Current Endodontic Treatment
- Discuss the development and use of tapered, rotary insturments for use in endodontics.
- Demonstrate step-by-step the use of .04 files in curved canals.
- Discuss various studies on the mesiobuccal roots (MBRs) of maxillary molars.
- Discuss various configuration studies on the mandibular bicuspids, mandibular first molar, mandibular second molar, maxillary bicuspids, and mandibular incisors.
- Describe the role of ethnicity in configuration studies.
- Discuss newer types of canal filling materials for endodontics of the future.
- Discuss the pros and cons of single-appointment treatment.
1. Current Endodontic Treatment
- Use of Tapered, Rotary Instruments – Initiation of Changes in File Design
- Need for Early Enlargement of the Orifice Area
- The “Zip” and the “Elbow” and Their Significance in Curved Canal Preparation
- Introduction of Nickel-Titanium Instruments
- Other Excellent Files for Use in Curved Canals
- No-No’s When Using NiTi Files
- Step-By-Step Use of .04 Files in Curved Canals
2. Recent Studies of Canal Configuration
- Terminology for Canal Configuration Studies
- Early Studies on the MBR of Maxillary Molars
- Further Studies of the MBR
- Retreatment of Failing MBRs
- Names of the Canals in Maxillary Molars
- Studies of the Maxillary Second Molar
- Studies of the Mandibular Bicuspids
- Studies of the Mandibular First Molar
- Studies of the Mandibular Second Molar -A Tooth With Multiple Variations
- Studies of the Maxillary Bicuspids
- Studies of the Mandibular Incisors
- Studies of Teeth With Five or More Canals
- Role of Ethnicity in Configuration Studies
- Effect of Preparation Methods on Configuration Studies
- Future for Canal Configuration Studies
3. Endodontics of the Future
- Newer Types of Canal Filling Materials
- Use of Single-Appointment Treatment