Current Endodontic Treatment

Learning Objectives

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 treatme

Course Contents

1. Current Endodontic Treatment

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Conclusion

2. Recent Studies of Canal Configuration

  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Conclusions



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