded past the apex.*Note: Diapaste disposable tips are packaged in a hygienic blister package. Tip should be replaced after each patient. Tips may be bent according to preference.
This information was provided by Diadent®
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There remains a growing belief among clinicians that obturation is to blame for endodontic failures. This notion has more recently fallen under scrutiny as researchers have discovered that the most thorough obturation can only reflect the quality of the cleaning and shaping of the canal. In fact, a number of researchers point to the thorough use of irrigants — making sure that the debris and irrigant itself are lifted completely out of the canal, not forced out the apex — as the most important determinant in the long-term success of an endodontic procedure.
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