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Removing separated files with the Terauchi File Retrieval Kit


Removing separated files with the Terauchi File Retrieval Kit – by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD I once asked my good friend Dr. Yoshi Terauchi how many canals he shaped with a given nickel titanium rotary file before discarding it and bringing a new file into the procedure. He answered, “I use rotary […]

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Mental Imaging in Endodontics


Living in a space you will never see – by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan

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Dynamic CT Guided Endodontic Access


Dynamic CT Guided Endodontic Access

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A Case of Missed Caries, Pulp Degeneration, and Structural Compromise by Dr. Buchanan


A Case of Missed Caries, Pulp Degeneration, and Structural Compromise Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD   Pre-Op CBCT-B View CBCT-M View Measuring for Implant Measuring for RCT   This was an interesting case that presented challenges for the referring dentist and specialist alike. The pt is an 84 YO WM with good general health besides […]

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Post Endodontic Restorative Techniques


Post Endodontic Restorative Techniques DR. L. STEPHEN BUCHANAN: So you just finished the root canal. What are the recommendations for post-op meds and instructions for the patient? So you have meds and then we have instructions. Okay. The meds. Every one of my patients that can take them is given a non-steroidal antiinflammatory drug. My […]

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Security Managing Apical Bleeding 5 85


Security Managing Apical Bleeding DR. L. STEPHEN BUCHANAN: Okay. Apical bleeding. In my mind, and I’m — I have a different opinion than some others, there’s really only two reasons — primary reasons that I will not do a root canal in a single visit. One is I run out of time or patience or […]

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Security Overfills 5 85


Security Overfills DR. L. STEPHEN BUCHANAN: One of the most controversial topics in obturating root canals is overfills. Do we fear them? Are they okay? Do we love to see a puff of sealer? You know, what’s all about? Why is there so much argument between specialists over this topic? My answer is: The reason […]

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Security: The Case Against Cold Lateral Condensation


Security: The Case Against Cold Lateral Condensation DR. L. STEPHEN BUCHANAN: This topic is the case against cold lateral condensation. Cold lateral condensation, the concept is that we — we place a master cone in our preparation, and that master cone is smaller than the rest of the preparation. It fits right there, if we […]

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Security The Concept and the Fluid Dynamics behind Centered Condensation 9 85


Security The Concept and the Fluid Dynamics behind Centered Condensation DR. L. STEPHEN BUCHANAN: The technique is centered condensation. I’m not talking about vertical or lateral condensation. Centered condensation. Okay. And this is a warm gutta-percha technique. It is extremely very 3-D. Research is showing it puts more gutta-percha in the lateral canals than isthmuses […]

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Security: Berman Gutta Fill Placement


Security: Berman Gutta Fill Placement Cement placement Louis H. Berman, DDS, FACD. Blot with paper point GuttFill placement Measuring ring Seat to measuring ring Section with spoon excavator Compact excess in chamber Cotton placement Temporary restoration Final radiograph GuttaFill Placement

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