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
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Drs. Jianing (Jenny) He and Allen Ali Nasseh provide a look into their recent Endodontic Practice US webinar focused on bioactives and bioceramics Learning Objectives Understand the properties of the “bioceramics” and “bioactives” used in endodontics. Understand the knowledge gaps regarding research and clinical outcomes for newer materials versus the established bioceramics on the market. …Read Article
Dr. John West discusses saving endodontically diseased teeth with consensus diagnosis, interdisciplinary treatment planning, and sequencing Introduction Endodontically treated teeth can be the weakest link in the esthetic/restorative diagnosis and treatment plan. They can also be the missing link between success and failure of the interdisciplinary treatment plan. In this, the second decade of the …Read Article
The premise The concept of minimally invasive can be misleading in the world of endodontics. An example of misuse of the phrase “minimally invasive” in endodontics would refer to making an access that did not predictably achieve of the Three Fs of endodontic treatment mechanics: “Find, Follow, and Finish.” “Find” refers to discovering the root …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Although removing existing gutta percha from previously treated root canals can be accomplished in several ways, this conservative gutta-percha removal instrument has many benefits for root canal retreatment. Dr. Nishan Odabashian discusses how this instrument benefits his retreatment process According to the American Dental Association publication 2005-06 Survey of Dental Services Rendered, approximately 22.6 million …Read Article
Editor’s intro: Dr. John West discusses increases the awareness of the value that restraint plays in the endodontic mechanics. Dr. John West discusses how to increase the awareness of the value that restraint plays in the mechanics of “Finding, Following, and Finishing” I have a confession. I am a dreamer! And, as such, I have always been …Read Article