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Minimally invasive endodontics with a novel shaping file

Dr. Reid V. Pullen uses a safe, effective, and efficient shaping system to paint a “beautiful endodontic canvas” Endodontic treatment often starts with two questions: (1) Can we shape the canal system safely, effectively, and efficiently? (2) Can we do this in a minimally invasive manner, preserving precious tooth structure while eliminating necrotic tissue and …

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The reciprocal effect of electronic apex locators and implantable cardiac defibrillator

Drs. Roy Gadassi, David Keinan, Ritz Shlomi, and Iris Slutzky-Goldberg study the impact of electronic dental devices on the function of pacemakers and ICD Abstract Introduction: The purpose of this ex vivo study was to evaluate the potential electromagnetic interference from an electronic apex locator (EAL) on the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). …

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The GEMS method

Drs. Hamid R. Abedi and Farzad Foroughi explain a novel approach for flapless endodontic surgery Introduction It has been shown that endodontic microsurgery is the most cost-effective treatment modality for failing endodontically treated molar teeth.1 The success rate of endodontic surgery in a large study of 424 molars over 10 years shows an average of …

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Endodontic management of a maxillary lateral incisor with Oehlers Type IIIB dens invaginatus

Drs. Gonzalo García, Claudia Judkin, Denise Alfie, Ariel Lenarduzzi, and Pablo Alejandro Rodríguez discuss treatment of a complex dental anomaly Abstract The complex anatomy of an Oehlers Class IIIB dens invaginatus (DI) in a maxillary lateral incisor is a major endodontic challenge for the endodontist. Method The case reported here is a 14-year-old male patient …

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Evaluation of the penetration time required by TruNatomy™ and ProTaper Next™ to reach the apical limit during gutta-percha removal in simulated curved and narrow canals of Endo Training Blocks

Drs. Gonzalo García, Denise Alfie, Juan Antonio Araujo, Claudia Hernández Restrepo, and Fernando Goldberg discuss instruments that can be beneficial when faced with poorly instrumented and sealed curved and narrow canals Abstract Objective To evaluate the time recorded by TruNatomy™ (TN) (Dentspy Sirona) and ProTaper Next™ (PTN) (Dentsply Sirona) systems for gutta-percha penetration up to …

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Management of a large, invasive, external, cervical root resorption of a maxillary canine: a case report with a 2-year follow-up

Drs. Purvi D. Pandya, Dhaval P. Pandya, and Prashant D. Shirke illustrate a complicated restoration Abstract Introduction Invasive cervical resorption of teeth is the loss of dental hard tissues. Proper management can be carried out if the etiology and the extent of the pathology are known. Objective The objective of this article is to describe …

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