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Advancements in endodontic root-end surgeries

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 …

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Adaptive core instruments — perfect for retreatment

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 …

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More GPs are using CBCT: What does that mean for endodontists?

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) …

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The CS 9600 CBCT System: Five advanced features you didn’t know you needed, and how they benefit your patients

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 …

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Microscopes and ultrasonic preparation

Dr. Tony Druttman discusses the role of operating microscopes in conjunction with ultrasonics in the preparation of root canal systems The purpose of preparation of the root canal system is well understood, and contemporary techniques involve the use of both hand and rotary instruments in conjunction with an irrigation regimen. However, the complexity and variability …

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A new expandable NiTi file for residual canal debris removal

Drs. James Bahcall and Stephen Weeks discuss how to efficiently aid in the mechanical removal of residual canal debris Residual canal debris is organic and/or inorganic material that remains on the dentinal wall after conventional endodontic chemomechanical canal preparation is complete.1 This residual canal debris is also referred to in the literature as the smear …

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