Endospective

Making a path outside of the operatory: two inspiring stories

  Dr. Rich Mounce discusses two companies that have had a positive clinical effect on endodontics This column tells the inspiring stories of two innovative and visionary endo-dontists who are deeply impacting the present and future of our specialty. Coincidently, both are from Brazil. Out of a passion to innovate, Dr. Alexandre Capelli began to …

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Making the office a sanctuary

Dr. Rich Mounce offers advice for calming a stressful environment Recently, a good friend and I were discussing patient behavior. He expressed concern about the accumulating negativity and frustration he was experiencing from the frequent complaints, bad behavior, and lack of cooperation from some people. He is slowly starting to burn out. My friend summarized …

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MTAFlow™ — overcoming the boundaries of MTA clinical applications

Dr. Carlos Spironelli Ramos discusses a beneficial advancement in endodontics Clinicians who use endodontic materials face several challenges.1 Optimally, the materials should be easy to use, visible in radiographs, biocompatible, bioactive, antimicrobial, and resorbable in tissues but should resist resorption within tooth structures. They should also be non-staining to tooth structures, strengthen the tooth, be …

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Big money for big cleaning?

Dr. Rich Mounce gets to the root of cleaning systems Cleaning root canal systems is obviously complex and related to a confluence of variables (debridement, irrigant activation, agents used, and mechanism of delivery). Mechanisms of irrigant activation include passive ultrasonic, sonic, laser (photon-initiated photoacoustic streaming), multi-sonic energy, apical negative pressure, and mechanical agitation, among others. …

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