Dr. Fernando J. Meza shares key differentiators in performing a root canal with traditional equipment versus dental lasers The “dreaded root canal” is known among patients as one of the most painful dental procedures. However, endodontists can help change this narrative, starting at the root of patients’ concerns — pain. While time is required for …Read Article
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Dr. Jon Irelan discusses advancements in endodontic apical surgeries, driven in large part by microscopy Stepping into the future Similar to other procedures in medicine and dentistry, rapid advancements have been made in endodontic root-end surgery over the past few decades. Micro-CT has furthered our understanding of root canal anatomy and its complexity, while electron …Read Article
Editor’s intro Drs. Martin Trope, Klaus Lauterbach, and Gilberto Debelian pursue minimal dentin removal with adaptive core instruments. Drs. Martin Trope, Klaus Lauterbach, and Gilberto Debelian discuss how these files clean the canal in all dimensions with minimal removal of dentin Retreating a previously obturated root canal provides a unique set of challenges. First, the …Read Article
Editors intro: GPs using CBCT can work together with endodontists to interpret 3D data more efficiently. Read what Dr. Cameron Howard says about incorporating 3D imaging into your practices. Dr. Cameron Howard discusses how endodontists can work with GPs to use 3D imaging more efficiently As more general practitioners incorporate cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) …Read Article
Editor’s call to action: Endodontists are increasingly turning to 3D imaging for diagnostic and clinical benefits. Read about how this method has caused some “wow” moments for Dr. Nestor Cohenca. Dr. Nestor Cohenca discusses the benefits of using 3D imaging in his endodontic practice Based on a study published by Setzer, et al., in 2017 in the …Read Article
Editor’s intro: The CS 9600 CBCT System has an intuitive interface and intelligent features that automate much of the scanning process, leading to reduced retakes and quality images, with low radiation exposure to the patient. Dr. John Khademi illustrates the benefits of CBCT imaging for diagnosing and treating endodontic patients Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) has been …Read Article