Mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) has been frequently used as material of choice for perforation repair, pulp capping, and apexification since its introduction in 1993 (Lee, Monsef, Torabinejad, 1993; Osorio, et al., 1998; Torabinejad, et al., 1995). MTA is a mineral powder that consists of hydrophilic particles, which comprises principle components of tricalcium silicate, tricalcium aluminate, tricalcium oxide, and other mineral oxides. …Read CE Article
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Drs. Jorge Paredes Vieyra, Mario Ignacio Manriquez Quintana, Francisco Javier Jiménez Enríquez, and Fabian Ocampo Acosta examine the working length accuracy of two electronic apex locators compared with radiographsRead CE Article
In the final part of two articles, Dr. Tara Renton explores risk assessment, diagnosis, and management of endodontic-related nerve injuries Minimizing risk Risk assessment of the patient and dental factors are very important. Patients over the age of 50 are less likely to recover from nerve injury. Certain medical conditions may predispose your patient to …Read CE Article
Dr. John Lordan examines how to achieve profound pulpal anesthesia in teeth with irreversible pulpitis Successful anesthesia in mandibular molar teeth is challenging under normal pulpal conditions but particularly so when the patient presents with a symptomatic acutely inflamed pulp. This will not surprise any operating dentist who faces the challenge of trying to operate …Read CE Article
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is one of the most significant advances in endodontics in the last decade. When used appropriately, it can greatly enhance the diagnosis and treatment planning of a variety of endodontic cases. However, it is important that each case is considered individually to ensure that the benefits provided by the scan …Read CE Article