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Endodontic Shaping Procedures: The Past, Present, and Near Future


– by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD September 1, 2015 When I write about the winding path endodontic shaping procedures that have taken over for the last 35 years, I am sure that I sound like an old curmudgeon bragging he walked 5 miles to school every day through the snow without Uggs. […]

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Inflection Points in Dental Imaging


– by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD Dentistry is primarily a visual event for clinicians. After visually examining our patients’ teeth and gingiva, their radiographs, and watching a periodontal probe in sulci as it moves around their teeth, we are usually capable of diagnosing, treatment planning, and executing a restoration of their damaged […]

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Should General Practitioners Place Implants?


– by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD December 1, 2016 INTRODUCTION My favorite reply, when asked why an endodontist also places implants, is, “Even orthodontists place implants now, and they don’t even like to use sharp, pointy instruments!” At this stage in the dental implant revolution, there are clinicians in every specialty (except […]

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The Continuous Wave of Obturation Technique, Part 1 & 2


The Continuous Wave of Obturation Technique, Part 1: Concepts and Tools – by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, DDS, FICD, FACD WHY DOES 3-D OBTURATION OF ROOT CANAL SYSTEMS MATTER? It is a commonly accepted fact that sterile canals, if perfectly sealed at their coronal extents, do not need to be filled to achieve endodontic treatment […]

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A Revolutionary Protocol for Endodontic Access


– interview, written by Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan, Charles Maupin, and John Khademi April 1, 2018 Let’s start out with defining this technology. Steve, what is dynamic guidance and how does it apply to root canal therapy? Dr. Buchanan: Dynamic guidance (DG) has recently been introduced as an alternative to the printed or milled (static) drill guides that […]

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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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Unintentional Replantation – Dr. Rob Rhoda


Unintentional Replantation – Dr. Rob Rhoda

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Three Things I Wouldn’t Practice Endo Without – Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan


Three Things I Wouldn’t Practice Endo Without – Dr. L. Stephen Buchanan

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