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
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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
Dr. John West explores three critical distinctions of Rotary versus Reciprocation Introduction As a practicing endodontist and a clinical endodontic educator for more than 30 years, the most frequent question I am asked about technique is, “Is it predictable?” While every dentist wants his/her endodontic treatment to be easier, more efficient, simpler, and profitable, in …Read Article
Dr. Albert (Ace) Goerig discusses the benefits of 3D imaging to the diagnostic process As a practicing endodontist for over 40 years, I’m always looking for new innovations to keep me excited about endodontics and expand my technical and diagnostic skills. In 2008, I purchased my first cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) unit and used …Read Article