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Management of a tooth with a large radiolucency: Part 2

Dr. Nishan Odabashian discusses treating teeth with failing previous root canal treatment exhibiting large radiographic lucencies less invasively Introduction A healthy 22-year-old male presented to our office on March 1, 2011, after his mother, a previous patient, insisted that he obtain a second opinion. He was referred to an oral surgeon by his general dentist …

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Risk management concepts for dentists

Dr. Bruce H. Seidberg discusses three main factors that will reduce risk of legal issues Risk management involves the development of a plan to monitor areas of a dental practice, including, but not limited to, the doctor-patient relationship (DPR), informed consent, and documentation, otherwise referred to as a “triad of concerns” to avoid perceived or …

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Easy Endodontics Case Study – Drs. Godfrey Cutts and James Prichard

  Case studies from Drs. Godfrey Cutts and James Prichard take a look at how ultrasonic technology is simplifying endodontics Endodontics has experienced a number of technological advancements in recent years, which have seen it emerge as a far more predictable treatment modality. One particular technology that has enhanced endodontic treatment is ultrasonics. Dr. Sanjeev …

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Implants for the endodontist: to place or not to place?

Dr. Rich Mounce shares his evolving view on implants Endodontists want to save teeth. It’s exciting, fulfilling, creative, and rewarding to relieve pain, help people, and be good at your craft. I believe it’s in our genes to solve the many clinical challenges we face on a daily basis. Removing teeth with the goal of …

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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 counterintuitive, and here it is: By changing …

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GentleWave™: Root canals cleaned at the speed of sound

Dr. Rich Mounce reviews the steps to using the GentleWave™ System Current methods of endodontic cleaning and shaping are limited, as no current cleaning and shaping technique is able to predictably remove bacteria, biofilm, and tissue from canal systems. In addition, no current instrumentation system touches all canal walls. As a result, bacteria are commonly …

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Restorative endodontics: a new biologically based standard of care

Dr. Dennis G. Brave discusses minimally invasive techniques and advanced material science It is unlikely that G.V. Black, 1836-1915 (considered the Father of Restorative Dentistry), could have imagined the direct bonding of modern-day composite materials to coronal dentin, or that Louis I. Grossman, 1902-1988 (the recognized Father of Endodontics), could have imagined bioceramic sealers that …

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Simplifying endodontics: a single cone obturation technique using EndoREZ®

Dr. Carlos A. S. Ramos discusses his technique for an effective seal The current concept among clinicians is that after complete debridement, total obliteration of the root canal space with a biocompatible material constitutes one of the key factors for successful endodontic therapy because coronal leakage can contribute to root canal treatment failure.1,2 To avoid …

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The effect of iodine-containing materials on the bonding strength of AH 26®

A study by Drs. Elya Bartanovsky, David Keinan, Joshua Moshonov, and Michael Solomonov encourages caution in the use of iodine-containing material, especially before obturation with sealer based on epoxy resin Abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of iodine-containing irrigation solutions or dressings, or the addition of iodoform powder to AH …

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