Drs. Joel C. Small and Edwin McDonald discuss ways to effectively develop your team If you ever played a team sport, you likely appreciate the necessity of coaching. A coach is that person who, like an orchestra’s conductor, keeps the team synchronized and harmonized. Coaches are the people who understand everyone’s individual and necessary contribution …Read Column
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Dr. John West explores “The Set Up” Preparation When endodontics fails, it often fails before it even begins. In endodontics, technique isn’t everything. Your endodontic preparation (I call it “The Set Up”) is just as important as technique for becoming a highly skilled endodontic clinician and optimizing your endodontic predictability. The Set Up is, in …Read Article
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 …Read Article
In looking back, most of us felt that last year was a roller coaster ride. We got shoved into that buggy, fastened our seat belts, and hung on. Dentists hurtled around all of the new rules and regulations that were unveiled each day. You skidded around corners that held unknown aerosol dangers, careened past roadblocks …Read Column
Irrigation is a critical step in performing successful root canal therapy. Unfortunately, the most popular and proven solutions that we use to clean root canals can be dangerous, and most opinion leaders suggest the use of multiple solutions to maximize the antibacterial effect. This requires extra steps and intermediate rinsing to avoid neutralization of the …Read Article
Dr. Lauren E. Kuhn discusses her bacteria-battling techniques If endodontics were combat, endodontists would be highly decorated warriors. We need capable “boots on the ground” to win battles against bacteria. The war against bacterial colonization of the root canal system — and apical periodontitis — is comprised of many battles. To ultimately win the war, …Read Article